Drama Casting & News
First love and prison tears for MBC melodrama Dazzling Temptation
by | September 23, 2015 | 37 Comments
Well the posters are pretty, I’ll give them that. And so are the childhood scenes, as expected. I’m just more than a little wary of MBC’s upcoming Monday-Tuesday drama Dazzling Temptation, mostly because I lived through Gold Rainbow. It had a similar setup where the extended childhood backstory was really... More »

Drama Casting & News
’80s fashions and perms galore for Answer Me 1988’s first poster
by | September 23, 2015 | 49 Comments
javabeans: Hey, check out the poster for Answer Me, 1988. I was expecting more terrible ’80s fashion, actually (not that they look good…). girlfriday: Wait, where’s Park Bo-gum?? Is he not in this drama anymore?! javabeans: No way, that can’t be it! He’s gotta be there somewhere… still looking… Ha,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Seeking teenage happiness in Sassy, Go Go
by | September 23, 2015 | 35 Comments
The second teaser is out for KBS’s cheerleading drama Sassy Go Go, and we’re starting to get a feel for the tone of the show — light, cute, peppy. Given that the recent dramaland offerings set in high school have veered darker and heavier (Angry Mom, School 2013, Who Are... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Spill the Beans: Refresh mania and funeral guilt
by | September 22, 2015 | 26 Comments
We’ve got a lot of hilarious addiction stories in this batch — hope you guys will laugh as much as we did! Keep sending them in, since we’re pretty sure there’s no limit to the depths of a full-blown drama addiction. Just listen to what these folks have to say!... More »

Drama Recaps
D-Day: Episode 1
by | September 22, 2015 | 64 Comments
The anticipation for doomsday begins. I don’t expect D-Day to be super revolutionary, but I am intrigued by our characters and how they will converge in face of disaster. We’re given a proper introduction to our characters before the real doomsday hits, and I am pleasantly surprised at how likable... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Hyun Bin to headline action blockbuster movie
by | September 22, 2015 | 71 Comments
I’m not surprised that Hyun Bin is headed back to the big screen, since his last drama Hyde, Jekyll, Me was a disappointment on many fronts. Just don’t go away forever, okay? I do like the idea of him headlining an action blockbuster this time, and getting away from the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Kang-woo up to join SBS’s Goodbye Mr. Black
by | September 22, 2015 | 65 Comments
Ah, I do like the direction the casting is taking with Goodbye Mr. Black, SBS’s upcoming revenge drama that’s adapted from a The Count of Monte Cristo–inspired manhwa. First we had Lee Jin-wook (The Time I’ve Loved You) and Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor), then Song Jae-rim (Unkind Women), and now... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
New Journey to the West: Episodes 11-15
by | September 21, 2015 | 25 Comments
javabeans: We’re back with Week 3 of New Journey to the West, also known as Episodes 11 through 15, and now that the numbers are climbing I find it increasingly confusing, this new format where they kept TV broadcast procedure and chopped it up for the Internet, rather than just... More »

Drama Recaps
Last: Episode 16 (Final)
by | September 21, 2015 | 33 Comments
No turning back now — it’s finally the last episode of Last. Noooooooooo! I’m not ready to say good-bye! But we have to find out how well Tae-ho’s plan to out-smart Heung-sam works, if it works at all. More importantly, we need to find out who survives until the bitter... More »

Drama Casting & News
Character stills and teasers for rom-com Bubblegum
by | September 21, 2015 | 80 Comments
Here’s a peek at tvN’s quirky friends-to-lovers romantic comedy Bubblegum, starring Jung Ryeo-won (Medical Top Team) and Lee Dong-wook (Iron Man) as childhood friends who start to see each other differently as adults. Judging from the teasers, I wonder if this drama is going for anti-chemistry as a concept, which... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Hye-soo completes main trio for tvN’s Signal
by | September 20, 2015 | 43 Comments
Well that’s an impressive cast lineup. It looks like a movie cast for starters, and a really good one at that. Kim Hye-soo (Chinatown, God of the Workplace) is the latest addition to tvN’s new crime mystery thriller Signal, the newest drama from PD Kim Won-seok of Misaeng and writer... More »