Drama Casting & News
News bites: November 15, 2015
by | November 15, 2015 | 56 Comments
Joo-won Joo-won (Yong-pal) has been cast as the lead in a Chinese drama called Love Express. In the rom-com, he’ll be coupled up with Deng Jiajia, who will play a woman who loves to bake. Qiao Zhenyu, Hui Shiu-hung and Monica Mu round out the cast, and the drama will shoot in Shanghai, Hangzhou, and... More »

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Joo-won: Growing up and shedding his boyish image
by | October 25, 2015 | 74 Comments
I always enjoy when an actor finishes up a project and has time to do the interview circuit, and Joo-won is pulling double-duty, with his drama Yong-pal recently wrapped and his upcoming movie That Man just about to release. That’s good for fans, since he recently gave a ton of interviews, and I’ve been reading... More »

Drama Recaps
Yong-pal: Episode 18 (Final)
by | October 3, 2015 | 307 Comments
We’ve come to the end of the road with Yong-pal, where love is the motivator for our characters to either climb upstairs or step downstairs to the world where the other is. For the doctor who would once resort to nearly anything to protect those he cherishes most, he’s given one last opportunity to face... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 17
by | October 1, 2015 | 220 Comments
It’s Yong-pal’s penultimate episode, and can be safely considered an exercise in patience as we get an hour full of misinformation, deception, and a staggering lack of inaction from those characters we maybe haven’t come to necessarily depend on, but who should be bringing more to the table this late in the meal. Yeo-jin finds... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 16
by | September 26, 2015 | 198 Comments
With war brewing outside of Hanshin’s walls, no one imagined that the newest chairwoman could arrange such a mean call to arms. There’s trouble both in the battlefield and at home, with our heroine up against an imposing enemy and our hero struggling with his own internal conflict. With Hanshin entering the war zone, it’s... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 15
by | September 24, 2015 | 155 Comments
Our heroine assumes full control of her empire after dishing out a taste of what she had to go through at her brother’s hands, leaving it up to Tae-hyun to remind her that with great power comes great responsibility to not be such a terrible person. It’s surprising what Tae-hyun’s willing to tolerate in his... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 14
by | September 19, 2015 | 210 Comments
There’s a new ruler sitting on the Hanshin throne, one who isn’t afraid to show her iron fist in the face of her enemies. While taking over may have been a relatively easy task, Yeo-jin will find that staying in power is an entirely different matter. As Yeo-jin continues to exercise her revenge muscles, it... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 13
by | September 17, 2015 | 206 Comments
Life for these newlyweds may look idyllic on the surface, but this hour introduces the possibility that our good doctor may not know the woman he’s married to as well as he thinks he does. Any doctoring is kept to a bare minimum in favor of company politics now that Yeo-jin’s back from the dead,... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 12
by | September 12, 2015 | 161 Comments
Tae-hyun’s penchant for helping the hopeless gets him into some serious trouble this hour, but that same optimistic and inherently humane spirit is also what saves him. You don’t get to be a quack without making a few friends, and he’s definitely made some good ones. Yeo-jin is one lucky girl to have someone like... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 11
by | September 11, 2015 | 243 Comments
Yeo-jin finally starts thinking about planning to someday soon take action against her murderous brother, who tries to defend his actions this hour with decidedly mixed results. Thankfully she’s got one hell of an ally in Tae-hyun, but she finds another ally where she definitely wasn’t expecting to in her late father. It’s a shame... More »

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Yong-pal: Episode 10
by | September 5, 2015 | 247 Comments
Reality hits hard and fast for our hero this hour following his return from almost paradise. A lot may have changed during his absence, but the looming threats in the hospital still remain. Tae-hyun will stop at nothing if it means ensuring his sister’s safety, and while he’s busy risking his life, this episode is... More »

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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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