Drama Recaps
My Secret Hotel: Episode 16 (Final)
by | October 18, 2014 | 60 Comments
It’s here: the end, with all its answers. The mystery of Papa Jo’s death now unraveled, the big questions that have been piling up remain: Who killed Hwang and Young-mi? Why? Where is that misbegotten necklace? Will people stop moping and acting like kids, and grow up? Why did Hae-young... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Closer to Heaven (2009)
by | October 17, 2014 | 18 Comments
Director Park Jin-pyo is best known for unconventional melodramas like Too Young to Die and You Are My Sunshine, but when I heard about the basic premise of Closer to Heaven (내 사랑 내 곁에), I thought perhaps director Park had finally decided to make a conventional terminal-illness melodrama. And... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 216
by | October 17, 2014 | 43 Comments
Earth is in imminent danger and our Running Heroes are here to save the day… once they recover their lost superpowers. Our superheroes spend some time living ordinary lives, and go through rigorous tests that test their strength, stamina, and best yet—their bravery. It turns out that being extraordinary can... More »


Drama Casting & News
Three Days writer to come back with Cold Case
by | October 17, 2014 | 26 Comments
SBS’s save-the-president drama Three Days was touted as the Korean version of 24 (…even though it totally wasn’t, grumble grumble), and now the writer, Kim Eun-hee, is coming back with what’s being called the Korean version of Cold Case. Which also happens to be titled, conveniently, Cold Case. It’s about... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #365
by | October 17, 2014 | 418 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Kim Jung-eun and Nam Bora cast as sisters for SBS weekend drama
by | October 17, 2014 | 11 Comments
It’s been a while since Kim Jung-eun has had a solid drama project that hasn’t gone sideways on her (Oohlala Spouses, Korean Peninsula), but I’m always rooting for her to return in something good. She’s currently being courted to headline the upcoming SBS family weekend drama Goddess of Sales, as... More »


Drama Recaps
My Secret Hotel: Episode 15
by | October 16, 2014 | 17 Comments
Secrets aren’t safe when everyone seems to be hiding around the corner, but the good news is that we (and Sung-gyum) finally learn who killed Sung-gyum’s father. We also learn who killed Young-mi and Hwang, although the jury is still out as to whether that’s not just another cover-up for... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jo Jae-hyun teams with Chaser writer for new drama Punch
by | October 16, 2014 | 19 Comments
Casting has begun on the new drama from rising star writer Park Kyung-soo, of the taut dramatic thrillers The Chaser and Empire of Gold. His third drama for SBS, called Punch, has scored the Monday-Tuesday timeslot this winter. The offer is currently out to TV veteran Jo Jae-hyun (Jung Do-jeon)... More »


Drama Casting & News
No awards ceremony for tvN this year
by | October 16, 2014 | 64 Comments
Remember when cable station tvN announced it was launching its own awards ceremony? Never mind; they’ve nixed the idea after all. This doesn’t mean the station will never host their own awards show, but perhaps they jumped the gun in planning. Announced only in August and described as being in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Reading faces (and minds?) in Dr. Frost’s animated and live-action teasers
by | October 16, 2014 | 32 Comments
Ooh, OCN’s upcoming Dr. Frost keeps looking better and better. While the setup is pure procedural—geeeenius psychoanalyst reads people’s behaviors and helps solve cases—the execution looks quite interesting, with a different angle than your straight-up crime investigation show. Based on a popular webtoon, Dr. Frost stars Song Chang-eui as a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Soo-hyun eyes new drama role in Dr. Frankenstein
by | October 15, 2014 | 128 Comments
Is it the year of the split personality or what? Kim Soo-hyun (You From Another Star) is reportedly considering a drama titled Dr. Frankenstein as his next project, where the lead character is a brilliant doctor with multiple personality disorder. Does… he also create a monster that goes on the... More »