Drama Casting & News
Kim Dong-wook and Lee Yi-kyung join Maids as flower boy noblemen
by | October 14, 2014 | 17 Comments
Lee Yi-kyung, Lee Shi-ah, Kim Dong-wook Now that the Joseon-era upstairs-downstairs drama Maids has secured its servants in leads Oh Ji-ho (Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-young) and Jung Yumi (Mother’s Garden), it’s time to cast the noblemen. Kim Dong-wook (The Concubine, Dandelion Family) has chosen the show as his army comeback project;... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 7
by | October 13, 2014 | 13 Comments
The stakes get ramped up in this episode, as the network of bad guys starts to unravel and everybody—good, bad, and mysteriously neutral—makes a play for the secret document. And in his quest for the truth about the death of his only friend in the whole world, the prince gets... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 1
by | October 13, 2014 | 163 Comments
Is it too early to say that I’m in love with a show? I’m both excited and relieved, because while I was hoping for the best, I was certainly aware that Cantabile Tomorrow comes with a lot of baggage, and that even in a good-case scenario, it was fighting an... More »


Drama Recaps
Bad Guys: Episode 2
by | October 13, 2014 | 45 Comments
I’m back for another round of Bad Guys this week, as Team Crazy Dogs tackle their first case together in a hunt for a serial killer at large. And while each of our jailbirds get a chance to shine in this episode, it’s really Tae-soo’s arc that has my attention—who... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Surplus Princess: Series review
by | October 13, 2014 | 104 Comments
Fantasy rom-com cable drama Surplus Princess just wrapped up its ten-episode run a few days ago, and I found myself quite looking forward to the finale. Not only because I needed to know who the end pairing would be—the show really kept that question alive right up to the finale—but... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Seung-ho and Go Ara courted for Joseon-era romance
by | October 13, 2014 | 38 Comments
Oh, is Yoo Seung-ho (I Miss You, Arang and the Magistrate) already looking at army comeback projects? That was fast. I do love the early signs of an actor’s return from army duty — the movie and drama offers start rolling in, and fans can start counting down the days... More »


Drama Casting & News
Pride and Prejudice’s bickering prosecutor couple
by | October 13, 2014 | 37 Comments
Okay, I’m actually a little shocked, but the teaser for MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday legal drama Pride and Prejudice is kind of adorable. I was expecting something dark and heavy from a show that used to once be called Lawless World, because it looks more like a romantic comedy that happens... More »


Drama Casting & News
FT Island’s Choi Jong-hoon heads JTBC youth drama
by | October 12, 2014 | 44 Comments
There’s a new youth-oriented drama in the works, titled Heroes and starring an idol from FT Island, Choi Jong-hoon. Wait, don’t click out yet just because of the word “idol”! The show is being produced for a run on JTBC—it’s a little out of the wheelhouse for them, since I... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 14 (Final)
by | October 12, 2014 | 54 Comments
It’s time to say goodbye to our plus-nine boys, and wish them well wherever their love lives take them. All four boys have their stories wrapped up in ways that stay truthful to the characters, which is a lovely thing to see; and while they may not all have had... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS lines up new drama Unkind Women for February launch
by | October 12, 2014 | 18 Comments
The PD of weekend blockbuster My Daughter Seo-young is teaming with the writer of Equator Man for a new drama, which makes me wonder: Will they be courting a reunion with lead actress Lee Bo-young? That’d be one way to shoot my interest level way up. For now, the show... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Not such bad guys [Bad Guys]
by | October 12, 2014 | 27 Comments
It’s funny how TV can take people that we would normally consider the most depraved dregs of society, and have us rooting for them and even admiring them within minutes. Bad Guys really does cram a lot of “bad guy” archetypes into the mix, but I find myself liking every... More »