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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 »

Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 9
by | September 12, 2012 | 135 Comments
This pair is just so cute and crackling with chemistry. You could do anything with them and I’m laughing and swooning and grinning from ear to ear. We finally get at some feelings in this episode, though the denial is strong with these two. But when danger and fear and worry start to strip away... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 10
by | September 11, 2012 | 254 Comments
Some major revelations, a new set of questions, and some nice character moments… though they don’t quite add up to the most exciting episode on the block. Eun-soo finally begins to realize that there are some unexpected and massive consequences to her being in this time and place, and finds that she’s connected to more... More »

Drama Casting & News
Nice Guy releases posters, revs up for premiere
by | September 11, 2012 | 79 Comments
Man, it’s really been a Song Joong-ki week. Not that I’m complaining, mind you. That would be nutty. He’s just got two projects in the pipeline at the same time, so there’s more of The Pretty to go around. Plenty for everyone! Here are the official posters for his new drama There’s No Such Thing... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Siwon joins King of Dramas
by | September 11, 2012 | 47 Comments
Upcoming showbiz drama King of Dramas starring Kim Myung-min and Jung Ryeo-won has rounded out the main cast with Choi Siwon (Poseidon, Athena), who will be playing a Hallyu star. So… himself? Also, hasn’t he done that role before? Well if the character calls for prickly top star, I hope it’ll at least be a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Kyeo-woon cast as prince in The Horse Healer
by | September 10, 2012 | 46 Comments
We’re just a month out from the premiere of MBC’s big 51st anniversary drama The Horse Healer, the blockbuster sageuk starring Jo Seung-woo as a Joseon-era horse doctor. It’s certainly a new angle on the medical drama: He starts out treating horses and eventually rises to the highest position in the medical field at the... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1997: Episodes 13-14
by | September 8, 2012 | 236 Comments
I was sad about leaving the ’90s behind, but thankfully all it takes is one long-overdue encounter to bring every tumultuous teenage emotion back to the surface, rendering the six years spent growing up and growing apart… totally moot. It’s the pair of episodes where our characters find that they might not be as grown... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 402
by | September 7, 2012 | 56 Comments
EPISODE 402. Broadcast on September 2, 2012. javabeans: Time for another episode of 1N2D, or as I think of it, Gaksital chaser. ‘Cause I don’t know about you, but I’m still a little wrung out from yesterday’s finale. I’m gonna need a healthy dose of brotherly love to pick me back up. girlfriday: Yes please.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Song Joong-ki wolfs out
by | September 7, 2012 | 103 Comments
Pretty posters, which sort of surprised me, given the premise. Here’s a look at Song Joong-ki and Park Bo-young in their upcoming film Wolf Boy (also going by A Werewolf Boy), a rather unusual love story between a girl and a feral wolf boy she discovers in a secluded countryside house. The stills are beautiful–enough... More »