Drama Casting & News
New Hong sisters drama in planning, Kang So-ra denies casting rumors
by | January 23, 2015 | 205 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
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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 »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Grandpas Over Flowers plans next season in Jordan
by | January 22, 2015 | 31 Comments
Yay, the halbaes are coming back! It’s been nearly a year since travel variety show Grandpas Over Flowers aired its last trip in March 2014, but rumblings are afoot for a Season 3 headed to tvN this spring. Technically it would be their fourth trip after Paris, Taiwan, and Spain,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Dong-gun turns into Superdaddy for tvN
by | January 22, 2015 | 77 Comments
Hm, so although Lee Dong-gun ended up turning down the current tvN romance Heart to Heart, he’ll now be headlining the drama to follow that: Superdaddy Yeol, based on (what else?) a webtoon of the same name. Also cast is Lee Yuri, who recently took home a Daesang for her... More »


Drama Recaps
Hyde, Jekyll, Me: Episode 1
by | January 21, 2015 | 204 Comments
SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday series Hyde, Jekyll, Me got off to a good start today, with solid character introductions, a mystery, and a touch of whimsy. As expected, it’s the Hyun Bin Show, but he doesn’t disappoint, managing to be funny, grumpy, assy, and swoony all in one episode. I’m pretty... More »


Drama Recaps
Punch: Episode 10
by | January 21, 2015 | 27 Comments
It’s an hour of moves and countermoves, with everyone trying to gain an edge that’ll make their opponents kneel before them. Jung-hwan comes to realize how useless a dying man is perceived in the eyes of society, and sets out to prove them wrong even if he’s having to go... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Hyun-woo to romance Angry Mom Kim Hee-sun
by | January 21, 2015 | 85 Comments
I wonder if this pairing will work, but it’s mostly the premise of this drama that sells me. Now that MBC’s new heartwarming mother-daughter drama Angry Mom has secured Kim Hee-sun (Wonderful Season) and Kim Yoo-jung (Secret Door) to star, the hunt is on for Mom’s leading man. The offer... More »


Drama Recaps
Heart to Heart: Episode 4
by | January 21, 2015 | 136 Comments
This show has gone from “slow and a bit dragging” to “hilarious yet heart-tugging” in the space of one short week, and I’m loving every second of it. It’s been a long time since I laughed this hard, and the humor is so offbeat and quirky that I’m constantly taken... More »