Drama Recaps
A New Leaf: Episode 16 (Final)
by | June 30, 2014 | 37 Comments
We’ve reached the end of Seok-ju’s journey, even if that end came earlier than we might have hoped. Seok-ju continues to fight the good fight even after losing the big case, maturing along the way and strengthening his ties to friends and family. Seok-ju’s memory may yet return, but whether... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Sol Kyung-gu and Yeo Jin-gu courted for war movie
by | June 30, 2014 | 15 Comments
Yay for more projects on Yeo Jin-gu’s horizon. After the dust-up over Fist Fighting, I get an extra sense of satisfaction every time Yeo Jin-gu gets another movie offer. This isn’t a done deal yet, but Sol Kyung-gu (Cold Eyes) and Yeo Jin-gu (Hwa-yi) are considering a war movie called... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sooyoung, Kam Woo-sung a potential match-up for My Spring Days
by | June 30, 2014 | 34 Comments
This is a casting notice I still have to wrap my head around: Girls Generation idol Sooyoung (Dating Agency Cyrano) and Kam Woo-sung (King Geunchogo) are currently in contention to play the leads of MBC’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama My Spring Days. This is the drama about a woman with a... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: The Flu
by | June 29, 2014 | 12 Comments
In anticipation of Jang Hyuk’s return to the small screen this week, it seems only proper to take a look at his work in last year’s big budget event film The Flu, which made only a moderate box office splash as the twentieth highest-grossing film of 2013 while garnering absolutely... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Waikiki Brothers (2001)
by | June 29, 2014 | 5 Comments
Im Soon-rye (surname sometimes romanized Lim or Yim) is quite possibly the most prominent female director in Korean cinema. Since her critically acclaimed first film, Three Friends in 1996, she’s directed six full-length feature films, including one commercially successful mainstream film with Forever the Moment in 2008, as well as... More »


Drama Recaps
High School King of Savvy: Episode 4
by | June 29, 2014 | 86 Comments
Savvy just keeps getting better! In just one hour we see friendships form, rivalries evolve, loyalties realign, and more of the overarching mystery reveal itself. There are even some drunken shenanigans that of course we don’t condone… but are still pretty hilarious. Min-seok may be in over his head, but... More »


Drama Recaps
Trot Lovers: Episode 2
by | June 28, 2014 | 50 Comments
The show continues on its zippy pace as both Chun-hee and Joon-hyun reluctantly realize how vital it is they work together to make Chun-hee a singer. But while Joon-hyun is focused on his bank account, Chun-hee is focused on her family. Hilarious hijinks ensue when Geon-woo and Soo-in finally meet,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Song Seung-heon, Liu Yifei to collaborate in Third Love?
by | June 28, 2014 | 22 Comments
Actor Song Seung-heon (When a Man Loves) and actress Liu Yifei (A Chinese Fairy Tale) are mulling over offers to star together in the upcoming Chinese-Korean joint movie Third Love, which is based on a Chinese bestseller. A rep from Song’s agency confirmed that a proposal had been received and... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Zombie apocalypse
by | June 28, 2014 | 62 Comments
javabeans: Shall we pick more questions from the beanut gallery to start with? girlfriday: Sure. Let’s see… lots of people asked about the World Cup, though I already stopped watching because Korea lost. javabeans: You mean your cute player on the Korean team lost. girlfriday: Yes, poor Son Heung-min! And... More »


Drama Recaps
A New Leaf: Episode 15
by | June 27, 2014 | 22 Comments
Seok-ju’s team has assembled to fight the notorious Cha Yeong Woo Firm, but the funny thing is, he never asked for help, and none of them actually belong there: an angry and misplaced prosecutor, a loyal friend betraying his own firm, and a principled yet unrealistic intern. Somehow, they’ve all... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won, Kim Min-hee rumored for Ant Hell
by | June 27, 2014 | 16 Comments
We’ve got some conflicting news on the upcoming movie Ant Hell, which will be based upon the eponymous and iconic 1999 comic book written by Lee Hyun-se, and directed by the accomplished Lee Myung-se (My Love, My Bride). Some news articles quote a source from the production company, Taewon Entertainment,... More »