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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 »

Drama Casting & News
Can’t Lose can’t agree on extension
by | September 28, 2011 | 21 Comments
Apparently this show has taken the warring off the screen and into real life. MBC announced its decision to extend Wednesday-Thursday drama Can’t Lose starring Choi Ji-woo and Yoon Sang-hyun for another two weeks, which was surprising because it’s been pulling single-digit ratings for most of its run, up against current ratings king The Princess’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Son Dambi and Ahn Jae-wook cast in Light and Shadow
by | September 27, 2011 | 26 Comments
Upcoming MBC special 50th anniversary drama Light and Shadow has had drama veteran Ahn Jae-wook‘s name attached as the leading man for some time. Now he’s confirmed for the lead, and joining him is… Son Dambi? I thought at first they were paired together as leads which would be So. Strange. But it looks like... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bachelor’s Veggie Store: Yoon Shi-yoon out, Ji Chang-wook in?
by | September 27, 2011 | 47 Comments
It’s certainly cable’s year, that’s for sure. And it looks like there’s a running theme in this fall’s lineup — TvN’s got Flower Boy Ramyun Shop in the works, and now jTBC is gunning to air its pretty-boy-shop-owner show, Bachelor’s Vegetable Store, in the fall as well. Does every pretty boy get a shop now?... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Joo-hyuk and Shin Ha-kyun up for Brain transplants?
by | September 27, 2011 | 35 Comments
Yeah, you can pretty much forget about any article NOT making brain jokes when it comes to this drama. Upcoming medical drama Brain has had more casting drama than its fictional drama could ever live up to, and now that it’s fired one cast and lost the other, it’s got two heavy-hitters — Kim Joo-hyuk... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Tae-woong cast in third film this year
by | September 27, 2011 | 43 Comments
Uhm Tae-woong‘s havin’ a good year. He’s the resident geek-moonlighting-as-actor on 1 Night 2 Days, shooting one film while another gets ready to premiere, and now he’s cast in his third film of the year, Introduction to Architecture, which begins shooting this November. Tags: Jung Ryeo-won, Uhm Tae-woong... More »

Drama Casting & News
The boys slug it out in Man of Honor
by | September 27, 2011 | 55 Comments
Aw. I’ll admit I haven’t been in love with any of Chun Jung-myung‘s roles of late (The Duo, Cinderella’s Sister), but could he look any cuter in his baseball uniform? Here’s a first look at Chun and co-star Lee Jang-woo for their new drama Man of Honor, where they play rival sluggers on a pro... More »