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Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1997: Episode 16 (Final)
by | September 21, 2012 | 206 Comments
It’s the end of the road for our journey back in time to the ’90s, and the goodbye is bittersweet. We get rewarded with some answers and even some new surprises, as we close the chapter on first loves and find out how everyone grew up—along with, in spite of, and because of them. The... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cha Tae-hyun and UEE headline Jeon Woo-chi drama
by | September 20, 2012 | 80 Comments
Okay, now THAT’s better. I was so confused by earlier casting reports for the new drama adaptation of fantasy folklore Jeon Woo-chi. A whimsical, impish wizard for a hero is a pretty specific set of character traits to fill, that’s for sure. But strangely enough, that just sounds like Cha Tae-hyun on a normal day.... More »

Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 11
by | September 19, 2012 | 246 Comments
So much awesome. There’s badassery, romance, revelations for so many characters, and a crucial reveal about our hero. I love that this show just keeps me guessing, even when I could be content to solve the riddles at hand. But a really great mystery knows how to answer a question with more questions, to keep... More »

Drama Casting & News
IRIS 2 goes on a casting spree
by | September 19, 2012 | 68 Comments
Well yay for Team (fictional in IRIS-land) North Korea! More casting calls for spy sequel IRIS 2 are under way, and this time they mean business: Kim Min-jong, Kim So-yeon and Kim Seung-woo have all been asked to reprise their roles as North Korean agents from IRIS and/or Athena. I wouldn’t put my money on... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 12
by | September 18, 2012 | 236 Comments
A much more exciting episode, with a face-off and big step forward for our couple. The good guys even get a step ahead with a scheme that proves they’re not just sitting ducks, and that Aunt and Young are really the brains of this operation. Mostly there’s a lot of funny and even a little... More »

Celebrity News
Seo In-gook for Allure and Elle Girl
by | September 18, 2012 | 76 Comments
It’s photo spreads galore for the bright-eyed leads of Answer Me 1997, which ended its run today. [PLEASE NO FINALE SPOILERS HERE.] It was really fun to see what started out as a small cable series become such a buzz show, and get so much media attention for the cast and crew. Leading man (er,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Da-hae and Jang Hyuk to reunite for IRIS 2?
by | September 18, 2012 | 95 Comments
Lee Da-hae and Jang Hyuk? AGAIN? Are we making IRIS 2 or Chuno 2? The latest installment of the spy action IRIS franchise is now courting Jang and Lee for the leading roles, and both actors are reportedly “considering favorably.” If they sign on, it’ll be the third time they’re paired for a drama: once... More »

Celebrity News
Interview with Answer Me 1997’s Jung Eun-ji
by | September 17, 2012 | 60 Comments
This girl is adorable. I’m pretty sure it’s 99.9% her character in Answer Me 1997 that makes me love Jung Eun-ji so much, but hey, that gruff swear-first-ask-questions-later attitude has to come from somewhere deep within, right? If she weren’t an idol, I’d have put my money on gangster’s daughter, ’cause she’s a badass, and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ha Jung-woo and Gong Hyo-jin’s road movie
by | September 16, 2012 | 41 Comments
I didn’t initially think much of it when Ha Jung-woo (The Client) announced he was making a road documentary with some friends. Because that sounds like 1 Night 2 Days without the fun. But he nabbed his Love Fiction co-star Gong Hyo-jin and took off on a zany cross-country trip, resulting in the latest low-budget... More »

Drama Casting & News
Teasers and stills for weekend drama Rascal Sons
by | September 15, 2012 | 47 Comments
Okay, this drama looks adorable. It also looks a whole lot like Ojakkyo Brothers, right down to the title signage and the overlapping second brother, but eh, most family dramas are pretty much cut from the same cloth. Here’s a look at the upcoming weekend drama Rascal Sons, starring Lee Sung-jae, Ryu Soo-young, and Seo... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1997: Episode 15
by | September 14, 2012 | 165 Comments
Fallout time. Now that everyone knows everything (thanks Truth Chair), it’s time to face the music. The love triangle finally comes to a head in this episode, and though it’s not my favorite plot thread, this show does what it does so well. It subverts expectation and stabs me in the heart, over what else,... More »