‘Kim Sae-ron’

Drama Recaps
Mirror of the Witch: Episode 2
by | May 18, 2016 | 100 Comments
I found the lighter tone of this episode to be a pleasant surprise, after the darker and more gruesome — but absolutely gripping — first episode. I don’t think the differing tones are at odds with each other; the show balances the two well, even within one episode. In all, I really appreciated having a... More »

Drama Recaps
Mirror of the Witch: Episode 1
by | May 17, 2016 | 80 Comments
Well. *unclenches hands from armrests* That was certainly intense. I didn’t expect JTBC’s new fantasy-historical drama Mirror of the Witch to be quite so dark, but I’ve gotta say, it’s really working. The promos did give it a good mystical flair, and it was definitely coming across very fairytale-esque. But after this premiere, it’s starting... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ready to conquer fate in Mirror of the Witch
by | April 28, 2016 | 64 Comments
Soooo pretty. By now my expectations for Mirror of the Witch are pretty high, just based on the quality of the promotional work we’re seeing, whether it’s the beautifully moody stills or the teasers that are simultaneously ethereal and eerie.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lush character posters for fantasy sageuk Mirror of the Witch
by | April 25, 2016 | 26 Comments
I’m keeping my fingers crossed for Mirror of the Witch, which just keeps looking prettier and prettier — the teasers have been beautifully shot and atmospheric, and these character posters are colorful and eye-catching. And also tinged with melancholy, judging from everyone’s sad or worried expressions in them. Yoon Shi-yoon puts a new spin on... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dark magic and cursed fates in Mirror of the Witch
by | April 20, 2016 | 30 Comments
I missed seeing the first teaser for Mirror of the Witch when it came out a couple days ago, but better late than never, right? The teaser is rather short, but it does reinforce my impression of the fantasy fusion historical drama as a gorgeously directed series tinged with a dark feel, which suits its... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Yi-kyung joins Mirror of the Witch as Kim Sae-ron’s protector
by | March 25, 2016 | 27 Comments
I really like up-and-coming actor Lee Yi-kyung. He’s had everything from bit parts in huge dramas (Descended From the Sun, You From Another Star), to bigger parts in tiny dramas (Because It’s the First Time, Superman Age), to everything in between, and he’s always reliably funny or quirky or just plain good. Next up, he’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jang Hee-jin signs on as cursed queen in Mirror of the Witch
by | March 14, 2016 | 23 Comments
Will Jang Hee-jin (Village: Secret of Achiara, Scholar Who Walks the Night) ever play a character not cursed with a horrible fate? At least she does it well, and makes me sad for her tragic characters; I especially liked her last performance in Village, which made me think she was underutilized as the second lead... More »

Drama Casting & News
Fantasy sageuk Mirror of the Witch adds its villainess shaman
by | March 8, 2016 | 35 Comments
Now this casting, I can see perfectly: Yeom Jung-ah (My Neighbor’s Wife, Royal Family) is the newest addition to JTBC’s Mirror of the Witch, playing a powerful shaman in a villain’s role. She’d be perfect for that, and I look forward to being unnerved by her steely fierceness. We also have more description regarding the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Sae-ron up for first leading adult role with Yoon Shi-yoon
by | March 7, 2016 | 123 Comments
Kim Sae-ron has been growing up fast ever since breaking out in the dark thriller Ajusshi (Man From Nowhere) in 2010, and is now poised to take on her first “grown-up” leading role. I use quotation marks since she’s still just 15 years old, plus she has headlined a drama before — 2014’s fantasy-romance series... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2015 Blue Dragon Awards
by | November 26, 2015 | 96 Comments
The Blue Dragon Film Awards are one of the biggest awards ceremonies of the year in Korean film, but this time the red carpet seemed more star-studded than usual, perhaps because it’s such a direct contrast to the Daejong Film Awards, which were held last week amidst great controversy. Already the day before the Blue... More »

How would you rate this episode?

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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