Chungmuro/Film News
Jo Jung-seok offered leading role in newsroom thriller
by | November 12, 2014 | 17 Comments
How much do I love that Jo Jung-seok (You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin) has worked his way up to being a comedic AND dramatic leading man? It doesn’t feel so long ago that he was just Lee Je-hoon’s unforgettable best friend in Introduction to Architecture, and now he’s headlining movies... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh snap! A king’s face
by | November 12, 2014 | 32 Comments
Well, it’s not much in the way of a poster (so many sageuks have generically similar posters—well, so many dramas have generically similar posters) but I suppose they’re pretty. Or maybe it’s that Seo In-gook, playing Prince (and later King) Gwanghae, is pretty. He’ll join the tragic father-son pairings dotting... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 10
by | November 11, 2014 | 96 Comments
Lots of satisfying moments in this episode, with the gang reunited and ready to make music together. With new goals come new challenges, and it’s Nae-il’s turn to buck up and challenge herself to grow, even if the process is uncomfortable. It’s gratifying to see the effort these characters put... More »


Drama Recaps
Modern Farmer: Episode 8
by | November 11, 2014 | 89 Comments
I’m pretty sure nobody in the entire town of Hadurok-ri makes it out of this episode uninjured, as they take on thieves, inanimate objects, and even Nature itself. But several citizens also manage to make forward strides in the relationship department — some of them risking life and limb to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Shi-young breaks hearts in Valid Love
by | November 11, 2014 | 79 Comments
I was starting to worry that this drama wasn’t going to make broadcast from the scant promo and lack of news on the subject, but we finally get a peek at tvN’s next Monday-Tuesday drama Valid Love. The new drama from writer Kim Do-woo (My Name Is Kim Sam-soon) and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Seo-joon courted for MBC drama Kill Me, Heal Me
by | November 11, 2014 | 41 Comments
So it looks like MBC is going ahead with Kill Me, Heal Me as their next Wednesday-Thursday drama in the new year. This is the other drama with a hero who has a split-personality (I knooooow, of all the trends), that Hyun Bin got into a media scuffle with over... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 15
by | November 10, 2014 | 17 Comments
There are some great moments between our prince and princess in this episode. (They touch! On purpose!) The rest, I could take or leave, since there’s a lot of setup and people shifting their alliances (and re-shifting them) before the other shoe drops, and that usually just makes me want... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 9
by | November 10, 2014 | 70 Comments
There’s so much emotional growth and relationship movement in this episode, and it’s such a gratifying feeling to watch some of these smaller arcs arrive at their destinations. Our guy finds it lonely out there on his own, but also takes responsibility for his part and figures out how to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Honey Lee courted to be Jang Hyuk’s queen in Shine or Go Crazy
by | November 10, 2014 | 50 Comments
I never really thought twice about Honey Lee until her current role in the comically ridiculous rockers-on-the-homestead drama Modern Farmer, but I have so much love for actresses who are willing to put aside their vanity for comedy, which is what she’s doing to great effect. It’s why I’m not... More »


Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 7
by | November 10, 2014 | 86 Comments
We get a look into the darker and more discouraging side of working in an office. There’s a tough lesson to be learned in the workplace: Sometimes, hard work isn’t enough. Limitations are set by the hierarchy of the workplace and how much power you wield. And even if your... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Our love-hate relationship with drama remakes and adaptations
by | November 10, 2014 | 240 Comments
“They’re remaking another drama?” *Boo, hiss, wails.* I’m pretty sure that’s a familiar script for most of us who’ve been following dramaland for a while, and one that’s cropped up with particular frequency in recent months and years. Adaptations and remakes are nothing new—people will retell new versions of old... More »