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Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Next Door: Episode 14
by | February 19, 2013 | 202 Comments
It’s an episode full of hilarity and heartbreak, as our characters find themselves on a crash course with that unavoidable fork in the road. Do you chase your dreams or hold onto the one you love? Do you give up on your one-sided love or do you make a last stand? Do you stay or... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Woo-bin in consideration for Friend sequel
by | February 19, 2013 | 77 Comments
Aw yay, this is a casting report to cheer about. Director Kwak Kyung-taek’s legendary besties-turned-foes franchise Friend has been on the hunt to cast a young star to play the son of Jang Dong-gun’s character in the original 2001 film, and Kim Woo-bin has reportedly been offered the headlining role in the sequel. If this... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cable music network Mnet’s first original drama Monstar
by | February 18, 2013 | 43 Comments
We’ve got another cable network trying its hand at incorporating original dramas into its niche programming — music-centric network Mnet is launching a new scripted drama about idols, which seems like the right kind of story to capitalize on for its audience. It’s called Monstar, which kind of makes me cringe (okay, it makes me... More »


Drama Casting & News
Main poster released for time travel drama Nine
by | February 16, 2013 | 23 Comments
The poster for tvN’s new time traveling drama Nine is out, and I have to say, it isn’t exactly the most inspired. But maybe there’s still a chance they’ll go back in time to make it better? What do you mean you don’t want to waste a precious time slip trip for that? At least... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 425
by | February 16, 2013 | 62 Comments
EPISODE 425. Broadcast on February 10, 2013. javabeans: We start the new episode at three freakin’ a.m, with the note that our producers are “on the way to pick up special guests.” How special are they that you’re dragging them out of bed at three freakin’ a.m.? girlfriday: That’s not morning. You might as well... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Joo Jin-mo to play Yoo Oh-sung’s father in Friend 2
by | February 14, 2013 | 26 Comments
We’ve got some more casting movement on the sequel to the legendary two-friends-become-rival-gangsters movie Friend (2001), and it’s a bit of a head-scratcher: Joo Jin-mo (Coffee) has been cast to play Yoo Oh-sung’s (Faith) father, and Yoo Oh-sung is reprising his role from the original film. What, now? You may remember that early casting rumors... More »


Drama Recaps
Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 7
by | February 13, 2013 | 86 Comments
Things are heating up rather nicely. When the mission is in danger of failing, it forces everyone’s feelings to the surface, and suddenly confessions come tumbling out left and right. The question is, who’s lying, who’s telling the truth, and who can even believe anyone who’s trained to beat a polygraph? Spies. Yeesh. New Wednesday-Thursday... More »


Drama Casting & News
Nine’s melancholy and mysterious teasers
by | February 13, 2013 | 56 Comments
Ooh, I’m intrigued by the tone of these teasers for the new tvN time traveling drama Nine — they’re moody and dramatic, and steeped in regret. Beautiful regret, mind you, but just enough to make this a darker, more mysterious world than I had anticipated, and I find myself a little more interested than when... More »


Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Next Door: Episode 12
by | February 12, 2013 | 278 Comments
It’s an episode of breakthroughs and baby steps for everyone, though none more than our heroine who takes some bold new leaps, fueled by the power of one cheerleader puppy who really does believe that love conquers all. But what’s great about this story is that love isn’t a magical cure-all for Dok-mi, but a... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Je-hoon and Han Seok-kyu in Paparotti
by | February 12, 2013 | 64 Comments
This movie looks hilarious and really really cute. Another of Lee Je-hoon’s shot-pre-army movies is due out, and thankfully this time it’s lighter fare. It’s his heartwarming comedy with Han Seok-kyu called Paparotti (named for his country bumpkin character’s mispronunciation of Pavarotti), where he plays a gangster who dreams of becoming a classical singer. Because... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Song Hye-gyo reconfirms John Woo film
by | February 11, 2013 | 48 Comments
Busy, busy. Song Hye-gyo has confirmed (or reconfirmed, as the case may be) that as soon as her drama That Winter, The Wind Blows ends, she’ll be flying to China to star in the next John Woo film Love and Let Love. It’s a project that’s been in the works for over four friggin’ years... More »