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Drama Casting & News
News bites: December 31, 2016
by | December 31, 2016 | 16 Comments
Ha Jung-woo, Lee Min-jung It’s still very early on in the project’s life, but Ha Jung-woo (Tunnel) is considering the lead in Seoul, a film about the city hosting the 1988 Olympics. He’s received the screenplay for the film, which will be directed by Kim Joon-sung (Lucid Dream), and is reviewing it favorably. The movie... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
2016 Year in Review, Part 7: Editors’ Picks
by | December 29, 2016 | 322 Comments
Another year has come and gone, and while I am more than happy to put 2016 behind us and look forward to greener pastures in 2017 (they’ll be greener, won’t they?), we can’t say goodbye to the year without looking back at the best of it (and the worst, in some cases) and giving the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Hot ajusshi cast of druglords for crime thriller Onward
by | December 28, 2016 | 30 Comments
Jo Jin-woong, Ryu Joon-yeol, Kim Joo-hyuk, Cha Seung-won The aje fatale (aka ajusshi fatale) is in full force for upcoming crime thriller Onward. Early on, Jo Jin-woong (Entourage) was courted to play the main lead as an undercover police officer. Next, Cha Seung-won (Gosanja: Map of the World) was offered the opposing role, of the... More »


Drama Recaps
Entourage: Episode 16 (Final)
by | December 25, 2016 | 38 Comments
We’ve come to the end of the road with our entourage, with our boys having faced one obstacle after another in the cutthroat entertainment industry. When every move and every word is under scrutiny, one wonders why anyone would choose a life in the limelight. Maintaining an image is no easy task when all it... More »


Drama Recaps
Entourage: Episode 15
by | December 24, 2016 | 4 Comments
Being an agent or manager to a high-maintenance celebrity requires a great deal of patience and is not a job for everyone. A life revolving around a celebrity could feel like a life wasted, since your own dreams and desires have to take a backseat. Ho-jin finds himself questioning what he truly wants, but the... More »


Drama Recaps
Entourage: Episode 14
by | December 19, 2016 | 10 Comments
Sometimes the smallest change can be enough to turn the tables, but it’ll take more than a simple desire to change in order to rectify the mistakes Young-bin has made. Because as much as those closest to him act in his best interest, he’s the one ultimately responsible for his own career. It’s time for... More »


Drama Recaps
Entourage: Episode 13
by | December 18, 2016 | 16 Comments
When one door closes, another one opens, but how long that door will stay ajar is never guaranteed. Although things are looking up for Young-bin, a few curveballs get thrown his way. After all, making a movie is a group endeavor, and there’s bound to be some creative differences or even just enmity without a... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: December 17, 2016
by | December 17, 2016 | 81 Comments
Running Man It would’ve been nice if Running Man had been able to conclude on a classier note, but things certainly got messy towards the end. It turns out Kim Jong-kook and Song Ji-hyo heard they were being let go at the same time the rest of us did, through the press. On the 15th,... More »


Drama Recaps
Entourage: Episode 12
by | December 12, 2016 | 35 Comments
You can’t always get what you want, unless you’re Young-bin, because he’s constantly surrounded by people who will go the extra mile for him. It makes me wonder if he ever thinks about how incredibly lucky he is to have survived all the crises he’s endured in the entertainment industry and still be able to... More »


Drama Recaps
Entourage: Episode 11
by | December 11, 2016 | 9 Comments
My favorite character takes center stage in this episode, and after having gone through the ringer (courtesy of difficult actor and terrible boss), he shows us all that what defines us is how well we rise after falling. Thankfully, there’s only one way from rock bottom, and it’s up. And boy does he rise with... More »