Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Stargazer [Angel Eyes]
by | April 13, 2014 | 83 Comments
I’m feeling very self-congratulatory this week because I actually watched a weekend drama for once. I’m glad I did because Angel Eyes certainly doesn’t feel like typical weekend fare, and I think it’s going to be more akin to what we’re used to seeing on weeknights (it’s even rumored to... More »


Drama Recaps
Full Sun: Episode 16 (Final)
by | April 13, 2014 | 32 Comments
What a ride Full Sun has been over the past eight weeks, and now that we’re at the finish, I would say that I don’t regret the choice for a moment. Sure there was pain (and I mean lots of pain) and the show sought to wring tears out of... More »


Drama Recaps
Sly and Single Again: Episode 13
by | April 13, 2014 | 55 Comments
Jung-woo continues to pull out all the stops to convince Ae-ra how much he likes her, and there’s a good chance that all his cute (and adorably clumsy!) attempts at affection might actually be working. Even so, Ae-ra continues to rebuff him — but not as much as she rebuffs... More »


Drama Recaps
Gap-dong: Episode 2
by | April 12, 2014 | 40 Comments
Gap-dong turned in another solid episode, full of shady characters and tension between its good-guy protagonists—although I’m a little wary of calling our assy chief detective Chul-gon a full-on protagonist just yet. With our main characters’ storylines established, this episode gave us a chance to see more of the secondary... More »


Drama Recaps
Full Sun: Episode 15
by | April 12, 2014 | 22 Comments
I’m back for Full Sun’s finale week (albeit late), and this show doesn’t let up in the slightest even after everyone knows the truth. In fact, that should give us more reason to be on our toes and maybe even a little scared, especially when our hero is armed and... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Talking dramas in Boston
by | April 12, 2014 | 53 Comments
girlfriday: So we went to Harvard last weekend. We should probably tell people about that. javabeans: Yes, good idea. As we announced, we were invited by the Harvard-Radcliffe Asian American Association to talk at an event in their speaker series, and they gave us the loose parameters of talking about... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
First posters and trailer for Crying Man
by | April 12, 2014 | 37 Comments
From gentleman to killer — Jang Dong-gun (A Gentleman’s Dignity) stars in the upcoming movie Crying Man as a professional assassin who makes a fatal mistake. When the mob/crime organization/bad guys contact him to correct his error and carry out one last hit, Kim Min-hee (Temperature of Love) is the... More »


Drama Recaps
Gap-dong: Episode 1
by | April 11, 2014 | 65 Comments
I’m up to my neck in premieres! Today is Gap-dong’s turn, and we get a jam-packed hour of tension and mystery. Or rather, seventy minutes of it, since tvN cannot for the life of it exercise restraint or appreciate the beauty of a tight edit. (Seriously, I do tend to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bae Soo-bin, Lee Yoon-ji in angsty drama special That Love
by | April 11, 2014 | 44 Comments
Bae Soo-bin (Secret, 49 Days) and Lee Yoon-ji (King’s Family, The Great Seer) star in an upcoming KBS2 drama special called That Love (or That Kind of Love). The drama short, directed by Cha Young-hoon (Shark, Gaksital) and written by Lee Joo-yeon, is about the ill-fated love between a convict... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kwon Sang-woo turns private eye for new movie
by | April 11, 2014 | 14 Comments
Kwon Sang-woo (Medical Top Team, Yawang) has confirmed his next project, which will take him back to the big screen for a mystery-crime movie titled Private Investigator. In it, the hero is a book rental shop owner with a passion for mystery novels who used to dream of being a... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #338
by | April 11, 2014 | 283 Comments
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