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Drama Recaps
Fantastic: Episode 6
by | September 22, 2016 | 44 Comments
Laughter! Romance! Friendship! Heartbreak! Betrayal! Revenge! Celine Dion! All the classic drama moments are somehow squeezed into one episode, and yet, despite the occasionally odd editing, it somehow still works. Then again, the main characters are so delightful that it’s no hardship to continue to fall in love with them and their lives as we... More »

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Fantastic: Episode 5
by | September 21, 2016 | 29 Comments
So-hye is faced with the classic love-triangle dilemma and must choose between the sweet and considerate Joon-ki, who offers her a comforting path as she navigates the scary unknown of cancer, or Hae-sung, the sometimes annoying, sometimes adorable goofball who refuses to give up on what they once had. Then again, there’s always the option... More »

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Fantastic: Episode 4
by | September 15, 2016 | 36 Comments
It’s the first day of filming for So-hye’s drama Hitman, where there’s action and drama and romance — and that’s just all behind-the-scenes. As much as So-hye is attempting to embrace “living in the now,” there’s still a lot about the past that needs to be explored, especially where it concerns her and Hae-sung. What... More »

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Fantastic: Episode 3
by | September 14, 2016 | 16 Comments
The harsh realities of cancer begin to set in for So-hye — both physically and emotionally. It doesn’t help that she’s got blast-from-the-past Hae-sung to continue to annoy and confuse her, even though he’s just as confused by her attitude towards him. Meanwhile, Sul continues to deal with her terrible husband and the in-laws from... More »

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Fantastic: Episode 2
by | September 8, 2016 | 42 Comments
With obligations of work, family, and overly-demanding Hallyu stars, it can be difficult to figure out how to pursue the freedom of living one’s life to fullest, especially when that life will be shorter than one had hoped. So-hye begins to realize that perhaps it’s time for her get her nose out of her laptop... More »

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Fantastic: Episode 1
by | September 7, 2016 | 50 Comments
JTBC’s new rom-com gives us a peek into the world behind-the-scenes of dramas as it portrays the struggles of a drama writer and the famous-but-untalented actor who seems destined to be a part her life, whether she likes it or not (right now, it’s safe to say “not”). Perhaps “rom-com” isn’t the right word for... More »

Drama Recaps
Kim Hyun-joo goes back to high school for Fantastic
by | August 22, 2016 | 57 Comments
For a drama that involves a main character with a terminal disease, JTBC’s Fantastic sure looks upbeat, which is something I could really get behind. That’s not to say that thoughtful, sorrowful terminal-disease dramas don’t have their place… I just think their place just may be far, far away from me at this moment, and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Unpredictable laughs and tears in JTBC’s Fantastic
by | August 5, 2016 | 47 Comments
You know, you had me at “Joo Sang-wook playing a foot-actor.” It wasn’t until Joo Sang-wook took on comedy (Sly and Single Again, Birth of a Beauty) that I really thought he lit up the screen (though it’s true that his moment of reawakening can be traced back earlier to weekend saga Giant, and then... More »

Drama Casting & News
Rekindled sparks for Kim Hyun-joo and Joo Sang-wook in JTBC’s Fantastic
by | July 30, 2016 | 42 Comments
I feel like we didn’t hear anything about JTBC’s upcoming Fantastic for a while, but just in the last week came a flurry of confirmations and then boom — already a (brief!) teaser. Girlfriday was right on the money: Kim Hyun-joo (I Have a Lover) will star as a hit drama writer with a terminal... More »

Drama Casting & News
New JTBC rom-com lines up Kim Hyun-joo, Joo Sang-wook to star
by | July 11, 2016 | 76 Comments
Cable network JTBC has announced a new drama, slated for Fridays and Saturdays this fall. It’s called Fantastic, and has cast a whole group of actors in one fell swoop: Kim Hyun-joo (I Have a Lover) and Joo Sang-wook (Dazzling Temptation) are in talks to headline, and Park Shi-yeon (Greatest Marriage), Kim Tae-hoon (One More... More »