Drama Recaps
D-Day: Episode 1
by | September 22, 2015 | 64 Comments
The anticipation for doomsday begins. I don’t expect D-Day to be super revolutionary, but I am intrigued by our characters and how they will converge in face of disaster. We’re given a proper introduction to our characters before the real doomsday hits, and I am pleasantly surprised at how likable... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Hyun Bin to headline action blockbuster movie
by | September 22, 2015 | 71 Comments
I’m not surprised that Hyun Bin is headed back to the big screen, since his last drama Hyde, Jekyll, Me was a disappointment on many fronts. Just don’t go away forever, okay? I do like the idea of him headlining an action blockbuster this time, and getting away from the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Kang-woo up to join SBS’s Goodbye Mr. Black
by | September 22, 2015 | 65 Comments
Ah, I do like the direction the casting is taking with Goodbye Mr. Black, SBS’s upcoming revenge drama that’s adapted from a The Count of Monte Cristo–inspired manhwa. First we had Lee Jin-wook (The Time I’ve Loved You) and Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor), then Song Jae-rim (Unkind Women), and now... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
New Journey to the West: Episodes 11-15
by | September 21, 2015 | 25 Comments
javabeans: We’re back with Week 3 of New Journey to the West, also known as Episodes 11 through 15, and now that the numbers are climbing I find it increasingly confusing, this new format where they kept TV broadcast procedure and chopped it up for the Internet, rather than just... More »

Drama Recaps
Last: Episode 16 (Final)
by | September 21, 2015 | 33 Comments
No turning back now — it’s finally the last episode of Last. Noooooooooo! I’m not ready to say good-bye! But we have to find out how well Tae-ho’s plan to out-smart Heung-sam works, if it works at all. More importantly, we need to find out who survives until the bitter... More »

Drama Casting & News
Character stills and teasers for rom-com Bubblegum
by | September 21, 2015 | 80 Comments
Here’s a peek at tvN’s quirky friends-to-lovers romantic comedy Bubblegum, starring Jung Ryeo-won (Medical Top Team) and Lee Dong-wook (Iron Man) as childhood friends who start to see each other differently as adults. Judging from the teasers, I wonder if this drama is going for anti-chemistry as a concept, which... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Hye-soo completes main trio for tvN’s Signal
by | September 20, 2015 | 43 Comments
Well that’s an impressive cast lineup. It looks like a movie cast for starters, and a really good one at that. Kim Hye-soo (Chinatown, God of the Workplace) is the latest addition to tvN’s new crime mystery thriller Signal, the newest drama from PD Kim Won-seok of Misaeng and writer... More »

Drama Recaps
Last: Episode 15
by | September 20, 2015 | 8 Comments
Seoul Station’s tragic loss affects everyone differently, but it’s Tae-ho who takes action, deciding to use this time while everyone is off-kilter to make his big move. His plan to get revenge on Heung-sam is impressively detailed, and he’ll need the support of all of his friends, and even Mi-joo,... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: September 20, 2015
by | September 20, 2015 | 45 Comments
Yoo Yeon-seok Aww, I envy those who are going to be able to see this. Yoo Yeon-seok (Warm and Cozy) is fulfilling a long-time goal for himself by performing in a musical, his first since his college days and his professional debut. He’s been cast as the lead in The Man... More »

Drama Recaps
Twenty Again: Episode 8
by | September 19, 2015 | 269 Comments
Are we friends today? You never know at the start of the day whether our leads will be mortal enemies or bestest friends forever, but at least it’s fun to watch them seesaw. And because they’re both good kids at heart, they might be quick to fight, but they’re pretty... More »

Drama Recaps
She Was Pretty: Episode 2
by | September 19, 2015 | 182 Comments
She Was Pretty continues its strong start with a second episode that’s as good as the first, giving us a little more information about our characters and their frustrating situation. Sung-joon and Hye-jin get off on the wrong foot at work, creating a lot of frustration and misunderstanding. It doesn’t... More »