Drama Casting & News
2014 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2014 | 198 Comments
Red carpet time! The year-end station awards are upon us, and MBC is up first with their Drama Awards for 2014. MBC isn’t historically known for making a whole lot of sense when it comes to how they hand out trophies at the end of the year, though to be... More »


Drama Casting & News
First stylish teaser for KBS’s Spy
by | December 30, 2014 | 32 Comments
KBS has released its first teaser for its spy drama Spy (aptly, if obviously, named), and it looks pretty slick. It’s pretty short, but hits the essentials: Mom Bae Jong-ok is “an ordinary mother,” son Kim Jaejoong is “an ordinary son,” and the drama tells of “their non-ordinary mother-son relationship.”... More »


Drama Casting & News
Heart to Heart’s blushing romance kicks off this week
by | December 30, 2014 | 46 Comments
I can’t believe January shows are already starting, but the drama machine waits for no one. First up in the new year is Heart to Heart, the new Friday-Saturday romantic comedy headed to tvN. It stars Choi Kang-hee (Level 7 Civil Servant) as a woman who blushes uncontrollably (and therefore... More »


Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 7
by | December 29, 2014 | 141 Comments
Is passive-aggressive Healer not the cutest thing or what? His disguise is both a handy tool and a hindrance, since he’s bound by his secret identity to behave in a certain Bong-soo-like way… which, on the flipside, allows him cover to act blissfully ignorant while getting to be petty and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Let’s Eat shakes up cast lineup for sequel
by | December 29, 2014 | 102 Comments
javabeans: I have some drama news for you, but maybe you should sit down first. So they’re doing a Season 2 of Let’s Eat. girlfriday: Yeah, I know. I’m already on it. Got my bowls of ramyun and my takeout menus at the ready. javabeans: Wait, that’s not all. Season... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
2014 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 6]
by | December 29, 2014 | 220 Comments
And now for the Editors’ Picks, which closes out another Year in Review series (and another year, which hardly seems possible, but apparently time stops for no one, no matter how we beg). As ever, we’re grateful to gummimochi and HeadsNo2 for all their awesome recaps and reviews, whether rain... More »


Drama Recaps
Punch: Episode 4
by | December 28, 2014 | 28 Comments
This show makes me so happy. Well-constructed on every conceivable level, Punch is a show that asks its audience to engage and make of it what we will, ending up on the right side of the divide between being deliberately obfuscatory or just that complex. What at first seemed like... More »


Drama Recaps
Modern Farmer: Episode 20 (Final)
by | December 28, 2014 | 58 Comments
It’s a cute, sweet finale to a cute, sweet show, which is exactly what I expected from a drama that’s been heavily character-driven from the start. Though not all of our questions are answered, we learn enough to know that the boys and their newfound friends and family will be... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Peking Restaurant (1999)
by | December 28, 2014 | 18 Comments
The food created by Chinese immigrants to Korea is a major part of Korean culture, like how American Chinese food has become embedded in American cuisine. A lot of Koreans eat no small amount of jjajangmyeon in their lifetimes; such is the prevalence of this culinary tradition. And, in 1999,... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: December 27, 2014
by | December 27, 2014 | 40 Comments
Im Shi-wan is hot, hot, hot after his appearance in Misaeng; it’s said he’s received nearly 50 scripts and offers and that he’s currently reviewing them all as he vacations in the Philippines with the Misaeng team (now that’s what I call a wrap party!). He’ll likely select a movie... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Joon leads cable drama City of the Sun
by | December 27, 2014 | 40 Comments
Cable station MBC Dramanet is gearing up to air a new 20-episode drama come the new year, titled City of the Sun, and already has managed to sell to both Japan and China. Perhaps we can attribute that to its source material, since the project is based on a novel... More »