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Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 3
by | November 23, 2016 | 180 Comments
Every time we open in Joseon, I struggle with wanting to stay there and watch that drama unfold, because the emotional and romantic conflict seems inherently fuller in that timeline, even though it’s not technically the main drama. Today I’m even more conflicted because the past timeline develops its backstory into what I think will... More »

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A classroom brawl breaks out in mystery drama Solomon’s Perjury
by | November 23, 2016 | 36 Comments
I’m pretty excited for JTBC’s high school mystery drama Solomon’s Perjury, the adaptation of a Japanese novel and film about students who take justice into their own hands when a classmate dies on Christmas Eve, and the school authorities try to cover it up. It evokes White Christmas associations for me, and I’m hoping for... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Jin-hyuk offered OCN time-travel thriller Tunnel
by | November 22, 2016 | 48 Comments
The clock has finally run out on Choi Jin-hyuk’s would-be 21 months of active military duty, following his early discharge last October for knee surgery, and that means good news for drama fans because he’s starting to look at comeback projects. He’s currently entertaining an offer to star in the new OCN time-travel drama Tunnel,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Shi-yoon looks at new human drama Strongest Deliveryman
by | November 21, 2016 | 49 Comments
Yoon Shi-yoon has been on a great post-army trajectory this past year with a dramatic turn in the JTBC fantasy sageuk Mirror of the Witch, and a chance to showcase his funny real-life persona on KBS mainstay variety show 1 Night 2 Days; next up for him might be headlining a new underdog human drama... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend of the Blue Sea: Episode 2
by | November 17, 2016 | 258 Comments
I’m really loving the tonal pendulum of this show, which is both sadder and funnier than I expected, but so well executed in both extremes. The comedy really ramps up in this second hour, sending us on a totally ridiculous farce of a chase that has me in stitches. But no matter how outlandish the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Namgoong Min courted to become quirky boss Chief Kim
by | November 17, 2016 | 35 Comments
With all the other potential Hong Gil-dongs squared away (Ji Sung seems on the verge of signing on to Defendant, while Yoon Kyun-sang has snatched up the lead in Rebel Hong Gil-dong), I had wondered about Namgoong Min (Beautiful Gong Shim), but it looks like he might be headlining a drama of his own (Woot!),... More »

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Yoon Kyun-sang, Chae Soo-bin sign on for Rebel Hong Gil-dong
by | November 16, 2016 | 115 Comments
At last, we have a cast in place for MBC’s new fusion sageuk Rebel Hong Gil-dong, and I’m really excited to see this pairing: Yoon Kyun-sang (Doctors) has signed on to play the legendary Joseon folk hero Hong Gil-dong, and Chae Soo-bin (Moonlight Drawn By Clouds) will play his leading lady. It’ll be the first... More »

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Introverted Boss lines up support staff and romantic rivals
by | November 14, 2016 | 23 Comments
Gong Seung-yeon, Heo Jung-min, Yeh Ji-won I’ve heard a lot of good things about rising actress Gong Seung-yeon (Master–God of Noodle, Six Flying Dragons), so I’m looking forward to seeing her in tvN’s new romantic comedy drama Introverted Boss, from the PD-writer team behind Marriage Not Dating. The opposites-attract comedy stars Yeon Woo-jin (Divorce Lawyer... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jong-seok, Suzy in talks to reunite with writer Park Hye-ryun
by | November 13, 2016 | 331 Comments
Yay, a new Park Hye-ryun drama is on the way! The hit writer of I Hear Your Voice, Pinocchio, Dream High, and Page Turner is coming back with a new drama called While You Were Sleeping, which is tentatively being planned for a spring 2017 broadcast. Park Hye-ryun’s go-to leading man Lee Jong-seok (W–Two Worlds)... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: November 11, 2016
by | November 11, 2016 | 70 Comments
Yook Sung-jae Here’s our first peek at Yook Sung-jae (Village: Secret of Achiara) in tvN’s upcoming fantasy drama The Lonely, Shining Goblin, where he plays a chaebol heir whose family has served the goblin as vassals for thirteen generations. Gong Yoo stars as the mysterious goblin who aims to end his immortal life, and Yook... More »