Drama Casting & News
Bae Doo-na returns to Seoul to film Netflix show Sense8
by | September 11, 2014 | 24 Comments
The Wachowskis (of The Matrix trilogy, Speed Racer, and Cloud Atlas) are behind a new Netflix show titled Sense8, about eight strangers located around the world who simultaneously experience an intense telepathic vision, and afterwards are irrevocably mentally linked. Filming began in June, and after having hit several exotic locales... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Nam-gil joins Ryu Seung-ryong, Suzy in sageuk film
by | September 11, 2014 | 49 Comments
Kim Nam-gil (Shark) always does well in sageuk (see: Queen Seon-deok, his current swashbuckling hit Pirate), so I’m happy to hear that he’s sticking to his forte in his next project. He’ll be joining the historical film Dorihwaga, named for a type of traditional pansori song. Heavy-hitter Ryu Seung-ryong (Roaring... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ha Yeon-soo goes to prison for new drama
by | September 11, 2014 | 37 Comments
I’m not sure I would’ve thought to conjure up quirky Ha Yeon-soo as a suggestion in the game of who to cast as a convicted attempted-murderer (at least not in the top thirty, forty names), but she’s chosen to take on the role of one in the upcoming drama Legendary... More »


Drama Recaps
Discovery of Romance: Episode 7
by | September 10, 2014 | 171 Comments
It’s a fast descent into confusion as our leads make baffling choices, causing us to wonder if anyone even deserves to be together. Is it really okay to hide important parts of your life, or make someone suffer because they hurt you in the past, or take pleasure from someone... More »


Drama Casting & News
Han Chae-ah considers lead in new daily It Must Be Love
by | September 10, 2014 | 21 Comments
Han Chae-ah (All About My Romance, Oohlala Spouses) is in the final stage of negotiations to lead an upcoming KBS daily drama called It Must Be Love. If she takes it, this would be her first leading role, and while it’s not confirmed yet, her agency and a source close... More »


Drama Casting & News
Gong Hyo-jin off to vacation, then hospital
by | September 10, 2014 | 111 Comments
This seems a little backward to me, but hey, I’m not the (actor playing the) doctor: The cast and crew of SBS’s It’s Okay, It’s Love, which wraps this week, will soon be flying to Thailand for a group vacation, after which series star Gong Hyo-jin is heading back to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Shi-yeon as star news anchor and single mother
by | September 10, 2014 | 52 Comments
Park Shi-yeon (Nice Guy) returns to dramaland this fall in cable network TV Chosun’s new weekend show Greatest Marriage, where she plays a star news anchor. Her character is smart, capable, nationally beloved, and she’s ranked at the top of female college students’ “women I want to emulate” lists. But... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 6
by | September 9, 2014 | 22 Comments
javabeans: So we’ve already seen the end of the Peru trip, but this is the special extra episode (the “director’s cut”) that was added on to show us scenes that hadn’t been shown the first time around. I’m always a little iffy on these extra episodes because if they were... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Name That Drama: Mean sisters and secret wills
by | September 9, 2014 | 61 Comments
  Can you name these dramas? As always, feel free to email us your questions and requests for future Name That Drama installments.   Faex’s question is pretty familiar-sounding… (It might even be recapped on this site!) I’ve been thinking of this one drama recently, and it bugs me because... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Myung-min cast as president in disaster film
by | September 9, 2014 | 26 Comments
Normally I find presidents to be the least interesting characters in disaster movies — the scientists usually do the heavy lifting, while politicians panic and then give speeches — but it’s a totally different story if you cast Kim Myung-min (A New Leaf, King of Dramas) in the role. I... More »


Drama Casting & News
Secret Door doles out love, punishment, and tragedy
by | September 9, 2014 | 35 Comments
SBS’s upcoming Secret Door looks so intense and emotional, and I can’t WAIT for it to premiere (two more weeks!). Check out the next two teasers for the sageuk drama about the king who ordered his own son killed, starring Han Seok-kyu as King Yeongjo and Lee Je-hoon as Crown... More »