Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kids will be kids on Youths Over Flowers
by | July 14, 2014 | 38 Comments
Both the casts of Na PD’s next travel variety show Youths Over Flowers have returned from their trips, looking every bit the eager tourists, decked out in clothes from the countries they just visited. I wish I could say they also looked cool while doing so, but that would be... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon-ah out of Nodame Cantabile remake
by | July 14, 2014 | 285 Comments
The internet has spoken: Yoon-ah will not be taking the lead role in the Korean adaptation of Nodame Cantabile, which by the way is operating under the working title Cantabile Romance. (I suppose it makes sense, since Nodame is the Japanese character’s name and will probably change for a Korean... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Cursing in the streets [High School King of Savvy]
by | July 13, 2014 | 19 Comments
It’s official; that overwhelming sensation of having too many compelling dramas to watch has finally returned. I’m pretty sure that’s a good thing, although my pasty white skin probably thinks I need to spend a little more time outside. High School Kind of Savvy is hardly reinventing the wheel, but... More »


Celebrity News
Kang Haneul: Reinventing himself into leading man
by | July 13, 2014 | 56 Comments
He’s definitely on fire: Kang Haneul, who began the year with a short but lauded appearance on Angel Eyes, has been cast as the lead in no less than four — yes, four — movies in 2014. Originally a musical theater actor, his breakthrough small screen performance was in last... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Why do dramas do that?
by | July 13, 2014 | 140 Comments
girlfriday: Guess who’s gonna be at KCON this year? javabeans: You get three guesses and the first two don’t count, considering we already totally let the cat out the bag. girlfriday: Yeah not us. I meant PUPPY! javabeans: Oh right. Although, Seung-gi isn’t on the concert list, so what’s he... More »


Drama Recaps
Trot Lovers: Episode 6
by | July 12, 2014 | 54 Comments
Chun-hee begins her ascent as a popular and beloved trot singer, while Soo-in looks into the face of what her future may be: namely, becoming as conniving as her mother in order to survive. Everyone seems to have some mommy issues, though — the memories of her mother cause Chun-hee... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee El to play Lee Byung-heon’s love in Insiders
by | July 12, 2014 | 14 Comments
Congrats to Lee El (birth name: Kim Ji-hyun) for scoring the part of love interest to veteran actor Lee Byung-heon in the upcoming movie Insiders. The actress has had smaller parts in dramas (Mother’s Garden, Level 7 Civil Servant) and movies (Masquerade, Pacemaker), but this was a coveted role and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Secret Door casts Wang Bit-na as legendary gisaeng
by | July 12, 2014 | 15 Comments
Secret Door continues its round of awesome casting, assigning Wang Bit-na (Can Love Become Money, Kim Suro) the role of famed Joseon-era gisaeng, Woon Shim. The 24-episode sageuk will focus on the 18th-century conflict between father King Yeongjo, who wielded immense power during his reign, and son, Crown Prince Sado,... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 203
by | July 12, 2014 | 45 Comments
Our cast tries to recover their lost memories in an all-day tour race in this second half. Little do they know that what they’ve all forgotten is remembered(ish) by someone among them and that person is out for a little payback. But I guess when you’re busy seeing, eating, and... More »


Drama Recaps
Fated To Love You: Episode 4
by | July 11, 2014 | 115 Comments
Our unintentional couple faces a life-changing decision that takes them (and us) for one hell of a ride in a densely packed hour filled with so much heart it’s bursting at the seams. But never fear—even with all the heavy issues at play, we haven’t yet tripped and stumbled into... More »


Drama Recaps
High School King of Savvy: Episode 8
by | July 11, 2014 | 170 Comments
Be warned, there are a lot of feelings this episode. Soo-young struggles to put aside one director while coming to terms with the affection of the second, while Min-seok tries to keep his emotions bottled up to avoid becoming a burden to the woman he likes. His coping mechanisms don’t... More »