Drama Casting & News
KBS trots out trot drama Trot Lovers
by | March 28, 2014 | 53 Comments
javabeans: Wow, Big Man hasn’t even aired yet and already KBS has confirmed the schedule for its successor drama to take over in mid-June, which is titled Trot Lovers. Er, Trot Couple? Trot Paramours? girlfriday: I like Trot Lovers. It sounds more chocolate-lover, less lovers-who-meet-through-the-wonders-of-trot-music. javabeans: It sure is a…... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #336
by | March 28, 2014 | 340 Comments
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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 190
by | March 28, 2014 | 55 Comments
Who do you call upon when you need to be rescued? Our cast teams up to face the Angel Eyes in Rescue Workers Bootcamp, where they’ll need brains and brawns to overcome all the obstacles the pros face every day. So inasmuch as today will test their stamina and endurance,... More »


Drama Recaps
Age of Feeling: Episode 21
by | March 27, 2014 | 37 Comments
The time has come to prepare for an all out war between the factions and their representative territories, in what’s turning into a small-scale depiction of the Second World War. Luckily, our hero plays it smart this round by reverting to old school war strategies to hopefully defeat his two... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Kyung-ho, Ryu Soo-young, Cha In-pyo for Endless Love
by | March 27, 2014 | 56 Comments
With shooting set to begin next month, we’ve gotten a flurry of confirmations for new SBS weekend drama Endless Love. Jung Kyung-ho (Heartless City) will take on the main lead, and Ryu Soo-young (Two Weeks, Rascal Sons) is being courted to play his brother, a character Yeon Jung-hoon briefly considered... More »


Meta
Reminder: Dramabeans in Boston on April 4
by | March 27, 2014 | 18 Comments
Just to remind you all, Girlfriday and I will be in Boston next week to talk at an event at Harvard University. You guys are all invited, encouraged, and maybe also emotionally blackmailed to go! Who knows, we might also have goodies to give out. (We might not. Who’s to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Seung-gi and Cha Seung-won’s first day as cops
by | March 27, 2014 | 129 Comments
Run, Seung-gi, ruuuuuuuuun! Cameras are rolling for SBS’s next Wednesday-Thursday drama You’re All Surrounded, starring Lee Seung-gi and Cha Seung-won as cops. They’re of the non-buddy variety, since Seung-gi plays a rookie detective and Cha Seung-won is his hardass leader, but don’tcha feel a hug coming on any day now?... More »


Drama Casting & News
It’s Kim Kang-woo versus the Golden Cross in KBS revenge thriller
by | March 27, 2014 | 21 Comments
Our first teaser for KBS’s Golden Cross gets right to the point of the suspenseful melodrama, with Kim Kang-woo playing the hero who loses his beloved sister and vows revenge on those responsible. We’re also finally told the meaning behind the title, as “golden cross” is a financial term that... More »


Drama Recaps
Three Days: Episode 7
by | March 26, 2014 | 45 Comments
I really like when our hero is a loose cannon. He goes off the rails a little in his effort to find answers about Dad, though it’s actually scarier when he starts to get close to the truth. ‘Cause everyone else who knew stuff is dead or narrowly avoiding death... More »


Drama Recaps
God’s Gift – 14 Days: Episode 8
by | March 26, 2014 | 156 Comments
We get more insights into our characters’ pasts this episode and find that almost everyone has something they wish they could change. There are lots of regrets in the past, and some seem to confront their guilt head-on while others try their best to live in denial. But guilt or... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Seo In-gook’s Wild Dog gets kenneled
by | March 26, 2014 | 10 Comments
Seo In-gook (Master’s Sun, Answer Me 1997), who was to lead upcoming action-noir flick Wild Dog, has reportedly stepped down from the role. The movie, about Seo In-gook’s unexpected descent into the mob world and his struggles to break free from gang life, would have been the actor’s second leading... More »