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Drama Casting & News
Yawang’s teary-eyed and gun-toting teaser
by | December 27, 2012 | 45 Comments
So… this is an odd teaser for Yawang — not the high-drama of it, since a melodrama being melodramatic is no big surprise — but I don’t think the first lady is going to be wielding a gun to make her dreams come true, yeah? Upcoming SBS Monday-Tuesday drama Yawang has finally released a teaser,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama awards preemptions for King and School
by | December 27, 2012 | 126 Comments
Bad news for addicts: our Monday-Tuesday drama dosage will be greatly reduced next week, due to the end-of-year awards ceremonies scheduled to air in their time slots. Monday December 31 is the day for both KBS and SBS Drama Awards, and well, you can’t really air dramas while you’re trying to award dramas, can you?... More »

Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 8
by | December 25, 2012 | 98 Comments
School may be in session even on Christmas day, but if Nam-soon isn’t present, does it really count? Our hero leaves school and his bestie behind, but you know what they say about absence and hearts… truancy makes the heart grow fonder? Everyone gets a chance to miss Nam-soon, and you’d be surprised who makes... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dramaland: The gift that keeps on giving [Year In Review, Part 5]
by | December 24, 2012 | 141 Comments
If there’s anything that Santa has taught me over the years (other than a musical mnemonic about single-malt scotches), it’s that Christmas is a time of giving. Dramaland gives us so much throughout the year, that I thought it was finally time for me to stop being a grinch and give back, out of the... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 417
by | December 22, 2012 | 55 Comments
EPISODE 417. Broadcast on December 16, 2012. javabeans: New episode, new trip! girlfriday: Whee! The boys gather someplace cold (though I guess at this time of year everywhere in Korea is cold) and hop around during the opening. It seems like they’re talking just to keep their lips from freezing shut. javabeans: Why does Bird... More »

Celebrity News
Yoo Seung-ho to enlist early in the new year
by | December 20, 2012 | 144 Comments
girlfriday: So… get ready to cry. Yoo Seung-ho announced that he’s enlisting in the army early next year, right after his current show I Miss You is over. But! He’s so widdle! javabeans: Although in the scheme of things this is really a more “normal” age for someone to go. girlfriday: Yes, true. It’s actually... More »

Drama Recaps
Jeon Woo-chi: Episode 10
by | December 20, 2012 | 18 Comments
FINALLY. I feel like I’ve been waiting forever for this show to get this good. It turns out, when your hero’s entire motivation is his girl, IT HELPS IF SHE’S AWAKE. Just sayin’, Show; it’s not rocket science. Man, what a difference it makes to have our heroine walking and talking of sound mind, and... More »

Drama Casting & News
My Daughter Seo-young in talks for extension
by | December 20, 2012 | 56 Comments
So this is an interesting development. Right on the heels of the union shutdown on the set of weekend drama My Daughter Seo-young (for not keeping up with its salary payments) is the news that it’s currently in talks to extend beyond its scheduled 50 episodes. Uh… did I miss something? How does a drama... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Sun-ah confirms The Five
by | December 20, 2012 | 48 Comments
Confirmations are in for Kim Sun-ah’s next project — she’ll be taking the lead role in the revenge film The Five, based on the popular webtoon by Jung Yeon-shik. I have to say, I’m pretty excited that she’ll be playing a dark character in a revenge thriller; she’s got chops, but her choices tend to... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Teaser and stills for spy action flick The Berlin File
by | December 19, 2012 | 27 Comments
We’ve finally got some stills and a poster for spy thriller The Berlin File (not to mention a spiffier, cooler spy-sounding title to go with), and a planned theatrical release this winter. The movie stars Han Seok-kyu (Tree With Deep Roots), Ha Jung-woo (Love Fiction), Ryu Seung-beom (Over My Dead Body) and Jeon Ji-hyun (Thieves)…... More »

Drama Recaps
School 2013: Episode 6
by | December 18, 2012 | 127 Comments
This drama breaks my heart every episode, but damn it, I always come back for more. It’s because they manage to do that that perfectly hopeful, earnest kind of heartbreak so well—especially in those small moments between characters that you might miss if you blinked. All the characters feel real and fleshed out, and their... More »