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Drama Casting & News
2015 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2015 | 158 Comments
Okay, one more red carpet to go and we’re officially done with 2015! Last up for the Big 3 broadcasters are the KBS Drama Awards, which had a few big stars in attendance and gave out many (many, many) awards, despite not having any huge hits this year. They also chose to split the Daesang... More »

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The misadventures of three generations of Unkind Women
by | February 20, 2015 | 66 Comments
I’m still curious about KBS’s decision to make Unkind Women a Wednesday-Thursday show when everything about it screams family weekend drama. That’s not a bad thing — it just follows a pretty familiar pattern that I’m used to seeing in longer-running shows on Saturdays and Sundays. The series is about three generations of hot-blooded women... More »

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2012 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2012 | 166 Comments
MBC’s over, KBS is to come (on this site, I mean; the actual awards were held concurrently with this one), so now we turn to the 2012 SBS Drama Awards. Y’know, I was a little surprised when I came to the SBS show, having expected more titles in the winners roster. Because while MBC can... More »

Drama Recaps
Five Fingers: Episode 1
by | September 29, 2012 | 89 Comments
I’m a little late to this makjang party, but thought it’d be fun to weigh in on the first episode of surprisingly ten-fingered Five Fingers, which is well into the first act of its run by now. Sporting some lush cinematography and a commandingly vulnerable performance by Chae Si-ra, the first episode delivers on what... More »

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Posters and teaser for weekend makjang-apalooza Five Fingers
by | July 26, 2012 | 122 Comments
Get ready for makjang thrills galore (you know, if that’s your thing), because weekend drama Five Fingers promises the trademark deception, bitter rivalries, and revenge that give the genre its kick. And punch. And pulling of hair. Posted here are shots from Five Fingers’ recent poster shoot, featuring Joo Ji-hoon as the lead (which we... More »

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Chae Shi-ra to headline cable drama Queen Insoo
by | October 7, 2011 | 34 Comments
Wow, cable’s not messing around. Talk about going after the heavy-hitters. This time cable network jTBC has scored A-lister Chae Shi-ra to star in their upcoming sageuk drama Queen Insoo. Chae Shi-ra (Empress Cheon-chu, Emperor of the Sea) has pretty much reached the level of stardom where you only play queens, so it’s no surprise... More »

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2009 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2009 | 222 Comments
Last one! The 2009 KBS Drama Awards were also held on December 31, and as with the other two station awards ceremonies, there weren’t a lot of surprises, particularly with the Daesang, which went to Lee Byung-heon. (Lee was outstanding in IRIS, but I think he practically had the Daesang in the bag even before... More »

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Sibling rivalries take to the small screen
by | July 6, 2009 | 8 Comments
Ratings battles are always part of the trials and tribulations of television dramas, but is the experience better or worse when one is going up against one’s own sibling? It’s not a common scenario, because while there are several sets of famous siblings in the biz, like Kim Tae-hee and Lee Wan, it’s rare that... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama trends for 2009
by | January 4, 2009 | 33 Comments
Note: The following is taken from a Korean article, so the opinions therein aren’t necessarily my own. Still, it’s a look into the trends we can expect in the coming year of dramas. (For instance: Not one, but TWO figure-skating dramas?) 2009 looks like a bright new year. This year, there are many dramas to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chae Shi-ra becomes Empress Cheon-chu
by | November 21, 2008 | 11 Comments
I mentioned in the previous post about Go Hyun-jung’s new sageuk that the upcoming year would showcase three prominent sageuk dramas starring three famous actresses, and the first of those has just revealed its posters. (The other two dramas are Go’s Queen Seon-deok for MBC and Jung Ryeo-won‘s SBS series Princess Ja-myung. I’m going to... More »