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Drama Casting & News
Alice in Cheongdam-dong casts second leads
by | October 6, 2012 | 82 Comments
Woohoo — Kim Ji-suk (I Need Romance 2012) has been offered the second lead in the upcoming rom-com Alice in Cheongdam-dong, starring Moon Geun-young and Park Shi-hoo. He’s still considering the role so it’s not a done deal yet, but so far the cast for this drama is shaping up rather nicely. I’ve liked Kim... More »

Drama Casting & News
New weekend rom-com My Love, Madame Butterfly
by | October 5, 2012 | 59 Comments
Rawr. Well don’t they make a nice pair. Here’s a sneak peek at the new weekend drama My Love, Madame Butterfly set to premiere this Saturday. Yeom Jung-ah (Royal Family) stars as Nam Nabi [nabi = butterfly, hence the puntastic title], a has-been diva actress who still has the ‘tude, but not so much the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jeon Woo-chi casts supporting ladies
by | October 4, 2012 | 23 Comments
Yay, Baek Jin-hee! More casting news for dramaland’s adaptation of wizardy fusion sageuk Jeon Woo-chi, starring Cha Tae-hyun and UEE. With leads and baddies now squared away, it’s time to fill out the cast of supporting ladies, starting with High Kick’s Baek Jin-hee who’ll play Cha Tae-hyun’s little sis. Aw, can’t you just picture them... More »

Drama Recaps
Arang and the Magistrate: Episode 15
by | October 3, 2012 | 139 Comments
The truth comes barreling through town today, and flattens everybody in its path. Eun-oh comes face to face with Mom, Arang starts to regain some crucial memories, and Joo-wal… oh Joo-wal… He breaks my heart even more, and… is possibly way more evil than we imagined. Or not! He could not be, right? Riiiiight? *whimper*... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The Thieves tops all-time domestic box office
by | October 3, 2012 | 51 Comments
I didn’t know if it would happen despite an explosive start, but on October 2, caper film The Thieves finally broke out into the front of the pack, topping the all-time Korean domestic box office chart at number one. The Host has held the top spot since 2006, with a grand total of 13,019,740 tickets... More »

Drama Recaps
Faith: Episode 16
by | October 2, 2012 | 136 Comments
A pretty action-packed episode, with one of the most surprising alliances yet. My favorite thing about the new Big Bad in town is that he moves swiftly. There’s no I’ll-get-you-but-maybe-tomorrow-ing for this guy; when he sees his opportunity, he strikes. That means a change of address for many of our characters and a faster-moving story... More »

Celebrity News
Song Joong-ki and Park Bo-young get wolfy for Vogue
by | October 2, 2012 | 42 Comments
Well that’s creepy. Not normally the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Song Joong-ki and Park Bo-young, but in this themed photo shoot for their movie Wolf Boy, the pair of actors embrace the dark and otherworldly, almost a little too well. I think I’m a bigger fan of the movie’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Stills and teaser for The Great Seer
by | October 1, 2012 | 77 Comments
Damn, that is one epic headdress. I’m not that wowed by the posters for the upcoming fusion sageuk The Great Seer (Daepoongsoo), but the stills of Ji Jin-hee as the savage warrior are kinda rockin’ my socks off. Is it too much to hope that the drama spends more time with war-paint-warrior Yi Seong-gye than... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Gong Hyo-jin and Park Hae-il headline new film
by | September 30, 2012 | 30 Comments
Oooh, Park Hae-il (Bow, The Ultimate Weapon) and Gong Hyo-jin (Love Fiction, 577 Project) together? Color me interested. Too bad it’s not a romantic pairing though; it’s a brother-sister duo for this project. They’ve signed on to headline a new movie called Aging Family, about a trio of grown children who return home to their... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 405
by | September 29, 2012 | 56 Comments
EPISODE 405. Broadcast on September 23, 2012. girlfriday: We open straightaway with dinner bokbulbok, and now I’m just hungry. javabeans: The problem with starting right with dinner is that I totally have no idea what episode we’re in. I’ve already forgotten what happened last week. Context! girlfriday: Yeah I’m trying to remember… javabeans: …without cheating….... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jo In-sung and Song Hye-gyo confirm melodrama
by | September 28, 2012 | 120 Comments
Confirmations are in for the cast of the upcoming melodrama That Winter, The Wind Blows, the latest project from star writer Noh Hee-kyung (Padam Padam, Worlds Within, Goodbye Solo). Song Hye-gyo and Jo In-sung have signed on headline, and the drama has scored a broadcaster as well. It’ll be on KBS’s 2013 slate, though no... More »