Drama Casting & News
Lee Jong-seok and Park Shin-hye courted for Pinocchio
by | August 21, 2014 | 152 Comments
Okay, this is one reunion I’m rooting for in dramaland: Lee Jong-seok is considering a reunion with the PD-writer team behind I Hear Your Voice, for their new fall drama Pinocchio. It might actually wash out the part of my brain that went mushy trying to hold onto some semblance... More »


Drama Recaps
Fated To Love You: Episode 15
by | August 20, 2014 | 116 Comments
Gun will need to be quite the sleuth if he doesn’t want anyone else catching onto the idea about his lingering feelings for the woman he once sent away. Now that he’s clued into the notion that Mi-young is no longer the same woman who fell in love with him... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 17
by | August 20, 2014 | 57 Comments
There’s a Korean saying that suits practically every hero and heroine known to dramaland, which is mountain after mountain. As in, you exert all this energy into climbing one huge mountain of pain and effort, only to find at its peak that there’s a whole freaking other mountain hiding behind... More »


Drama Casting & News
Han Jung-soo cast as Iron Man’s loyal bodyguard
by | August 20, 2014 | 42 Comments
Why does a man covered in knives need a bodyguard, you might ask? It’s a good question. Maybe he’s not so good at controlling his new knife-sprouting abilities and needs a babysitter? Han Jung-soo has joined the cast of KBS’s new supernatural drama Iron Man, where he’ll play Lee Dong-wook’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Discovery of Romance: Episode 1
by | August 20, 2014 | 113 Comments
So fun! The premiere episode of Discovery of Romance really delivers, in just about every area you want a good rom-com to deliver: great leads with fantastic chemistry, hilarious best friends and witty banter, and no small amount of kissing and skinship (oh, and abs. Lots of abs). If the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Young-ae eyes comeback with sageuk drama (not Dae Jang Geum 2)
by | August 20, 2014 | 32 Comments
Lee Young-ae may finally be making her comeback to dramaland—and to acting in general—and as this news has no relation whatsoever to MBC’s ill-fated Dae Jang Geum 2 project, I’m actually inclined to believe it might happen. Reports are out that Lee Young-ae is in talks to star in a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cantabile Tomorrow has its Masumi character
by | August 19, 2014 | 77 Comments
So the Masumi role isn’t to be left out of the Korean Nodame Cantabile remake, which is good news since I (and many fans, I’m sure) was quite fond of the character who loved the hero unabashedly and often challenged the heroine (in a harmless sort of way) for his... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 3
by | August 19, 2014 | 30 Comments
girlfriday: We catch up to the boys in the aftermath of being abandoned by the entire crew in the middle of the night. Hee-yeol says he saw the letter and expected it to be a gift, and thought to himself, “Young-seokie [Na PD] isn’t such a bad kid.” Then we... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Roaring Currents continues to smash records
by | August 19, 2014 | 69 Comments
Roaring Currents is on its way to breaking every Korean box office record possible. Greatest opening? Check — 680K people went to see it on opening day. Highest mid-week attendance? Yes, the movie handily broke earlier records, with 980K folks seeing it on a weekday. Greatest number of tickets sold... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Sisters, computers, unhappy endings
by | August 19, 2014 | 65 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments. Happy Lemon has an older show on her mind, the description of which makes me laugh (unintentionally?): This is an old drama from late ’90s. It’s the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Solid ensemble gathered for heartwarming family movie Jang-soo Company
by | August 19, 2014 | 10 Comments
Han Ji-min, Jo Jin-woong, Chanyeol Hitmaking film director Kang Je-kyu (Shiri, Taegukgi) has lined up a pretty robust cast for his next movie, which is titled (for now) Jang-soo Company, which sounds like a heartwarming multigenerational relationship drama that revolves around the redevelopment of a small neighborhood store, Jang-soo Mart,... More »