Drama Recaps
Sly and Single Again: Episode 9
by | March 29, 2014 | 76 Comments
The show reminds us how fun a rom-com can be, as Jung-woo struggles with his jealousy after finally piecing together the clues that the woman Seung-hyun likes is actually the same person as his ex-wife. Ae-ra also discovers who Yeo-jin intended that necktie for, but Yeo-jin (and Seung-hyun) begin to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum watch: Lee Young-ae agrees, October goal set
by | March 29, 2014 | 81 Comments
So MBC has had a decade-long fixation—nay, obsession—with reviving its onetime smash hit drama Dae Jang Geum (aka Jewel in the Palace), which had monster ratings and got exported to something like 60+ foreign countries and was on the frontlines of promoting Hallyu 1.0. They have clung and clung and... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Anti-fuzz
by | March 29, 2014 | 60 Comments
javabeans: So this was a crappy week for me so I may have nothing to say in this post. girlfriday: Aw. Hug? javabeans: No, when I’m in a crappy mood I’d just want to break off your arms, ha. I’ve never been that girl you could force into smiling by... More »


Drama Recaps
Age of Feeling: Episode 22
by | March 28, 2014 | 34 Comments
War comes to Shanghai by means of an incredibly deadly game of telephone, which—if that doesn’t already sound fun to you—is actually one of the better sequences we’ve seen lately. The stakes go as high as they can get as our hero pits one foe against the other in order... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Moon Chae-won, Yoo Yeon-seok courted for That One Day
by | March 28, 2014 | 52 Comments
Moon Chae-won (Good Doctor, Nice Guy) and Yoo Yeon-seok (Answer Me 1994) have received offers to star in the upcoming film That One Day (or The Mood That Day). The movie will be about two strangers, a man and a woman, who meet on the KTX (the high speed train... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS trots out trot drama Trot Lovers
by | March 28, 2014 | 53 Comments
javabeans: Wow, Big Man hasn’t even aired yet and already KBS has confirmed the schedule for its successor drama to take over in mid-June, which is titled Trot Lovers. Er, Trot Couple? Trot Paramours? girlfriday: I like Trot Lovers. It sounds more chocolate-lover, less lovers-who-meet-through-the-wonders-of-trot-music. javabeans: It sure is a…... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #336
by | March 28, 2014 | 340 Comments
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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 190
by | March 28, 2014 | 55 Comments
Who do you call upon when you need to be rescued? Our cast teams up to face the Angel Eyes in Rescue Workers Bootcamp, where they’ll need brains and brawns to overcome all the obstacles the pros face every day. So inasmuch as today will test their stamina and endurance,... More »


Drama Recaps
Age of Feeling: Episode 21
by | March 27, 2014 | 37 Comments
The time has come to prepare for an all out war between the factions and their representative territories, in what’s turning into a small-scale depiction of the Second World War. Luckily, our hero plays it smart this round by reverting to old school war strategies to hopefully defeat his two... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Kyung-ho, Ryu Soo-young, Cha In-pyo for Endless Love
by | March 27, 2014 | 56 Comments
With shooting set to begin next month, we’ve gotten a flurry of confirmations for new SBS weekend drama Endless Love. Jung Kyung-ho (Heartless City) will take on the main lead, and Ryu Soo-young (Two Weeks, Rascal Sons) is being courted to play his brother, a character Yeon Jung-hoon briefly considered... More »


Meta
Reminder: Dramabeans in Boston on April 4
by | March 27, 2014 | 18 Comments
Just to remind you all, Girlfriday and I will be in Boston next week to talk at an event at Harvard University. You guys are all invited, encouraged, and maybe also emotionally blackmailed to go! Who knows, we might also have goodies to give out. (We might not. Who’s to... More »