Drama Casting & News
Surplus Princess cut down to 10 episodes
by | September 26, 2014 | 129 Comments
Sad news for fans of Surplus Princess: The silly tvN comedy about a mermaid who joins the human realm to find love has just gotten a cut-down in episode count. Planned for 14 episodes originally, it’ll now end with 10 instead, wrapping up its run early next month. That’s a... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #24
by | September 25, 2014 | 35 Comments
There’s a lot of ground to cover in this podcast, so let’s get right to it! (Note: We recorded it about a week ago, so references to new shows may be a little less new than they were when we made them!)   Podcast #24 Running time: 1:08:57 In which... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Kye-sang and Han Ye-ri courted for Dramatic Night
by | September 25, 2014 | 14 Comments
At first I thought this was an unusual pairing, but then I learned Yoon Kye-sang (Full Sun, High Kick 3) and Han Ye-ri (mostly a film actress, last in Sea Fog and Kundo: Age of the Rampant) are represented by the same agency, and the news made more sense. The... More »


Drama Recaps
My Secret Hotel: Episode 9
by | September 25, 2014 | 53 Comments
Sung-gyum discovers that Hae-young isn’t just a part of Sang-hyo’s past, but her present, too. He’s not about to give up pursuing her, though — and neither is Hae-young, who’s ready to redeem himself from his past mistakes. We finally learn what happened in Las Vegas seven years ago that... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Jung-hwa returns to big screen in body-swap comedy
by | September 25, 2014 | 27 Comments
I don’t know if it counts as a body-swap plot if it’s technically your own life lived twice, but there’s not much else you can call a story about waking up a completely different person. Uhm Jung-hwa (Witch’s Romance) is returning to the big screen in the comedy Wonderful Nightmare,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cantabile Tomorrow’s light, sentimental first teaser
by | September 25, 2014 | 94 Comments
The first teaser’s out for Cantabile Tomorrow, and I’m liking what I see. It’s not overtly funny, but has a light, sensitive touch (inasmuch as we can judge in thirty seconds), and the tone, cinematography, and use of music—Mendelssohn’s 4th—is really working for me. In the trailer, Joo-won says in... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 8
by | September 24, 2014 | 45 Comments
javabeans: We’re back in Laos! You know, that blue-screened intro is funnier now that I saw what it took to get that footage. (Which, by the way, I watched about fifty times over the past week.) girlfriday: Yes, she turned it into a clip and sent it to me, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Baek Sung-hyun headlines romantic comedy web drama
by | September 24, 2014 | 19 Comments
Baek Sung-hyun (IRIS 2) will be pulling double duty online next month, as he’ll be starring in two web dramas set to premiere around the same time. He was recently cast in the upcoming web series Love Cells, where he’ll play a top idol; he’s now been cast to headline... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seo In-gook and Jo Yoon-hee confirm King’s Face
by | September 24, 2014 | 30 Comments
I half-expected this drama never to see the light of day, but then again, controversy doesn’t seem to stop most broadcasters from airing content and dealing with the fallout later. In the case of KBS’s fusion sageuk The King’s Face, the drama has been embroiled in plagiarism controversy since late... More »


Drama Recaps
Discovery of Romance: Episode 11
by | September 24, 2014 | 131 Comments
Tae-ha goes on a downward emotional spiral, as it hits him that he and Yeo-reum are really over. He can’t help but watch over her, even though it only makes him more miserable, and he’s starting to withdraw in a way that makes me worry for him. But it looks... More »


Drama Casting & News
Uhm Tae-woong gets a little bro in Valid Love
by | September 24, 2014 | 10 Comments
Valid Love’s launch may have been delayed in favor of another drama (the remake of Liar Game) but the upcoming tvN drama from My Name Is Kim Sam-soon and What’s Up Fox’s writer is still busily proceeding with pre-production: It has added Park Jung-min (You’re All Surrounded) to its cast,... More »