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Chungmuro/Film News
Cha Seung-won’s Gosanja opens in second place at box office
by | September 15, 2016 | 35 Comments
Last weekend at the box office, crime-thriller Age of Shadows was the number one viewed movie in domestic theaters, but it was historical period film Gosanja (also known as The Map Against the World) that became the dark horse that surged in front of Hollywood blockbuster Alice Through the Looking Glass to place second. Set... More »

Drama Recaps
Pied Piper: Episode 1
by | March 25, 2016 | 29 Comments
We’re a little late weighing in on Pied Piper, which premiered on tvN a couple weeks ago, but I’d been increasingly antsy to see what new things the Liar Game production team would trot out, and if nothing else, had to at least cover this episode. (And it is nothing else as of now—as much... More »

Drama Casting & News
Talk rules the day in crisis negotiation thriller Pied Piper
by | February 22, 2016 | 37 Comments
Pretty! Police-negotiation thriller Pied Piper is gearing up for its big premiere (it follows Cheese in the Trap on tvN, not that I’m ready for that to be over yet), and here’s a whole slew of stills and behind-the-scenes shots from the show. I knew to expect strong cinematography and vivid visuals from the Liar... More »

Drama Casting & News
2015 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2015 | 181 Comments
Whee, there’s eye candy galore today, here in No. 2 of 3 of the broadcaster drama awards (KBS’s awards post is forthcoming), here at the 2015 SBS Drama Awards. This event had perhaps a smidge more starpower than last night’s MBC Drama Awards, which I attribute to SBS having had more hit dramas in the... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: December 20, 2015
by | December 20, 2015 | 29 Comments
Kim Nam-joo, Lee Min-ho War of Roses has lured Kim Nam-joo (You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly) back to dramaland after a four-year hiatus. Her character was born into a wealthy family and previously never wanted for anything, but she’ll struggle after marrying a doctor who doesn’t earn much income. For her family, she’ll deny her... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jo Seung-woo drops Pied Piper, Shin Ha-kyun signs on
by | December 14, 2015 | 27 Comments
Saaaaad. Don’t get me wrong, I like Shin Ha-kyun (Mr. Back). But I love Jo Seung-woo (God’s Gift—14 Days), which is why I’m sad to hear that he ended up turning down the offer to headline tvN’s Pied Piper. Just don’t stay away from TV for too long, okay? The new series from the PD-writer... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2015 Blue Dragon Awards
by | November 26, 2015 | 96 Comments
The Blue Dragon Film Awards are one of the biggest awards ceremonies of the year in Korean film, but this time the red carpet seemed more star-studded than usual, perhaps because it’s such a direct contrast to the Daejong Film Awards, which were held last week amidst great controversy. Already the day before the Blue... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Cha Seung-won to follow up Hwajeong with another Joseon-era sageuk
by | May 11, 2015 | 11 Comments
I guess we won’t be seeing Cha Seung-won in this century anytime soon, because he’s following up his current 50-episode historical drama Hwajeong with a new movie also set in Joseon. (Though you know what we’re really waiting for is another stint as Chajumma on Three Meals a Day: Fishing Village. *puppy eyes*) The film... More »

Drama Recaps
Heard It Through the Grapevine: Episode 2
by | February 26, 2015 | 89 Comments
These are the faces of the condemned about to face judge, jury, and executioner in the form of In-sang’s parents. They’re in for a shock even greater than the pregnancy reveal itself, culminating in a strangely funny sequence of events as the Han Family gets turned upside down. The tone still swings from funny to... More »

Drama Recaps
Heard It Through the Grapevine: Episode 1
by | February 25, 2015 | 77 Comments
Well, this is going to be interesting. Heard It Through the Grapevine premiered on SBS this week in an attempt to fill the gaping hole in the lineup left by Punch, which is a hard act to follow if there ever was one. Boasting an unusual premise dealing with a teenage pregnancy between a poor... More »