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Drama Recaps
The King 2 Hearts: Episode 19
by | May 23, 2012 | 866 Comments
Hold onto your hats. And brains. And hearts. No one ever accused this show of doing too LITTLE, that’s for sure. Tags: featured, Ha Ji-won, Jo Jung-seok, Lee Seung-gi, Lee Soon-jae, Lee Yoon-ji, The King 2 Hearts... More »

Drama Casting & News
One Big love triangle…sort of
by | May 23, 2012 | 97 Comments
Is it a love triangle if it’s the soul of one guy trapped in the body of another? I’m not sure if that makes it more of a love rhombus, or just one really confused accidental two-timer, but Big just might be one of the rare Hong sisters dramas that has an interestingly complex love... More »

Drama Casting & News
Arang and the Magistrate’s first script read
by | May 22, 2012 | 107 Comments
It’s definitely been a chock-full drama year so far and there’s a glut of premieres about to hit at any moment, but one of the shows that’s farther off in the distance has been holding my interest for months now: the ghost fantasy-fusion romance drama Arang and the Magistrate, due out later in the summer.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cast photos for A Gentleman’s Dignity
by | May 21, 2012 | 107 Comments
javabeans: Wow, so cummerbunds are makin’ a comeback. Or are they? girlfriday: They really oughtn’t. Especially with those checkered pants. javabeans: I get that Jang Dong-gun (ah, so hot) is matching Kim Haneul’s dress, with the black belt. Then again, you really shouldn’t be matching your outfits to your love interests as a rule, Sadie’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Gong Yoo, half-naked and Big
by | May 19, 2012 | 99 Comments
IN Big! I meant IN! Here’s our first look at the upcoming Hong sisters drama Big in action. Fear not, those of you who worried that Gong Yoo wouldn’t get to spend his first post-army drama shirtless. There are rules about these things in the dramaverse. Tags: Big, Gong Yoo, Lee Min-jung... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 386
by | May 18, 2012 | 46 Comments
EPISODE 386. Broadcast on May 13, 2012. javabeans: And 1N2D is back! Thanks to the union strike, we’ve had about a month off from new episodes, with some filler broadcasts in the interim, but this is the first episode back. Ratings for 1N2D and Happy Sunday were cut in half from their usual numbers, but... More »

Drama Recaps
The King 2 Hearts: Episode 18
by | May 17, 2012 | 2,301 Comments
I love a drama that deepens the conflict as we go. So many shows will spin their wheels in the final stretch to just prolong the inevitable, but here we launch into a whole new conflict, as the final battle begins to unfold. And I swear, it feels like a reward just for me, but... More »

Drama Casting & News
I Do, I Do’s racy teaser
by | May 17, 2012 | 55 Comments
This show is so confusing — it’s equal parts rawr-inducing and head-scratch-inducing, and the trailer is no different. The teaser for upcoming MBC rom-com I Do, I Do is out, and it features leads Kim Sun-ah and Lee Jang-woo as a lively mismatched bickering couple, and lands them in bed together in less than thirty... More »

Drama Recaps
The King 2 Hearts: Episode 17
by | May 16, 2012 | 763 Comments
Who knew the truth could be so scary? Secrets come tumbling out, turning everyone’s lives inside out from the repercussions. It’s a good thing our heroine is as badass as they come. Tags: featured, Ha Ji-won, Jo Jung-seok, Lee Seung-gi, Lee Soon-jae, Lee Yoon-ji, The King 2 Hearts... More »

Drama Casting & News
Big’s soul-swapping shenanigans
by | May 16, 2012 | 107 Comments
HEE. Hee hee hee. I am so going to love this drama. I knew when Gong Yoo teamed up with the Hong sisters, resistance would be futile. And so far the stills aren’t proving me wrong. Getting my hopes up is usually not allowed, but damnit, my excitement just will not be tamed. Here’s another... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
TOP to become flower boy secret agent?
by | May 14, 2012 | 69 Comments
Is there ANY occupation that hasn’t had a flower boy version of it? That’s going to be the lasting mark of Hallyu, isn’t it — the flower-boy-ification of all things? This time it’s going to be flower boy spy, in the upcoming movie Alumni, featuring an undercover agent at a high school. Idol-actor TOP (Into... More »