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Drama Casting & News
Jang Dong-gun returns to television
by | January 31, 2012 | 112 Comments
Well I never thought I’d see the day. A-lister Jang Dong-gun (Warrior’s Way, Good Morning President), who starred in all my crack dramas of yesteryear, is reportedly coming back to the small screen, for the first time in twelve years. Can it be true? I feel like I’m in a time warp. I wonder if... More »

Drama Recaps
Dream High 2: Episode 1
by | January 30, 2012 | 137 Comments
It’s time to Dream Higherererer with a whole new cast of characters, and a whole new universe as well. As it turns out Season 2 is no dummy – we don’t just pick up where we left off, or reboot to square one with the same narrative and a different cast. Phew. One bullet dodged.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Operation Proposal cast photos and teaser
by | January 30, 2012 | 61 Comments
Yet another show a week out from premiere: the fantasy youth melodrama Operation Proposal starring Yoo Seung-ho and Park Eun-bin has released some cast photos as well as a teaser. The remake of the Japanese Proposal Daisakusen is getting ready to launch on the new cable network TV Chosun, and has made a last-minute scheduling... More »

Drama Casting & News
Trailers and posters for Feast of the Gods
by | January 29, 2012 | 69 Comments
Sung Yuri‘s new weekend drama Feast of the Gods is getting ready to premiere in a week, so here’s our first look at posters and teasers for the show. It’s a 32-episode drama about chefs who battle it out in the kitchen, and in this case it’s a specialty restaurant that features only the very... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ahn Sung-ki’s courtroom thriller Broken Arrow
by | January 28, 2012 | 14 Comments
Though the new year’s holiday box office was dominated by feel-good comedy Dancing Queen, the based-on-a-true-story courtroom thriller Broken Arrow (also called Unbowed) isn’t far behind. The film is gaining a lot of traction based on critical buzz, for the gripping portrayal of a real case that was steeped in controversy. Veteran actor Ahn Sung-ki... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-ho goes from MoonSun to Rooftop
by | January 27, 2012 | 87 Comments
Okay, so this, I’m excited about. One of the standout actors from the childhood/teenage era of the hit drama The Moon That Embraces the Sun — Lee Min-ho (not to be confused with Lee Min-ho, natch) — has joined the cast of upcoming SBS drama Rooftop Prince, starring Park Yoochun and Han Ji-min. It looks... More »

Drama Recaps
The Moon That Embraces the Sun: Episode 7
by | January 25, 2012 | 149 Comments
It’s a crash course in fates, as we find out that some connections can’t be shaken, even in death. We finally get our introduction to grown-up Yeon-woo, and things move along a lot faster than I had anticipated. This episode is sort of the sister to last week’s introduction to King Hwon and his world,... More »

Celebrity News
Ji Jin-hee’s playful charm in High Cut
by | January 25, 2012 | 100 Comments
Damn, some guys just have that old school movie star look about them that blows all the flower boys out of the water. Why is Ji Jin-hee (Take Care of Us Captain, Dong Yi) looking so good? It probably helps that he’s sporting a ruggedly handsome look in the first photo, then switches gears to... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Thoughts on 1 Night 2 Days Season 2
by | January 24, 2012 | 87 Comments
So there’s been a whole lot of speculation about the future of Korea’s most beloved variety show, 1 Night 2 Days, since it announced it would be ending with its current cast by the end of February. There was a time KBS considered going in a whole new direction altogether for the timeslot, but did... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Jung-hwa hits it big with Dancing Queen
by | January 21, 2012 | 34 Comments
Here’s a look at the first big movie hit of the new year, the feel-good comedy Dancing Queen, starring Hwang Jung-min as a Seoul mayoral candidate and Uhm Jung-hwa as his wife who still hasn’t given up her dream to become a singer, well into her ajumma years. How cute. I love that they turned... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi confirm The King
by | January 20, 2012 | 289 Comments
Aaaaand, we FINALLY have a king. I seriously thought this drama would never secure a cast. But now the production team behind highly anticipated miniseries The King has announced that Ha Ji-won and Lee Seung-gi have been confirmed as the soon-to-be royal couple to hit the small screen this March. Looks like the king’s in... More »