Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 15, 2016
by | October 15, 2016 | 53 Comments
Yoo Seung-ho, Taecyeon Hooray that he’ll be back to sportin’ a sageuk mane of glory: Yoo Seung-ho (Remember–Son’s War) is confirmed for Ruler–Master of the Mask, in which he’ll play an 18th-century crown prince of Joseon fighting off a faction that’s out to obtain control of the water supply. The sageuk melodrama will run for... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dream High 2: Series Wrap-up
by | March 26, 2012 | 161 Comments
As you know, we started out with hopes for Dream High 2 that quickly fizzled, and recaps were dropped after the first two weeks. I don’t regret that choice in the least, but I did continue watching the show out of curiosity, and now that it’s over, I’m weighing in with some overall thoughts on... More »

Drama Recaps
Dream High 2: Episode 4
by | February 7, 2012 | 179 Comments
We’re given hints at the potential conflicts of a few more characters, but as usual, what we get are crumbs. In attempting to give too many characters adequate screentime, you end up shafting everybody; it would have been vastly more effective to establish rapport with two or three kids, then work in the support crew.... More »

Drama Recaps
Dream High 2: Episode 3
by | February 6, 2012 | 126 Comments
It’s time to set up rivalries all around, but to be honest, I found myself struggling to care in this episode, though it did pick up somewhat in the latter half. Most of the hour was spent rehashing conflicts we already knew about, though the rivalry between Hae-sung and Ri-an has hints of promise and... More »

Drama Recaps
Dream High 2: Episode 2
by | January 31, 2012 | 179 Comments
It feels sorta familiar, and yet totally different. That’s probably a good thing for a franchise show, because you want the brand to be recognizable, but who wants to see the same thing all over again? That said, there are certain things Dream High 2 does differently than its predecessor which work for this season,... More »

Drama Recaps
Dream High 2: Episode 1
by | January 30, 2012 | 137 Comments
It’s time to Dream Higherererer with a whole new cast of characters, and a whole new universe as well. As it turns out Season 2 is no dummy – we don’t just pick up where we left off, or reboot to square one with the same narrative and a different cast. Phew. One bullet dodged.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dream High 2’s official poster released
by | January 12, 2012 | 77 Comments
We’ve had teaser stills and other images, but here’s the first official poster for Dream High 2, the aspiring-idols-with-dreamin’-hearts-and-dancing-feet drama hoping to match the original series’ popularity. Looks like Kang So-ra and idol-turned-actor Jung Jin-woon are the underdogs, if we’re going by the poster, with the top dogs looking down on them (literally). They are,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dream High 2 finalizes its cast
by | December 6, 2011 | 94 Comments
girlfriday: So Dream High 2 finally has its cast! I can’t say I know any of them other than Kang Sora, but I loved her in Sunny. She’s simultaneously badass and cute. I love it. javabeans: She was bubbly in Dr. Champ, too, as the girl who got all handsy with Jung Kyeo-woon. girlfriday: Yeah... More »

Drama Casting & News
T-ara’s Ji-yeon cast in Dream High 2
by | November 27, 2011 | 82 Comments
Ji-yeon, the young singer of girl group T-ara and budding actress, has been confirmed for the cast of Dream High 2, joining her groupmate Eun-jung (who starred in the first series) in the franchise. This means we’re about to be deluged with a number of casting announcements for the anticipated sequel to the youth drama... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Running Man: Episode 55
by | August 14, 2011 | 60 Comments
The boys’ hearts are aflutter this episode with not just two but FOUR female guests to leave their cheeks rosy. It’s a throwback episode to high school and the air is thick with nostalgia from the games to the food. New love is created for some; hearts are broken for others. The chase is sure... More »