Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Musical magic [Cantabile Tomorrow]
by | October 19, 2014 | 27 Comments
I tend to enjoy all musical dramas (even the terrible ones) but I get extra excited when they’re actually good, and Cantabile Tomorrow has been more than just good so far. I was a bit apprehensive going in, but all my fears have been alleviated. I realized I’m not watching... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Three Meals a Day: Episode 1
by | October 18, 2014 | 60 Comments
girlfriday: Yay, Three Meals a Day is here! I don’t normally watch cooking shows, but I have a feeling this show is mostly just another chronicle of Na PD and Lee Seo-jin’s bickering bromance. javabeans: Right. I’m even keeping my expectations low, because of all the pre-show stuff where Seo-jin... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 18, 2014
by | October 18, 2014 | 10 Comments
Chun Bo-geun, Cha Tae-hyun Drama Festival, MBC’s series of short 1-to-2 episode specials, continues this weekend with 4teen, starring Cha Tae-hyun and child actor Chun Bo-geun (Queen’s Classroom). Based on Japanese novelist Ira Ishida’s prize-winning novel of the same name, the two-episode drama depicts the worries of a group of... More »


Drama Recaps
My Secret Hotel: Episode 16 (Final)
by | October 18, 2014 | 60 Comments
It’s here: the end, with all its answers. The mystery of Papa Jo’s death now unraveled, the big questions that have been piling up remain: Who killed Hwang and Young-mi? Why? Where is that misbegotten necklace? Will people stop moping and acting like kids, and grow up? Why did Hae-young... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Closer to Heaven (2009)
by | October 17, 2014 | 18 Comments
Director Park Jin-pyo is best known for unconventional melodramas like Too Young to Die and You Are My Sunshine, but when I heard about the basic premise of Closer to Heaven (내 사랑 내 곁에), I thought perhaps director Park had finally decided to make a conventional terminal-illness melodrama. And... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 216
by | October 17, 2014 | 42 Comments
Earth is in imminent danger and our Running Heroes are here to save the day… once they recover their lost superpowers. Our superheroes spend some time living ordinary lives, and go through rigorous tests that test their strength, stamina, and best yet—their bravery. It turns out that being extraordinary can... More »


Drama Casting & News
Three Days writer to come back with Cold Case
by | October 17, 2014 | 26 Comments
SBS’s save-the-president drama Three Days was touted as the Korean version of 24 (…even though it totally wasn’t, grumble grumble), and now the writer, Kim Eun-hee, is coming back with what’s being called the Korean version of Cold Case. Which also happens to be titled, conveniently, Cold Case. It’s about... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #365
by | October 17, 2014 | 418 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Kim Jung-eun and Nam Bora cast as sisters for SBS weekend drama
by | October 17, 2014 | 11 Comments
It’s been a while since Kim Jung-eun has had a solid drama project that hasn’t gone sideways on her (Oohlala Spouses, Korean Peninsula), but I’m always rooting for her to return in something good. She’s currently being courted to headline the upcoming SBS family weekend drama Goddess of Sales, as... More »


Drama Recaps
My Secret Hotel: Episode 15
by | October 16, 2014 | 17 Comments
Secrets aren’t safe when everyone seems to be hiding around the corner, but the good news is that we (and Sung-gyum) finally learn who killed Sung-gyum’s father. We also learn who killed Young-mi and Hwang, although the jury is still out as to whether that’s not just another cover-up for... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jo Jae-hyun teams with Chaser writer for new drama Punch
by | October 16, 2014 | 19 Comments
Casting has begun on the new drama from rising star writer Park Kyung-soo, of the taut dramatic thrillers The Chaser and Empire of Gold. His third drama for SBS, called Punch, has scored the Monday-Tuesday timeslot this winter. The offer is currently out to TV veteran Jo Jae-hyun (Jung Do-jeon)... More »