[Review] Set Me Up, Cyrano Dating Agency!

Wouldn’t it be great if the Cyrano Dating Agency was a real thing? One grumpy and eccentric leader, a hopeless romantic, and two pretty boys work together to guarantee that your love will be one-sided no more. Are there actual dating agencies like this or have I not just looked hard enough? Sure there are companies and online websites that will set you up with a stranger or a Russian bride, but I ...

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Outside Seoul’s 15 Favorite Reasons to Watch K-drama

Part 2 of our 15th birthday series: Outside Seoul is a gem that I stumbled on thanks to Google. Amanda, aka Llamaesque, has an impressive number of K-Dramas under her belt, despite being a fairly recent convert to the genre, and brings a new and refreshing look at this wonderful world. -soomp ==== Fifteen years is a long time, but on the Internet it’s practically forever. In 1998, there was no Fac...

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[Outside Seoul] K-Drama Kisses: A Field Guide

Korean dramas have turned me into a connoisseur of kisses. Before my obsession began, I had probably seen tens of thousands of kisses on television and in movies. But those were mostly casual, American-style kisses, ones that fit into the plot but didn’t mean much of anything in the relationship being presented. They were usually understood to be the first step toward a more physical relationship,...

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Park Shin Hye and Kim Ji Hoon Go on a 3D Movie Date

Costars of the popular cable drama “Flower Boy Next Door” Park Shin Hye and Kim Ji Hoon enjoyed a 3D movie date together. On March 12 the actress wrote on her Twitter, “Ah my head hurts. Today I went on a movie date with Mr. Jin Rak. It was fun wearing the 3D glasses.” With that she posted a picture. In the picture Park Shin Hye and Kim Ji Hoon (Who plays the character Oh J...

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[Outside Seoul] Flower Boy Next Door Series Review

Here’s a quick pop quiz for you before we begin this review in earnest. Are you a drama watcher who: 1) enjoys goofy character studies that present wonderfully detailed universes but don’t necessary have much of an overarching plot, or 2) prefers shows that feature strong narrative throughlines and beginning-to-end, series-wide plots? If you answered 1, you just might love Flower Boy Next Do...

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Park Shin Hye Celebrates Her Birthday in Athletic Competition with Fans

Park Shin Hye conducts a not-so-ordinary fan meeting in celebration of her birthday. According to reports in local news agencies, the actress spent the afternoon of February 17, the eve of her birthday with her official Korean fan club named Starlight Angels. The event, held at the Jungnan Min Sports Center Gymnasium was different from the usual fan meeting. Instead of Park Shin Hye onstage and lo...

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[Outside Seoul] Oh (Flower) Boy!: The tvN Dramas

I was so excited to hear that Amanda from Outside Seoul was going to write about cable network tvN’s surprisingly wonderful Oh Boy! series. Don’t be fooled by the silly titles – there is all sorts of goodness stuffed into these shows. I especially love the currently-airing Flower Boy Next Door. Join the discussion at our awesome FBND thread! -soomp === With a premise so shallow a...

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Cast of “Flower Boy Next Door” Come Together to Make Ceremonial Offering

The cast of the upcoming drama “Flower Boy Next Door” created a sparkling atmosphere with their good look at a ceremonial offering for the drama’s future popularity. The production company, Oh Boy Project, released pictures of the cast of the tvN drama that will air on January 7. The ceremonial offering happened on December 17 in the city of Paju. All of the cast and crew, including the leading ac...

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