Drama Casting & News
Sandglass/Legend/Faith producer ends life
by | July 23, 2013 | 179 Comments
Sad news is currently ruling the headlines, after famed (legendary, perhaps) drama producer and director Kim Jong-hak was discovered dead in a gositel (a sort of extended stay motel), having taken his own life. He died in the morning of July 23. Kim Jong-hak was a major figure in the Korean entertainment industry, and his... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dramaland: The gift that keeps on giving [Year in Review, Part 5]
by | December 24, 2012 | 142 Comments
If there’s anything that Santa has taught me over the years (other than a musical mnemonic about single-malt scotches), it’s that Christmas is a time of giving. Dramaland gives us so much throughout the year, that I thought it was finally time for me to stop being a grinch and give back, out of the... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Life Lessons from a Mixed Bag of Dramas [Year in Review, Part 2]
by | December 11, 2012 | 148 Comments
2012 was certainly a mixed bag: I saw plenty of action dramas and then I saw fluffy dramas that made no sense. There were dramas I loved, dramas that I liked enough, and then dramas that I hated. It was a tough year for me, and I felt I had bad luck in choosing which... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2012: Something for everyone? [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 8, 2012 | 263 Comments
Review extravaganza time! I know: Already? It feels like just the other day I was killing myself to corral all my thoughts in coherent fashion in a monster review of 2011’s dramas, and already it’s time to lose sleep wrangling my thoughts together for 2012. Time sure flies when you’re having fun, or old. Guess... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 24 (Final)
by | October 30, 2012 | 416 Comments
We finally reach the end of our journey, but it’s only the beginning for Eun-soo, who at last deals with that pesky issue of time travel and faces the consequences of messing with the space-time continuum. If there’s anything I’ve learned this year in dramaland, it’s that there’s always a price to pay for tampering... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 23
by | October 29, 2012 | 123 Comments
One episode left! We’re at the end, which means the conflict centralizes upon our most important story threads in our finale week. Yes, that means some of the little side arcs do fall by the wayside, but considering where this show is strongest, it’s best that we spend our final stretch dealing with the things... More »

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Faith: Episode 22
by | October 23, 2012 | 198 Comments
With just two more episodes to go, our central political conflict finally comes to a head, followed right after by our time-crossed-lovers predicament. You almost wish they could have just one day of peace before the clouds roll in, but then that would make for bad drama. Our heroine faces her most monumental decision yet,... More »

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Faith: Episode 21
by | October 22, 2012 | 98 Comments
Woodalchi has a new recruit, and while we don’t exactly get shenanigans from this living situation, we do get some nicely stirring moments of connection out of it. I’m pretty sure I don’t mind at all. ‘Cause who wants hijinks when you can have meaningful conversation and an excuse for skinship? SONG OF THE DAY... More »

Drama Casting & News
Philip Lee injured, drops out of Faith
by | October 19, 2012 | 93 Comments
Oh no, bad news for Philip Lee, who has sustained an eye injury and is now pulling out of the currently airing Monday-Tuesday drama Faith. The injury did not arise during drama filming, but because he is scheduled for surgery next week he won’t be able to continue shooting. Philip Lee said, “I have a... More »

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Faith: Episode 20
by | October 16, 2012 | 230 Comments
It’s the king’s turn to shine, or rather Ryu Deok-hwan’s turn to shine as the king. With his queen’s life in danger and his trusted general gone, the king starts to unravel at the seams, making for a powerful arc for what is still the best character of this series.... More »