Drama Recaps
Doctor Stranger: Episode 19
by | July 7, 2014 | 82 Comments
It’s an odd kind of penultimate episode as jumbled pieces finally start coming together just in time for the surgery we were allegedly waiting weeks for. That isn’t to say those pieces necessarily fit all that well together, but then again, Doctor Stranger has never been the kind of show... More »


Drama Casting & News
Noh Min-woo joins Park Shi-yeon in Greatest Marriage
by | July 7, 2014 | 31 Comments
Cable network TV Chosun’s fall drama Greatest Marriage has confirmed its leading lady in Park Shi-yeon (Nice Guy), who will be playing an anchorwoman and single mother in the drama that promises to be a realistic take on dating and marriage. Bae Soo-bin (Secret) stars as a talented and ambitious... More »


Drama Casting & News
Triangle gets extended, Night Watchman premiere delayed
by | July 7, 2014 | 112 Comments
Sigh, it looks like we’ll have to wait even longer to see the ghostbusting summer sageuk The Records of a Night Watchman, because MBC’s current Monday-Tuesday drama Triangle is getting extended by two episodes. Why? That’s a very good question. According to MBC, Triangle has lots of story left to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Production in full swing for Temptation
by | July 7, 2014 | 28 Comments
Time to check in on SBS’s Temptation, which has been busily filming away in preparation for its premiere mid-month. I was actually expecting a bit more buzz from the promo machine given the high-profile reunion of Choi Ji-woo and Kwon Sang-woo, two of the mainstays of Hallyu 1.0, but perhaps... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon-ah as Nodame?
by | July 6, 2014 | 356 Comments
So the big news today is that Girls Generation’s Yoon-ah has been offered the lead role in the Nodame Cantabile remake. Inasmuch as this is a highly anticipated adaptation of a beloved Japanese series whose heroine was pretty much universally loved (Ueno Juri), already there’s a flurry of mixed reactions... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Loving Trot Lovers
by | July 6, 2014 | 24 Comments
Overall, I’ve been disappointed with a lot of 2014′s dramas, so I was pleasantly surprised to be so pleasantly surprised by Trot Lovers. It had all the makings of a potentially good drama to begin with, but I think I’ve become a bit of a skeptic over the years, so... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Malaise and distrust tear Good Friends apart
by | July 6, 2014 | 39 Comments
It’s summer blockbuster season, and while there may be a slew of movies to choose from, the upcoming film Good Friends (also Confession) is already garnering favorable reviews from critics and setting itself apart from the pack. A story about three youths who remain friends until they are middle-aged, what... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Star-spangled barbecue
by | July 6, 2014 | 48 Comments
javabeans: Happy Fourth of July, for everyone for whom that means anything! And by “means anything” I’m mostly referring to meat and beer, I think. girlfriday: Hey, where I come from, meat and beer are things worth celebrating. Not that anyone really needs an excuse to fire up the grill... More »


Drama Recaps
Trot Lovers: Episode 4
by | July 5, 2014 | 60 Comments
The show continues to delight as it balances humor with heartache, as the plot continues to move along in the quick pace we’ve grown to expect. Chun-hee tries to return to original plan of working part-time jobs to pay off her father’s debt — however she rethinks that decision when... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Pirate prepares to set sail
by | July 5, 2014 | 31 Comments
Yay, we’ve finally gotten more than a teaser of a trailer for the upcoming Pirate movie. It seems we’ve been waiting forever, and the premiere is finally only a few weeks away. Thankfully, the preview for the Pirates of the Caribbean-esque blockbuster, set about two weeks prior to the founding... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bae Soo-bin accepts Greatest Marriage role
by | July 5, 2014 | 26 Comments
After playing a string of villains and seriously corrupt individuals, Bae Soo-bin is returning to the small screen and taking on a good guy in TV Chosun’s fall show, Greatest Marriage. His character is a talented and driven anchorman who commands respect, and he is described as a level-headed and... More »