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Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 15, 2016
by | October 15, 2016 | 53 Comments
Yoo Seung-ho, Taecyeon Hooray that he’ll be back to sportin’ a sageuk mane of glory: Yoo Seung-ho (Remember–Son’s War) is confirmed for Ruler–Master of the Mask, in which he’ll play an 18th-century crown prince of Joseon fighting off a faction that’s out to obtain control of the water supply. The sageuk melodrama will run for... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Moon Geun-young takes the lead in mystery film Glass Garden
by | May 12, 2016 | 14 Comments
Moon Geun-young (Sado) is heading back to the big screen, signing on to a new film titled Glass Garden, in which she plays an interestingly mysterious heroine. It sounds like it’ll be an intriguing role for her, and while she was just in a mysterious thriller, SBS’s Village: Secret of Achiara, she didn’t get to... More »

Drama Casting & News
2015 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2015 | 181 Comments
Whee, there’s eye candy galore today, here in No. 2 of 3 of the broadcaster drama awards (KBS’s awards post is forthcoming), here at the 2015 SBS Drama Awards. This event had perhaps a smidge more starpower than last night’s MBC Drama Awards, which I attribute to SBS having had more hit dramas in the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Village: Thematic messages, casting, and comic sidebars
by | December 6, 2015 | 38 Comments
SBS’s mystery-thriller Village: Secret of Achiara wrapped this past week, which means we have a slew of interviews from its director and writer to read through for extra insights. The drama never got out of single-digit ratings (most episodes hovered in the 5% to 6% range), but did earn recognition as a “well-made drama” (a... More »

Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 16 (Final)
by | December 3, 2015 | 52 Comments
Time to say goodbye to Village: Secret of Achiara, which turns out a pretty satisfactory finale episode that not only answers questions of plot but, more importantly, does a good job of reaching emotional closure with our characters as well. Given that a main character is still dead, perhaps we can’t have a perfectly happy... More »

Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 15
by | December 2, 2015 | 41 Comments
Just when I thought we’d all had Village figured out, the drama throws in a curveball, and it’s a doozy. You won’t hear me complaining about tossing in a late-game twist, since my concern was that there was too little mystery heading into the finale, with most of the clues being revealed to the audience... More »

Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 14
by | November 25, 2015 | 49 Comments
You’ve gotta hand it to Village—it sure doesn’t lack for twists. Some of them are more surprising than others (and some aren’t very surprising at all), but I respect the drama for stocking the show up to the brim with plot, secrets, and ever-changing directions. The characters continue to develop dimensions, and as we head... More »

Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 13
by | November 19, 2015 | 75 Comments
So-yoon persists in digging and digging, despite the fact that nearly the whole town is determined to stonewall her. She may not be the shrewdest investigator around (her tactics can be aggravatingly clumsy), but persistence does pay off, and anger fuels boldness. Watching her in action feels a little like throwing eggs to chip away... More »

Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 12
by | November 18, 2015 | 45 Comments
The delusion, it runs deep in this town. That certainly explains how the secrets have remained under wraps for so long—with this amount of willful ignorance going around, it’s no wonder it’s taken So-yoon this long to piece together the fragments of this mystery. Speaking of which, major secrets are revealed today, and they force... More »

Drama Recaps
Village: Secret of Achiara: Episode 11
by | November 12, 2015 | 59 Comments
And we’re back! Fyi, Village will have a few scheduling irregularities heading into its final weeks — yesterday’s episode was pre-empted so we’re only getting Episode 11 this week. Next week we’ll be on a regular schedule for Episodes 12 and 13, but the following week (Thanksgiving, for us Americans) will only air Episode 14... More »