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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 413
by | November 24, 2012 | 52 Comments
EPISODE 413. Broadcast on November 18, 2012. javabeans: When we resume, both teams (Cans and Cannots) have had one win each and a taste of grilled meat. Now for the third game, which has everyone furrowing their brows in confusion: golf ball heading. First of all, huh? Second of all, owww. girlfriday: Bird PD even... More »


Drama Recaps
Jeon Woo-chi: Episode 2
by | November 22, 2012 | 22 Comments
Thankfully a more coherent second episode, with some illuminating backstory as to why the hero/villain bromance went sideways (or perhaps was doomed from the get-go), as well as a present-day mystery that effectively brings all our main characters into one story space, and on a crash course with each other. It’s a good thing too,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Ji Sung plays peek-a-boo
by | November 22, 2012 | 40 Comments
Nothing like a cheeky photo shoot to brighten up my day. Here’s Ji Sung looking dapper and being adorable for Allure, to promote his new movie My P.S. Partner, due to premiere in a few weeks. There’s also a boatload of new stills from the movie set, showing that the “P.S.” for phone sex isn’t... More »


Drama Casting & News
Eugene and Lee Jung-jin headline new weekend drama
by | November 22, 2012 | 47 Comments
New drama alert, and just in time, too: MBC’s current weekend drama May Queen ends in five weeks, and they’ve just cast the show that’ll follow it. It’s a family drama called Third Generation Noodle House, starring Eugene (Baker King King Tak-gu) as the noodle-factory-inheriting heroine and Lee Jung-jin (Runaway, Pieta) as her love interest.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jeon Ji-hyun and Ha Jung-woo drop The Road Home
by | November 21, 2012 | 18 Comments
Yeesh, is there some bad juju flowing through Chungmuro? Yet another film has lost its cast this week: both Ha Jung-woo and Jeon Ji-hyun have backed out of the action thriller The Road Home, where they were to play a married couple falsely accused of drug smuggling and forced to take the law into their... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Tae-woong and Han Ye-seul drop The Dog
by | November 20, 2012 | 17 Comments
girlfriday: So, Uhm Tae-woong dropped out of his movie The Dog? But he loves dogs! javabeans: But wasn’t this the movie about dog fighters? So maybe this is best for all involved. girlfriday: Oh right. Maybe he did it to spare himself the heartache. javabeans: Technically the reason is that scheduling pushed back The Dog,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Level 7 Civil Servant’s first script read
by | November 20, 2012 | 104 Comments
Joo-won, back to dramaland so soon? We barely had a chance to miss ya. Well you know you won’t hear me complain about it, though it IS confusing for those of us still holding onto Gaksitaaaaaal. Guess now’s a good a time as any to begin letting go, whether we like it or not. And... More »


Drama Casting & News
IRIS 2 begins shooting
by | November 19, 2012 | 106 Comments
…film AND guns, as the case may be. Here’s a teensy taste of the first promo images from spy action sequel IRIS 2, with everyone in the cast doing their best action figure poses. They’re gearing up for a big international shoot starting next week, as per the franchise’s usual procedure, and this time they’ll... More »
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Drama Recaps
Vampire Prosecutor 2: Episode 11 (Final)
by | November 18, 2012 | 103 Comments
Badass. So badass, in fact, that I immediately want to watch it again. I sort of wonder if they saved all their eggs for the finale this season, instead of doling out the awesome little by little, because the final episode is considerably better than the past ten. It’s go-go-go from start to finish, and... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Rae-won in My Little Hero
by | November 17, 2012 | 51 Comments
This movie has feel-good written all over it. I’m in. Kim Rae-won (Thousand Day Promise) stars in the new film My Little Hero, as a third-rate music director who’s all but washed up, when he meets a young boy so talented it turns both their lives around. You just can’t go wrong with an underdog... More »


Drama Casting & News
Character introductions and kisses for Jeon Woo-chi
by | November 16, 2012 | 52 Comments
Aw, smoochies, smoochies for everyone! Get ‘em while you can, I say, especially since we know there’s a whole revenge plot to come, once happiness and loved ones get stripped away from our hero. But before the darkness and mayhem, it’s nice to know that life in utopia is, well, perfect. It’s a still-a-palooza for... More »