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Drama Casting & News
High school girl meets Joseon king in Splish Splash Love
by | December 1, 2015 | 55 Comments
Sadly, the premiere date has been pushed back for MBC’s time-slip fantasy drama special Splish Splash Love (Pongdang Pongdang Love), so we’ll have to wait another week to see it on the air. But here are a few teasers and stills to tide us over till then, featuring more adorable moments between our high school... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Yeon-seok and Moon Chae-won’s seduction train takes off
by | November 30, 2015 | 43 Comments
It’s kind of funny how on paper, this movie sounded like Before Sunrise when Yoo Yeon-seok (Warm and Cozy) and Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor) were cast: A man and a woman meet by chance on the KTX train from Seoul to Busan and a romance unfolds over the course of a day. But it turns... More »


Drama Casting & News
Answer Me 1988 delays broadcast in January
by | November 30, 2015 | 96 Comments
I knew Answer Me 1988 was cutting it close to the wire from the start, given that they took two extra weeks to premiere after Twenty Again and didn’t even do a standard pre-show press conference (because they literally didn’t have the time to spare actors and producers for a day), but it looks like... More »


Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1988: Episode 8
by | November 28, 2015 | 183 Comments
Today’s episode is about brothers, the kind who’re weird and drive you crazy most days, and are kind of embarrassing. But put them in danger, and suddenly it reveals so much about everyone around them, and what they’d do to protect someone they love. Episode 8 logged the highest average ratings for the entire Answer... More »


Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1988: Episode 7
by | November 27, 2015 | 183 Comments
It’s a countdown to Christmas, and an episode all about giving presents—agonizing over what to get someone, the anticipation of getting the thing you asked for, and most importantly, what that present really says about your relationship, and all of the unspoken feelings that come along with the package. Gifts have never been so loaded... More »


Drama Casting & News
Time-slip drama special Splish Splash Love sets airdate
by | November 27, 2015 | 39 Comments
The stills for this drama crack me up. MBC’s 2-episode time-slip fantasy romance drama Splish Splash Love (Pongdang Pongdang Love) has secured a December broadcast date, with plans to release the episodes simultaneously online. Kim Seul-gi (Oh My Ghostess) stars as a high school student with space-time-bending superpowers who accidentally travels back in time to... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
2015 Blue Dragon Awards
by | November 26, 2015 | 96 Comments
The Blue Dragon Film Awards are one of the biggest awards ceremonies of the year in Korean film, but this time the red carpet seemed more star-studded than usual, perhaps because it’s such a direct contrast to the Daejong Film Awards, which were held last week amidst great controversy. Already the day before the Blue... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Everybody say cheese
by | November 26, 2015 | 30 Comments
More posters for tvN’s webtoon adaptation Cheese in the Trap, or perhaps more accurately, Kim Go-eun in Park Hae-jin’s trap. The group posters feature different configurations of the enormous cast — Seo Kang-joon, Lee Sung-kyung, Nam Joo-hyuk, and Park Min-ji, just to name a few — and take the cheese concept pretty literally. Guess we’re... More »


Drama Casting & News
Moorim School’s foursome invites you to its mysterious school
by | November 26, 2015 | 36 Comments
I still can’t tell what in the heck they teach at this school, but the posters are out for KBS’s new youth action romance drama Moorim School and it looks pretty Hogwartsy to me. I mean, I don’t think they’re wizards, but these are not regular students learning “virtue and honor and sacrifice,” right? That... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Jung Woo, Jo Jung-seok headline new season of Youths Over Flowers
by | November 25, 2015 | 73 Comments
Aw, now I feel better about Jung Woo not being able to join the Answer Me 1994 crew for their season of Youths Over Flowers, because now he gets to go too, and with Jo Jung-seok! Na PD’s bromance travel variety show began in 2014 with 40-something musicians Yoo Hee-yeol, Lee Juck, and Yoon Sang... More »


How would you rate this episode?

5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

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.

1 I want my hour back!

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