‘Vampire Idol’

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Dramabeans Top 10: Korean dramas whose endings are better left unwatched (trust us)
by | October 20, 2015 | 555 Comments
javabeans: Sooooo, we’ve been wanting to bring back the “If You Like…” series of reviews, where we take a theme or motif and recommend other shows like it. We really liked the idea when we first brought it out… girlfriday: But then we got tired. Mostly, it was just daunting because we wanted so much... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Yubi up to reunite with Kim Woo-bin in Twenty
by | May 26, 2014 | 79 Comments
We’ll be getting an actress swap for the upcoming movie Twenty, and while I’d normally be bummed to see Jung So-min out of a role (she was offered the role previously), I can’t be too bummed because the idea of Lee Yubi (Gu Family Book, Nice Guy) being back together with Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) puts... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2012: Something for everyone? [Year in Review, Part 1]
by | December 8, 2012 | 263 Comments
Review extravaganza time! I know: Already? It feels like just the other day I was killing myself to corral all my thoughts in coherent fashion in a monster review of 2011’s dramas, and already it’s time to lose sleep wrangling my thoughts together for 2012. Time sure flies when you’re having fun, or old. Guess... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Vampires in Dramaland
by | May 19, 2012 | 59 Comments
Here’s Round 2 in the battle of Thing vs. Thing, where we pit… things… against… things… It’s all right there in the title for a reason! Last time, we took a look at the plights of a common recent character type—the time-traveler—and this time we’re lookin’ at a different breed (literally, hur) of hero: the... 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 Casting & News
Interview with the Vampire (Idols)
by | January 23, 2012 | 70 Comments
Things are looking good for Vampire Idol, which is one of the first wave of new cable shows on the newly launched general-programming cable channels (which include JTBC, MBN, and Channel A). The daily sitcom has had positive buzz from the start; there was enthusiasm mixed with critique about the awkwardness of the weird concept,... 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.... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Soo-hyuk joins Vampire Idol
by | November 18, 2011 | 87 Comments
javabeans: We’ve got a new addition to Vampire Idol, which I’ve decided I’m just gonna call VampIdol. girlfriday: Like an antidepressant? VAMpidol? Can cause sudden mood swings, sudden death and lack of humanity. javabeans: More like VamPIdol. Cousin to Midol. But for those really killer days when you just feel undead. girlfriday: Too many compound... 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 »