Drama Casting & News
News bites: December 6, 2014
by | December 6, 2014 | 35 Comments
Kim Soo-hyun Sniff, it will be a while longer before everyone’s favorite alien professor returns to the small screen; Kim Soo-hyun has turned down the lead in Dr. Frankenstein, in which he would’ve played the brilliant hero with exceptional medical abilities but a split personality. Given that there’s already a... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
First teaser for warm human comedy Chronicle of a Blood Merchant
by | December 6, 2014 | 30 Comments
This movie has such an unexpected romantic-comedy feel to it, which surprised me even after I saw the first lighthearted stills. The first teaser is out for Chronicle of a Blood Merchant, the second feature directed by Ha Jung-woo (Kundo: Age of the Rampant), who also stars in the project... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 223
by | December 5, 2014 | 36 Comments
Surviving the workplace is never easy, but as our new employees quickly find out, getting there is a feat in and of itself. No morning commute is as hectic and full of obstacles as theirs, and that’s all before they set foot in the office building. And once they’re on... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Rae-won contemplates his next move in posters for Punch
by | December 5, 2014 | 37 Comments
I don’t really know why the posters for SBS’s Punch are chess-themed, but I guess they needed a metaphor for a game of strategy and wits. I do expect the drama to be a really tense set of moves and countermoves, since that’s what writer Park Kyung-soo (The Chaser, Empire... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
2014 Women in Film awards Yeom Jung-ah, Chun Woo-hee
by | December 5, 2014 | 46 Comments
On December 4, the 2014 Women in Film Festival held a small awards ceremony to acknowledge achievement in film by women. Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) was the MC for the event, and Kim Min-hee (Temperature of Love) was among the guests. The top honor went to Yeom Jung-ah for... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #372
by | December 5, 2014 | 313 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Kill Me Heal Me secures leads and supporting cast
by | December 5, 2014 | 70 Comments
It took a while, but Kill Me Heal Me finally has a cast, all at once — and it’s not a bad one, either. I’d wondered when it seemed to have difficulty getting actors to stick around, but maybe the wait was worth it to end up with Ji Sung... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 8
by | December 4, 2014 | 238 Comments
You know you like a character when you see very plainly how everything’s about to go terribly awry for him, but you keep telling yourself that it’ll be okay—through some kind of magic, he won’t be faced with his most devastating heartbreak yet, and he’ll come out on the other... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Disaster film Pandora adds Kim Nam-gil, possibly Go Ara
by | December 4, 2014 | 29 Comments
Disaster film Pandora, which began casting a few months ago with Kim Myung-min in a leading role, is finalizing the rest of its cast with the latest news naming Kim Nam-gil (The Pirates) as a confirmed addition and Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) as a possibility. Pandora comes from director... More »


Celebrity News
Yoo Seung-ho discharged from army, chooses comeback project
by | December 4, 2014 | 78 Comments
Aw, look who’s all grown up and coming back from army duty! Okay, so grown-up is a relative term — I mean, he’s only 21 for crying out loud. But still, completing army duty does feel like a distinct adult milestone, which is a first for Yoo Seung-ho (I Miss... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 7
by | December 3, 2014 | 85 Comments
There are some harsh growing pains in store for our rookies, and as it always seems to be in life, the most idealistic of the bunch with the loftiest expectations is the one who falls the farthest. Today’s episode is inspired by a proverb about the frog in the well,... More »