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Chungmuro/Film News
Unwanted visitors bring bad juju in fantasy-horror Guest
by | June 1, 2015 | 33 Comments
If eerily moody thrillers are your bag, keep your eyes peeled for Guest, a movie set in 1950s Korea in a tiny unmapped village where strange things begin happening after the arrival of a father (Ryu Seung-ryong) and his son. Based on the story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin, the film is described as... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 26, 2015 | 215 Comments
The Baeksang Arts Awards are back with their 51st installment, awarding prizes in both film and television. Most of the entries were fairly predictable, though the night wasn’t without a few surprise wins. One of the big surprises was variety PD Na Young-seok being named the Daesang winner in the TV category; although I wouldn’t... More »


Drama Recaps
Hwajeong: Episode 1
by | April 17, 2015 | 32 Comments
Hwajeong (or Splendid Politics, depending on your tolerance level) premiered earlier this week on MBC, and hits the ground running—no small feat considering that it comparatively has all the time in the world to tell the story of Gwanghae, the man who became king, and presumably a whole bunch of other things. My inability to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hwajeong teases court politics and intrigue
by | April 1, 2015 | 28 Comments
We’re two weeks out from the premiere of MBC’s latest historical drama, Hwajeong (Splendid Politics), which has just released another teaser (the first teaser has been out a week; the second is newer). The sageuk trappings look familiar — royal protagonists looking conflicted, royal antagonists looking shifty and/or dark, court intrigue — but man, if... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: February 15, 2015
by | February 15, 2015 | 40 Comments
Lee Sung-min, Kim Seol-hyun Lee Sung-min (Yay, Chief Oh!) is finalizing a contract for the male lead in a new sci-fi movie titled Robot, Sori. He’ll play a father whose daughter goes missing and who refuses to accept the widespread belief that she’s dead. When an artificial intelligence robot makes an emergency landing in Korea,... More »


Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 20 (Final)
by | December 24, 2014 | 304 Comments
Get the hankies ready — not just because this is the final episode of what has become one of the best dramas of the year, but also because we (and everyone else) must figure out what life is like at One International without our beloved Chief Oh. Because life still goes on, and everyone rallies... More »


Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 19
by | December 22, 2014 | 165 Comments
Finale week is upon us, and it’s an emotional one. I dare you to try going through this episode without tearing up once, because you may just not be human if you can do so. This is Chief Oh’s episode all around, as he struggles yet again to find the balance between his values and... More »


Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 18
by | December 18, 2014 | 148 Comments
Sales Team 3 throws its heart and soul into the executive director’s China project, but when it starts to feel like something’s not quite right about the deal, they wonder if they should continue. Failure could mean the end of Sales Team 3, as well as the end of Geu-rae’s career at One International, and... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
2014 Blue Dragon Awards
by | December 17, 2014 | 104 Comments
As one of the biggest awards ceremonies in the industry, the 35th Blue Dragon Awards turned out a number of stars and covered a pretty good spread of titles in its winners list—a few films took home multiple trophies, but there wasn’t a single movie sweeping every category. It was nice to see a fair... More »


Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 17
by | December 16, 2014 | 86 Comments
The newbies seem to have finally hit their stride, and for at least one episode, there isn’t the sense of soul-crushing agony as we watch them go about their day. However, nothing is ever that easy at One International, and it’s the higher-ups who now struggle — particularly Chief Oh, as he not only discovers... More »


Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 16
by | December 10, 2014 | 168 Comments
The newbies are excited to finally submit their own proposals, but if you thought getting a project approved is a cause for celebration, think again: this is One International, and nothing is ever as simple as it seems. No one is thrilled with the office protocol, especially Chief Oh, who’s once again forced to make... More »