Drama Recaps
Discovery of Romance: Episode 14
by | October 3, 2014 | 156 Comments
There’s no use in hiding feelings anymore. Everyone is caught up, and everything is out in the open. Through an emotional mess of revelations and confrontations, the members of our love triangle take some significant steps and missteps to assert what their hearts want. Though it may seem like a... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
2014 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 2, 2014 | 57 Comments
It’s red carpet season! I both love and hate awards/festival season (fall-winter, mostly) because on one hand, it’s never a burden to look at scores of beautiful people strutting a formal event looking (mostly) their best, but on the other, these posts can be massive and a pain to compile.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Misaeng’s posters bring webtoon characters to life
by | October 2, 2014 | 24 Comments
Here’s a set of drama posters you don’t see every day. The new tvN workplace drama Misaeng (Incomplete Life) is an adaptation of a beloved webtoon with a huge following, and the show commissioned the original creator (writer and artist) Yoon Tae-ho to design the drama’s posters. Each of the... More »


Drama Recaps
My Secret Hotel: Episode 11
by | October 2, 2014 | 25 Comments
Now that Sang-hyo’s made her decision, Hae-young struggles to come to terms with what it means for her to officially be dating Sung-gyum, and if it’s even possible for him to actually let her go from his life. In the midst of all the emotion, however, the mystery takes a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Shin Ha-kyun to star in young-again fantasy drama Mr. Baek
by | October 2, 2014 | 32 Comments
Huh, this is an interesting casting direction. The young-again grandpa body-swap comedy Mr. Baek has now found a home at MBC, and the series must’ve gone through some significant changes since we first heard about it. Namely, the hero casting trajectory went: Ji Chang-wook, Kim Nam-gil (who turned the project... More »


Drama Casting & News
Liar Game’s naive heroine, shrewd lifeline, and mysterious gamemaster
by | October 2, 2014 | 50 Comments
Here we have our first teaser for tvN’s remake of Japanese drama Liar Game, which, in the way of all tvN previews, is short but stylish. It’s more of a conceptual teaser than a plot-based one, but gets across the premise neatly: There’s a game involving money that requires you... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 9
by | October 1, 2014 | 46 Comments
girlfriday: This episode begins with an ominous tone, introducing each of the boys as “informants,” which must be a meta reference to Yeon-seok’s latest movie. javabeans: Oh right, we pick up after that night out at the club—and from their reactions (“He said that? I told him not to tell”),... More »


Drama Casting & News
2014 Korea Drama Awards
by | October 1, 2014 | 189 Comments
The Korea Drama Awards (part of the two-week Korea Drama Festival that kicked off today) isn’t one of the bigger award ceremonies around, but being that it’s drama-focused and inclusive of both broadcast and cable programs, it’s worth a look—even if the winners list does seem rather scattershot. The awards... More »


Drama Casting & News
Birth of a Beauty adds Wang Ji-hye, Han Sang-jin
by | October 1, 2014 | 11 Comments
With its leads in place, new SBS weekend drama Birth of a Beauty is starting to line up the rest of its cast, beginning with Wang Ji-hye, who’s making a return to weekends not long after her last drama Hotel King, and Han Sang-jin, who was last in the revenge... More »


Drama Recaps
Discovery of Romance: Episode 13
by | October 1, 2014 | 137 Comments
This episode is all about which is more important, your actions or what’s in your heart. Tae-ha and Yeo-reum both struggle with this, as they deny their feelings and assure everyone that things are fine and there’s nothing to worry about, just because they haven’t acted on their emotions. Can... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD whips up cooking variety program with Lee Seo-jin, Taecyeon
by | October 1, 2014 | 69 Comments
This is hilarious. When it was first announced that Na PD (Na Young-seok of Grandpas, Noonas, and Youths Over Flowers) was planning a new variety program with everyone’s favorite reluctant luggage boy, Lee Seo-jin, we joked that he should just make it a cooking show. After all, he poked so... More »