Drama Recaps
Liar Game: Episode 10
by | November 20, 2014 | 220 Comments
This is a really dense episode, packed with character revelations and plot twists that are actually revelatory and truthfully twisty, and even though it calls for every ounce of attention you can dedicate to it, it doesn’t fail to reward you for time well spent. So much happens this hour... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 3
by | November 19, 2014 | 98 Comments
It’s another zippy episode that sets the stage for our characters to find their calling in life, and takes us from the teen years into young adulthood, and off the island into the big city. For our heroine, chasing her dream means coming to grips with the mother she’s idolized... More »


Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 10
by | November 19, 2014 | 88 Comments
Things just don’t get any easier for our little Sales Team 3, do they? Chief Park seems like the monkey wrench that’s trying to tear everyone apart, but the mystery lies in exactly how he’s doing it (much less why). In order to find out, Chief Oh has to play... More »


Drama Casting & News
Candy grows up for cable’s Miss Mamma Mia
by | November 19, 2014 | 13 Comments
And cable keeps churning them out. This time it’s the cable station KBS N, which has just announced the main lineup for its upcoming romance drama Miss Mamma Mia, starting with Kang Byul (Mandate of Heaven, Kim Suro) as the lead. The drama’s about a young single mother raising a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Valid Love’s cozy threesome posters
by | November 19, 2014 | 65 Comments
It looks like three won’t be a crowd for this drama, at least based on the story the posters are telling me. Here’s a whole batch of posters, stills, and teasers for tvN’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Valid Love, starring Lee Shi-young as a woman who loves both her husband Uhm... More »


Drama Recaps
Liar Game: Episode 9
by | November 19, 2014 | 124 Comments
A hero without confidence is a scary, scary thing, especially when he’s the only one even remotely capable of stopping a villain that’s as deviously bent on spreading anarchy and chaos as Kang Do-young. At least our heroine does an admirable job at filling the void left by Woo-jin’s wounded... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 12
by | November 18, 2014 | 70 Comments
With old problems finding resolution, we open the door for new goals and new directions, though what remains is still one of the things I like best about the show, is that the characters stick around to guide each other along. Of course, all that serious personal growth doesn’t mean... More »


Drama Recaps
Modern Farmer: Episode 10
by | November 18, 2014 | 71 Comments
Some fences are mended, but at the expense of others, as the romantic feelings continue to circle around with nowhere to land. But it’s not all about love when it comes to hurt feelings, as some of the parents in Hadurok-ri discover when their children get a chance to say... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dr. Frost hopes for another adaptation success story
by | November 18, 2014 | 21 Comments
OCN is getting ready to launch Dr. Frost, its webtoon-adapted psychological procedural drama that just held its press conference on November 18, where the cast talked about its expectations and character descriptions. The drama stars Song Chang-eui as the frosty-haired (and frosty-hearted?) lead character who teaches psychology, tends bar, and... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Hwang Jung-min and Kang Dong-won team up in revenge thriller
by | November 18, 2014 | 32 Comments
Well you know I’m always a happy camper when there’s no end in sight to Kang Dong-won’s steady stream of projects. He’s had a pretty strong showing on the big screen this past year with the melodrama Dugeun Dugeun My Heart and the historical action film Kundo: Age of the... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 11
by | November 17, 2014 | 81 Comments
Ah, get your hearts ready for warming. It’s a great episode for friendship and growing up, and well-paced in the way it guides several of our main characters on their individual paths of growth so that they dovetail nicely. It’s a nice way to depict the interconnectedness of these lives,... More »