Drama Reactions & Reviews
Surplus Princess: Series review
by | October 13, 2014 | 104 Comments
Fantasy rom-com cable drama Surplus Princess just wrapped up its ten-episode run a few days ago, and I found myself quite looking forward to the finale. Not only because I needed to know who the end pairing would be—the show really kept that question alive right up to the finale—but... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Seung-ho and Go Ara courted for Joseon-era romance
by | October 13, 2014 | 38 Comments
Oh, is Yoo Seung-ho (I Miss You, Arang and the Magistrate) already looking at army comeback projects? That was fast. I do love the early signs of an actor’s return from army duty — the movie and drama offers start rolling in, and fans can start counting down the days... More »


Drama Casting & News
Pride and Prejudice’s bickering prosecutor couple
by | October 13, 2014 | 37 Comments
Okay, I’m actually a little shocked, but the teaser for MBC’s new Monday-Tuesday legal drama Pride and Prejudice is kind of adorable. I was expecting something dark and heavy from a show that used to once be called Lawless World, because it looks more like a romantic comedy that happens... More »


Drama Casting & News
FT Island’s Choi Jong-hoon heads JTBC youth drama
by | October 12, 2014 | 45 Comments
There’s a new youth-oriented drama in the works, titled Heroes and starring an idol from FT Island, Choi Jong-hoon. Wait, don’t click out yet just because of the word “idol”! The show is being produced for a run on JTBC—it’s a little out of the wheelhouse for them, since I... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 14 (Final)
by | October 12, 2014 | 54 Comments
It’s time to say goodbye to our plus-nine boys, and wish them well wherever their love lives take them. All four boys have their stories wrapped up in ways that stay truthful to the characters, which is a lovely thing to see; and while they may not all have had... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS lines up new drama Unkind Women for February launch
by | October 12, 2014 | 18 Comments
The PD of weekend blockbuster My Daughter Seo-young is teaming with the writer of Equator Man for a new drama, which makes me wonder: Will they be courting a reunion with lead actress Lee Bo-young? That’d be one way to shoot my interest level way up. For now, the show... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Not such bad guys [Bad Guys]
by | October 12, 2014 | 27 Comments
It’s funny how TV can take people that we would normally consider the most depraved dregs of society, and have us rooting for them and even admiring them within minutes. Bad Guys really does cram a lot of “bad guy” archetypes into the mix, but I find myself liking every... More »


Meta
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by | October 11, 2014 | 394 Comments
javabeans: Have you noticed that it seems to be getting strangely more difficult to find subtitled dramas these days? I don’t have any numbers or figures to support this, it’s just a feeling I’m getting from reading comments and hearing about people’s difficulties watching things. girlfriday: Yeah is it an... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 11, 2014
by | October 11, 2014 | 37 Comments
Kim Seul-gi, Yoon Hyun-min Those who mourned the conclusion of Discovery of Romance this past week and who have already started missing the adorkable second leads, Kim Seul-gi (Sol) and Yoon Hyun-min (Joon-ho), need not fret. Both have been offered roles in drama specials during MBC’s Drama Festival, which brings... More »


Drama Recaps
My Secret Hotel: Episode 14
by | October 11, 2014 | 41 Comments
After a frustrating previous week, this satisfying episode delivers some decisive moments for several characters, both on the mystery front and (mostly) the romance, as well as bringing in, perhaps, the final key figure for the former. It turns out that madcap and nonsensical plans have their uses, and sometimes... More »


Drama Casting & News
Mr. Baek makes rivals of Jung Seok-won and Lee Joon
by | October 10, 2014 | 19 Comments
MBC’s Mr. Baek appears to have gone on a casting spree this week; it only confirmed its two lead stars (Shin Ha-kyun and Jang Nara) recently, and now has announced three more names. About time, too, since the show only has a month till its November premiere and time’s ticking... More »