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October-November Dramas: What’s Your Pick?

Winter is approaching; we’re coming to the end of 2016 and once again, there are lots of dramas in store for us. With shows of various premises coming up this month and the next, it’s going to be two months filled with romance, comedy and melo. Most of the October dramas are airing starting next week, while the November premieres are scattered throughout the month. Are you excited? Let’s look into the choices! [Updated]

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Mon-Tue Battle: Moon vs Moonlight

It’s a secret already known by most people, but if you’re being out of loop (just like me) when it comes to kdrama news these days, KBS and SBS is at it again: after pitting medical dramas against each other on the Monday-Tuesday slot, they have arranged for yet another big battle, this time with historical dramas or sageuk. Although both dramas lined for the time slot are practically fusion sageuk, it is going to be a war of genre again after Doctors and Beautiful Mind. Both Moonlight Drawn By Clouds and Moon Lovers (aka Scarlet Heart: Ryeo) boast their own strengths, and I am so eager to see how everything will turn out, not just for the sake of the ratings battle.

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Cha Seung Won Becomes the Hidden Mountain Man in Breathtaking Movie Posters

These set of teaser movie posters have got to be one of the finest this year, because the gorgeous colours and the eye-catching details incorporated into the posters will surely catch people’s attention. The four posters are the first promo material released for the movie Gosanja: Daedongyeojido (고산자: 대동여지도), translated as Man of the Old Mountain: The Great Map of the East Land, and they are like playing a game of Finding Cha Seung-won in the posters. Once you have recovered from the visual shock, you will realize that he is there in every poster, finding his way throughout the land of 19th century Joseon.

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June Dramas : What’s Your Pick?

I just realized that June is a month full of doctors and police, which means a lot of medical and crime cases coming to us very, very soon. Most of June dramas are premiering in the second half of the month after a lot of teasing (I’m looking at you, OCN!), with some shuffling done before the pilot episode airs in this upcoming week and the week after. So, should we take a look at them?

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First Look at The Last Princess

I am lucky to have chanced upon the first trailer released for the movie The Last Princess (native title Princess Deokhye/덕혜옹주) yesterday, considering the anticipation I had ever since the project was first announced. ‘The forgotten history, hidden by the country; the last princess of Korean Empire’. Starring Son Ye-jin as the titular Princess Deokhye, the film will follow the events in her lifetime, from her happy childhood to the nightmare that was her life away from her home country.

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May Dramas: What’s Your Pick?

I am only publishing this post when we are one-third into May because most of the shows premiering this month are coming this weekend, and another reason being me avoiding Oh Hae-young‘s spoilers like crazy. Hehehe! May is the month of comeback for actors and writers alike, plus with the season in full bloom, every single drama seems to incorporate spring into their promo materials and scenes. I have no complaint at all, because who does not love to have more love in the air, in terms of cherry blossoms and blue skies?

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April Dramas: What’s Your Pick?

This April can be considered as a quiet month for dramaland, save for three new dramas that will begin in the second half of the month. The Wed-Thu dramas on KBS2 and SBS have ended their runs last week, but we will only get one new addition to the currently airing dramas this week. Next week will be the premiere week for the other two, before we enter the busier May.

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Teaser Posters and Trailers for Phantom Detective Hong Gil Dong

It sure feels like forever waiting for the movie to be out, but the wait is almost over for Phantom Detective (formerly known as Detective Hong Gil-dong). The movie is finally set for May release, after a year of post-production since the filming wrapped up in April last year. All eyes are on the project after Lee Je-hoon’s successful drama Signal aired earlier this year, and this will be his first movie after his completion of military service.

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Entertainer’s First Teaser Unveiled!

I totally did not expect Entertainer to unveil its first teaser today (or technically yesterday) but they did, and guess who is a happy fangirl now? We get a sneak peek of the leads and they were…dancing their hearts out in the teaser. Yes, you read that right. Ji Sung and Hyeri, battling it out on their  own dance floor that is the convenience store. Looks like our Manager Shin is scouting his band of entertainers while showing off his own talents.

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March Dramas: What’s Your Pick?

Fasten your seat belts and bring out all the popcorn in the house, drama folks, because March will be showering us with not one or two, but THIRTEEN new dramas throughout the month! I already get dizzy imagining all the new dramas coming my way one by one, and it will be one crazy month playing catch up, picking and dropping shows left and right. I can’t promise that I will watch all of them, but it is worth giving them a try to see the dramas which are worth the hours we are going to spend for them ^^

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