Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 13
by | August 6, 2014 | 68 Comments
Today thrusts us onto a political roller coaster, with our characters upping their smarts game and going in for the tactical kill, only to realize that being an evil political mastermind is a lot harder than it looks. There’s a reason each drama only has one of those! Also, it... More »


Drama Casting & News
Falling bodies and marrying exes in My Secret Hotel
by | August 6, 2014 | 51 Comments
Ah, now I’m finally getting a sense for the tone of tvN’s upcoming drama My Secret Hotel, which has been touting itself as a “killing romance.” Aside from the fact that the term doesn’t actually make sense (if only they’d called it a killer romance!), I knew they meant there... More »


Drama Recaps
Trot Lovers: Episode 13
by | August 6, 2014 | 42 Comments
It’s time for our leads to stop just reacting to everything that happens to them, and start taking the reins and making things happen. The mystery of whether Joon-hyun’s gotten his memory back is solved, which only creates a whole new set of problems for him to tackle. But he... More »


Drama Casting & News
A romance and a curse for every decade in Plus Nine Boys
by | August 6, 2014 | 50 Comments
I really like the concept of this drama, so I hope it’s as cute and funny as it looks. Coming-of-age comedy Plus Nine Boys is headed to tvN in late August, and tells the story of four boys each stuck in the ninth year of their age bracket and cursed... More »


Drama Casting & News
Everyone’s got a secret to hide in Discovery of Romance
by | August 6, 2014 | 26 Comments
I do enjoy a rom-com with active, interesting posters (so many fall back on the old standbys and end up looking interchangeable with all the other rom-coms in dramaland), and KBS’s Discovery of Romance certainly has those. In the main posters, we get a continuation of the whole bickering-love-triangle motif... More »


Drama Recaps
High School King of Savvy: Episode 15
by | August 5, 2014 | 160 Comments
Hey guys, I’m just filling in for an episode and dramallama and purplecow will be back to finish off the show. Luck tends to be on my side when I’m the ringer, and today’s episode is no exception—it’s probably the best hour of High School King of Savvy yet, full... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Seo-jin completes Moon Chae-won’s love triangle in Today’s Romance
by | August 5, 2014 | 23 Comments
So it IS still about three men and a woman, after all. Production on Today’s Romance (previously titled Three Men’s Woman) has begun, and Lee Seo-jin (Grandpas Over Flowers) is a last-minute addition. He’ll join the set as soon as he wraps Wonderful Season this weekend (which, wow, those 50... More »


Drama Casting & News
Healer secures cast, KBS reshuffles fall/winter lineup
by | August 5, 2014 | 24 Comments
KBS seems to have gotten its ducks in a row now, after the maybe-casting and maybe-programming rounds for fall/winter dramas Healer and The King’s Face. The Wednesday-Thursday slot following Iron Man (which comes after Joseon Gunman) will go to The King’s Face, the fusion sageuk adaptation of The Face Reader... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lovers’ quarrels begin for Discovery of Romance
by | August 5, 2014 | 62 Comments
We have a new set of teasers for KBS’s upcoming rom-com Discovery of Romance, and the show continues to look hilarious and cute. Then again, so did the teasers for another ex-lovers-reunite drama, Emergency Couple, and that drama was about as funny as a funeral wake. Just to keep things... More »


Drama Recaps
She’s So Lovable gains an idol, loses an actress
by | August 5, 2014 | 80 Comments
Are all the Infinite boys being cast in pairs now? SBS’s pop-music-centered drama She’s So Lovable first cast L, and now has added his groupmate Hoya, whom drama fans may better know as the sweet Joon-hee in tvN’s pop-culture phenom series Answer Me 1997. (Over on KBS, two more Infinite... More »


Drama Recaps
Records of a Night Watchman: Episode 1
by | August 4, 2014 | 132 Comments
MBC’s new supernatural fusion sageuk Records of a Night Watchman premiered today, and I don’t know if it’s because I set my expectations really low (or because the really terrible trailers made me), but the show is off to a decent start. Granted, it’s a world filled with ghosts, magic,... More »