‘Padam Padam’

Drama Casting & News
JTBC pushes Madam Antoine, rebroadcasts Padam Padam
by | November 24, 2015 | 34 Comments
Hm, interesting decision. It had been previously reported that JTBC was intending to air Madam Antoine, its psychiatrist-fortuneteller rom-com starring Han Ye-seul and Sung Joon, as its next Friday-Saturday drama following disaster drama D-Day, which wrapped this past Saturday. Instead, JTBC has decided to rebroadcast an old drama, 2011’s fantasy-romance melo Padam Padam — The... More »

Drama Casting & News
It’s Okay, That Winter writer Noh Hee-kyung wooed by tvN
by | August 23, 2015 | 58 Comments
When can we declare the tvN conquest of dramaland complete? Has it already claimed dominion, or do we have to wait until every major PD and hit writer jumps ship to consider it complete? ‘Cause now we can add Noh Hee-kyung to the list, she of thoughtful insight, complex character development, and subtle melodrama (okay,... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2012 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 6]
by | December 28, 2012 | 320 Comments
Annnnnnnd another year comes to a close. Big thanks to our recap minions HeadsNo2, gummimochi, and kaedejun for sharing their reviews with us and joining the spirited discussion for the Editors’ Picks this year. There wasn’t even any hair-pulling, and only one person lost an eye! It’s been a great year for K-dramas and an... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
If I Could Turn Back Time [Year in Review, Part 4]
by | December 21, 2012 | 155 Comments
My first year-end review! I was so excited for this opportunity that I decided to watch as many dramas as I could in preparation this year, and all but forced myself to doggedly stick with obvious train wrecks because I figured, “Hey, at least it’ll give me something to write about.” If I learned anything,... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Life Lessons from a Mixed Bag of Dramas [Year in Review, Part 2]
by | December 11, 2012 | 148 Comments
2012 was certainly a mixed bag: I saw plenty of action dramas and then I saw fluffy dramas that made no sense. There were dramas I loved, dramas that I liked enough, and then dramas that I hated. It was a tough year for me, and I felt I had bad luck in choosing which... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ratings report: New cable channels underperform expectations
by | February 13, 2012 | 63 Comments
Time to take another look at cable programming, now that some of the new channels have completed a drama series or two since opening for business. While there have been some notable successes outside of KBS, MBC, and SBS — Vampire Prosecutor, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, TEN — it looks like there are more that... More »

Drama Recaps
Padam Padam: Halftime report
by | January 14, 2012 | 96 Comments
We’re past the halfway mark for cable drama Padam Padam… The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats, which means there’s no time like the present to check in. Shot with an intimate, art house sort of vibe and lacking an episodic format, it’s a drama that ends up feeling and looking the most like a... More »

Drama Recaps
Padam Padam: Episode 1
by | December 11, 2011 | 124 Comments
Padam Padam… The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats got off to a strong cable ratings start of 1.6%, and I can definitely say those ratings are well deserved. Strong directing, editing, deft camerawork and nuanced characterization make this show something more than your usual melodrama. I personally loved that this drama isn’t afraid to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Padam Padam posters are out
by | November 28, 2011 | 69 Comments
When they described Kim Bum’s character from Padam Padam as being the “guardian angel” who watches over the blossoming love between Jung Woo-sung and Han Ji-min, I didn’t think they were going to make it a literal guardian angel… or that their idea of guardian angel would be closer to fairy princess.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Woo-sung and Kim Bum’s date for Padam Padam
by | November 25, 2011 | 63 Comments
Aw, it’s a man-date (not to be confused with mandate) for Jung Woo-sung and Kim Bum, who play prison buddies in the upcoming cable drama Padam Padam: The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats. How adorable is the hand-holding? There’s a new tagline attached to the drama, which has me wary: “When he wants to... More »