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Drama Recaps
Shopping King Louis: Episode 3
by | September 29, 2016 | 109 Comments
These two are so cute together, I can’t even stand it. Bok-shil and Louis are growing closer the more time they spend together, finding an easy rhythm and camaraderie as if they’ve known each other for years. It’s easy to forget that they’re both so innocent of the world, that dangers lurk around every corner,... More »


Drama Recaps
Shopping King Louis: Episode 2
by | September 23, 2016 | 184 Comments
If I liked the first episode, I loved the second episode. This show is just so sweet and silly and heartwarming and ridiculous, in all the right ways. Louis and Bok-shil struggle to find their way in a big heartless world, and though everything seems to be going wrong, they have one thing they can... More »


Drama Recaps
Shopping King Louis: Episode 1
by | September 22, 2016 | 153 Comments
Shopping King Louis makes a great case for itself right out of the gate, with wonderful, rich characters, and a zany story setup that’s pretty out there, but leaves you wanting more. We’re given just enough of the wacky plot to whet our appetites, while the show lets the characters shine, pulling us in and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Noonas give Seo In-gook pity coins in Shopping King Louis teaser
by | September 15, 2016 | 87 Comments
Whether a debonair dandy or scruffy vagabond, Seo In-gook (Police Unit 38) radiates cute charisma. In the latest teaser for upcoming MBC drama Shopping King Louis, we get a closer glimpse at how far the titular chaebol falls from his high pedestal to a downright grubby state, before being rescued by our heroine Go Bok-shil.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Cha Seung-won’s Gosanja opens in second place at box office
by | September 15, 2016 | 35 Comments
Last weekend at the box office, crime-thriller Age of Shadows was the number one viewed movie in domestic theaters, but it was historical period film Gosanja (also known as The Map Against the World) that became the dark horse that surged in front of Hollywood blockbuster Alice Through the Looking Glass to place second. Set... More »


Drama Casting & News
Fairytale-like posters and teaser featuring disheveled leads for Shopping King Louis
by | September 7, 2016 | 81 Comments
New posters and a second teaser have been released for MBC’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Shopping King Louis, and if they’re any indication, it looks like we’re in for plenty of cute and physical comedy. Shopping King Louis is a youth survival romance drama centering around Louis, an amnesiac chaebol heir played by Seo In-gook (Police... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seo In-gook is hungry in new Shopping King Louis teaser
by | September 2, 2016 | 107 Comments
Fist pump if you’re as excited as I am about Seo In-gook’s new drama, Shopping King Louis! It feels like just yesterday when his last crime-fighting stint with Police Unit 38 ended, but it’s already been a month. I’ve missed him all the same. In this upcoming MBC romantic-comedy drama, he plays the titular Louis,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seo In-gook up for MBC rom-com Shopping King Louis
by | June 29, 2016 | 103 Comments
Seo In-gook, Nam Ji-hyun, Yoon Sang-hyun Hee, Shopping King Louis is the new drama that initially courted Yook Sung-jae to headline, and I find it funny that they’ve now cast Seo In-gook (Police Unit 38) in the role, since Yook Sung-jae’s drama debut in Answer Me 1994 had everyone calling him Little Seo In-gook. The... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: July 26, 2015
by | July 26, 2015 | 19 Comments
Lee Joon (Heard It Through the Grapevine) has confirmed Key of Life with Yoo Hae-jin, the Japanese remake movie about a struggling actor and a mobster who switch lives. Yoo plays the gangster who is able to leave the underworld by pretending to be an actor, while Lee has signed on as the struggling thespian who gets mistaken... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 26, 2015 | 217 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 »