Drama Casting & News
Secret Door reveals its king and romantic killer
by | August 26, 2014 | 45 Comments
I am pretty pumped up about SBS’s upcoming historical drama Secret Door, half because that the cast is amazing, and half because it’s a gruesomely fascinating slice of history rife with pathos and emotion—and a heckuva mystery, as nobody has the definitive explanation for what caused Crown Prince Sado (played... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS full steam ahead with King’s Face, casts Jo Yoon-hee to star
by | August 26, 2014 | 28 Comments
Recent controversy doesn’t seem to have derailed KBS, accusations of plagiarism and lawsuits be damned. On August 25, producers of the 2013 movie The Face Reader filed for an injunction against KBS for their unauthorized drama remake The King’s Face, alleging that KBS met with them to make the drama,... More »


Drama Recaps
Three Musketeers: Episode 2
by | August 25, 2014 | 72 Comments
The setup is complete, and now we begin the journey of initiating Dal-hyang into the group of musketeers, mostly by throwing him off the deep end and figuring he’ll work it out. This episode delivers more action and wry humor, and also shines a light (albeit a tiny, brief one)... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Pants-dropping highs and bickering lows in My Love My Bride
by | August 25, 2014 | 27 Comments
Gah, I can’t wait for this movie to come out. Jo Jung-seok (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin) and Shin Mina (Arang and the Magistrate) are getting hitched this fall in the romantic comedy My Love My Bride, a remake of the 1990 movie starring Choi Jin-shil and Park Joong-hoon. They... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Seon-kyun gets angry for new movie role
by | August 25, 2014 | 9 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun is lining up his next project after enjoying a successful run with his action thriller A Hard Day earlier this year, and this time takes on the titular character in Angry Lawyer. Okay, so that title doesn’t sound the most exciting, but at least the premise seems promising:... More »


Drama Casting & News
Face Reader producers file injunction against KBS for King’s Face
by | August 25, 2014 | 19 Comments
It’s possible we won’t be seeing The King’s Face on KBS this fall, as originally planned. The drama adaptation of the 2013 film The Face Reader was scheduled to air in November and was courting Seo In-gook to headline. But on August 25, The Face Reader’s production company, Jupiter Film,... More »


Drama Recaps
Marriage Not Dating: Episode 16 (Final)
by | August 24, 2014 | 116 Comments
Marriage Not Dating wraps up in a satisfying and poetic way, bringing us back full circle to remind us why we’ve all loved this couple so much. They stay true to themselves as the show manages to tie up all the loose ends nicely, leaving me feeling like everyone gets... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Park Shin-yang tackles daddy duties in new film
by | August 24, 2014 | 8 Comments
After turning down the lead in the upcoming KBS drama Iron Man, signs point to Park Shin-yang (Sign, Painter of the Wind) harking back to his acting days of yore. After a two-year hiatus from the big screen (his last movie was Man on the Edge), he’s agreed to take... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Mysterious [My Secret Hotel]
by | August 24, 2014 | 17 Comments
As far as I’m concerned Queen In-hyun’s man and Nine: Nine Time travels were two of the most memorable dramas from the last couple years, so I was pretty excited to see tvN bringing back Yoo Inna and Lee Jin-wook this week, albeit in two different shows. It’s hard to... More »


Drama Recaps
It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 10
by | August 23, 2014 | 112 Comments
This is one complicated couple, and not just because one of them sees imaginary people and invents entire lives for them. Hae-soo may be new to understanding relationships, but she isn’t new to understanding people—or so you’d think. Even with her fly-by-night ability to read the intentions of the man... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: No pain, no gain
by | August 23, 2014 | 216 Comments
girlfriday: I feel a little bit like a slacker these days, only recapping half a show. It’s probably the lightest load I’ve had since I started recapping. I’m watching everything under the sun, I swear, just haven’t found something that grabs me. javabeans: That’s the nature of following dramaland in... More »