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Drama Recaps
The K2: Episode 1
by | September 24, 2016 | 324 Comments
Damn, tvN’s newest bodyguard-action drama The K2 promised us lots of action, and boy did it deliver. Bloody and brutal, the intensity hardly lets up in the opening hour from the first punch to the finishing blow. Just when we get a moment to catch a breath, the acting commands our attention once more. Each... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Chang-wook: “The K2 will be my last action drama”
by | September 20, 2016 | 125 Comments
Say it ain’t so, Healer-ya! Thankfully, I think Ji Chang-wook (Healer) was kidding about this being his last action series, because the alternative would be too sad. At the press conference for his new action thriller The K2, he explained good-naturedly how difficult the action sequences have been. “It’s so difficult. It led to me... More »


Drama Casting & News
From gleaming abs to glowering eyebags for The K2
by | September 12, 2016 | 89 Comments
Okay, so maybe these aren’t the most flattering posters ever. It sort of looks like nobody’s slept in a month and stumbled onto an Addams Family set, but I’m going to go with Teasers > Posters on this one, and at least on the teaser front, The K2 looks solid. I’ll just go rewatch those... More »


Drama Casting & News
It’s all muscles and kittens for action drama The K2
by | August 26, 2016 | 118 Comments
He’ll always be Healer to me, but Ji Chang-wook looks like he’ll be just as action-driven for his latest drama, tvN’s upcoming The K2. In the show, he plays a former elite soldier who is employed as a bodyguard to the wife of a presidential candidate, who’s played by Song Yoon-ah (Assembly). Although in this... More »


Drama Recaps
Neighborhood Hero: Episode 1
by | January 24, 2016 | 136 Comments
There was a burst of new content on cable this weekend, and Neighborhood Hero (also called Local Hero) was OCN’s offering, marking the channel’s shift to the twice-a-week format. They’ve had a number of successes in the once-a-week action thriller format—that’s been their bread and butter—but are trying something new with this Saturday-Sunday scheduling. Off... More »


Drama Casting & News
Justice, pennies, and rules in OCN’s Neighborhood Hero
by | December 30, 2015 | 46 Comments
I am really feelin’ the dryly funny vibe of these Neighborhood Hero teasers: The show has all the slick stylishness of OCN’s dark action dramas, but the fun spirit of a tongue-in-cheek caper. I love when a thing deflates its own ego for a laugh. Here we’ve got several more teasers to round out the... More »


Drama Casting & News
The bromance trio begins for OCN spy-action drama Neighborhood Hero
by | October 12, 2015 | 146 Comments
Ooh, here’s our first look at upcoming cable action drama Neighborhood Hero, which held its first shoots on October 6 and has now released the stills. The drama comes from Chuno and Basketball PD Kwak Jung-hwan, and since he’s a director with a strong sense of style, I’m curious to see if working for OCN... More »


Drama Casting & News
SNSD’s Yuri, Yoon Tae-young for OCN’s Neighborhood Hero
by | September 2, 2015 | 88 Comments
Yuri, Yoon Tae-young Now that cable network OCN’s new spy action drama Neighborhood Hero has its hero in Park Shi-hoo (Alice in Cheongdam-dong), we’ve got a few more additions to the cast: Girl’s Generation’s Kwon Yuri (No Breathing, Fashion King) is considering an offer to play the heroine, and Yoon Tae-young (Records of a Night... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 4, 2014
by | October 4, 2014 | 22 Comments
It may not have performed as well at the box office as the other maritime movies this year, Roaring Currents and Pirates, but Sea Fog has earned a distinction of its own; it’s been selected by the Korean Film Council to be South Korea’s entry in the Best Foreign Language Film category for the 87th... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
King’s Family: An overview
by | February 23, 2014 | 85 Comments
KBS’s six-month-long weekend juggernaut of a drama King’s Family (also called Wang Family) just wrapped up its 50-episode run a week ago, and for some inexplicable reason I watched the whole thing. I even liked it sometimes! And because watching such a bizarrely entertaining show for no reason leaves me vaguely dissatisfied at having given... More »