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SBS schedules Temptation to follow Doctor Stranger
by | May 19, 2014 | 48 Comments
Strangely, the summer SBS Monday-Tuesday slot is the only one that hasn’t been filled months in advance for some reason (though it could be argued they’re not late so much as the others were earlier than usual), but the network has announced the title that will follow Doctor Stranger this July. The new drama called... More »

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Trot Lovers secures leading foursome
by | May 19, 2014 | 50 Comments
Upcoming KBS rom-com Trot Lovers has secured its leading cast, headlined by Jung Eun-ji (That Winter The Wind Blows) who has signed on to star opposite Ji Hyun-woo (Queen Inhyun’s Man). Well I’m a happy camper; she’s adorable and talented and they’ll be buckets of cute together. They’ll be joined by second leads Shin Sung-rok... More »

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First stills from the set of It’s Okay, It’s Love
by | May 16, 2014 | 54 Comments
Here’s our first peek at the upcoming SBS melodrama It’s Okay, It’s Love, starring Gong Hyo-jin (Master’s Sun) and Jo In-sung (That Winter, The Wind Blows). Production is underway with a nice lengthy head start (its lead-in drama You’re All Surrounded has barely finished its second week on the air). It’s always a good sign... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re All Surrounded: Episode 4
by | May 15, 2014 | 132 Comments
This is a great episode that hits a nice balance between emotional heft, situational comedy, and heartwarming growth for our main characters. The case of the day gets used in a thoughtful way that brings the team together and forces them to act as one whether they want to or not. It’s like mandatory group... More »

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Kim Young-kwang, Oh Jung-se courted for new tvN drama
by | May 15, 2014 | 44 Comments
Cable network tvN is lining up a new late-summer drama for its Friday-Saturday slot, and the offer is out to Kim Young-kwang (Good Doctor) to headline. The drama is called Plus Nine Boys, a loose translation for “boys whose ages end in nine.” To wit: ages 9, 19, 29, and 39, or every decade plus... More »

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You’re All Surrounded: Episode 3
by | May 14, 2014 | 70 Comments
It’s time for our young grasshoppers to learn a few harsh truths about protecting and serving. Perhaps there’s no such thing as rookie detectives because you have to face the same consequences whether you’ve been on the job two days or two decades. True, calamity does seem to follow our team around more than most,... More »

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Trot Lovers courts Jung Eun-ji, Sohn Ho-joon
by | May 14, 2014 | 81 Comments
Yay, Jung Eun-ji (That Winter The Wind Blows, Answer Me 1997) would make a perfect heroine for Trot Lovers, the new KBS summer rom-com about a wannabe trot singer who breaks into the biz. Funny story: when rumors surfaced and quickly died about IU being courted for the role, javabeans and I sat around wondering... More »

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Fated To Love You casts second leads
by | May 13, 2014 | 64 Comments
Choi Jin-hyuk (Emergency Couple) has taken the offer to co-star in MBC’s summer romantic comedy Fated to Love You opposite leads Jang Hyuk and Jang Nara, who have been confirmed since early April. Joining him as the fourth member of the love square is Wang Ji-won, who played the sassy second lead in I Need... More »

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Pickpockets make the best neighbors in new JTBC drama Yoo-na’s Street
by | May 12, 2014 | 31 Comments
With JTBC’s current Monday-Tuesday drama Secret Love Affair coming to a close this week, it’s already time to usher in the next series — the quirky crime family comedy (at least I think that’s the genre anyway) called Yoo-na’s Street. It stars Kim Ok-bin (Sword and Flower) as a legendary pickpocket and member of a... More »

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Kim Sae-ron becomes high school angel
by | May 12, 2014 | 61 Comments
Okay, time is seriously flying by if Kim Sae-ron (Queen’s Classroom, Ajusshi) is going to play a high-schooler. It doesn’t seem right, but the math says she’s a teenager and the casting stories confirm that she’ll be headlining the new KBS teen drama High School as its leading lady. Though the series is being called... More »

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You’re All Surrounded: Episode 2
by | May 8, 2014 | 117 Comments
You know what’s funny about this show is that it’s a comedy for everyone else and a thriller for Seung-gi, but somehow it works because he’s playing the humorless hero of his own revenge tale who isn’t aware that the meta situation is funny. It’s the same dissonance we saw in the backstory when Ji-yong... More »