Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 5
by | October 6, 2014 | 12 Comments
A rich episode for character development, and it’s surprisingly full of moments of sincerity in a world that’s populated by so many glib, false-speaking snakes. We have this in multiple relationships, but most significantly in our central, most heart-tugging one between the king and the prince. The problem with them,... More »


Drama Casting & News
A misunderstood first encounter in Legendary Witches
by | October 6, 2014 | 16 Comments
With a few weeks left till its premiere, new MBC drama Legendary Witches has released the first stills from the drama, which look rather moody and picturesque for a show (1) that’s about chaebol machinations, ex-convicts, and underdog fights; and (2) supposedly lighthearted. I suppose it’s not impossible to be... More »


Drama Casting & News
Office grunts clock in at Misaeng’s press conference
by | October 6, 2014 | 22 Comments
The cast and crew of the upcoming tvN drama Misaeng (Incomplete Life) gathered for a press conference on Monday, October 6 — it seems fitting that a show about office grunts should punch in on a Monday, doesn’t it? The drama, an adaptation of a webtoon with a mania following,... More »


Drama Recaps
Bad Guys: Episode 1
by | October 6, 2014 | 102 Comments
Seriously badass. I’d been hoping that cable network OCN’s newest crime thriller Bad Guys would satisfy my thirst for some gritty suspense and my hunger for some action-packed sequences—suffice it to say that it does, and then some. Not only does this show deliver on the slick and edgy directing... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 12
by | October 5, 2014 | 74 Comments
The honeymoons are over, and real life starts to hit our plus-nine boys as they try to navigate the rocky waters that come with their new relationships. Friendships are at stake, feelings are hurt, and more than one couple starts to unravel under the pressure. But there’s hope that maybe... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Forever the Moment (2008)
by | October 5, 2014 | 10 Comments
Forever the Moment (우리 생애 최고의 순간, aka The Greatest Moment of Our Lives) is an underdog film about underdogs. Despite the high productivity of the Korean film industry, sports films are relatively uncommon compared to other genres. And Forever the Moment is a sports film. About handball. But despite... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Kolorful Palette: Miss Mom-to-be [Greatest Marriage]
by | October 5, 2014 | 24 Comments
Greatest Marriage, the new cable series on TV Chosun, is another drama that almost slipped me by, and I can’t say I was much convinced to watch it by the melodrama-y posters and the fact that it airs on weekends (I am very mistrustful of weekend dramas!). Apparently the advertising... More »


Meta
Odds and Ends: Awards are great/terrible, we love/hate them
by | October 4, 2014 | 68 Comments
javabeans: Omg why did all the red carpet events come at once? You have a whole, quiet spring and summer and then BAM! Fall happens and suddenly everybody wants prizes. girlfriday: I know, it’s like a fire sale for golden statues or something. I’m convinced we must’ve done something to... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 4, 2014
by | October 4, 2014 | 22 Comments
It may not have performed as well at the box office as the other maritime movies this year, Roaring Currents and Pirates, but Sea Fog has earned a distinction of its own; it’s been selected by the Korean Film Council to be South Korea’s entry in the Best Foreign Language... More »


Drama Recaps
My Secret Hotel: Episode 12
by | October 4, 2014 | 64 Comments
It’s got to be asked: With a week to play with, does Hae-young have a plan, or is his grand plan to wing it? I sincerely hope he’s got more game than he’s shown so far, because in every previous encounter, he’s come off worse even though the chances are... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 11
by | October 3, 2014 | 32 Comments
Now that love is in the air, it’s time for secrets to start impinging on everyone’s momentary happiness, from secret identities to secret office romances. There’s definitely a thrill to a clandestine romance filled with coded messages and secret rendezvous, but no matter how good your intentions at the outset,... More »