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Drama Casting & News
Song Hye-gyo and Jo In-sung in talks for Noh Hee-kyung drama
by | August 16, 2012 | 76 Comments
As per usual, lots of big star names have been tossed about for writer Noh Hee-kyung’s newest project, a drama entitled That Winter, The Wind Blows, but it looks like she’s zeroing in on Song Hye-gyo and Jo In-sung to play the leads. They’re reportedly considering the roles favorably, and their possible dual comeback to... More »

Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 1
by | August 15, 2012 | 136 Comments
Dangnabbit, this show is so silly, and so outrageous, but so my kind of thing. I mean, you have to go in knowing it’s balls-out insane. There are ghosts and reapers and kings of heaven and hell. But if you can buy into the mythology (or actively love worlds with dense mythologies like I do)... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Min-ho in fall/winter looks
by | August 15, 2012 | 88 Comments
Hi, Pretty. Well with a new drama and a shiny new photo shoot, I guess it’s Lee Min-ho all day, every day. Not that anyone would complain about that. That would be like complaining that the world had too many Saturdays or that there should be fewer pictures of kittens on the internet. I mean,... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 2
by | August 14, 2012 | 212 Comments
This is a show that can turn on a dime—from sweeping to hilarious to heart-stopping—and so far I’m cheering at every turn. It’s surprisingly witty, and what I enjoy is that for a story with such large scope, the moments between characters feel very small in a nice way. We pause for each relationship, giving... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Yoon-ji joins The Great Seer, Go Soo leaves
by | August 14, 2012 | 39 Comments
Casting additions and subtractions for the upcoming historical drama The Great Seer, aka Dae Poong Soo, due out this fall. The drama stars Ji Jin-hee, Kim So-yeon, and Song Chang-eui, and originally cast Go Soo in the lead role as the great seer. But he had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts, leaving the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Seo In-gook cast in new weekend family drama
by | August 13, 2012 | 44 Comments
Someone’s star is rising. You always know people are jumping on an up-and-comer when they start getting cast in their next dramas halfway into their current ones. Answer Me 1997′s bleeding-heart boy next door Seo In-gook has been cast in the new MBC weekend drama Rascal Sons, due out next month. (The title is a... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1997: Episodes 5-6
by | August 11, 2012 | 154 Comments
This show really knows how to take your heart through the wringer, but in the best way. It conveys that perfect smallness of adolescence, when that new pair of jeans or that one moment with your crush is your entire all-consuming world… But then life comes around once in a while to burst that bubble,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 398
by | August 10, 2012 | 55 Comments
EPISODE 398. Broadcast on August 5, 2012. girlfriday: We open on Seung-woo… wait, he’s not sitting on a toilet is he? No, just a weird angle. javabeans: I was worried for a second there. girlfriday: He gets a file at home, and he starts to whine that there’s homework now. He reads through the personal... More »

Drama Recaps
Gaksital: Episode 20
by | August 9, 2012 | 200 Comments
There are no words to describe the awesome. Scratch that—there are expletives, most of which I probably use. I love that Gaksital doesn’t shy away from the dark moments in history and the dark side of human nature, both in hero and villain alike. It’s a jaw-dropping, terror-filling hour, but I promise you’ll come out... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Je-hoon and Han Seok-kyu as student-teacher pair
by | August 9, 2012 | 31 Comments
Well, you can’t go wrong with this pair of actors, no matter what they’re playing. Lee Je-hoon (Fashion King, Introduction to Architecture) and Han Seok-kyu (Tree With Deep Roots) have been cast in a new film, My Pavarotti, about a has-been teacher who meets an unlikely musical genius. It sounds to me like a Stand... More »

Drama Casting & News
Introduction to the mythical world of Arang and the Magistrate
by | August 9, 2012 | 71 Comments
Purrrrty. Well the Special Episode for Arang and the Magistrate wasn’t anything to write home about in and of itself, but the glimpses of the drama to come got me really excited. The hour-long special that aired a week before the drama’s premiere was mostly a collection of behind-the-scenes material with some character introductions and... More »