‘Kwak Shi-yang’


Drama Casting & News
Chicago Typewriter courts Kwak Shi-yang to be Yoo Ah-in’s rival
by | February 15, 2017 | 36 Comments
KBS’s upcoming fantasy-human-romantic-comedy Chicago Typewriter still hasn’t confirmed any leads yet—potential castings include Yoo Ah-in (Six Flying Dragons), Im Soo-jung (Time Renegades), and Go Kyung-pyo (Jealousy Incarnate)—but we get to throw Kwak Shi-yang’s (Mirror of the Witch, Second to Last Love) name into the mix as another possible addition. The drama mixes fantasy elements into... More »


Drama Casting & News
2016 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2016 | 254 Comments
Awards, awards, so many awards! Not only are there a glut of ceremonies at this time of year, the 2016 SBS Drama Awards decided to change up their awards categories this year, separating them into multiple divisions by genre on top of the standard Top Excellence and Excellence prizes, amounting in a truly ridiculous number... More »


Drama Recaps
Second To Last Love: Episode 1
by | August 1, 2016 | 33 Comments
What does it mean to grow older, and is it ever too late for love? This is the overriding theme of SBS’s newest weekend drama Second To Last Love, which addresses these existential questions with a bright tone and some fun, quirky humor. Add in compelling characters and you have a show that, while it... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Hye-soo conceives a not-so-accidental mistake in Goodbye Single
by | June 27, 2016 | 23 Comments
Famous for her roles as strong independent women from tough female detectives to stylish chief editors, actress Kim Hye-soo (Signal) transforms into immature and reckless has-been top star Joo-yeon for her new movie Goodbye Single (also known as Familyhood). This upcoming screwball comedy is about an actress past her prime and her quest to create... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kwak Shi-yang to romance Kim Hee-ae in Second to Last Love
by | June 6, 2016 | 27 Comments
After romancing Yoo Ah-in in Secret Love Affair, it’s not even shocking anymore that Kim Hee-ae (Mrs. Cop) is getting a twentysomething love interest in her new drama, SBS’s Second to Last Love. Up-and-coming supporting actor Kwak Shi-yang (Mirror of the Witch) is up for the role, and is in final negotiations to sign on.... More »


Drama Casting & News
52nd Baeksang Arts Awards: TV Section
by | June 3, 2016 | 240 Comments
The 52nd Baeksang Arts Awards ceremony was held on June 3, 2016 to award the biggest projects of the past year in film and television. We’re trying something new this year and breaking up the awards post into two sections, because these things just get insanely long, and we don’t want anyone getting scrolling-induced injuries.... More »


Drama Recaps
Mirror of the Witch: Episode 4
by | May 25, 2016 | 66 Comments
There are two battles to fight today: one against time, and the other against black witch Hong-joo, who’s on the hunt. The hero and heroine’s stories unfold separately for a large part of the episode, with one trying to understand herself and the other wrestling with decisions that affect his loved ones, but both struggle... More »


Drama Recaps
Mirror of the Witch: Episode 3
by | May 24, 2016 | 38 Comments
Our Joseon Rapunzel dreams of getting a glimpse of the outside world she’s read so much about in her books. But as we all know, reality can be so different than what we imagine, especially if that reality includes deadly curses and dark magic. It’s hard not to root for her to grow up and... More »


Drama Recaps
Mirror of the Witch: Episode 2
by | May 18, 2016 | 102 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 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 »