Drama Recaps
Three Musketeers: Episode 5
by | September 16, 2014 | 104 Comments
As if everything wasn’t already a test for Dal-hyang, now it’s his loyalty that gets put through the wringer when he’s faced with obeying his king, a prince he could probably do with seeing a little less of, or himself. But it’s as hard to know what he wants sometimes... More »

Drama Casting & News
Oh Snap! Shim Eun-kyung is Nae-il (aka Nodame)
by | September 15, 2014 | 57 Comments
I have a (sinking?) feeling that KBS’s Cantabile Tomorrow is just going to release one or two character stills at a time, for days, weeks, until it finally premieres next month when we’ll all be fatigued over all the pre-show hype. But… on the other hand, what am I gonna... More »

Drama Recaps
Iron Man: Episode 2
by | September 15, 2014 | 67 Comments
I know this may sound surprising, but just hear me out: Maybe Iron Man isn’t actually batshit insane. Maybe it’s surprisingly funny. Maybe I even liked it? But the drama did commit a cardinal sin in starting with a ridiculous (and worse, impenetrable) premiere episode when it really should’ve just... More »

Drama Casting & News
Healer’s cast lineup and first script reading
by | September 15, 2014 | 31 Comments
Let’s check in with KBS’s Healer, which won’t premiere for several months yet but which recently held its cast script reading at the KBS annex in Seoul, featuring the cast led by headliners Ji Chang-wook, Park Min-young, and Yoo Ji-tae. So far I only have an inchoate idea of what... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dr. Frost gets his leading ladies
by | September 15, 2014 | 29 Comments
Now that cable network OCN’s new psychological crime procedural Dr. Frost has its hero in Song Chang-eui (Thrice Married Woman), it’s time to give the genius a team (of lesser geniuses). The show went on a casting spree, and secured Lee Yoon-ji (King’s Family) and Jung Eun-chae (Fatal Encounter) to... More »

Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 6
by | September 15, 2014 | 99 Comments
Memory is a funny thing, and it’s fascinating how two people can remember the same situation in two completely different ways. This episode is a good lesson in why communication is important, because when you make assumptions about what your partner is feeling in order to make yourself feel better,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Joo-won takes up the conductor’s baton for Cantabile Tomorrow
by | September 14, 2014 | 67 Comments
Here we go, our first look at Joo-won in character for Cantabile Tomorrow, the Nodame Cantabile remake. I’m still holding off on making judgments on liking/hating the remake, but I’m allowing myself to feel cautiously hopeful, and I do feel like Joo-won looks the part of the hero, Cha Yoo-jin... More »

Drama Recaps
My Spring Days: Episode 1
by | September 14, 2014 | 65 Comments
What a pleasant surprise. My Spring Days premiered on MBC this week, and while it does inevitably have that comfort food vibe, it still adds enough of its own zest to become a hearty, standalone dish. With an unconventional pairing at its center and plenty of space for serious drama... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Great expectations [Three Musketeers]
by | September 14, 2014 | 15 Comments
It feels particularly strange to draw the same drama twice in a row when it only airs once a week, but Three Musketeers does a great job of creating compelling atmosphere, and who am I to fight that? This wasn’t a show that I particularly anticipated or thought about before... More »

Drama Recaps
It’s Okay, It’s Love: Episode 16 (Final)
by | September 13, 2014 | 130 Comments
It’s been a long road, but we’ve finally made it to the end for It’s Okay, It’s Love. What awaits us here is the message the show has tout at us all series long: hope. But now it’s time to say our farewells to the characters whose lives we’ve followed... More »

Drama Recaps
Iron Man: Episode 1
by | September 13, 2014 | 129 Comments
If promotional materials failed to sufficiently prep you for one of the most bizarre premieres to ever grace the airwaves, then take this as a cue to gird your loins—Iron Man, KBS’s newest addition to the sparse Wednesday-Thursday lineup, has a lot going on. And surprisingly, it’s not just that... More »