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Drama Casting & News
Chae Shi-ra to headline cable drama Queen Insoo
by | October 7, 2011 | 34 Comments
Wow, cable’s not messing around. Talk about going after the heavy-hitters. This time cable network jTBC has scored A-lister Chae Shi-ra to star in their upcoming sageuk drama Queen Insoo. Chae Shi-ra (Empress Cheon-chu, Emperor of the Sea) has pretty much reached the level of stardom where you only play queens, so it’s no surprise... More »

Drama Recaps
Can’t Lose: Episode 14
by | October 6, 2011 | 63 Comments
Eom. Ki. Joon. Need I say more? I dunno what happens in this episode, because Eom Ki-joon stops by, and I lose all sense of reason. What? What’s that you say? Eom Ki-joon isn’t the star of this drama? It’s just a cameo? Lalalalala. I can’t hear you!   EPISODE 14 RECAP Tags: Can't Lose,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Shi-hoo keeps his finale tradition alive
by | October 5, 2011 | 79 Comments
Aw, I really love that Park Shi-hoo has taken to creating his own tradition — he’ll be watching the finale of his current drama, The Princess’s Man, along with a group of his fans. Other stars have done it before him, but he’s really the only one to turn it into his trademark. He did... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Woo-sung and Han Ji-min in Padam Padam
by | October 4, 2011 | 44 Comments
Here’s our first look at Jung Woo-sung and Han Ji-min as a couple in the upcoming cable drama Padam Padam…The Sound of His and Her Heartbeats. They look pretty adorable on their date together. Almost as adorable as his date with Kim Bum. Almost. I have a feeling that if I watch this drama, it’s... More »

Dramabeans wins graphic design competition
by | October 4, 2011 | 181 Comments
  Just wanted to share some awesome off-topic bloggy news: Dramabeans was entered in the Graphic Design USA American Graphic Design Awards Competition 2011, and our site was selected as a winner! Well technically, the lovely, awesome, talented designers at JPD Studio won the award. Because they did all the hard work. (Details, psh.) But... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
New posters and a teaser for You’re My Pet
by | October 3, 2011 | 87 Comments
Me-ow. Well they were certainly going for sex kitten with the poster concept, only they seem to have split the difference, sexy for Kim Haneul and… just kitty for Jang Geun-seok. How come he gets bad hair, a furry sweater AND a box, while she gets a shirt and a cheeky lolli? A few more... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Penny-Pinching Romance releases posters
by | October 3, 2011 | 50 Comments
Here’s a look at some colorful cheeky posters and another trailer for Penny-Pinching Romance, the new romantic comedy film featuring a quirky pairing between a tightwad heroine (Han Ye-seul) and a loser hero (Song Joong-ki) — he can’t afford to date, and she doesn’t think dating’s worth the cost. And me, I’m just happy that... More »

Drama Casting & News
Can’t Lose bargains its way to extension
by | October 1, 2011 | 23 Comments
So the dust has settled on the behind-the-scenes battle and it looks like the production team and the actors have met halfway on the extension deal. MBC drama Can’t Lose originally announced a four-episode extension, only to have it refuted by lead actors Yoon Sang-hyun and Choi Ji-woo, who only signed on for sixteen. Citing... More »

Drama Recaps
Can’t Lose: Episode 12
by | September 29, 2011 | 31 Comments
This show finally made me cry, but not in an angstfest, like a normal drama’s twelfth episode might. I appreciate that about this show – it takes its time with characters and moments, until you feel with them. I like that the emotional pull isn’t about some crazy plot machination, but about the bond between... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Park Shi-hoo and Jung Jae-young play cat and mouse
by | September 29, 2011 | 58 Comments
Actors Park Shi-hoo and Jung Jae-young have been cast to play opposite each other in a new action thriller film called I Am a Murderer. Well, that’s direct. No dillydallying about, eh? When I saw that they had been cast as a detective and a killer, I assumed that they’d play to type — Park... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Jin-hee and Song Il-kook headline new drama
by | September 28, 2011 | 55 Comments
Yay, Park Jin-hee is coming back to dramaland! The star of Giant and The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry has signed on to headline a new cable drama opposite Song Il-kook (Crime Squad). Song has been considering the role and other names have been bandied about for the lead actress, but both are now... More »