Odds & Ends: Pop culture freeze
by | March 22, 2014 | 112 Comments
javabeans: Well, I must have had a boring week since I keep thinking of things to say for this Odds & Ends post and rejecting them because they’re incredibly boring. You didn’t come here to hear me ramble about my grocery shopping trips or laundry episodes. girlfriday: Only if you... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
New posters and trailer arrive for The Target
by | March 22, 2014 | 15 Comments
Yay – The Target, the remake of French movie Point Blank, is hitting theaters soon. One fateful night, Ryu Seung-ryong (j’adore!) is falsely accused of murder, and a manhunt ensues by those on either side of the law. Lee Jin-wook, a doctor, somehow gets mixed up with Ryu Seung-ryong, and... More »

Drama Recaps
Sly and Single Again: Episode 7
by | March 22, 2014 | 66 Comments
Lots of action in this episode: fisticuffs between men for a woman’s virtue; women (literally!) wrestling over an apology; a mother attempting to beat sense into her daughter; and the wanton destruction of art, be it canvas or fruit. This is no doubt to make up for the fact that... More »

Drama Recaps
Age of Feeling: Episode 20
by | March 21, 2014 | 39 Comments
It’s an hour full of blood, pain, and goodbyes, as the show keeps chugging along with its own brand of organized chaos and ever-changing rules. Though we may not know quite why our hero ends up fighting one of his good friends (who was also part of the sadly short-lived... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Raunchy comedy School of Youth hits theaters next week
by | March 21, 2014 | 71 Comments
What will those zany Korean filmmakers come up with next? School of Youth is a 19+ rated Joseon-era comedy movie that’s been getting press for its blatant sex scenes and nudity. Its filled with teenage hijinks and thankfully, relatively little sageuk-speak, although perhaps that would have added an extra level... More »

Drama Casting & News
Emergency Couple gets one-episode extension
by | March 21, 2014 | 46 Comments
If you’re a fan of Emergency Couple, there’s good news coming your way: the show has confirmed that it’ll be extending the series by an episode, bringing the total count to 21. Well, it’s good news as long as they don’t add an episode of angst or useless conflict just... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #335
by | March 21, 2014 | 379 Comments
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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 189
by | March 21, 2014 | 64 Comments
The search for the lost treasure continues in this second half as our cast members take by sea, land, and sky to hunt down the four elements. Their journey will take them to Melbourne, where new surprises await them—and it’s also where the earth goddess takes some time to munch... More »

Drama Recaps
Age of Feeling: Episode 19
by | March 20, 2014 | 50 Comments
Friends become enemies in the blink of an eye as the turf warfare escalates to familiar heights, with the gold standard for solving problems being the tried-and-true method of setting up a duel for any day that isn’t today… and then taking up all the time left before the scheduled... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Chinese version of Grandpas Over Flowers gets green light
by | March 20, 2014 | 50 Comments
Chinese Grandpas Over Flowers fans, rejoice – tvN’s popular entertainment programs (the Grandpas and the Noonas) are being remade for Chinese television. CJ E&M, the huge conglomerate behind cable channel tvN, has entered into a strategic alliance with Dragon TV to bring the hit variety shows, adapted with Chinese stars,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Sang-joong faces off with Kim Myung-min in A New Leaf
by | March 20, 2014 | 40 Comments
Kim Myung-min (King of Dramas) has indeed confirmed his new drama role in A New Leaf, and the show has lined up another charismatic lead to act alongside him in casting Kim Sang-joong (The Chaser, Gold Rainbow, City Hunter). Woohoo. Now this should make for a pretty great duo. Kim... More »