Drama Casting & News
Liar Game’s naive heroine, shrewd lifeline, and mysterious gamemaster
by | October 2, 2014 | 50 Comments
Here we have our first teaser for tvN’s remake of Japanese drama Liar Game, which, in the way of all tvN previews, is short but stylish. It’s more of a conceptual teaser than a plot-based one, but gets across the premise neatly: There’s a game involving money that requires you... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Youths Over Flowers: Episode 9
by | October 1, 2014 | 45 Comments
girlfriday: This episode begins with an ominous tone, introducing each of the boys as “informants,” which must be a meta reference to Yeon-seok’s latest movie. javabeans: Oh right, we pick up after that night out at the club—and from their reactions (“He said that? I told him not to tell”),... More »


Drama Casting & News
2014 Korea Drama Awards
by | October 1, 2014 | 189 Comments
The Korea Drama Awards (part of the two-week Korea Drama Festival that kicked off today) isn’t one of the bigger award ceremonies around, but being that it’s drama-focused and inclusive of both broadcast and cable programs, it’s worth a look—even if the winners list does seem rather scattershot. The awards... More »


Drama Casting & News
Birth of a Beauty adds Wang Ji-hye, Han Sang-jin
by | October 1, 2014 | 11 Comments
With its leads in place, new SBS weekend drama Birth of a Beauty is starting to line up the rest of its cast, beginning with Wang Ji-hye, who’s making a return to weekends not long after her last drama Hotel King, and Han Sang-jin, who was last in the revenge... More »


Drama Recaps
Discovery of Romance: Episode 13
by | October 1, 2014 | 137 Comments
This episode is all about which is more important, your actions or what’s in your heart. Tae-ha and Yeo-reum both struggle with this, as they deny their feelings and assure everyone that things are fine and there’s nothing to worry about, just because they haven’t acted on their emotions. Can... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD whips up cooking variety program with Lee Seo-jin, Taecyeon
by | October 1, 2014 | 69 Comments
This is hilarious. When it was first announced that Na PD (Na Young-seok of Grandpas, Noonas, and Youths Over Flowers) was planning a new variety program with everyone’s favorite reluctant luggage boy, Lee Seo-jin, we joked that he should just make it a cooking show. After all, he poked so... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 4
by | September 30, 2014 | 36 Comments
Ooh, we’re heating up. The good guys start to assemble, and things get really interesting for our hero, who can no longer remain innocent in the face of such blatant corruption. It takes the loss of his own conviction in his best friend to shake our idealistic prince to his... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Park Bo-young to play entertainment reporter in new film
by | September 30, 2014 | 9 Comments
I guess journalists are just in vogue lately — we’ve got two fall/winter dramas about reporters headed our way (Healer and Pinocchio), and now Park Bo-young (Hot Blooded Youth) is headlining a new movie about young rookie reporters as well. If only she’d do a drama once in a while,... More »


Drama Casting & News
The laughter begins in Cantabile Tomorrow’s second teaser
by | September 30, 2014 | 56 Comments
Not that I was worried, but I’m glad that this show intends to be funny. The first teaser for KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Cantabile Tomorrow was more lyrical and contemplative, but the second teaser brings out more of the bubbly feel I expect from the drama. There’s always the risk... More »


Drama Recaps
Three Musketeers: Episode 7
by | September 30, 2014 | 68 Comments
This episode is downright fun, filled with high stakes and intrigue as Sohyeon’s life gets caught in the midst of a political power play Dal-hyang can either choose to escape from or commit himself to for the long haul. Choosing the latter opens up even more do-or-die options, the hardest... More »


Drama Recaps
Secret Door: Episode 3
by | September 29, 2014 | 10 Comments
With this episode, the story turns into a full-fledged murder mystery, with our prince in the role of dogged truth-seeker. For being a story where we think we know exactly whodunnit and how, there’s actually more doubt and suspicion than I would have expected; characters turn shifty and cryptic, their... More »