‘Nam Sang-mi’


Drama Casting & News
Nam Sang-mi a potential partner for Namgoong Min in Chief Kim
by | December 6, 2016 | 14 Comments
Ooh, I like this potential lineup: Nam Sang-mi (Joseon Gunman) is eyeing KBS’s upcoming drama Chief Kim for her next project, which could pair her with Namgoong Min (Beautiful Gong Shim); he is still considering, though he’s said to be in final negotiations. The drama is described as an office comedy, and if Namgoong Min... More »


Drama Casting & News
2014 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2014 | 137 Comments
Whew, the whirlwind of year-end awards finally comes to a close. Let’s wrap up with the last of the big station awards over at KBS, where premium sageuk Jung Do-jeon cranked out the big winners of the evening: veteran Yoo Dong-geun took home the Daesang (Grand Prize) for his performance as the founder of the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Slow Video’s trailer attracts rapid attention
by | September 13, 2014 | 41 Comments
We may not have known anything about the plot when we first heard about Slow Video, but I’m happy to report that the movie seems to deliver on its promise of a heartwarming comedy — it looks reeeally stinking cute. In it, Cha Tae-hyun plays Yeo Jang-bu, a man with a unique ability to see... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 22 (Final)
by | September 4, 2014 | 58 Comments
Didja think yesterday mostly wrapped up the story, and today’s finale episode would merely be an epilogue? Well you’d be wrong, given how jam-packed with plot this hour is, providing us with a number of twists, turns, and noble sacrifices before we ultimately arrive at our conclusion. It feels good to reach the end of... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 21
by | September 3, 2014 | 21 Comments
It looks like finale week just may give us a strong finish to Joseon Gunman, which I’d worried about because I found last week’s episodes to be a bit plodding. It may be a finale tinged with bittersweetness, but that’s something I embrace; it’s not about winning everything and suffering nothing, but finding a way... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 20
by | August 28, 2014 | 17 Comments
It’s showtime. The plot picks up and as both sides amp up their strategizing, with spies and counterspies deployed in the game to win the upper hand and outmaneuver the opposition. Both teams make some important strides and face obstacles, but ultimately this episode acts as the launching pad for the big event: military coup.... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 19
by | August 27, 2014 | 19 Comments
We get some poignant character beats in today’s episode, but I’m sorry to report that it does also have the distinctive ring of extension-induced slowdown. I can see where there is, empirically, enough plot material to fill the rest of the drama’s run, so it’s not that the story has hit a dead end. I’d... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 18
by | August 21, 2014 | 29 Comments
The game of one-upsmanship intensifies with both sides gaining some and losing some. And while Choi Won-shin has the bounce-back of a rubberized demonic energizer bunny, it’s pretty satisfying to watch him deal with multiple setbacks at the hands of our hero. The tension is ratcheting up with every encounter, and you can certainly feel... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 17
by | August 20, 2014 | 57 Comments
There’s a Korean saying that suits practically every hero and heroine known to dramaland, which is mountain after mountain. As in, you exert all this energy into climbing one huge mountain of pain and effort, only to find at its peak that there’s a whole freaking other mountain hiding behind it. And before you collapse... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon Gunman: Episode 16
by | August 14, 2014 | 57 Comments
You know, just because you decide to become a hero doesn’t mean you automatically become one. That’s something that’ll be challenging our guy as he ups his game in working for a higher goal, while finding himself stymied by the baddies. ‘Cause sure, maybe killing a bad guy won’t change the world, but at least... More »