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Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Woo-sung’s game of life and death in God’s Play
by | June 7, 2014 | 41 Comments
So, when I first heard about this movie God’s Play about a baduk player, I wondered how on earth they’d raise the stakes and keep things interesting. Because there are really only so many times you can watch people play the same game in one movie. The answer, as it turns out, is genius-simple: You... More »


Drama Casting & News
Who wants a second helping of Let’s Eat?
by | June 6, 2014 | 74 Comments
Cable network tvN does, apparently. Producers of last year’s successful foodgasmic romantic comedy series Let’s Eat are reportedly working on a second season for early next year. It’s good news, though my excitement level will be considerably higher or lower depending largely on a factor that remains undecided: whether or not the original cast will... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 9
by | June 5, 2014 | 108 Comments
It’s nice to get an episode like this one where the case of the day takes a backseat to our main characters and their personal drama, especially since we only get one installment this week. This drama doesn’t always land on the better half of that balance since I’m not in it for the cop... More »


Drama Casting & News
Trot Lovers busts out the sequins
by | June 5, 2014 | 37 Comments
You really can’t have a drama about trot singers and leave out the sequins, can you? It just wouldn’t be right. Here’s another batch of stills from KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Trot Lovers, featuring second leads, fateful first encounters, and our trot-loving heroine’s penchant for sparkly outfits. Please tell me it’s something she’s wearing for... More »


Drama Casting & News
High School King of Savvy fakes it till he makes it
by | June 5, 2014 | 40 Comments
I love the teasers for this show. I know other tvN dramas have taken to doing these totally nonsensical dance teasers, but the ones for High School King of Savvy are so adorable. Leads Seo In-gook and Lee Hana do this awesomely dorky jig that cracks me up. I hope the show is this goofy,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jo Seung-woo and Lee Byung-heon become political Insiders
by | June 4, 2014 | 24 Comments
Well I’m suddenly very interested in this movie. Lee Byung-heon (RED: The Legend, Masquerade) will be starring in the dark political thriller Insiders, and Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift-14 Days) has just signed on to join him. That’s a hell of a match-up from two very charismatic actors; plus, there’s so much pretty, I don’t know... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Ji-woo considers reunion with Kwon Sang-woo in Temptation
by | June 4, 2014 | 73 Comments
Okay seriously, what is in the water these days? The Hallyu 1.0 reunion tour is starting to become a rake gag. Will there never be a new coupling in dramaland ever again? SBS’s new melodrama Temptation is now courting Choi Ji-woo to star, which would reunite her with leading man Kwon Sang-woo eleven years after... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo gets bad daddy and hostile hyung in Night Watchman
by | June 3, 2014 | 53 Comments
We’ve got more cast additions to MBC’s fantasy sageuk The Records of a Night Watchman, which stars Jung Il-woo as a bad boy prince who moonlights as a ghostbusting night watchman: Choi Won-young, aka hot dad in Heirs and evil chaebol in Three Days, will be playing the hero’s loving father and righteous king who... More »


Drama Casting & News
Election preemptions for Wednesday dramas
by | June 2, 2014 | 42 Comments
Poutyface. Regional elections will be held in Korea on Wednesday, June 4, which means drama preemptions for current Wednesday-Thursday shows You’re All Surrounded and A New Leaf this week. Both SBS and MBC will be airing special election coverage that night, which means we’ll have to wait till Thursday for new drama episodes. This is... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Min-ki as underworld upstart in For the Emperor
by | June 1, 2014 | 37 Comments
It wouldn’t be a complete season in Chungmuro without a Busan gangster flick on the roster. Here’s Lee Min-ki (Monster) and Park Sung-woong (Tabloid) facing off in the stylish noir For the Emperor, about a mob boss and the young protege who grows dangerously ambitious and starts to covet the boss’s life. I suppose that’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
Chun Jung-myung’s OCN thriller gets summer premiere
by | May 30, 2014 | 16 Comments
This drama changes its name every other day so there’s no telling what it’ll be called by the time it airs, but for now OCN’s next crime thriller formerly known as Crying Game (for all of two minutes), and also Ten Days Ago, is called Reset, and it’s moving up its timetable for a summer... More »