‘Arang and the Magistrate’


Drama Casting & News
Arang and the Magistrate airs intro special this week
by | August 7, 2012 | 36 Comments
The premiere of Arang and the Magistrate is still a week away, but if you want to whet your appetite for the comedic, whimsical, ghost-human romance fusion sageuk, you’re in luck: the drama is showing a preliminary special broadcast this week to introduce the show. They’re saying that it’s the first time a drama has... More »


Drama Casting & News
More promos and character stills from Arang
by | July 31, 2012 | 43 Comments
All right, this is more like it: The above promo poster (wallpaper, actually) carries more of the quirky fantasy comedy-melo I’m expecting of Arang and the Magistrate than, say, its previously released main poster. That first poster’s pretty, sure, but rather straight-up romantic and fantasy-like. Nothing wrong with that, of course (see: Queen In-hyun’s Man),... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama preemptions abound for the Olympic Games
by | July 23, 2012 | 137 Comments
Sad news for impatient drama viewers, which may be a redundant moniker. What, you can’t just give me my crack and then TAKE IT AWAY. The London Olympics will be taking over some major primetime broadcasting slots, and it looks like dramas will be preempted left and right. Everyone take a deep breath, and stock... More »


Drama Casting & News
Meet the otherworldly beings of Arang and the Magistrate
by | July 20, 2012 | 60 Comments
What a pretty heavenly king Yoo Seung-ho makes — as if we doubted he would, especially with his lustrous Barbie hair in Warrior Baek Dong-soo. But he ups things one step with his latest role (it’s an extended guest spot) in Arang and the Magistrate, where he plays the Great Jade Emperor. The promos and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Arang and the Magistrate’s poster and behind-the-scenes photos
by | July 16, 2012 | 67 Comments
This newly released poster for Arang and the Magistrate may look ethereal and romantic, but as we know from the drama’s teaser, those are just two adjectives of many that describe the genre-mixing fantasy drama. Others include: quirky, comic, ghostly, action-packed, and fast-paced. The poster copy reads “A fateful beginning, a truth greater than you... More »


Drama Casting & News
Arang and the Magistrate releases teaser, pushes premiere date
by | July 11, 2012 | 65 Comments
Good news and bad. The Good: The first teaser for summer spook drama Arang and the Magistrate is out, and it looks awesome. The Bad: We’ve been waiting on pins and needles already, but MBC has pushed the premiere back three weeks, so we’ll have to wait that much longer to see Shin Mina and... More »


Drama Casting & News
On the set of Arang and the Magistrate
by | July 2, 2012 | 59 Comments
Could there be a cuter ghost in all of dramaland? I don’t know if Shin Mina’s spectre can top her gumiho, but I sort of love that she’s got the market cornered on spunky supernatural creatures who are misunderstood. The myths and legends got it wrong, don’tcha know? I can’t wait for this show to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Interviews with Arang and the Magistrate’s second leads
by | June 30, 2012 | 31 Comments
Arang and the Magistrate is about a month away from its premiere on MBC, which means it’s in the thick of shoots. That gives us a steady stream of stills and promotional tidbits about the fusion romance-melo sageuk that pairs a ghost (Shin Mina) who doesn’t know why she’s dead with the very-much-alive magistrate (Lee... More »


Drama Casting & News
Shin Mina becomes ghostly Arang
by | June 20, 2012 | 67 Comments
Now that the hero’s had his introduction, we turn to Arang and the Magistrate’s heroine, Shin Mina, pictured in these latest stills wearing hanbok for her role as the murdered Arang seeking justice for her death. Shin Mina said, “I’m so excited and happy [to do this drama] that I find myself waiting for filming... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Jun-ki gets into character as the magistrate
by | June 18, 2012 | 81 Comments
Making his much-awaited comeback from army duty, Lee Jun-ki takes the role of the magistrate in his upcoming drama, Arang and the Magistrate, which you can see in these stills. The drama riffs on the famous tale of a young woman named Arang who was killed, who returned as a ghost to plead with magistrates... More »




How would you rate this episode?

5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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