Drama Casting & News
After the Show Ends, romance blooms and “reality” begins
by | June 30, 2016 | 49 Comments
I’ve been intrigued by this new “reality-variety drama” concept ever since I first heard about it, and now we’re just a day away from the premiere of tvN’s After the Show Ends, which purports to be both a drama and reality-type series in one. That sounds contradictory, but I’m looking... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Sung-kyung courted to become Weightlifting Fairy
by | June 30, 2016 | 62 Comments
I honestly have no idea what they’re thinking with this casting. The new youth sports drama Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-ju is a story inspired by Olympic gold medalist weightlifter Jang Mi-ran, and modeled after her personal stories about being a young girl who was shy and awkward and only knew... More »

Drama Recaps
Oh Hae-young Again: Episode 18 (Final)
by | June 29, 2016 | 231 Comments
Do-kyung has learned some very important lessons in his journey, the most important being that happiness is a decision you make, and that every choice has consequences. The choices aren’t necessarily right or wrong, but the decisions you make determine what kind of life you will live. You can choose... More »

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Wanted: Episode 2
by | June 29, 2016 | 17 Comments
Hye-in’s dream for a normal life is forgotten as she invites cameras and the public into her private nightmare. As she prepares for the performance of a lifetime, Hye-in and the production team will need to rely on skill, talent, experience and ratings to complete their missions. Meanwhile, the police... More »

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Doctors: Episode 4
by | June 29, 2016 | 171 Comments
Even after thirteen years, some things don’t change. The present is shaped by the past, and no matter how hard some people try to suppress unwanted memories, the past always seems to be interfering with the present. At times, the things of yesterday can teach us and motivate action, but... More »

Drama Casting & News
Seo In-gook up for MBC rom-com Shopping King Louie
by | June 29, 2016 | 96 Comments
Seo In-gook, Nam Ji-hyun, Yoon Sang-hyun Hee, Shopping King Louie is the new drama that initially courted Yook Sung-jae to headline, and I find it funny that they’ve now cast Seo In-gook (Police Unit 38) in the role, since Yook Sung-jae’s drama debut in Answer Me 1994 had everyone calling... More »

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Dear My Friends: Episode 13
by | June 29, 2016 | 12 Comments
Nan-hee fights to keep the status quo while dealing with her fears, and everyone else struggles with the realization that Hee-ja’s delusional tendencies aren’t just a cute personality quirk but something much more serious. You wouldn’t think this would make for a compelling hour-and-fifteen minutes, but these aunties who have... More »

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Beautiful Gong Shim: Episode 13
by | June 29, 2016 | 49 Comments
The truth is a painful pill to swallow, but it’s a necessary one that elicits relief for some, and torment for others. Everything is not quite out in the open just yet, with only a few trusted or astute individuals aware of all the facts. A secret that’s been buried... More »

Drama Casting & News
Moony eyes on the set of Moonlight Drawn By Clouds
by | June 29, 2016 | 113 Comments
Aw, cute. Here’s our first official peek at KBS’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday series Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, starring Park Bo-gum (Answer Me 1988) and Kim Yoo-jung (Angry Mom) in a youth romance set in Joseon. They look awfully adorable smiling and making moony eyes at each other, and Kim Yoo-jung looks... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Bo-young offered lead in SBS’s Advance
by | June 29, 2016 | 26 Comments
Aha, finally we have movement on Advance, the new drama from the writer of Punch and The Chaser, Park Kyung-soo, which was initially planned for an August launch but got pushed back (its planned timeslot going to Scarlet Heart: Goryeo instead). It’s now courting Lee Bo-young (God’s Gift — 14... More »