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Drama Casting & News
MBC melo Monster secures Kang Ji-hwan to headline
by | January 21, 2016 | 76 Comments
Ah, this casting makes more sense: Kang Ji-hwan (Big Man) is now confirmed as the leading man in MBC’s upcoming 50-episode melodrama Monster (formerly titled Tyrant), while relative newcomer Seo Kang-joon (Cheese in the Trap) is no longer in consideration for the show. It seemed so strange to have a young rookie like Seo being... More »


Drama Casting & News
MBC’s Tyrant gets renamed Monster, still looking for a leading lady
by | January 8, 2016 | 30 Comments
The MBC project formerly known as Tyrant has opted for a name change, and is now going by Monster (it’s the English word transliterated into Korean, not a Korean word meaning monster). I don’t think Monster’s a bad title for a drama, but it does kinda seem to me to be one step down on... More »


Drama Casting & News
2015 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2015 | 105 Comments
Do you think that if Ji Sung hadn’t been awarded the Daesang at the 2015 MBC Drama Awards, there’d have been actual mutiny? Not that there was much question that he would get it, but MBC has figured out ways to make head-scratcher decisions before. Like, say, suddenly increasing the number of award categories and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hwang Jung-eum eyes a return to MBC in Tyrant
by | December 16, 2015 | 117 Comments
This lady never rests, but with all the hits she’s churned out for MBC, they’d hardly want her to. Hwang Jung-eum is becoming one of the broadcaster’s biggest hitmakers, and after kicking off the year with one MBC success (Kill Me, Heal Me) and closing it with another (She Was Pretty), she is now reportedly... More »


Drama Recaps
She Was Pretty: Episode 16 (Final)
by | November 12, 2015 | 150 Comments
Life as a supporting character isn’t all that bad… and sometimes if you pay attention, the supporting characters have the best stories of all. We all get to choose whether or not to be the supporting characters in our own story, or if we aspire to be more. And that’s really what She Was Pretty... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Image ruinations
by | November 11, 2015 | 95 Comments
javabeans: With She Was Pretty, Answer Me 1988, and the upcoming Oh My Venus in our collective consciousness at the moment, we’re reminded once again that dramaland loves its image ruinations. Or maybe it’s just that audiences love pretty people making themselves look uglier for the sake of drama. Not that they look actually ugly,... More »


Drama Recaps
She Was Pretty: Episode 15
by | November 7, 2015 | 200 Comments
With Most’s survival and Hye-jin and Sung-joon’s future on the line, there are some crucial decisions to be made. Most importantly, when do you cling to the one you love, and when do you let them go for their own happiness? When you truly love someone, there’s really only one answer, and they’ve fought too... More »


Drama Recaps
She Was Pretty: Episode 14
by | November 4, 2015 | 124 Comments
Well, they keep saying it’s not over till it’s over, so I’m gonna take their word for it, even though I could swear that the plot has run its course. But hey, I’m not about to complain if we get heaps of cuteness, am I? I’m pretty sure no one’s watching this rom-com to find... More »


Drama Recaps
She Was Pretty: Episode 13
by | October 31, 2015 | 259 Comments
Just because one conflict is resolved doesn’t mean it’s smooth sailing from here on out. Despite finding happiness in one quarter, we’ve still got more obstacles in store, and important lessons still to be learned — like knowing when to shoulder burdens alone, and when to lean on others.... More »


Drama Recaps
She Was Pretty: Episode 12
by | October 30, 2015 | 137 Comments
Nearly every relationship in our story is marked by a shift, to wildly differing results. Luckily all four of our main players are ready to be honest and discuss their issues, which helps, though the honesty can be sometimes painful. But better a painful truth than false hope — and sometimes watching the person you... 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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