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Drama Casting & News
Village’s mysterious new schoolteacher and eager policeman
by | September 24, 2015 | 52 Comments
I like the potential odd-coupling of this crime-solving partnership in SBS’s new murder mystery thriller Village: Secret of Achiara, which has released a new teaser. Moon Geun-young stars as a new teacher who moves to the sleepy little village of Achiara, and Yook Sung-jae is the overly eager policeman in town who takes it upon... More »

Drama Casting & News
First love and prison tears for MBC melodrama Dazzling Temptation
by | September 23, 2015 | 37 Comments
Well the posters are pretty, I’ll give them that. And so are the childhood scenes, as expected. I’m just more than a little wary of MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Dazzling Temptation, mostly because I lived through Gold Rainbow. It had a similar setup where the extended childhood backstory was really sweet and heartfelt, then with... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Hyun Bin to headline action blockbuster movie
by | September 22, 2015 | 71 Comments
I’m not surprised that Hyun Bin is headed back to the big screen, since his last drama Hyde, Jekyll, Me was a disappointment on many fronts. Just don’t go away forever, okay? I do like the idea of him headlining an action blockbuster this time, and getting away from the same old chaebol hero type... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
New Journey to the West: Episodes 11-15
by | September 21, 2015 | 26 Comments
javabeans: We’re back with Week 3 of New Journey to the West, also known as Episodes 11 through 15, and now that the numbers are climbing I find it increasingly confusing, this new format where they kept TV broadcast procedure and chopped it up for the Internet, rather than just embracing the Internet and making... More »

Drama Casting & News
Character stills and teasers for rom-com Bubblegum
by | September 21, 2015 | 80 Comments
Here’s a peek at tvN’s quirky friends-to-lovers romantic comedy Bubblegum, starring Jung Ryeo-won (Medical Top Team) and Lee Dong-wook (Iron Man) as childhood friends who start to see each other differently as adults. Judging from the teasers, I wonder if this drama is going for anti-chemistry as a concept, which could be a funny tactic.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Hye-soo completes main trio for tvN’s Signal
by | September 20, 2015 | 43 Comments
Well that’s an impressive cast lineup. It looks like a movie cast for starters, and a really good one at that. Kim Hye-soo (Chinatown, God of the Workplace) is the latest addition to tvN’s new crime mystery thriller Signal, the newest drama from PD Kim Won-seok of Misaeng and writer Kim Eun-hee of Three Days,... More »

Drama Recaps
Twenty Again: Episode 8
by | September 19, 2015 | 271 Comments
Are we friends today? You never know at the start of the day whether our leads will be mortal enemies or bestest friends forever, but at least it’s fun to watch them seesaw. And because they’re both good kids at heart, they might be quick to fight, but they’re pretty quick to make up too.... More »

Drama Recaps
Twenty Again: Episode 7
by | September 18, 2015 | 157 Comments
I know, you didn’t think it was possible, but the pettiness escalates. And this time, Grumpypants is matched measure for measure by our heroine, who decides that two can play at this game and dishes out just as much sass as she’s getting. If all Nora wants to do is relive her youth, I’m pretty... More »

Drama Casting & News
Girl’s Day’s Minah cast in MBC’s Sweet Family
by | September 18, 2015 | 16 Comments
Now that Sweet Family has secured all the parents, it’s time to start casting their kids. MBC’s drama adaptation of the gangster comedy franchise Marrying the Mafia has confirmed that idol singer Minah of Girl’s Day has been cast as the daughter to Jung Woong-in (Yong-pal) and Yoo Sun (Horse Doctor). Ah, she must be... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Joon becomes vampire private eye for OCN
by | September 17, 2015 | 56 Comments
Okay, I feel like this is OCN’s answer to the demand for another season of Vampire Prosecutor — they’re not giving us a Season 3 (why not, Yeon Jung-hoon, why noooooooot?), and instead they’re doing a new vampire show… that sounds a lot like the old vampire show. It’s called Vampire Detective, and this time... More »

Drama Casting & News
It’s Okay, It’s Love PD helms remake of Chinese drama Scarlet Heart
by | September 16, 2015 | 112 Comments
An international co-production is in the works for a Korean drama adaptation of the time-slip Chinese fusion sageuk Scarlet Heart (Bubu Jingxin). Hollywood’s Universal Studios is investing in the Korean remake, called Moon Lovers, which will be helmed by PD Kim Kyu-tae of It’s Okay, It’s Love, That Winter The Wind Blows, and IRIS. The... More »

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4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

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