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Drama Casting & News
And now the boys of Jang Ok-jung
by | March 18, 2013 | 51 Comments
Time for the boys! Here’s our first peek at the men of upcoming fusion sageuk Jang Ok-jung (they’ve dropped the ‘Live by Love’ part of the title), and by peek I really do mean little glimpses. We’ve got Yoo Ah-in donning his kingly robes, and not that I’m surprised, but he cleans up rather nicely.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Shin Ha-kyun’s chase movie Running Man
by | March 17, 2013 | 40 Comments
Here’s a look at the upcoming chase thriller starring Shin Ha-kyun and Lee Min-ho (the younger one, from Rooftop Prince and Moon/Sun) titled, of all things, Running Man. I’d forgive the title not being something cooler like Man on the Run, but why on earth is it named after a hugely popular variety show? I... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 429
by | March 15, 2013 | 74 Comments
EPISODE 429. Broadcast on March 10, 2013. girlfriday: Spring is here, and is it just me or are we getting an extra-epic intro today? javabeans: It does have that build-up of momentum, with Bird greeting each member upon arrival with a pouch and instructing him not to open it — or show it to the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Song Seung-heon in When a Man has Better Luck on the East of Destiny
by | March 15, 2013 | 146 Comments
What do you mean that’s not what the drama is called? I actually had to check all the new stills from Song Seung-heon’s new show to make sure they weren’t just shots from his other gangster movies or dramas. And really, I’m still not sure that they’re not. Here’s the cast of the new gangster... More »

Drama Recaps
Level 7 Civil Servant: Episode 16
by | March 14, 2013 | 59 Comments
Illustration by Ally Dude, someone pop the champagne. Our spies actually FIGURE STUFF OUT. For realsies. Connecting dots and everything. Okay, so maybe it’s eons too late and we’ve been twiddling our thumbs wondering why they don’t know stuff that we’ve known for weeks, but hey, not looking a gift horse in the mouth. Tags:... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Poster and teaser for Ha Ji-won’s new action comedy
by | March 14, 2013 | 106 Comments
The first teaser and stills are out for the new action comedy sageuk starring Ha Ji-won called Joseon Trio of Beauties, which is literal title, but in my head I call it Joseon’s Angels because it’s the same wording they use in translating Charlie’s Angels. The movie doesn’t seem to be any different in concept... More »

Drama Casting & News
Han Ji-hye headlines I Summon You, Gold
by | March 13, 2013 | 23 Comments
Weekend drama I Summon You, Gold is back in the casting game, after having lost its leading man Lee Jong-hyuk (booooo, one strike, Show) when it jumped production companies. Now it has a leading lady in Han Ji-hye (May Queen), who will actually be playing two characters in the show. Uhhh… is this a twins-separated-at-birth... More »

Drama Recaps
Nine: Episode 2
by | March 12, 2013 | 76 Comments
The second episode has a better emotional hook, as the people around our hero get a chance to react to what’s happening to him. In that sense, it’s nice that the story moves fast enough that we’re not wasting time with big misunderstandings. But overall it’s not a speedy show—the pace could use a swift... More »

Drama Casting & News
The ladies of Jang Ok-jung get into character
by | March 12, 2013 | 84 Comments
We’ve got our first promo shots from the new fusion reinterpretation sageuk Jang Ok-jung, Live By Love, starring Kim Tae-hee as the titular Jang Ok-jung, better known as the royal concubine Jang heebin, one of the most infamous femme fatales in Joseon history. Here she’s the heroine though, in a drama that takes a different... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Yoo Hae-jin to be newest member of 1 Night 2 Days
by | March 11, 2013 | 66 Comments
So… this is a surprise. KBS variety show 1 Night 2 Days lost a member in Kim Seung-woo this past week, and though the rumors about possible new members were leaning more in the comedian direction, the announcement has been made that film actor Yoo Hae-jin will be the one to replace him. It’s less... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Joo-won headlines cops ‘n’ robbers rom-com
by | March 8, 2013 | 171 Comments
So, totally didn’t intend for it to be the Week of Joo-won Headlines, but I guess Fate’s got other ideas. After three hit dramas (Baker King Kim Tak-gu, Ojakkyo Brothers, Gaksital) and one that defies all earth logic (here’s lookin’ at you, Level 7 Civil Servant), Joo-won is going back to filmlandia to take his... More »