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 »


Drama Recaps
It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 13
by | September 5, 2014 | 64 Comments
It’s the calm before the storm as our characters try to process the truth that our hero isn’t doing as well as he’s been letting on. Everyone should be so lucky to have as many people who care for them as Jae-yeol does, even if he isn’t aware of the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
First look at Fashion King (the movie)
by | September 5, 2014 | 24 Comments
Fans of the original webtoon may have been upset about the casting decisions made for the movie edition of Fashion King, but as a novice to the material (I failed to watch the poorly received 2012 drama remake, as well), this roundup of actors looks pretty appealing. The upcoming film... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 211
by | September 5, 2014 | 29 Comments
This amusement park-themed episode is more like a warm-up to the upcoming Numbers Game, with snippets of introduction of the various players involved. I’m hoping that we’ll get more of the action in next week’s episode, but then again there are some hilarious moments that make these ninety minutes feel... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD baits Lee Seo-jin to headline new variety show
by | September 5, 2014 | 26 Comments
girlfriday: Ooh, Na PD (Na Young-seok) is doing a new show! Okay, so technically he’s always doing a new show with Grandpas Over Flowers leading to Noonas and Youths and so forth, but apparently he’s switching gears with his next variety program and stepping away from the Over Flowers theme.... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #359
by | September 5, 2014 | 455 Comments
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