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Chungmuro/Film News
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 26, 2015 | 216 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 »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: Witch Hunt
by | November 1, 2014 | 43 Comments
javabeans: We haven’t done a Variety Roulette in some time, but we’ve been meaning to do one for Witch Hunt for a while. We’ve been talking about it for months, it seems, but kept pushing it back because we didn’t have the time. But with Three Meals a Day getting cleared from the docket and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
50th Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 27, 2014 | 193 Comments
Spread the love around must’ve been this year’s mantra at the 50th annual Baeksang Awards, where the (somewhat) best of both film and television come to pick up shiny trophies. Once you get past the initial Huh, what, why? of the nominee list, the winners list is no surprise. There wasn’t a big sweep by... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Variety Roulette: Hwashin
by | March 5, 2013 | 38 Comments
  EPISODE 1. Broadcast on February 19, 2013. javabeans: This installment of Variety Roulette is the embodiment of the concept we were thinking of when we started the series — a stab in the dark with a brand-new show, with zero idea of what its concept even is. Today we’re looking at the premiere episode... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
News Bites: Variety Edition
by | January 10, 2013 | 38 Comments
There have been quite a few shakeups in varietyland this week, so it seemed a good time to catch up with News Bites. We’ve got something of a mass exodus of late, if you include the departure of Win Win and Come to Play. And now we may have to add Tuesday’s thunderdome talk show... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Answer Me 1997’s cast to host SNL Korea
by | September 12, 2012 | 43 Comments
This show’s on fire, isn’t it? I would’ve bet on tvN’s Answer Me 1997 being a cult hit with a fervent small fanbase, but it’s turning into a bona fide mainstream hit. Its leads Jung Eun-ji and Seo In-gook were recent guests on Go Hyun-jung’s talk program GoShow, and now the cast will be hosting... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: April 12, 2012
by | April 12, 2012 | 117 Comments
It’s the return of the News Bites! Can you believe it’s almost been two whole years since we did the last one? Either time flies or we’re lazy. Because those things are mutually exclusive and all. All eyes were on Equator Man Wednesday, to see if it would take over in a timeslot vacant of... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Vampire Idol: Episodes 1-3
by | December 9, 2011 | 84 Comments
Another new show! We’ve been keeping an eye on Vampire Idol, eager to see if the reality would prove to be as wacky and fun as it sounded. And based on the first few installments that premiered this week on cable channel MBN, I think I can safely say: It doesn’t suck. In fact, it’s... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
The Vampire Boys, idols, and managers of Vampire Idol
by | December 3, 2011 | 94 Comments
girlfriday: Omg. javabeans: So. This looks amazing. In one sense of the word amazing. girlfriday: Like scrape-your-jaw-off-the-floor amazing? Wonder-if-you’re-sober amazing? javabeans: I-guess-the-description-really-was-accurate amazing? girlfriday: I’m not sure WHAT I imagined for alien vampire prince who travels to Earth to become an idol star, but this is definitely BETTER. Tags: cable programs, conversation post, Hong Jong-hyun,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Noh Min-woo to headline Vampire Idol?
by | October 10, 2011 | 93 Comments
Okay, forget the Full House remake/sequel/rehash. Been there, done that. Let’s get Noh Min-woo onboard with this. Upcoming MBN sitcom Vampire Idol is reportedly wooing Noh to play the undead pretty boy who travels to Earth (because apparently he’s an alien AND a vampire) to fulfill his dreams of becoming an idol star. God, I... More »

Drama Casting & News
The Vampires come to television
by | September 13, 2011 | 58 Comments
Yup, Vampires, as in more than one. We’ve talked about Vampire Prosecutor before, but there’s another show in the works — a sitcom this time — called Vampire Idol. Can there be singing and judges? First, the version we know about. OCN’s series Vampire Prosecutor, starring Yeon Jung-hoon (Jejoongwon, East of Eden) as the titular... More »

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2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

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