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Odds and Ends: One chart to rule them all
by | August 9, 2014 | 71 Comments
girlfriday: So, are you all packed for KCON? javabeans: I have a recap left to write, so obviously, nothing is packed. Recaps always come first, don’t you know? girlfriday: Oh, I KNOW. The recap schedule, it owns us. javabeans: You think we’re joking, but there’s a huge chart we plan... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 207
by | August 8, 2014 | 45 Comments
It’s hard to believe that our beloved Big Nose Hyung has only won twice in the past four years, but today he’s got some extra help from a few close(ish) friends to hopefully score another win. With muddy fields, playground games, and running giraffes afoot, it certainly won’t be easy,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jeon Do-yeon and Gong Yoo to play forbidden lovers
by | August 8, 2014 | 61 Comments
So the plot seems to have been modified a little bit—A Man And A Woman, originally about middle-aged lovers, has now confirmed veteran Hallyu star Jeon Do-yeon in the lead role, and Gong Yoo (tell me you didn’t fall in love with him after Coffee Prince or Biscuit Teacher Star... More »


Drama Recaps
It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 6
by | August 8, 2014 | 156 Comments
Sometimes the hardest things for some are the easiest for others, like disclosing heavily-guarded secrets or formulating words to describe one’s feelings in the moment. Still, there’s more to fear than words when there are both corporal and non-corporal threats running around prepared to attack our hero at any moment.... More »


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See you at KCON this weekend!
by | August 8, 2014 | 38 Comments
  Any Beanies out there planning to go to KCON in Los Angeles this weekend? If you are, we’d love to see you at either or both of the panels we’ll be speaking at! This year, we’ve got a panel on each day, and they are, conveniently, both in the... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #355
by | August 8, 2014 | 327 Comments
  Sweet Sorrow – “멋진 날” (Fine Day) [ Download ] Open Thread #354 Open Thread #353 Open Thread #352 Open Thread #351 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Dong-wook becomes Iron Man
by | August 8, 2014 | 66 Comments
Well that only took forever. We were gettin’ down to the wire here, and I started to fear that Joseon Gunman’s extension had to do with its follow-up drama’s drama. But KBS’s upcoming supernatural series Iron Man finally has its hero in Lee Dong-wook, who’s just barely coming off the... More »


Drama Recaps
Fated To Love You: Episode 12
by | August 7, 2014 | 423 Comments
If you thought that yesterday’s episode was brutal, then gird your loins for what comes next, which can best be described as a lot. A lot of pain, a lot of blame, and a lot of noble idiocy—and if you’re thinking to yourself that maybe this specific brand of noble... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 14
by | August 7, 2014 | 47 Comments
Our hero loses a bit of faith but gains resolve, and revenge takes center stage, shunting off politics to the side. Not that the politics doesn’t try to horn its way back, but our hero isn’t having it—not when there are more important things to do, people to kill. It... More »


Drama Casting & News
She’s So Lovable adds more friends and love rivals
by | August 7, 2014 | 21 Comments
We’ve got more casting additions to SBS’s new music industry drama She’s So Lovable, starring Rain as a songwriter-producer agency president and Krystal (Heirs) as an aspiring singer. Following Im Joo-eun’s recent exit from the love triangle, actress Cha Ye-ryun (Gold Rainbow) has signed on to play the heroine’s rival,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Han Sun-hwa in first lead role opposite Lee Jang-woo in Rosy Lovers
by | August 7, 2014 | 71 Comments
She’s on the fast track to stardom: Idol Han Sun-hwa (of girl group Secret) had her first minor role in 2013′s Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek, played mistress of disguise Jenny in God’s Gift – 14 Days, and moved up to second lead status in the (currently airing) tvN show Marriage... More »