Drama Casting & News
Secret Door doles out love, punishment, and tragedy
by | September 9, 2014 | 35 Comments
SBS’s upcoming Secret Door looks so intense and emotional, and I can’t WAIT for it to premiere (two more weeks!). Check out the next two teasers for the sageuk drama about the king who ordered his own son killed, starring Han Seok-kyu as King Yeongjo and Lee Je-hoon as Crown... More »


Drama Recaps
Three Musketeers: Episode 4
by | September 8, 2014 | 72 Comments
Talk about your worst first day on the job ever. Something tells me that Dal-hyang’s about to face a lot of “worst firsts ever,” though, so he may as well get used to this feeling of constant disorientation. It’ll serve him well over the rest of his tenure serving the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Good Doctor producers reteam for Blood
by | September 8, 2014 | 49 Comments
Good Doctor’s writer and director, Park Jae-bum and Kim Min-soo, are reteaming for another project to launch early next year, which is titled Blood. And just as I’m about to joke that the title makes me think of vampires more than doctors, I see that this drama is about vampire... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Soo-hyuk up to play the other man in Valid Love
by | September 8, 2014 | 95 Comments
Valid Love is the new tvN Monday-Tuesday drama from the writer of My Name Is Kim Sam-soon that’s currently courting Uhm Tae-woong and Han Ji-min to play a married couple that hits a rough patch when the wife’s eye wanders. Enter: Lee Soo-hyuk (High School King of Savvy), he of... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 4
by | September 8, 2014 | 72 Comments
The show continues to deliver on the sweet and sad moments, as we learn more about each of our boys and their ladies. More of Kwang-soo and Da-in’s history is revealed, leaving us with more questions than answers. Jin-gu struggles with his desire to tell Se-young about his feelings at... More »


Drama Recaps
It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 14
by | September 7, 2014 | 95 Comments
Get a box of tissues at the ready before you watch this episode, because things have to get worse before they can get better. As years of underlying issues rise to the surface, brace yourself for an episode where everything spirals out of control, and then crashes and burns in... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Park Chan-wook set to return to Korean cinema with Agasshi
by | September 7, 2014 | 31 Comments
Pretty much any new project with filmmaker Park Chan-wook (he of Oldboy and Joint Security Area fame) attached to it will be buzzed about, and Agasshi (or Young Lady), his first Korean-language feature-length film in six years, is no exception. The script, loosely based on Sarah Waters’ 2002 Dickensian novel,... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Mutually assured destruction
by | September 7, 2014 | 112 Comments
javabeans: Happy Chuseok weekend, everyone! Technically the holiday isn’t until Monday, but I’m pretty sure everybody’s brains turned off on Friday afternoon anyway. Or maybe it was the mass exodus out of Seoul to everyone’s respective hometowns that killed the brainpower. I swear you’d think from the traffic that the... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 3
by | September 6, 2014 | 60 Comments
This show continues to be an understated slice-of-life tale that focuses on very relatable foibles, like getting your hopes up way too soon over the slightest possibility at love, or teasing the girl you have a crush on because it’s easier than letting her see your bleeding heart. Now that... More »


Drama Recaps
My Secret Hotel: Episode 6
by | September 6, 2014 | 50 Comments
The mystery as it stands is still being constructed: Alibis, motives, alliances and relationships between characters shift and change, keeping the central mystery of Hwang’s death as mysterious as ever. The focus of this hour skewed almost entirely to the romance, with about 6.5% to the mystery. I actually have... More »


Drama Recaps
Fated To Love You: Episode 20 (Final)
by | September 6, 2014 | 308 Comments
The day we dreaded since we first fell in love is finally upon us, which means that it’s time to say goodbye to the zany and whimsical side of Fated To Love You, while conveniently shelving the angsty side somewhere easily forgotten. At least this isn’t one of those endings... More »