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Chungmuro/Film News
Posters and trailer for Hot Blooded Youth
by | January 4, 2014 | 52 Comments
This turned out to be more of a comedy than I expected, not that I’m complaining of course. The trailer for Park Bo-young and Lee Jong-seok’s ’80s youth movie Hot Blooded Youth shows a light, quirky bent to the story of a gangster girl who laments that the ladies’ man on campus doesn’t see her... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
First posters and stills for Ha Jung-woo and Kang Dong-won’s action sageuk
by | January 4, 2014 | 31 Comments
Has it been forever that they’ve been making this movie, or am I just really really impatient and excited to see it? Here’s our first tiny peek at Band of Thieves (also going by the title KUNDO: Age of the Rampant), starring Ha Jung-woo (The Terror Live) and Kang Dong-won (Psychic) in his feature-length army... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Joo-won considers folk band biopic
by | January 2, 2014 | 40 Comments
Joo-won is lining up the movie projects lately, so much that I’m worried he won’t have time for dramas in 2014. The horror. Don’t leave dramaland, okay? He’s considering a new movie called C’est Si Bon, named for the hit ’70s-’80s Korean folk band. It’s going to be a biopic about the band members when... More »

Drama Casting & News
First action-packed teaser for Age of Feeling
by | January 1, 2014 | 77 Comments
Here’s our first peek at the new 1930s noir drama Age of Feeling, featuring lush costumes, period sets, and bare-fisted combat. The first teaser looks pretty good, and manages to deliver an action-packed epic feel. I’m really looking forward to the visual aspect of this show, because the art direction looks fantastic and atmospheric. Let’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
2013 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2013 | 161 Comments
Here’s the last of this year’s drama awards over at KBS, where God of the Workplace, Good Doctor, and Secret were the big winners of the evening. Unsurprisingly, Kim Hye-soo took home the Daesang for her performance in God of the Workplace. She’s fabulous; her outfit, not so much. Just wait for it. Joo-won took... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Hee-ae headlines noona romance for cable
by | December 31, 2013 | 52 Comments
Kim Hee-ae (Noonas Over Flowers) is returning to dramaland this spring and re-teaming with the PD and writer of her last drama, A Wife’s Credentials. The new show for cable network JTBC is called Secret Love Affair, and has been courting Kim Hee-ae for a while; she’s just signed on to play the fortysomething heroine... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-jung and Joo Sang-wook consider new rom-com
by | December 29, 2013 | 53 Comments
MBC’s next Wednesday-Thursday drama is beginning its casting rounds, and courting Lee Min-jung (All About My Romance) and Joo Sang-wook (Good Doctor) to star. Lee Min-jung is considering, while most reports say that Joo Sang-wook has signed on. The new romantic comedy series is called Sly and Single Again (more literally Sly Woman Who’s Single... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1994: Episode 21 (Final)
by | December 29, 2013 | 513 Comments
We finally conclude the mystery and the journey, as the beginning of adulthood ushers in the end of an era. Everybody gets a name and Na-jung gets her husband, which means she gets to kick that headless groom she’s been marrying for ten weeks to the curb and replace him with the real deal. Bye,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Hae-jin in talks to join Doctor Stranger
by | December 29, 2013 | 36 Comments
So remember that North-Korean-doc-in-South-Korea medical drama Doctor Stranger that’s courting Lee Jong-seok to headline? It’s still angling for a March broadcast on SBS (though with God’s Gift – 14 Days premiering in February, it might not be till April). Lee Jong-seok is still considering, and now so is Park Hae-jin (You From Another Star). It’s... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1994: Episode 20
by | December 28, 2013 | 146 Comments
While the fact that we’re going to play the guessing game all the way to the finale is as inevitable as it is annoying, at least we get an episode with emotional payoffs and some big steps toward character growth. Everything except the central love triangle is filler at this point, but that’s really the... More »

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4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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