‘cable programs’


Drama Casting & News
Yoon Jin-seo, Lee Jae-yoon tapped for drinky drama Cheers to Me
by | August 19, 2015 | 26 Comments
Food in dramas (specifically, the glorious, gluttonous eating thereof) is such a hot trend these days that it was only a matter of time before we got the drinky version (which I am fully onboard with). Now we’ve got Cheers to Me in the works, which has selected Yoon Jin-seo (Girl Who Sees Smells) and... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kang Ho-dong and Na PD get the 1N2D crew back together for tvN
by | July 16, 2015 | 94 Comments
Eeeeeee! Are we getting the band back together? Cable’s on a roll in varietyland these days: Right on the heels of the news that Yoo Jae-suk will be making the move to cable for a new variety show on JTBC, tvN has announced that they’re rolling out the reunion of reunions, between MC Kang Ho-dong... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Yoo Hee-yeol joins Yoo Jae-suk’s new JTBC variety show
by | July 7, 2015 | 27 Comments
Oh this is gonna be a riot. I already love Yoo Hee-yeol (Yoo Hee-yeol’s Sketchbook, Youths Over Flowers) in variety, but he’s especially funny with Yoo Jae-suk (Running Man, Infinity Challenge), and now the two of them are teaming up for Yoo Jae-suk’s first cable variety show over at JTBC. Tags: cable programs, Yoo Hee-yeol,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Hyun-woo fights for the little guy in JTBC’s new drama Awl
by | June 25, 2015 | 21 Comments
Ji Hyun-woo is heading to cable for his next drama, a JTBC series with a serious-sounding bent, titled Awl. The drama is based on a webtoon of the same name, which is in turn inspired by real-life events that transpired in 2002 when union workers were unfairly fired from large supermarket chain Carrefour, and fought... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Ex-Girlfriend Club: Series review
by | June 14, 2015 | 111 Comments
Romantic-comedy series Ex-Girlfriend Club just wrapped this weekend on tvN, and despite being dealt a disappointing cutback that shortened the show by four episodes, the drama went out in much the manner of its run: sweet, understated, and feel-good. This was never a drama where Big Things happened, focusing more on everyday interactions and relationships,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Two Weeks, 49 Days writer pens new rom-com for tvN
by | June 14, 2015 | 72 Comments
Okay, you’ve got my attention. Hit writer So Hyun-kyung of Two Weeks, My Daughter Seo-young, 49 Days, Prosecutor Princess, Brilliant Legacy, and so on, has lined up her next drama project. Count me in. She’s headed over to tvN to do a new romantic comedy called Our Heaven, about an ajumma who goes back to... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
The Superman Age: Series review
by | June 8, 2015 | 10 Comments
Cable comedy The Superman Age wrapped its run a couple weeks ago, after a somewhat low-key outing on tvN, and is a show I enjoyed immensely, though not necessarily because of a great plot or catchy pacing or even sharp writing. It showed glimmers of those things and had an interesting story, sure, but to... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Yoo Jae-suk heads to JTBC for new variety show
by | June 1, 2015 | 61 Comments
javabeans: Yoo Jae-suk (Infinity Challenge, Running Man, Happy Together) is doing a new program on JTBC! Do you think the cable executives are throwing a party and celebrating the get? Maybe while singing neener-neener over in the direction of KBS-MBC-SBS, who seem to be bleeding all their talent to cable these days? girlfriday: It certainly... More »


Drama Casting & News
Disaster to hit JTBC with D-Day
by | April 28, 2015 | 63 Comments
I have some good news and some bad news for you, and I’ll let you guys untangle what’s what. Cable station JTBC has announced a new drama that they’ve got in the works, titled (tentatively) D-Day, and it’s a disaster drama set in Seoul. The reports don’t specify what kind of disaster it is other... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon Kye-sang offered JTBC drama Last
by | April 21, 2015 | 43 Comments
JTBC is prepping a new drama titled Last, with an intriguing premise that deals with “the pecking order of Seoul Station’s homeless.” Yoon Kye-sang (Full Sun) is considering the lead role, and the offer’s out to Seo Ye-ji (Superdaddy Yeol, Records of a Night Watchman) to co-star with him. Last, like everything these days, is... More »


Drama Casting & News
A kiss to kick off My Unfortunate Boyfriend
by | April 6, 2015 | 36 Comments
Cable drama My Unfortunate Boyfriend is set to premiere this week, and from initial stills and descriptions, it looks like it could turn out to be a cute romance with a funny touch. Plus, Noh Min-woo is changing up his image and playing an ordinary guy for once, and I look forward to the shift... More »