Celebrity News
Kang Hye-jung dismayed over Ripley role
by | July 13, 2011 | 217 Comments
Or rather, her lack of one. And not for no reason, either, since Kang Hye-jung’s role as Miri’s (Lee Da-hae) friend/rival/foil in Miss Ripley has failed to materialize, having been drastically cut in recent episodes. Viewers have noticed her nonentity status and let loose a string of complaints, and now... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Ji-woo back in dramaland as a lawyer
by | July 13, 2011 | 119 Comments
Choi Ji-woo, the actress whose face practically defines Hallyu (along with, oh, Lee Young-ae and Bae Yong-joon and a handful of others), has announced her next drama. (Well, again. She’d announced a different drama comeback earlier this year.) It’ll be an MBC series to air later this summer, titled (for... More »

Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 14
by | July 12, 2011 | 164 Comments
The shit, it meets the fan, and for more than one person. I do appreciate the speed with which this drama blows the lid off of all its secrets, letting us speed past the inevitable angsting about whether they’ll be revealed (’cause we know they will) and head straight for... More »

Drama Recaps
Myung-wol the Spy: Episode 2
by | July 12, 2011 | 116 Comments
This show is friggin’ hilarious. I love the sense of humor of it – it’s like a farce, but played straight, like a dark comedy. The North Korean stuff feels like Dr. Strangelove which is right on the money, and the setup is perfectly ridiculous, but totally engaging. It’s like... More »

Drama Recaps
Romance Town: Episode 18
by | July 12, 2011 | 33 Comments
We’re nearing the end! There may be a lot of threads to close, but I think this drama has been chugging along nicely to the end. We’re going to get some closure, and some satisfaction. I’m most amazed at the fact that we get one more twist our way so... More »

Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 13
by | July 11, 2011 | 108 Comments
It’s the villains’ episode to shine, and Hirayama and Lee Hwa rock it. I really wish Hirayama had been in more of the drama from the start, instead of cooling his heels for so long. But hey, it’s worth the wait, since Miri has built up her tower, and now... More »

Drama Recaps
Myung-wol the Spy: Episode 1
by | July 11, 2011 | 138 Comments
Myung-wol the Spy makes me giggle, for all the right reasons: It’s funny, it’s flashy, it looks good, and it’s entertaining. I was hoping for a deft directorial hand, and with the director of Sungkyunkwan Scandal behind the camera, Myung-wol has an assured, stylish air. It’s mindless fun in the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Teasers and more stills for The Princess’s Man
by | July 11, 2011 | 64 Comments
Looks like The Princess’s Man is really going for the epic romance angle, which is fitting given the whole Romeo & Juliet premise that the story’s built upon, starring Park Shi-hoo (Queen of Reversals) and Moon Chae-won (It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl) as the Joseon-era version of the star-crossed lovers. Here... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 341
by | July 10, 2011 | 77 Comments
  EPISODE 341. Broadcast on July 3, 2011. javabeans: Dinner ends, and the guys are given a chance to play for dessert. The game gets upgraded with the addition of yet another catchphrase, so now they’re juggling three possible action/reaction scenarios. It’s just enough to be playable…barely. I swear, you... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Introducing Running Man: Episode 50
by | July 10, 2011 | 133 Comments
[New feature! You asked for Running Man recaps, so we delivered. Well, mostly we found someone else to do the heavy lifting, but hey, she’s awesome, so we take full credit for that. We hope you’ll join us in welcoming gummimochi and that you’ll enjoy her recaps as much as... More »