Drama Casting & News
Hwang Jung-eum romances Ji Sung(s) in Kill Me, Heal Me
by | January 5, 2015 | 72 Comments
With only a couple days till the show premieres, MBC has released new posters for Kill Me, Heal Me, its “healing romance” featuring Ji Sung (and his seven personalities) falling in love with Hwang Jung-eum, a psychiatric resident. I always find these doctor-patient romances uncomfortable, but if we’re looking for... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Harmonium in My Memory (1999)
by | January 4, 2015 | 14 Comments
I think one of the best topics for nostalgia films is the first crush. The crushes of our youths seem to be the kind of topic that always comes up when we meet with old friends and I think that’s true of cinema as well. Certainly with Korean cinema; nostalgia... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Riches to rags [Maids]
by | January 4, 2015 | 13 Comments
Initially I was hesitant to feature this drama due to the recent fire and the tragic loss of a staff member. I thought it might be disrespectful to discuss the show itself, but after some thought I realized that if it were me, I would never want someone to ignore... More »


Celebrity News
Im Shi-wan: “I had to take Misaeng”
by | January 4, 2015 | 103 Comments
Four years after debuting in idol group ZE:A, Im Shi-wan is having his moment: He took the Everyman character of office worker Jang Geu-rae in Misaeng (or Incomplete Life) and turned it into something extraordinary, with a standout performance as the guy almost every viewer could relate to. It wasn’t... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Odds and Ends: New year’s resolutions
by | January 3, 2015 | 107 Comments
javabeans: Happy New Year! Everybody keep your eyes real open this year, otherwise you might blink and miss it. That must be what happened to 2014. girlfriday: In all fairness, it might not be 2014’s fault. It might just be that age thing. javabeans: Do you have any New Year’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
Campus drama Persevere Gu Hae-ra opens with big musical number
by | January 3, 2015 | 33 Comments
This drama has flown under my radar for the most part, but I remember that Monstar did too and it ended up being such a sweet, earnest musical drama that told little stories in big-hearted ways. Cable network Mnet is hoping to repeat that success with its second original drama... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Joon, Go Ah-sung tackle teen pregnancy in new drama
by | January 3, 2015 | 56 Comments
After losing leading actress Kim Hee-ae and undergoing some story changes, the team behind Secret Love Affair and A Wife’s Credentials is back on track with their new drama I Heard it Through the Grapevine, which is headed to SBS this February. The series was once set in the 1970s... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 227
by | January 2, 2015 | 27 Comments
Who knew that baseball stars could be so adorable? This week, our cast is joined by two baseball powerhouses in an all-day race against the clock. Completing their missions within the time limit is the only way to find out what awaits them at the end of the line, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Im Seulong challenges for UEE’s affections in Ho-gu’s Love
by | January 2, 2015 | 14 Comments
Im Seulong, Han Geun-sub Im Seulong, idol singer (2AM) and actor (Hotel King, Mandate of Heaven), has joined tvN’s upcoming rom-com series Ho-gu’s Love, which has already cast UEE (Gold Rainbow) and Choi Woo-shik (Fated To Love You) in lead roles. He’ll take up a second lead role that had... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #376
by | January 2, 2015 | 332 Comments
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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD ships out cast for Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village
by | January 2, 2015 | 57 Comments
The Three Meals a Day spinoff seems to have just settled on Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village as its title, and you can’t argue with that since it’s literally that: Na PD taking three actors, plonking them down in a far-off fishing village, and making them work for their... More »