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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers: Episode 1
by | July 5, 2013 | 129 Comments
EPISODE 1. Broadcast on July 5, 2013. girlfriday: Here we are with the first episode of tvN’s new Friday variety show Grandpas Over Flowers, helmed by PD Na Young-seok, of the original 1 Night 2 Days. javabeans: He’s definitely the main reason this show has been on our radar. Yes, the premise is cheeky, but... More »

Drama Recaps
I Hear Your Voice: Episode 10
by | July 4, 2013 | 349 Comments
It’s the first episode in a while that isn’t a total heart-stopper, but maybe I should just be grateful for my nerves. Not that it’s a reprieve from the heartbreak, mind you. Oh, there’s still plenty of that. There are big reunions all around, and though we wish it were something other than a murder... More »

Drama Casting & News
First script read for Hong sisters’ horror rom-com Master’s Sun
by | July 4, 2013 | 88 Comments
Production is underway for the new Hong sisters horor romantic comedy Master’s Sun, starring Gong Hyo-jin and So Ji-sub, set to premiere later this month. It’s following I Hear Your Voice in SBS’s Wednesday-Thursday slot, which means we’re going straight from mind-reading hero to ghost-seeing heroine. Hm, I could get used to Superpower Wednesdays. Character... More »

Drama Recaps
I Hear Your Voice: Episode 9
by | July 3, 2013 | 290 Comments
This one’s a nail-biter if there ever was one. And that’s saying a lot for this show, where basically every episode sends me on a spiral of emotions so twisty I don’t know which way is up. Everything goes down in this episode: the verdict, the face-off between hero and killer, and the fallout… the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jo Jung-seok and Jung Jae-young cast to hunt down Hyun Bin
by | July 3, 2013 | 38 Comments
Hyun Bin’s army comeback project has finally started casting other people, which is a relief. I know we missed him and all, but my love does not extend to one-man plays. The Joseon-era sageuk is called The King’s Wrath, and stars Hyun Bin as King Jeong-jo, at the height of political discord during his reign... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
First Impressions: Goddess of Fire Jung-yi, Empire of Gold
by | July 2, 2013 | 123 Comments
There’s a new set of dramas that just premiered, so I thought I’d weigh in with some very brief first impressions after catching the opening episodes of each. The ratings landscape has pretty much evened out across the three Monday-Tuesday dramas: MBC’s Goddess of Fire Jung-yi came in with a marginal first-place lead at 10.7%... More »

Drama Casting & News
Uhm Tae-woong as high-flying moony-eyed bodyguard in Sword and Flower
by | July 1, 2013 | 53 Comments
Aw, Uhmforce and puppy love? How can I walk away from that? Here’s a batch of stills for yet another drama premiering this week: KBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday Goguryeo-era sageuk Sword and Flower, starring Kim Ok-bin as a strong-willed princess and Uhm Tae-woong as the bodyguard who secretly loves her, who also happens to be the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Go Soo and Lee Yo-won’s mystery wedding in Empire of Gold
by | June 30, 2013 | 71 Comments
We’ve got two new Monday-Tuesday dramas rolling in tomorrow — Moon Geun-young’s Goddess of Fire at MBC, and Empire of Gold over at SBS. Both are pretty lengthy (Goddess is 32 episodes and Empire is 24) so they’re gonna have to bring their A-games to get me to tune in for the long haul. Here’s... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 444
by | June 29, 2013 | 134 Comments
EPISODE 444. Broadcast on June 23, 2013. javabeans: So here we are for Part 2 of the Bokbulbok Trip, where the show has to go to Joo-won’s hometown (Seoul), in the luxury RV, wearing team T-shirts (which got swapped for slightly more embarrassing outfits), with a stop along the way (to a member’s home), with... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The Face Reader’s hilarious meta teasers
by | June 29, 2013 | 44 Comments
I was already looking forward to The Face Reader for its star-studded cast: Song Kang-ho, Kim Hye-soo, and Lee Jung-jae in one movie is nothing to scoff at, and then you throw funny scene-stealer Jo Jung-seok and noona-killer Lee Jong-seok in the mix, and I’m lining up at the door. But then the movie released... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Ji-hwan and Yoon Jin-seo pair up for road movie
by | June 29, 2013 | 28 Comments
Yoon Jin-seo’s been hanging out on this side of the Pacific a lot lately. She’s got her movie Santa Barbara with Lee Sang-yoon that wrapped not too long ago, and now she’s back to LA for a new road movie with Kang Ji-hwan, called Shoot For the Sun. These two should make for a well-matched... More »

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