K-Drama Rewind: Reply 1994

The middle child of the Reply franchise also deserves a lot of love. Seoul Rookies Creating a follow-up series from their sleeper hit drama Reply 1997 must have been a daunting task for the now-well-loved duo of Director Shin Won-ho and writer Lee Woo-jung. But it seems like they have taken the challenge seriously and…

B1A4’s Baro joins cast of MBC’s Luther remake

It’s confirmed! B1A4’s Baro has been confirmed to take part in the upcoming series Bad Detective. The idol-actor will join actors Shin Ha-kyun and Park Ho-san in the Korean remake of the British hit drama Luther. Baro will play the role of detective Hwang Dong-yoon, who graduated from police academy at the top of his…

Shin Ha-kyun to topbill Korean remake of Luther

The South Korean remake of the popular British crime drama will be headlined by the veteran actor. According to reports, Shin Ha-kyun (Pied Piper) will take on the role of veteran investigator Woo Tae-seok, who is dedicated to solving crimes. This is the counterpart of Idris Elba's titular role of  John Luther. The series will revolve…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 12

Manhole is shifting to a darker approach as we stay in the future timeline for this week. I can sense a very familiar shift from rom-com to dark romance, but I am welcoming this change as much as I enjoy watching this underrated drama. FROM FIGHT MY WAY TO STRONG WOMAN DO BONG SOON REAL…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 11

And the unpredictable timeline continues as Bong Pil (Jaejoong) travels to the future! We finally have a glimpse to the events of the future as our hero returns to his neighborhood. He is now a full pledged police officer! How cute is that police uniform? GRUMPY ALLEY I am starting to get tired of this…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 10

Another enjoyable episode has aired, and Manhole still has its loopholes, BUT the only important thing is - I still like this show. I am still looking forward to watching it next week and the week after that. Because the show is as unpredictable as ever, I can still overlook the plot holes and not…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 9

The harsh reality of going in and out of the magical manhole has hit Pil (Jaejoong)... that no matter how much he wanted to change the past, everything will just reset when he gets back. And the harsh part of it all is that the uncomfortable truths do not change. Jin-sook (Jung Hye-sung) still stole those letters,…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 8

We return to a more realistic present timeline in this hour, and probably the most hurtful revelations to date. GRUMPY ALLEY Don't you just love Manhole's set of OSTs? THE WRATH OF THE SECOND LEAD Bong Pil (Jaejoong) returns to his old life as an ordinary boy-next-door who is still caught up in a one-sided…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 5

We took a quick break to the show's usual craziness and hilarious antics about time warp and weddings, but the show sticks to its heartwarming nature nevertheless. As Bong Pil (Jaejoong) travels back to the present time, he is greeted with an empty neighborhood and a hospital bed. I swear this show never fails to…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 4

Manhole delivered yet another hilarious episode as our hero tries to save the day (and his friends) from imminent danger that can possibly shape their future. I highly recommend this drama if you are not into heavy melo or looking for a very light and fun watch. Manhole's humor may not be for everyone, but…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 3

This episode is both hilarious and melancholic! I don't know if the show wants us to feel sorry for Bong Pil's (Kim Jaejoong) current state or it reminds us not to take it seriously. Whenever the scenes are getting heartwarming, something happens comically and we are back to our laughing selves. I love how this…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 2

This episode is a complete whack! Kim Jaejoong is nailing his character. He is very successful in shedding that idol skin and turn into Bong Pil. Now that the fantasy element of the story has been slowly building up, I expect him to top his game even more. GRUMPY ALLEY Here are my two cents…

K-Drama Reaction: Manhole | Episode 1

Ever wondered how it would turn out if a drama had the quirks of Shopping King Louis characters in a setting like a mash-up of Fight My Way-Reply 1997, mixed with the time element of Tomorrow With You? Only this time it's a wedding that they are trying to stop, not an imminent death of a…

B1A4’s Baro accepts role in Jaejoong-UEE’s time-slip drama Manhole

B1A4's Baro is set to make his TV comeback since Angry Mom following his addition to the cast of the upcoming KBS time-slip drama Manhole. He will play the role of Jo Seok-taek who thinks he's good friends with JYJ's Jaejoong's (Spy) character Bong-pil, but the truth is, the latter only sees him as a sidekick. Jaejoong and UEE (Night Light)…