Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Cryptic clues and burned clothes
by | January 18, 2015 | 62 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   AJ asks: Two families live in the same village and are close friends. They become forever bound when the older generation decides that the youngest boy... More »

Drama Recaps
Kill Me, Heal Me: Episode 3
by | January 18, 2015 | 188 Comments
This show keeps getting better and better! We get a healthy dose of action and humor this time around, with help from another of Do-hyun’s alter egos. More of the general picture is revealed, but the secrets of the past are still hidden from us, as they are from Do-hyun.... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 17, 2015
by | January 17, 2015 | 38 Comments
Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor) and Lee Seung-gi (You’re All Surrounded) were recently on an entertainment program promoting their upcoming movie, Today’s Love. The reporter noted that Moon was quite a natural at swearing in the film, to which she responded candidly, “There aren’t people who don’t curse at all; people... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Question & answer
by | January 17, 2015 | 41 Comments
[For this weeks’ Kolorful Palette post, we thought it would be illuminating to ask Fanderay about her artistic process in coming up with ideas for scenes to draw, and how she executes each drawing. Being completely un-artistic myself, I’ve been fascinated with her work from the beginning and always find... More »

Odds and Ends: All hail the power of the squee
by | January 17, 2015 | 346 Comments
girlfriday: So, what’s up? javabeans: The comment count, that’s for sure. I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but since I get emailed every time a comment is posted, let’s just say my inbox is exploding over Healer comments. girlfriday: Oh, I’ve noticed. It’s hard to miss. Kinda like someone having... More »

Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Ode to My Father (2014)
by | January 16, 2015 | 22 Comments
Ode to My Father (or Gukje Market, 국제시장) really lives up to its English title, being a kind of summary of chunks of Korean history from the Korean War into the 1980s, representing some of the biggest events in the lives of many Korean seniors. The film has been very... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 229
by | January 16, 2015 | 127 Comments
Aww, let’s all give the resident grump a hug. Never has someone being so ill-humored and crabby been so entertaining to watch than with Lee Seo-jin. His droll delivery and no nonsense at all the ridiculous facets of this show adds an extra charm that makes me snort in response... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jun-hyuk nabs leading man role for weekend drama Bluebird’s House
by | January 16, 2015 | 29 Comments
I have good news and some… well, you-decide-if-it’s-good news: Lee Jun-hyuk (My Spring Days) has picked his next project, and he’ll take the leading role (finally!) in KBS’s upcoming weekend drama Bluebird’s House (…sigh). I have nothing against weekend dramas (and have in fact watched an oddly high number of... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #378
by | January 16, 2015 | 479 Comments
  Ulala Session – “완전 완전 완전” (Totally totally totally) [ Download ] Open Thread #377 Open Thread #376 Open Thread #375 Open Thread #374 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
Punch: Episode 9
by | January 16, 2015 | 29 Comments
So far, Punch has managed to up its own ante without fail each week, and not only meets the sometimes insanely difficult challenges it creates for itself, it actually exceeds them. If that sounds like high praise, that’s because it is, and because there’s no reason to hide one’s feelings... More »

Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 20 (Final)
by | January 15, 2015 | 160 Comments
Aw, it’s time to say farewell to our band of reporters, who based on this drama, are pretty much defenders of truth, justice, and guardians of the galaxy. With great media exposure comes great responsibility… The finale delivers exactly what we’ve come to expect from this show—a sweetly satisfying, heartwarming... More »