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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Spain: Episode 7
by | April 29, 2014 | 44 Comments
EPISODE 7. Broadcast on April 25, 2014. javabeans: The group embarks on the final leg of their tour of Spain, heading to Madrid. It’s a crowded ride in the subway with their luggage, but Seo-jin earns his title (well, one of his many titles) by watching out for everyone’s bags and doing some heavy lifting.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Doctor Stranger gets a perm
by | April 29, 2014 | 85 Comments
Okay, so there are probably other things going on in the posters and stills for Doctor Stranger, like hey — their faces make a Korean peninsula! — but can I help it if my main takeaway from the stills is that Lee Jong-seok got a perm? I can’t imagine how they’re going to motivate it... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Yumi courted for new KBS rom-com
by | April 28, 2014 | 32 Comments
I do adore Jung Yumi (God of the Workplace, I Need Romance 2012), and I especially love her in romantic comedies, so this is great news for me. She’s being courted to headline a new drama called Discovery of Romance (or dating, if you want to be literal), a rom-com that’s planning to air in... More »

Celebrity News
Yoon Shi-yoon enlists quietly in marine corps
by | April 28, 2014 | 138 Comments
There was no fanfare for Yoon Shi-yoon as he reported for basic training on April 28 at a marine base in Pohang. The 28-year old actor chose to enlist quietly, stating that he didn’t want to alert the media and draw attention to himself. According to a statement via his agency, he said, “If you’re... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yeon Woo-jin offered leading role in new tvN drama
by | April 26, 2014 | 46 Comments
Yaaay, a leading role for Yeon Woo-jin! Well, it’ll be a leading role if he takes it — he’s just considering for now. The drama is called Anticipate Marriage, and it’s being prepped as cable network tvN’s next Friday-Saturday show following Gap-dong. The series comes from the writer of the KBS two-episode drama short Anticipate... More »

Drama Casting & News
High School King of Savvy rounds out cast
by | April 24, 2014 | 22 Comments
Philip Choi, Lee Yeol-eum, Chun Yi-seul We’ve got the last push to finalize casting for the upcoming mistaken-identity rom-com High School King of Savvy, tvN’s next Monday-Tuesday drama starring Seo In-gook as a high school jock who pretends to be his lookalike older brother at work. Apparently they look so alike that Seo In-gook is... More »

Drama Casting & News
You’re All Surrounded teases parodies and fisticuffs
by | April 24, 2014 | 75 Comments
Ha, well an Abbey Road parody is one way to seal these guys as a foursome. You’re All Surrounded’s second teaser features the group of rookie cops — Lee Seung-gi, Go Ara, Ahn Jae-hyun, and Park Jung-min — on their harrowing first days as detectives in training at their new precinct, and screwing it up... More »

Drama Recaps
Three Days: Episode 13
by | April 23, 2014 | 61 Comments
I was expecting the two-week break between episodes to make my memory hazy on the details of this show, but as it turns out, when your plot is this simple there’s no misremembering things. Some people want the president dead, and other people want to protect him. Clear enough, but what do you do when... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Jin-hyuk courted to join Fated To Love You
by | April 23, 2014 | 115 Comments
Now that Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara have confirmed that they’ll be reuniting for the summer romantic comedy drama Fated to Love You, the offer has been made to Choi Jin-hyuk (Emergency Couple) to play the second lead. He’s considering favorably, though there are currently other offers on his plate. I don’t really want Choi... More »

Drama Casting & News
Pre-revenge happy days in store for Big Man
by | April 22, 2014 | 28 Comments
I’m a little surprised that the teasers for Big Man keep showing us funny scenes, but maybe this melodrama is less revengey than your average bear. Either that, or someone figured out that Kang Ji-hwan was wasted being dark and broody when he could be silly; imagine that. The trailer below is a lot like... More »

Drama Casting & News
First teaser for brotherly melodrama Triangle
by | April 22, 2014 | 64 Comments
MBC’s next Monday-Tuesday drama Triangle is just two weeks out from its premiere, and has released the first teaser. The melodrama stars Lee Beom-soo (Prime Minister and I), Kim Jaejoong (Dr. Jin), and Im Shi-wan (The Attorney) as three brothers who are separated as children and grow up living as poetically opposing lives as possible.... More »