Drama Recaps
Punch: Episode 8
by | January 15, 2015 | 27 Comments
Our heroine finally takes a page from her ex-husband’s playbook this hour, giving her a new avenue to make use of her ruthless mercenary tactics when it comes to enforcing the law—now she gets to enforce more of the thing she loves most by adhering just a little less strictly... More »


Drama Recaps
Pinocchio: Episode 18
by | January 14, 2015 | 75 Comments
This episode is our big windup before the final pitch, where all our characters choose sides and reveal their true colors. Some are more conflicted than we might’ve anticipated, while others are far more principled than we gave them credit for. Well, when you start the show a soulless vulture... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Hee-sun confirms Angry Mom, Lizzy up to play chief bully
by | January 14, 2015 | 56 Comments
Casting continues on MBC’s Angry Mom, which first cast Kim Yoo-jung (Secret Door, Gold Rainbow) to play a teenager who gets bullied at school. Kim Hee-sun (Wonderful Season, Faith) was then courted to play the role of her mother, who decides to go back to high school as an undercover... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Myung-min takes on a new case as Joseon’s greatest detective
by | January 14, 2015 | 24 Comments
Kim Myung-min (A New Leaf) is back as Joseon’s Great Detective, perhaps better known as Detective K, the Sherlock-Holmesy crime-solver who first appeared in 2011’s historical comedy Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow. This year the brilliant-but-bumbling sleuth is returning to the big screen in the sequel Detective K: The... More »


Drama Recaps
Spy: Episode 2
by | January 14, 2015 | 81 Comments
Sleek and stylish, just how I like ‘em. That and how briskly-paced this show is, since Spy isn’t messing around when it comes to getting in and out without wearing out its welcome, which is pretty nifty considering its double-header format and its unusual time slot on Friday nights. The... More »


Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 12
by | January 13, 2015 | 3,309 Comments
One of these days, I’m going to run out of words for this show, because I will have used them all already to tell you that it’s worked its weird witchcraft yet again to deliver yet another compulsively watchable episode. I find the recent explosion of interest and excitement to... More »


Drama Casting & News
City of the Sun’s super-short, mysterious teasers
by | January 13, 2015 | 12 Comments
Cable drama City of the Sun, based on a highly successful Japanese drama (and source novel, titled Tetsu no Hone/Bones of Steel), has released a whole slew of teaser videos, although they’re so short that they add up to scarcely a minute in total. But better than nothing, right? Despite... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hyde, Jekyll, Me teases fleeting fanciful romance
by | January 13, 2015 | 49 Comments
I love the bright colors in this new poster for SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Hyde, Jekyll, Me — I have no idea what a comic book style has anything to do with the premise whatsoever, but I guess we’re in for a whimsical romance of sorts, the way the drama... More »


Drama Casting & News
Stars and fate prevail in fantasy romance Shine or Go Crazy
by | January 13, 2015 | 29 Comments
Posters are out for fusion romance period drama Shine or Go Crazy, and you can tell they’re really going for the star-crossed lovers angle, what with all the shiny (crazy?) stars and the romantic gazes. (The stars are pretty but I actually wish they’d eased off a bit, because now... More »


Drama Recaps
Healer: Episode 11
by | January 12, 2015 | 1,067 Comments
More good stuff! It’s pretty gratifying to go into each episode hoping for the best and to be rewarded, because so often we’re met with disappointment instead. This episode makes some huge strides forward with connections being drawn and continued shifts in the relationships, bringing forth some unexpected (but totally... More »


Drama Recaps
Kill Me, Heal Me: Episode 2
by | January 12, 2015 | 78 Comments
Kill Me, Heal Me‘s premise had so much potential to go very wrong, so I’m glad that it’s taken the path of thoughtful pathos rather than cheap laughs and overwrought melo. By packing some emotional heft into the characters, even the much-used battlefield of corporate takeovers can be refreshed. Fighter... More »