Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 16
by | November 13, 2014 | 36 Comments
Despite being thrown into what seemed like a pit of quicksand leading straight to hell, our hero digs deep to solve the impossible problem, and to keep his soul while doing it. It’s a tall order, and one that nobody expects him to achieve, but while we know to keep... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Yumi’s fall from high society in Maids
by | November 13, 2014 | 29 Comments
Teasers are out for cable network JTBC’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Maids, the Joseon-era upstairs-downstairs series about servants and the aristocracy they work for. Jung Yumi (Mother’s Garden) stars as a beautiful young noblewoman with the attention of the best and brightest of young men, but one day her family is... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 1
by | November 12, 2014 | 102 Comments
SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Pinocchio—the latest project from the writer-director team behind I Hear Your Voice—premiered today, and in keeping with their style, the show is sweet and light with a touch of idealism and heartbreak. I’ve always liked this writer’s very earnest approach, even if it’s not the most... More »


Drama Recaps
Liar Game: Episode 7
by | November 12, 2014 | 129 Comments
It’s a new week, which means a new round to entice our characters to sell their souls for sweet, sweet dollar bills. We even get an extra dash of intrigue and amusement when everyone’s favorite debt collector gets to participate in the actual game instead of being relegated to the... More »


Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 8
by | November 12, 2014 | 104 Comments
Sometimes being a leader requires sacrifice, and Chief Oh faces his Scylla and Charibdys as he’s forced to choose what is more important to him: his integrity or his team. As for our newbies, we learn who Young-yi’s mysterious caller is, and Baek-ki’s finally loses his patience for being constantly... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jo Jung-seok offered leading role in newsroom thriller
by | November 12, 2014 | 17 Comments
How much do I love that Jo Jung-seok (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin) has worked his way up to being a comedic AND dramatic leading man? It doesn’t feel so long ago that he was just Lee Je-hoon’s unforgettable best friend in Introduction to Architecture, and now he’s headlining movies... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh snap! A king’s face
by | November 12, 2014 | 32 Comments
Well, it’s not much in the way of a poster (so many sageuks have generically similar posters—well, so many dramas have generically similar posters) but I suppose they’re pretty. Or maybe it’s that Seo In-gook, playing Prince (and later King) Gwanghae, is pretty. He’ll join the tragic father-son pairings dotting... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 10
by | November 11, 2014 | 96 Comments
Lots of satisfying moments in this episode, with the gang reunited and ready to make music together. With new goals come new challenges, and it’s Nae-il’s turn to buck up and challenge herself to grow, even if the process is uncomfortable. It’s gratifying to see the effort these characters put... More »


Drama Recaps
Modern Farmer: Episode 8
by | November 11, 2014 | 89 Comments
I’m pretty sure nobody in the entire town of Hadurok-ri makes it out of this episode uninjured, as they take on thieves, inanimate objects, and even Nature itself. But several citizens also manage to make forward strides in the relationship department — some of them risking life and limb to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Shi-young breaks hearts in Valid Love
by | November 11, 2014 | 79 Comments
I was starting to worry that this drama wasn’t going to make broadcast from the scant promo and lack of news on the subject, but we finally get a peek at tvN’s next Monday-Tuesday drama Valid Love. The new drama from writer Kim Do-woo (My Name Is Kim Sam-soon) and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Seo-joon courted for MBC drama Kill Me, Heal Me
by | November 11, 2014 | 41 Comments
So it looks like MBC is going ahead with Kill Me, Heal Me as their next Wednesday-Thursday drama in the new year. This is the other drama with a hero who has a split-personality (I knooooow, of all the trends), that Hyun Bin got into a media scuffle with over... More »