Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD baits Lee Seo-jin to headline new variety show
by | September 5, 2014 | 28 Comments
girlfriday: Ooh, Na PD (Na Young-seok) is doing a new show! Okay, so technically he’s always doing a new show with Grandpas Over Flowers leading to Noonas and Youths and so forth, but apparently he’s switching gears with his next variety program and stepping away from the Over Flowers theme.... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #359
by | September 5, 2014 | 455 Comments
  옥상달빛 (Dalmoon) – “가끔은 그래도 괜찮아” (Sometimes it’s okay) [ Download ] Open Thread #358 Open Thread #357 Open Thread #356 Open Thread #355 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Discovery of Romance: Episode 6
by | September 5, 2014 | 68 Comments
The human mind does strange things with memory. We remember what, when, and how we loved, yet we rarely remember the pain. The good memories fill us with nostalgia, but the painful ones move us forward. It’s through the convenience of forgetting the painful memories that Tae-ha finds himself stuck... More »


Drama Recaps
Fated To Love You: Episode 19
by | September 4, 2014 | 134 Comments
There’s plenty of cute to go around as Gun and Mi-young work furiously to convince the right parties that they belong together, come what may. Gun also goes on a side quest regarding his father and the words of wisdom he left behind, which sure would’ve done a whole lot... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 22 (Final)
by | September 4, 2014 | 51 Comments
Didja think yesterday mostly wrapped up the story, and today’s finale episode would merely be an epilogue? Well you’d be wrong, given how jam-packed with plot this hour is, providing us with a number of twists, turns, and noble sacrifices before we ultimately arrive at our conclusion. It feels good... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 2
by | September 4, 2014 | 39 Comments
Plus Nine Boys is just full of sweetness and heart, and I’m loving every minute of it. The boys all know the shape of their “plus nine” curse now and they each respond in different ways, giving us a bit more insight into the kind of men they are. I’m... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers gets remade for American TV
by | September 4, 2014 | 54 Comments
And evil genius Na PD continues on the path of global dominion. The concept for his highly successful and groundbreaking variety show Grandpas Over Flowers has become the first-ever Korean reality show exported to American broadcast TV. While CJ E&M, the media conglomerate that owns tvN and other cable channels,... More »


Drama Recaps
My Secret Hotel: Episode 5
by | September 4, 2014 | 37 Comments
The mystery takes a backseat as we focus on Sang-hyo and Hae-young’s relationship, particularly what happened between them in Las Vegas. But can the past be put aside in order for Sang-hyo to find a way to save the reputation of The Secret Hotel — and her job? Sung-gyum continues... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Ah-joong up for legal drama Pride and Prejudice
by | September 4, 2014 | 23 Comments
Pride and Prejudice, the MBC drama formerly titled Lawless World, is now courting Kim Ah-joong (Sign) to play the female lead opposite (potentially) Daniel Choi (Big Man, School 2013), who was recently offered the drama. Neither actor has confirmed the role but are in the “considering favorably” stage, so I... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Shin-hye headlines Pinocchio as reporter who can’t lie
by | September 4, 2014 | 162 Comments
Ah, so now we have the reason behind Pinocchio’s title — the drama features a heroine who can’t tell a lie. She’s a character who suffers from Pinocchio syndrome (I think it’s called different things, but they mean a condition where your body shows a physical sign whenever you lie),... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 21
by | September 3, 2014 | 21 Comments
It looks like finale week just may give us a strong finish to Joseon Gunman, which I’d worried about because I found last week’s episodes to be a bit plodding. It may be a finale tinged with bittersweetness, but that’s something I embrace; it’s not about winning everything and suffering... More »