Drama Reactions & Reviews
Santa Strikes Back! [Year In Review, Part 6]
by | December 25, 2011 | 101 Comments
What the ever-lovin’ reindeer feculence? I get home from my overnight trans-earthian sleigh odyssey, settle back with my hard-earned fifths of whiskey to read up on what I’ve missed in dramaland, and find that they’ve finished the year-end reviews without me? This is an outrage! I know who’s getting their presents revoked this year! Goddamn... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Somewhere Over the K-Drama Rainbow [Year in Review, Part 3]
by | December 18, 2011 | 220 Comments
The other day, I sat down and thought long and hard about all of the various dramas that I’ve seen over the course of my life. I remembered secretly turning on the T.V. as a small child and pressing my nose against the glass, fascinated with the powerful, forbidden emotions at play somewhere inside that... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sign wins (but just barely) in Wednesday ratings
by | January 5, 2011 | 48 Comments
Two new shows kicked off with strong premieres today, bringing in ratings that were just within 0.2% of each other. SBS’s medical investigation drama Sign was the official first-place show with a rating of 16.1%, but MBC’s My Princess was close behind with a 15.9%. On the other hand, KBS’s President dropped from its previous... More »

Drama Casting & News
KBS’s President off to a slow start
by | December 15, 2010 | 39 Comments
The battle of the presidents has begun! Only, it wasn’t much of a battle with SBS’s Blue House drama Daemul leading the pack by a wide margin, drawing a 25.7% rating against KBS’s premiere episode of President, which had a 6.3%. The numbers are a bit of a drop-off from the finale of Runaway Plan... More »

Drama Casting & News
First Lady Ha Hee-ra in KBS’s President
by | December 11, 2010 | 49 Comments
With Runaway Plan B now over, KBS turns its attention to new drama President, to air on Wednesdays and Thursdays opposite that other presidential show, Daemul. You can bet there’ll be a lot of interest in comparing the two, even though Daemul is heading into its final stretch and will only be overlapping with President... More »

Drama Casting & News
Runaway to end with a special broadcast
by | November 29, 2010 | 23 Comments
Although an extension for Runaway Plan B has been nixed, the finale will be pushed back a week thanks to a recent pre-emption; last week’s scheduled episode of Episode 18 was postponed because of the Asia Games. That means 18 and 19 air this week, and the finale broadcasts on Wednesday, December 8. Since most... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Su-jong and Ha Hee-ra to play husband and wife
by | October 3, 2010 | 28 Comments
Real-life married couple Choi Su-jong (Comrades) and Ha Hee-ra (Give Me Food) will be acting together as onscreen husband and wife for the first time. Upcoming KBS drama President will pair them as President and First Lady, setting the stage for a pretty epic first onscreen meeting. The couple married in 1993 and have never... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Su-jong to play next Korean President
by | August 28, 2010 | 29 Comments
Interesting how dramas always come in pairs, right? There’s Gumiho Fox Child and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Runaway and Athena, Road No. 1 and Comrades. Now Daemul vs. President? Veteran actor Choi Su-jong (most recently of Comrades, and for those of you who remember the nineties, Jealousy) has just been cast as the lead... More »