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Drama Casting & News
Hidden Identity’s undercover squad gathers for script read
by | April 28, 2015 | 37 Comments
Okay, so I guess sometimes you ask for something and then you get it. Kim Bum’s face! See, was that so hard? The cast of Hidden Identity gathered for the show’s first script read, officially launching tvN’s new OCN-esque action thriller into production. Crime, check. Badass detectives fighting crime their own way, check. Just don’t... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Nam-gil and Jeon Do-yeon get dangerously close in The Shameless
by | April 27, 2015 | 37 Comments
This might be a movie that I check out for the acting performances, though it’ll have to be a dark and gloomy kind of day to get me in the mood. Jeon Do-yeon (The Way Home, Countdown) and Kim Nam-gil (Pirates, Shark) pair up for the “hardboiled melo” The Shameless, about a detective who goes... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Hidden Identity’s hidden message teaser
by | April 27, 2015 | 15 Comments
Hm, I guess they were going for cryptic? The first teaser is out for the new crime thriller drama Hidden Identity, and I don’t know any Morse code, but… I think your hidden message is not so hidden? I actually like the effect, not that it tells me anything about the drama. Or yunno, shows... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Angry Mom’s breakout rookie Ji-soo joins youth movie
by | April 24, 2015 | 63 Comments
Agh, I love this kid. So, so much. I know that rookie actor Ji-soo’s charm is ninety-five percent Go Bok-dong, his tough-on-the-outside, gooey-cookie-on-the-inside high school badass character in MBC’s Wednesday-Thursday drama Angry Mom. My brain knows this, but the drama is still current and I haven’t really worked out the separation yet. But really, a... More »
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Drama Recaps
Angry Mom: Episode 12
by | April 23, 2015 | 68 Comments
The thing about a secret identity is, you kinda have to try and keep it secret to use it to your advantage. As the group of people in the know grows larger by the second, Kang-ja’s situation becomes even more precarious with every move she makes. Thankfully there’s also an upside to having more people... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Yeon-seok tempts Im Soo-jung with the Perfect Proposal
by | April 23, 2015 | 44 Comments
I don’t know why it always trips me up to see Yoo Yeon-seok as a dark character, since that’s pretty much the type he always plays in movies. It’s just that Answer Me 1994 and Youths Over Flowers left such a strong impression that the sadistic bad guy characters feel like such a departure now.... More »


Drama Casting & News
First script read for KBS’s Masked Prosecutor
by | April 22, 2015 | 57 Comments
There’s nothing like a vigilante hero to get me excited for a new drama. Not that Kim Sun-ah (I Do, I Do) and Joo Sang-wook (Birth of a Beauty) together wouldn’t be worth watching for the cast alone, but then you give one of them a mask and a crusade to fight, and I’m there... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers in Greece: Episode 4
by | April 21, 2015 | 35 Comments
javabeans: It’s morning in Athens, and one by one everybody starts getting ready. Soon-jae halbae checks that the weather report is on target, while Geun-hyung halbae enjoys a walk outside in the morning air. Ji-woo puts on her makeup while Seojinnie does his hair in the adjoining bathroom, which of course looks just like a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Answer Me 1988 brings 1994’s Samcheonpo back to the fold
by | April 21, 2015 | 38 Comments
Ha, this’ll be a fun twist on a callback — Kim Sung-kyun, who played Answer Me 1994’s sweet and hapless country bumpkin Samcheonpo, will be joining Answer Me 1988 as one of the parents. It’s bizarre if you think about the fact that he played a college freshman in 1994 (he’s 35 in real life,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Warm and Cozy’s chef jockey restaurateur
by | April 21, 2015 | 35 Comments
Just how many jobs and/or hobbies will Yoo Yeon-seok have in this drama? Cameras began rolling on the set of the new Hong sisters drama Warm and Cozy, which brings Yoo Yeon-seok and Kang So-ra together in an opposites-attract romantic comedy set in a cozy little restaurant on Jeju Island. But from the looks of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Petty jealousy revs up on Producer’s morning commute
by | April 20, 2015 | 95 Comments
I thought they’d be playing up Cha Tae-hyun’s 1 Night 2 Days connection in the first teaser for KBS’s new showbiz drama Producer, but I like this light and fun conceptual teaser a lot — it doesn’t show any scenes from the drama to come, but we get a cute introduction to all four leads... More »