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Drama Casting & News
The Chaser cancels extension due to writer’s collapse
by | July 16, 2012 | 40 Comments
Eep! The live-shoot drama system strikes again. New Monday-Tuesday ratings leader The Chaser has been enjoying quite the run, starting as a critically-acclaimed underdog and rising to first place, eventually adding two episodes to its slate (one extra episode plus a special). But just as soon as the extension was finalized, there was an emergency... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eom Ji-won headlines new Kim Soo-hyun drama
by | July 15, 2012 | 39 Comments
Star writer Kim Soo-hyun (Thousand Day Promise, Life Is Beautiful) has a new drama in the pipeline: a 30-episode family drama called Fortune Favors the Childless, set to air on cable network jTBC. The title is hard to translate without being a million words long — it’s basically a saying that means “to have no... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 394
by | July 13, 2012 | 99 Comments
EPISODE 394. Broadcast on July 8, 2012. girlfriday: One by one, the boys get picked up by the crew — Tae-hyun at home, Joo-won at the salon, and when they get to Jong-min, he’s like, “But we’re taking my car?” Yeah that’s not much of a pick-up service then. Su-geun reacts very suspiciously, asking if... More »

Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 14
by | July 12, 2012 | 188 Comments
AAAAAAH! SO. GOOD. This episode takes tense to a new level. If you’re a nail-biter, stay away. They’ll be down to the quick halfway through, and then you’ll have to gnaw off your fingers just to keep watching. Save yourself! This secret identity stuff is not for the faint of heart. Tags: featured, Gaksital, Han... More »

Drama Casting & News
Arang and the Magistrate releases teaser, pushes premiere date
by | July 11, 2012 | 65 Comments
Good news and bad. The Good: The first teaser for summer spook drama Arang and the Magistrate is out, and it looks awesome. The Bad: We’ve been waiting on pins and needles already, but MBC has pushed the premiere back three weeks, so we’ll have to wait that much longer to see Shin Mina and... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Nam-joo and Kim Seung-woo for Marie Claire
by | July 11, 2012 | 64 Comments
I know I say this a lot, but damn does this couple take a good picture. Here’s my favorite power couple, Kim Nam-joo and Kim Seung-woo, in a spread for Marie Claire being gorgeous and stunning as per usual. In the article featuring Kim Nam-joo, she describes herself as a person who can’t turn off... More »

Drama Recaps
Big: Episode 12
by | July 10, 2012 | 230 Comments
Well it only took twelve episodes, but I finally love an episode of this show without reservation. Part of me is wistful at the what-could-have-been, and part of me is just grateful it came at all. It’s an episode full of emotional payoffs, clever connections, and lots and lots of fuzzy, funny warmth. Tags: Baek... More »

Drama Casting & News
Faith releases teaser and character descriptions
by | July 10, 2012 | 151 Comments
Here’s a look at the first teaser for the highly anticipated blockbuster drama Faith, starring Lee Min-ho and Kim Hee-sun as a Goryeo warrior and a present-day doctor who defy space and time to meet and fall in love. On the one hand, being the Nth time-travel drama of the year brings the excitement down... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Min-hee and Lee Min-ki cast in new romantic comedy
by | July 8, 2012 | 40 Comments
Well this is a pair I could get behind. A new romantic comedy film is in the works, called While Breaking Up, starring Kim Min-hee (Moby Dick, Love and Marriage) and Lee Min-ki (Shut Up Flower Boy Band, Chilling Romance) as a couple who break up and make up over and over again. Kim Min-hee... More »

Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 12
by | July 5, 2012 | 148 Comments
We’re back, baby! Yesterday was no fluke. I don’t know who lit a fire under Gaksital’s ass, but imma send a fruit basket. We’re on a roll with heart-stopping action, fantastic angst for our hero, a terrifying breakdown for his best friend, and some fist-pumping badassery from our heroine. I can literally say I couldn’t... More »

Drama Casting & News
Nice Guy’s first script read
by | July 5, 2012 | 69 Comments
For those of you chomping at the bit for a new Song Joong-ki drama, here he is, front and center as the nice-is-the-new-mean hero in his new melodrama Nice Guy, the full title of which has been announced as: There’s No Such Thing As Nice Guys (a rough translation, because it’s way too cumbersome to... More »