Chungmuro/Film News
Lineup secured for action comedy Steal a Top Star
by | November 21, 2014 | 8 Comments
Oh Chang-seok, Kim Jung-heon I admit that I only paused to read this story because the movie’s title caught my eye — Mission: Steal a Top Star — but hey, it’s a good title. It’s the kind of thing that tells you right away what to expect, while also making... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #370
by | November 21, 2014 | 302 Comments
  Akdong Musician – “시간과 낙엽” (Time and fallen leaves) [ Download ] Open Thread #369 Open Thread #368 Open Thread #367 Open Thread #366 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
King’s Face: Episode 1
by | November 21, 2014 | 46 Comments
What a solid and stylish premiere for King’s Face, KBS’s latest addition to the sparse Wednesday-Thursday lineup. With solid directing and an intriguing setup based on the idea that you can judge a book by its cover, there’s no shortage of conflict to mine here and plenty of promise for... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 4
by | November 20, 2014 | 181 Comments
Okay, I seriously love this episode. I swear it’s not even because our hero finally gets a makeover (even though that’s worth a round of applause in and of itself—fare thee well, Mop of Shame!), but because the family stuff hits all the right chords. It’s an episode about fathers,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Min Hyo-rin headlines Mnet music drama
by | November 20, 2014 | 13 Comments
Cable network Mnet’s upcoming music drama Persevere Gu Hae-ra has lined up its main cast, following the initial casting of supporting players earlier in the week. Singer-turned actress Min Hyo-rin (Gone With the Wind) has signed on to headline, and will be returning to her first drama since 2011’s Romance... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cameras begin rolling on SBS’s Punch
by | November 20, 2014 | 20 Comments
Ah, finally: The first stills have started to trickle out from the production of Punch, SBS’s upcoming thriller from the writer of The Chaser and Empire of Gold, which began filming on November 11. And my, am I glad to see Kim Rae-won back in dramas, looking so sharp that... More »


Drama Recaps
Liar Game: Episode 10
by | November 20, 2014 | 249 Comments
This is a really dense episode, packed with character revelations and plot twists that are actually revelatory and truthfully twisty, and even though it calls for every ounce of attention you can dedicate to it, it doesn’t fail to reward you for time well spent. So much happens this hour... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 3
by | November 19, 2014 | 100 Comments
It’s another zippy episode that sets the stage for our characters to find their calling in life, and takes us from the teen years into young adulthood, and off the island into the big city. For our heroine, chasing her dream means coming to grips with the mother she’s idolized... More »


Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 10
by | November 19, 2014 | 89 Comments
Things just don’t get any easier for our little Sales Team 3, do they? Chief Park seems like the monkey wrench that’s trying to tear everyone apart, but the mystery lies in exactly how he’s doing it (much less why). In order to find out, Chief Oh has to play... More »


Drama Casting & News
Candy grows up for cable’s Miss Mamma Mia
by | November 19, 2014 | 13 Comments
And cable keeps churning them out. This time it’s the cable station KBS N, which has just announced the main lineup for its upcoming romance drama Miss Mamma Mia, starting with Kang Byul (Mandate of Heaven, Kim Suro) as the lead. The drama’s about a young single mother raising a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Valid Love’s cozy threesome posters
by | November 19, 2014 | 68 Comments
It looks like three won’t be a crowd for this drama, at least based on the story the posters are telling me. Here’s a whole batch of posters, stills, and teasers for tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Valid Love, starring Lee Shi-young as a woman who loves both her husband Uhm... More »