Drama Recaps
Modern Farmer: Episode 3
by | October 26, 2014 | 53 Comments
Love is in the air, along with a few other things like suspicion, sabotage, and revenge. We meet a few more characters, and at least one mystery woman, as the guys start to settle into village life. But of course it won’t be easy, and Min-ki and his bandmates are... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #25
by | October 26, 2014 | 61 Comments
For this podcast, we wanted to take our time to talk about the dramas in a little more length, rather than trying to get through a long list all at once. Basically, once you get us started, we just keep talking forever. You are warned!   Podcast #25 Running time:... More »


Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 3
by | October 26, 2014 | 121 Comments
Hey guys, I’m just filling in for today, but I’m happy to pick up an episode of Misaeng, which is fast becoming one of my favorite shows of the year. It’s clear now why the original webtoon is so beloved—this show takes the most mundane minutiae of office life and... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Three Meals a Day: Episode 2
by | October 25, 2014 | 25 Comments
girlfriday: I think we forgot to get something across in our last recap for this show — basically, that it’s hilariously boring. It’s a show in which nothing happens, but is strangely funny because of the meta relationship between Na PD and Seojinnie. javabeans: Oh lol, was that not apparent... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 25, 2014
by | October 25, 2014 | 62 Comments
Kim Haneul (Gentleman’s Dignity) may be heading to China: She’s in negotiations to lead a joint Chinese-Korean film called Making Family. (That’s not a translation, but the actual Engrish title — cringe.) If Kim takes the role, she’ll be paired with Chinese actor Aarif Rahman (One Night Surprise, Cold War).... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Honestly great [Liar Game]
by | October 25, 2014 | 35 Comments
Another week, another manga turned J-drama turned K-drama. If this becomes a trend I don’t think I’ll be one to complain, especially if the quality stays this good. What’s not to love about a great story with some fresh twists, solid directing, and a well-chosen cast? Like Nodame Cantabile, I... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Joo-won’s ugly duckling transformation in Fashion King
by | October 24, 2014 | 54 Comments
I’m pretty sure this movie is going to be one big crock o’ crazy, but I’m planning to watch it for the visual shock alone. Will you get a load of Joo-won? It’s a little hard to adjust when I’m already so used to seeing him as a very poised... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 217
by | October 24, 2014 | 34 Comments
This week, a new boss is here to raise hell in this tiny town, where two crews will face off in a Death Bingo Race. Our cast discovers an angelic side to the men who have played some of the scariest roles in film, which instantly disappears the moment mud,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Song Ha-yoon cast as Sweden Laundry’s problem-solving psychic
by | October 24, 2014 | 9 Comments
Cable drama Sweden Laundry now has a leading lady, having just cast Song Ha-yoon (formerly known as Kim Byul, of The Informant and Reset) as its heroine. I quite like her and always wanted her to act more (I thought she would break out after a promising start, but her... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #366
by | October 24, 2014 | 306 Comments
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Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Eun-hye and Park Shi-hoo courted for romance melodrama
by | October 24, 2014 | 146 Comments
A new Korean-Chinese-Japanese co-production film is in the works — a romance melodrama called After Love — and offers are currently out to Yoon Eun-hye (Mi-rae’s Choice) and Park Shi-hoo (Alice in Cheongdam-dong) to costar. Both actors are considering for now, but prospects look favorable that they’ll sign on. All... More »