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Joo-won and Ivy headline Ghost The Musical
by | April 8, 2013 | 84 Comments
Some of us are barely adjusting to spring, and Joo-won (Level 7 Civil Servant, Gaksital) is already planning his autumn activities. Raise yer hands if you feel lazy. He’ll be returning to his musical roots in the fall, to co-headline the Korean production of Ghost The Musical, based on the 1990 movie Ghost, and pop... More »
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Drama Casting & News
Answer Me 1997’s sequel to be about basketball
by | April 6, 2013 | 40 Comments
girlfriday: There’s new news on the Answer Me 1997 follow-up drama, which was being called Answer Me 1994 up until now… Apparently it’s going to be a basketball drama. Huh? As in Last Match Redux? javabeans: Whaa? Is that awesome, or too much meta jokery? We’d be the last to have a problem with any... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Song Joong-ki in consideration for Tazza 2
by | April 6, 2013 | 68 Comments
They’ve been talking about making a Tazza 2 for so long that I sort of forgot they didn’t already. The hit 2006 gambling movie — Tazza, sometimes called The High Rollers or The War of the Flowers — was based on a manhwa and already had a 2008 drama remake, and is now gearing up... More »

Drama Casting & News
Mandate of Heaven’s man on the run
by | April 5, 2013 | 80 Comments
Huh. You know, this show just looks better and better. Lee Dong-wook’s new framed-father-on-the-run sageuk thriller Mandate of Heaven has released a teaser, and it’s short but dramatic fiery. And perhaps more importantly, it has the heart-pounding rhythm of a suspenseful thriller, which is a good sign. Ruuuuuuun, daddy, ruuuuuuuun! Tags: Lee Dong-wook, Mandate of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Shin-hye cast opposite Lee Min-ho in Heirs
by | April 4, 2013 | 506 Comments
Drumroll please… We have Lee Min-ho’s leading lady for his new drama He Who Wishes To Wear the Crown, Endure Its Weight: Heirs, aka The More Words We Put in A Title It Makes It Better, See: Hamster! Or yunno, just Heirs. Park Shin-hye has been cast as the heroine, fresh off the set of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Gu Family Book’s half-gumiho rises
by | April 4, 2013 | 187 Comments
girlfriday: So, the posters are finally out for Gu Family Book… javabeans: A poster is just a poster, right? It doesn’t mean anything or set a negative tone or portend doom or anything? girlfriday: *awkward pause* *dodges question* Look, a squirrel! javabeans: Because I dunno about you, but suddenly I’m a lot more nervous about... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kang Ho-dong’s new SBS show gets name, finalizes cast
by | April 3, 2013 | 86 Comments
Kang Ho-dong, Kim Hyun-joong, UEE, Yoon Shi-yoon Throw a stone and hit a new variety show these days, and no one’s busier in that arena than star MC Kang Ho-dong, who’s finally got a title and a cast confirmed for his new SBS show, set to be part of the I Like Sunday lineup in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jong-hyuk headlines next tvN Flower Boy series
by | April 3, 2013 | 92 Comments
First of all, there’s a new Flower Boy drama on the way. Rejoice! And… Lee Jong-hyuk is headlining? Now, I LOVE me some Lee Jong-hyuk, but don’tcha think he’s more flower ajusshi than boy? The fourth installment of the Oh Boy series for cable network tvN will be Cyrano Dating Agency — and yes, it’s... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episode 8
by | April 2, 2013 | 108 Comments
Our heroine finally signs The Contract and the story begins in earnest, giving the hero six months to make her a star (aka six months to fall in love). Second sister Yoo-shin takes some big strides in this episode toward being likable, and Mom starts to question the things she thought she knew about her... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Park Shin-hye and Yoon Kye-sang’s rom-com short
by | April 2, 2013 | 42 Comments
Park Shin-hye and Yoon Kye-sang have teamed up with director Kim Ji-woon (I Saw the Devil, The Good The Bad The Weird) for a short film called Rock Paper Scissors of Love, which has begun shoots and released some stills. I don’t know why this director is doing all these sponsored shorts lately; I have... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Gong Hyo-jin and Park Hae-il in Aging Family
by | April 1, 2013 | 58 Comments
Teehee, this movie looks like a riot. I was already interested in Aging Family when they cast it chock full of actors I like, but the teaser is even funnier than expected. The new family comedy from director Song Hae-sung (A Better Tomorrow, Maundy Thursday) is about three grown-up kids who are each a wreck... More »