Drama Recaps
Cheese in the Trap: Episode 8
by | January 26, 2016 | 593 Comments
The more I watch this drama, the more I like the characters, and the more confused and turned around I get because I like them. It’s a weird experience to wonder if it’s safe to like your drama hero, but that’s just the strange mix of romance laced with danger... More »

Drama Recaps
Six Flying Dragons: Episode 33
by | January 26, 2016 | 69 Comments
There’s a new unholy alliance brewing, and it’s one that threatens to tear everything that Jung Do-jeon is or ever was away from him. Even Bang-won finds himself grudgingly admitting his once-revered teacher’s importance to their cause lest pesky outsiders come in and ruin everything, so for now, it’s time... More »

Drama Recaps
Remember—Son’s War: Episode 12
by | January 26, 2016 | 41 Comments
The enigmatic Dong-ho is finally starting to let his stripes show as he begins to make clear — to the viewers, at least — what side of this battle he’s truly on. Everyone digs deeper into their respective cases, which may not be so different as they seem on the... More »

Drama Recaps
Madam Antoine: Episode 1
by | January 26, 2016 | 95 Comments
The last of cable’s new weekend shows is JTBC’s quirky rom-com Madam Antoine, an opposites-attract comedy about a phony fortuneteller and a psychologist whose worlds collide. Though the first episode jumps through some hoops to force our two leads together, they make a pretty entertaining pair, matched point for point... More »

Drama Casting & News
Moorim School cuts down episode count to 16
by | January 26, 2016 | 106 Comments
It’s only in its third week, but KBS seems ready to give up on its fantasy youth drama Moorim School, and is giving the show an episode cutdown from 20 down to 16. (Some outlets hedge that the broadcaster is in talks, but the majority report this as a done... More »

Drama Recaps
Cheese in the Trap: Episode 7
by | January 25, 2016 | 317 Comments
I do enjoy this couple so—they’re awkward and halting and sometimes make me cringe so hard in secondhand embarrassment, but they’re endearing as all get-out. In most dramaland trendies, I fall for the romances because they’re sweet, or chemistry-packed, or bolstered by heaps of funny, witty cuteness. In this case,... More »

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 »

Chungmuro/Film News
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 | 122 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 »