Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 2
by | May 31, 2011 | 147 Comments
I like. It’s definitely not going to be everyone’s cup of tea, since it’s a melodrama through and through. But I find the premise highly addictive—and strangely, easy to identify with, despite the dramatics. I find myself rooting for a heroine to lie, cheat, and steal, which is ODD, to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eric confirms Myung-wol the Spy
by | May 31, 2011 | 43 Comments
It’s official: Eric’s post-army comeback drama will not be the action-packed Poseidon but instead the lively spy romance Myung-wol the Spy (as previously rumored), co-starring Han Ye-seul. She plays a North Korean spy; he’s the South Korean Hallyu star she falls in love with. Can you see the hijinks ensuing... More »

Drama Recaps
Lie To Me: Episode 8 Open Thread
by | May 31, 2011 | 310 Comments
This episode in a nutshell (or, as I like to think of it, the weecap): Ah-jung takes care of Ki-joon when he’s sick (food-poisoned by her leftovers). She’s miffed when he doesn’t reply to her text, so Ki-joon admits that he didn’t know how to reply — if he said... More »

Drama Recaps
Romance Town: Episode 6
by | May 31, 2011 | 121 Comments
I think this episode had a lot less going on. It provided more revelations into the side characters, and it’s the official formation of a love triangle. OH THE ANGST. Sorry for the delay as well on this recap. There was something called a “Memorial Day Holiday” that I partook... More »

Drama Recaps
Lie To Me: Open Thread? Vote!
by | May 30, 2011 | 447 Comments
So the recapping verdict is in: Miss Ripley in, Lie To Me out. Girlfriday and I are satisfied with this choice, inasmuch as we know our physical limits despite wanting to cover every drama ever. (Okay, not every drama. But a good chunk of ‘em.) However, we realize there’s still... More »

Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 1
by | May 30, 2011 | 150 Comments
Finally, the last of the May dramas premieres: Miss Ripley opened today with solid 13.2% premiere that landed it in first place, above Baby-Faced Beauty (11%) and Lie To Me (10.6%). The show wasted no time diving into uber-melodramatic waters, laying out its backstory speedily to bring us to the... More »

Drama Casting & News
First look at Warrior Baek Dong-soo
by | May 30, 2011 | 56 Comments
Here’s our first look at upcoming fusion sageuk Warrior Baek Dong-soo, the comic book adaptation which stars Ji Chang-wook as our righteous hero Baek Dong-soo and Yoo Seung-ho as the (seemingly Mi-shil-esque) villain/rival Yeo-woon. To be honest, I can’t tell from these images whether the drama’s going to be awesomely... More »

Drama Casting & News
You’ve Fallen For Me poster shoot and stills
by | May 30, 2011 | 63 Comments
The 25th was poster shoot day for You’ve Fallen For Me (aka Heartstrings), the MBC Wednesday-Thursday music-themed drama starring Park Shin-hye and Jung Yong-hwa that takes place at a university for the performing arts. If you’ll recall, Jung Yong-hwa plays Shin, the school’s top hottie and the “genius guitarist” of... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 335
by | May 29, 2011 | 71 Comments
  EPISODE 335. Broadcast May 22, 2011. javabeans: So here we are with the highly anticipated Actress Special. I was half-anticipating it, and half-skeptical that the gimmick would wear thin. But I’m happy to report that I got a huge kick out of this episode, and thought it was a... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Kye-sang in Phungsan Dog
by | May 29, 2011 | 98 Comments
Fans of Yoon Kye-sang, particularly those in love with his adorably nerdy doctor in current rom-com Best Love, may be interested in seeing a wholly different side to him in his upcoming movie Phungsan Dog. It comes from director Kim Ki-duk, who just won the top prize in Cannes International... More »