Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 7
by | July 16, 2014 | 41 Comments
Family is the name of the cat-and-mouse game in this episode, as it propels the action toward its cliffhanger of an ending (this drama sure does have the cliffhanger format down, doesn’t it?). But perhaps the actual question should be: Who’s the cat and who’s the mouse? Our hero has... More »


Drama Recaps
Trot Lovers: Episode 7
by | July 16, 2014 | 73 Comments
Everyone is laying their emotional cards out on the table as our love triangle gets fully underway. One of our leading men seems more than willing to admit he likes Chun-hee, while the other is still trying to figure out what feelings are actually for, and Chun-hee is in the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo as prince by day, watchman by night
by | July 16, 2014 | 106 Comments
It only took forever (okay, maybe weeks), but we finally get a decent peek at our ghostbusting prince Jung Il-woo in his new summer fantasy sageuk The Records of a Night Watchman. The newest stills are from his first day on set as the lonely bad boy prince who lives... More »


Drama Casting & News
Three previews for Three Musketeers
by | July 16, 2014 | 75 Comments
Ooh, these teasers for Three Musketeers sure are gorgeous. Okay, they don’t tell us anything and are far more style than substance, but with a title like that and a background story that’s as (in)famous as that of Crown Prince Sohyeon, who died a mysterious death that has spurred speculation... More »


Drama Recaps
Triangle: Episode 21
by | July 15, 2014 | 41 Comments
Now that two brothers know the truth, it’s up to them (well, one of them) to protect their youngest from walking into his own destruction. Both revenge and estranged relationships become far more difficult when they realize that bringing down their enemy could potentially take their brother down with them.... More »


Drama Recaps
High School King of Savvy: Episode 9
by | July 15, 2014 | 239 Comments
The workplace romance hijinks are here! Our new couple’s romance pretty much spans the whole episode, making it an irresistibly adorable watch. Our leads really outdo themselves with their budding romance, but it’s a pretty accurate representation of being head over heels for someone. Through some hilarious and mortifying hijinks,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Rom-com mystery My Secret Hotel confirms cast
by | July 15, 2014 | 79 Comments
Confirmations are in for tvN’s next Monday-Tuesday drama My Secret Hotel, along with clearer plot and character descriptions for our main cast: Yoo Inna (You From Another Star) will be headlining alongside Jin Yi-han (A New Leaf), as a hotel wedding planner who gets stuck planning her ex-husband’s second wedding.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Nodame Watch: Shim Eun-kyung’s hat goes back in the ring
by | July 15, 2014 | 119 Comments
The search for the heroine of KBS’s Nodame Cantabile remake — now called Cantabile Romance — is veering into its own farcical saga at this point. Shim Eun-kyung (Miss Granny) initially turned down an early offer to play the heroine, which was a crying shame since she’d be so perfect... More »


Drama Recaps
High School: Love On: Episode 1
by | July 14, 2014 | 86 Comments
What an intriguing little show. High School: Love On feels like a curious experiment for KBS, not just with its quirky genre bent but also format. Truth be told, I was expecting this show to be either a mess or to fall by the wayside entirely because for months, KBS... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Wishing Stairs (2003)
by | July 14, 2014 | 16 Comments
The third film in the Whispering Corridors series, Wishing Stairs (여고괴담 세 번째 이야기: 여우계단), was released four years after the second, Memento Mori. While the original Whispering Corridors and its immediate follow-up were in many ways genre-defining, the wave of popular horror films that followed them in Korea and... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kids will be kids on Youths Over Flowers
by | July 14, 2014 | 38 Comments
Both the casts of Na PD’s next travel variety show Youths Over Flowers have returned from their trips, looking every bit the eager tourists, decked out in clothes from the countries they just visited. I wish I could say they also looked cool while doing so, but that would be... More »