Drama Recaps
Signal: Episode 2
by | January 25, 2016 | 111 Comments
I love it, I love it, I love it. Signal continues to impress as our core team is assembled to tackle the toughest of unsolved crimes. It’s a thankless job, but somebody’s got to do it. Even when the rest of the police force doesn’t believe that they’ll be able... More »


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Oh Ji-ho, Yoon Jin-seo team up for quiet melo film Coffee Mate
by | January 25, 2016 | 12 Comments
Despite the title bringing to mind images of heaps of powdered non-dairy creamer, I found the movie Coffee Mate piquing my interest, and not just because of its casting of Oh Ji-ho (Ghost-Seeing Detective Cheo-yong) and Yoon Jin-seo (Girl Who Sees Smells) as the two leads. It’s the film’s plot... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jang Geun-seok, Im Ji-yeon, Yeo Jin-gu for Joseon gambling drama
by | January 25, 2016 | 73 Comments
A gambling drama set in Joseon? Well it’s not the same old, same old, I’ll give it that. SBS has a new series in the works called Jackpot (Daebak), a fusion sageuk described as a “Joseon All In” about a card shark prince who dreams of revenge and risks everything... More »


Drama Recaps
Neighborhood Hero: Episode 1
by | January 24, 2016 | 121 Comments
There was a burst of new content on cable this weekend, and Neighborhood Hero (also called Local Hero) was OCN’s offering, marking the channel’s shift to the twice-a-week format. They’ve had a number of successes in the once-a-week action thriller format—that’s been their bread and butter—but are trying something new... More »


Drama Recaps
Youths Over Flowers in Iceland: Episode 4
by | January 24, 2016 | 43 Comments
javabeans: The guys arrive at the base of a waterfall and decide to hike up to the top, and the show makes seem like this will be more of an ordeal than they’re expecting. In that they’re not expecting any ordeal at all. On the way up, they run into... More »


Drama Recaps
Remember—Son’s War: Episode 11
by | January 24, 2016 | 49 Comments
Jin-woo’s loss only makes him stronger, and we see him making bolder moves to put the baddies away. In the process, Jin-woo meets another son who’s the mirror image of himself: a desperate young man trying to protect his father. Much like Dong-ho, Jin-woo pays it forward to help this... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama viewership ratings for the week of Jan. 18-24, 2016
by | January 24, 2016 | 118 Comments
It’s cable’s week again, at least as far as premieres are concerned. Three new shows premiered on all three major cable networks this week, to mixed results—as far as numbers are concerned, anyway. But isn’t that how it always goes?... More »


Drama Recaps
Signal: Episode 1
by | January 23, 2016 | 100 Comments
Heart-pounding and intense, tvN’s newest crime thriller Signal pulls out all the stops in its premiere, and boy am I diggin’ it. An unexpected connection is made when a two-way radio links the past to the present, adding to the already eerie mystery that surrounds a cold case. When a... More »


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Notice: Apologies for the technical difficulties
by | January 23, 2016 | 17 Comments
Hey folks, just a quick notice that we’re experiencing some technical difficulties with recaps at the moment, which we are working to fix ASAP! It’s been an on-and-off problem all day and we hope to have everything resolved soon, but in the interim, we want to assure you we’re aware... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 23, 2016
by | January 23, 2016 | 52 Comments
Yoon Shi-yoon Hooray! Yoon Shi-yoon (Prime Minister and I) will be released from military service (in the Marine Corps, no less) on January 27. His contract with his current agency, Taxi Entertainment, is expiring and the press is anticipating that he’ll branch off on his own. While I might side-eye others... More »