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Drama Casting & News
Kim Nam-joo to headline new weekend drama
by | January 3, 2012 | 27 Comments
Queen of the small screen Kim Nam-joo (Queen of Reversals) will be returning to television with a new weekend drama for KBS, called You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly (as in a stroke of luck). It’s an awkward title to translate, but it’s basically like saying you came into my life out of nowhere like a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Medical drama scores Uhm Tae-woong, loses broadcaster
by | January 3, 2012 | 33 Comments
What is it with medical dramas and their behind-the-scenes drama? There’s an upcoming medical series by Taewon Entertainment (the people behind the IRIS franchise), that was originally set to air on SBS in March and star Cha Seung-won as the lead: the once-generically named Third Ward. Cha eventually never sealed the deal and so the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Gong Hyo-jin’s Love Fiction releases trailer and posters
by | January 2, 2012 | 36 Comments
The new romantic comedy film Love Fiction starring Gong Hyo-jin (Best Love) and Ha Jung-woo (The Client) is getting ready to premiere in February, and has released posters and a teaser trailer. It looks so cute, and I can’t wait to see their adorable chemistry in action. The movie’s being touted as a “Male Bridget... More »

Drama Casting & News
2011 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2011 | 142 Comments
And now to conclude the Big 3 Broadcaster awards with SBS, featuring some of the most popular dramas of the year. Tree With Deep Roots was the big winner of the night, winning six trophies in total, including the Daesang for Han Seok-kyu, and the Top Excellence Award for Best Drama. There were no big... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Ojakkyo Brothers: An Introduction
by | December 31, 2011 | 127 Comments
One of the highest-rated shows of 2011 was actually one that we couldn’t include in the year-end reviews because of its length and that whole space-time continuum thing: the weekend family drama Ojakkyo Brothers, on KBS. I don’t normally pick up family dramas because I find it daunting to start a longer-running show. (I know,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Moon That Embraces the Sun releases posters
by | December 29, 2011 | 63 Comments
Upcoming fantasy-romance sageuk Moon That Embraces the Sun, or better known around here as MoonSun-Snowflake-PixieDust, has just released its official posters, less than a week out from the premiere. They feature the four leads: Kim Soo-hyun, the fictional Joseon King, Han Ga-in, the shaman who falls in love with him, Jung Il-woo, the king’s playboy... More »

Drama Recaps
Bachelor’s Vegetable Store: Episode 2
by | December 26, 2011 | 43 Comments
Finally! Ji Chang-wook! Boy, did you make me suffer through a whole lot of backstory to get to you. The second episode spends most of its time still stuck in the past, throughout which I’m continuously mumbling, yeah, we geddit. But the good news is, once we get out, things look brighter. Let’s just hope... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The DramaMeter: highly scientific and foolproof [Year in Review, Part 4]
by | December 21, 2011 | 181 Comments
  Wow, another year of dramas, come and gone. Where does the sanity go? I decided that for this year’s review, I would learn to be impartial and precise, and give systematic mathematical ratings for every show. Because numbers are fun. But then, I found that trying to rate a year’s worth of dramas was... More »

Drama Recaps
Flower Boy Ramyun Shop: Episode 16 (Final)
by | December 20, 2011 | 239 Comments
Best. Finale. Ever. Okay, not EVER, in the history of all dramas. But goddamn, is it awesome. It’s even better than what I had hoped for, and bubbling over with so much laugher and heart, and surprise – heroism – that I’m still grinning from ear to ear. I love it when a drama saves... More »

Drama Recaps
Thousand Day Promise: Episode 19
by | December 19, 2011 | 64 Comments
What do you mean you didn’t want your heart broken into a million pieces? There’s no backing out now, not this close to the end. As we prepare for the finale, the worst of it hits like a ton of bricks, with no mercy for Seo-yeon or for the people who love her. We’ve been... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoo Ah-in returns to dramaland?
by | December 14, 2011 | 69 Comments
girlfriday: Somebody pinch me. Is Yoo Ah-in returning to television? javabeans: But… Fashion King?! The show that died, launched a lawsuit alleging plagiarism, and then slunk away when Cinderella Man flopped spectacularly? girlfriday: Well apparently it didn’t die. It hasn’t been confirmed, but he’s rumored to be cast as the lead, and the drama is... More »