Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 3, 2016
by | January 3, 2016 | 70 Comments
Park Bo-gum will hold his first fan meeting on the day Answer Me 1988 concludes, January 16, at KBS arena, a space which fits 3,000 people. There are whispers some of his 1988 castmates might show up (although between it and I Remember You, he was the clear breakout). [TV Report]... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Joo-won’s ugly duckling transformation in Fashion King
by | October 24, 2014 | 54 Comments
I’m pretty sure this movie is going to be one big crock o’ crazy, but I’m planning to watch it for the visual shock alone. Will you get a load of Joo-won? It’s a little hard to adjust when I’m already so used to seeing him as a very poised classical music student in Cantabile... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
First look at Fashion King (the movie)
by | September 5, 2014 | 26 Comments
Fans of the original webtoon may have been upset about the casting decisions made for the movie edition of Fashion King, but as a novice to the material (I failed to watch the poorly received 2012 drama remake, as well), this roundup of actors looks pretty appealing. The upcoming film is based on the eponymous... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Joo-won, Sulli take on Fashion King adaptation
by | December 28, 2013 | 68 Comments
Joo-won’s potential casting for the webtoon-turned-movie Fashion King was floated previously, and now he has confirmed that the film will be his next project, alongside idol-actress Sulli (To the Beautiful You) and Kim Sung-oh (When a Man Loves, Secret Garden). The role will have Joo-won playing a high school student, which may be a little... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Nam-gil leads his band of Joseon pirates
by | December 12, 2013 | 53 Comments
I really hope the upcoming action film Pirate turns out to be as fun as it looks, because it’s being promoted as a high-budget historical adventure blockbuster and the stills make it look like a roarin’ good time. Sort of Pirates of the Caribbean meets Joseon action sageuk, which cannot possibly go wrong, can it?... More »

Drama Casting & News
2012 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2012 | 166 Comments
MBC’s over, KBS is to come (on this site, I mean; the actual awards were held concurrently with this one), so now we turn to the 2012 SBS Drama Awards. Y’know, I was a little surprised when I came to the SBS show, having expected more titles in the winners roster. Because while MBC can... More »

Drama Recaps
To the Beautiful You: Episode 16 (Final)
by | October 8, 2012 | 127 Comments
We all knew that this moment of truth would come; we just didn’t know how painful it would be. In this final chapter, it’s curtains on Jae-hee’s charade and she’ll need to jump the highest hurdle yet: reality. And just when you think she’s alone in all of this, we see that there are those... More »

Drama Recaps
To the Beautiful You: Episode 15
by | October 6, 2012 | 53 Comments
Woah. If that doesn’t grab your attention, I don’t know what will. Confessions come spilling out left and right as characters all face their feelings head-on. As each day passes, Jae-hee edges that much closer to her cover being blown wide open. It’s going to be hard keeping a rumor tamped down for long –... More »

Drama Recaps
To the Beautiful You: Episode 14
by | October 1, 2012 | 115 Comments
The spotlight shines back on Tae-joon, who comes to face to face with his Daddy issues. Sometimes shedding light on the truth is harder than staying in the dark. But once you learn how important it is to share the truth about your inner self, you gain the confidence to do the same. SONG OF... More »

Drama Recaps
To the Beautiful You: Episode 13
by | September 29, 2012 | 54 Comments
Yay! We finally get some rich character development in this series. Better late than never, right? You’d be dead wrong if you think that you’ll find progress in either of our leads. No, no – this episode is full of epic win for Hyun-jae who learns that some things in life like friendship, love, and... More »