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Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Tae-woong and Jung Ryeo-won’s Neverending Story
by | January 15, 2012 | 89 Comments
Here’s a look at the quirky new gallows-humor romantic comedy Neverending Story, starring Uhm Tae-woong and Jung Ryeo-won as two people who meet on the day they each get diagnosed with a terminal illness. How’s that for a meet-cute? With six months left to live, they decide, eh why not, and start to date… as... More »

Drama Recaps
The Moon That Embraces the Sun: Episode 4
by | January 12, 2012 | 121 Comments
It’s gettin’ good… conflicts heat up, stakes get raised, and dark clouds start to gather overhead. Things take a surprising upturn, but you know what that means in dramaland… there’s a big dip ahead, so hold onto your hats. Ratings: Moon hits another high with 23.4%, Captain follows with 9.8%, and Wild Romance with 6.2%.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sunny’s Park Jin-ju joins Operation Proposal
by | January 10, 2012 | 27 Comments
Up and coming young actress Park Jin-ju made an impression as the potty-mouthed girl in last year’s hit film Sunny, and now she’s been cast in Operation Proposal, the Proposal Daisakusen remake miniseries set to air next month. It stars Yoo Seung-ho as the hero who discovers that he’s in love with his friend, played... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ha Ji-won and Cha Seung-won in The King?
by | January 9, 2012 | 107 Comments
There have been so many rumors upon rumors circulating for so long about Ha Ji-won starring in upcoming romantic comedy The King, and new reports are out that she’s finally confirmed the role. But with this drama, I’ll believe it when I see it. And right on the tail of her casting report, a new... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Jin-seo headlines tvN romantic comedy
by | January 9, 2012 | 39 Comments
Yay, Yoon Jin-seo (Runaway: Plan B, Return of Iljimae) has been cast as the lead in a new rom-com miniseries for cable network tvN called Twelve Men in a Year, set to premiere next month. Yoon is delightfully funny and emotive, so I can’t wait to see her front and center in a romantic comedy... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Noir thriller A New World courts megastar trio
by | January 6, 2012 | 16 Comments
Choi Min-shik (Oldboy) Hwang Jung-min (The Unjust) AND Lee Jung-jae (The Housemaid) in one movie? I always thought that if you put that many stars together, a movie would spontaneously combust. But apparently, this is the reigning trend in Chungmuro — put ‘em all together, whether lawyers, thieves, or spies. The trio of A-listers are... More »

Drama Recaps
The Moon That Embraces the Sun: Episode 2
by | January 5, 2012 | 101 Comments
This entire episode feels like a light rom-com more than a sageuk, and though it’s not exactly subtle, it is adorably earnest. I wasn’t entirely won over with the first episode, but the second one is so full of cuteness. It’s still not very fantasy-esque, but the characters are bright and cheerful, and I can’t... More »

Drama Casting & News
Joo Won takes the lead in Bridal Mask
by | January 4, 2012 | 93 Comments
Joo Won (Ojakkyo Brothers) has signed on to take the lead in Gaksital, or Bridal Mask, an upcoming KBS drama based on the 70s manhwa by Heo Young-man. So this is why he dropped the second lead in Moon That Embraces the Sun. Guess you can’t blame a guy for wanting to play a hero.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Shut Up Flower Boy Band’s lead singer rocks out
by | January 4, 2012 | 54 Comments
Here’s a look at upcoming tvN series Shut Up: Flower Boy Band‘s leading man Sung Joon (Lie to Me) rockin’ out in character as the band’s lead singer. That be some craaazy hair, rocker boy. But I have to say, he’s somehow making it all work, mostly with that attitude he’s sporting. He could be... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Nam-joo to headline new weekend drama
by | January 3, 2012 | 27 Comments
Queen of the small screen Kim Nam-joo (Queen of Reversals) will be returning to television with a new weekend drama for KBS, called You Who Rolled In Unexpectedly (as in a stroke of luck). It’s an awkward title to translate, but it’s basically like saying you came into my life out of nowhere like a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Medical drama scores Uhm Tae-woong, loses broadcaster
by | January 3, 2012 | 33 Comments
What is it with medical dramas and their behind-the-scenes drama? There’s an upcoming medical series by Taewon Entertainment (the people behind the IRIS franchise), that was originally set to air on SBS in March and star Cha Seung-won as the lead: the once-generically named Third Ward. Cha eventually never sealed the deal and so the... More »