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Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 17
by | June 3, 2013 | 174 Comments
The romance takes a big swing upward, because there’s nothing like a brush with death and mayhem to make you cut through the crap and tell a girl how you feel. Kang-chi’s family drama gets more complicated—and more interesting—when Wol-ryung starts to show signs of vulnerability, in more ways than one.   EPISODE 17 RECAP... More »

Drama Casting & News
Queen’s Classroom releases posters
by | June 3, 2013 | 25 Comments
Here are the posters for MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Queen’s Classroom, the Japanese drama remake starring Go Hyun-jung as a rigid and exacting dictator… turned sixth-grade teacher. I wish I could say they were pretty posters, or ones that didn’t look like they were either cobbled together out of her past dramas, or pulled out... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 440
by | June 1, 2013 | 61 Comments
EPISODE 440. Broadcast on May 26, 2013. girlfriday: So back to the Friendship Special, where the boys have just won their chicken leg contest against the maritime policy academy’s football team. By some miracle, I might add. javabeans: I think the cast played a little dirty the second time around, ha. Not like they cheated,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ha Jung-woo’s new thriller The Terror Live
by | June 1, 2013 | 18 Comments
Is it just me, or does Ha Jung-woo (The Berlin File) come out with a new movie every time I blink? Not that I’m complaining, of course. He’s got a new thriller due out this summer called The Terror Live, also going by 90 Minutes of Terror, about a radio news anchor who gets a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ji Jin-hee considers new drama
by | June 1, 2013 | 39 Comments
Another new show to add to that ever-growing list: SBS’s fall Monday-Tuesday drama looks like it might be A Warm Word, a drama full of mystery and scandal set among the lives of average couples. It’s evoking Desperate Housewives as a comparison (on purpose?) and is courting Ji Jin-hee (The Great Seer) to star. And... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Jin-hyuk to play Lee Min-ho’s brother in Heirs
by | May 31, 2013 | 168 Comments
Welp, Heirs just gets better and better. Confirmations are in for Choi Jin-hyuk, who has signed on to join the cast of SBS’s Heirs, starring Lee Min-ho and Park Shin-hye, due out this fall. The actor is currently enjoying his first big buzzed-about role as Seung-gi’s Gumiho Daddy in Gu Family Book, and now he’ll... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sword and Flower’s first poster and script read
by | May 30, 2013 | 79 Comments
Production is underway for KBS’s Sword and Flower, the Goguryeo-era sageuk starring Uhm Tae-woong and Kim Ok-bin as star-crossed lovers with two warring fathers, a political conspiracy, and the fate of an entire country standing between them. Just your average Wednesday-Thursday around these parts. The first teaser poster is out, which looks fantastic — mystery,... More »

Celebrity News
Sung Joon takes a bubble bath
by | May 30, 2013 | 62 Comments
girlfriday: …and we all have a better day. javabeans: I mean, as far as news goes it’s not exactly doing much. Yet it’s doing a lot to make me happy, so who’s to argue against it? girlfriday: Though Bazaar didn’t have to be so stingy with the teeny tiny photos of bath time. I mean,... More »

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 16
by | May 28, 2013 | 343 Comments
Tuesday’s episodes tend to have the goods—plot movement, life lessons learned, stakes raised. This time we get a dash of humor and a little romance too, but more importantly, our new Big Bad reveals a little motivation, and it does wonders for the conflict ahead. Time to check back in with ratings now that there’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Joo-won confirmed to headline Green Scalpel
by | May 28, 2013 | 109 Comments
KBS’s new “human medical drama” Green Scalpel has confirmed that Joo-won has signed on to take the leading role. He’ll be reuniting with Ojakkyo Brothers PD Ki Min-soo, and starring as an autistic surgeon who’s genius-level gifted, but has the personality of a ten-year old. With Green Scalpel headed to Mondays and Tuesdays and Uhm... More »

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 15
by | May 27, 2013 | 247 Comments
Cute cute cute. As expected, Dad gets crazy with the new rules, which only drives the kiddos right into each other’s arms. Nothing like a forbidden romance to light a fire under your ass. Things get a little more complicated when Yeo-wool learns some harsh truths about her father, while Kang-chi discovers another power and... More »