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Odds and Ends: Fishing for reality
by | January 25, 2015 | 196 Comments
girlfriday: So how about that premiere of Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village? javabeans: It’s crazy that it hit nearly 10% ratings in the first episode. That’s NUTS. girlfriday: Yeah it’s kind of crazy, but that series is one of the most successful shows on tvN (I mean, starting with... More »


Drama Recaps
Kill Me, Heal Me: Episode 5
by | January 24, 2015 | 156 Comments
Get ready for a softer side of Se-gi this episode, who appears ready to sacrifice any and all shreds of self-respect in order to woo Ri-jin. Is it really a love triangle if two of the competing males are personalities inhabiting the same body? I have no idea, but I’m... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Min-ki and Yeo Jin-gu escape the asylum in Shoot My Heart
by | January 24, 2015 | 34 Comments
Well who’s gonna say no to heartwarming bromance? I was interested when the casting for this movie was first announced, but the teasers and stills are giving it a Miracle of Cell No. 7-vibe that makes me look forward to it all the more. Shoot My Heart is a coming-of-age... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 24, 2015
by | January 24, 2015 | 44 Comments
Jo Yoon-hee (King’s Face) will join Yoo Seung-ho (I Miss You) in his army comeback project Joseon Magician. Yoo stars as a young and gifted magician who falls in love with a Joseon princess (Go Ara) and becomes mired in a conspiracy, while Jo will play his blind sister, a... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 230
by | January 23, 2015 | 42 Comments
Life as a teenager is hard enough, even without the pains and sufferings that come with unrequited young love. So it’s back to school for our cast and guests to sympathize with the hearts of teenage girls everywhere in their heartache. Harboring a secret crush is never easy, but everyone’s... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Yeon-seok to reunite with Han Hyo-joo in period movie
by | January 23, 2015 | 22 Comments
Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994, The Informant) is, happily and sadly, lining up another film as his next project — happily because it’s great his career is booming and keeping him fully booked, but sadly because I want my favorite actors to be in dramaland as much as possible. Films... More »


Drama Casting & News
New Hong sisters drama in planning, Kang So-ra denies casting rumors
by | January 23, 2015 | 202 Comments
Here’s a mini-update on the new drama in the works by the star writing duo the Hong sisters (Hong Jung-eun, Hong Mi-ran), which was announced last fall as a reteaming of the writers with PD Park Hong-kyun, with whom they worked on their zippy metaphor-laden screwball rom-com Best Love. (His... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #379
by | January 23, 2015 | 1,083 Comments
  Jang Giha and the Faces – “사람의 마음” (A person’s heart) [ Download ] Open Thread #378 Open Thread #377 Open Thread #376 Open Thread #375 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon Doo-joon headlines Let’s Eat 2 with whole new cast
by | January 23, 2015 | 82 Comments
ARGH. *flips table* They went and did it — the one thing I didn’t want them to do. Food-o-mercial cable drama Let’s Eat is returning to tvN this spring for a second season, and against all reason, they’ve signed on Yoon Doo-joon but no one else from the original cast.... More »


Drama Recaps
Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 2
by | January 22, 2015 | 136 Comments
With our basic setup in place, the kidnapping mystery takes over and further entangles our characters in a dangerous investigation. But given that a certain damsel in distress is what brings out our hero’s, well, inner hero, a little danger is actually a good thing. And even though they’re just... More »


Drama Recaps
Punch: Episode 11
by | January 22, 2015 | 38 Comments
A carefully laid trap is sprung this episode, giving our good(-ish) guys a much-needed boost to continue fighting the good(-ish) fight. It’s all gray areas when it comes to these characters, and trying to figure out which shade of grey they represent is about as useless an endeavor as nailing... More »