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Drama Casting & News
Introduction to the mythical world of Arang and the Magistrate
by | August 9, 2012 | 71 Comments
Purrrrty. Well the Special Episode for Arang and the Magistrate wasn’t anything to write home about in and of itself, but the glimpses of the drama to come got me really excited. The hour-long special that aired a week before the drama’s premiere was mostly a collection of behind-the-scenes material with some character introductions and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Byung-heon in the The Man Who Became King
by | August 8, 2012 | 41 Comments
Just as every prince has a pauper (who also happens to be his doppelganger natch), apparently each prince-and-pauper tale has its own not-a-twin out there in the world, to keep the universe in balance. There’s Joo Ji-hoon’s comic version, I Am the King out in theaters now, and here’s a look at its darker badder... More »

Drama Casting & News
Song Joong-ki and Park Shi-yeon cuddle up for Nice Guy
by | August 7, 2012 | 63 Comments
Aw, well now I just want to root for this couple, even though I know we’re doomed to go down in flames. But I suppose that’s the mantra for a twisted revenge melodrama’s audience: BRING ON THE PAIN. Here’s our first look at the Song Joong-ki and Park Shi-yeon pairing in the upcoming melodrama Nice... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The Thieves breaks more records, climbs all-time charts
by | August 6, 2012 | 42 Comments
Turns out if you cast enough bandits in your movie, they’ll run away with the bank. New summer heist movie The Thieves has reported numbers for its second weekend, breaking another set of box office records in Korea. In Week 2 the film has sold nearly 7 million tickets — 6,884,220 admissions in total by... More »

Drama Casting & News
Faith’s first poster and another teaser
by | August 5, 2012 | 103 Comments
Here’s the first poster for fantasy fusion drama Faith, with the tagline: “A love that transcends space and time makes history.” Another teaser promises epic action, and features a little more interaction between the leads, one a fearless warrior and royal bodyguard and another a plastic surgeon he kidnaps from the 21st century to heal... More »

Drama Recaps
Answer Me 1997: Episodes 3-4
by | August 2, 2012 | 148 Comments
I luff this show. So much. It’s rare to meet a high school drama that genuinely makes me go, Yes, that’s what it was like! This series isn’t afraid to let its characters feel every ounce of embarrassment, insecurity, and earnest joy—the honest, lovely, and sometimes ugly truth about what it’s like to be eighteen.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Joo Ji-hoon plays both prince and pauper
by | August 2, 2012 | 61 Comments
javabeans: So here’s Joo Ji-hoon’s new movie, I Am the King, and it looks like a hoot. Basically the premise is: Prince and the Pauper. That’s all you need to know. girlfriday: But, how come the prince and the pauper look like identical twins? Were they separated at birth? Or are they just happy-coincidence doppelgangers?... More »

Celebrity News
Vogue shoot. Fashion is weird.
by | August 2, 2012 | 75 Comments
javabeans: I’m pretty sure I do not understand this shoot. Like, at all. Is it we-ran-out-of-shoot-ideas-so-just-give-hot-men-random-props day? And stick them in their hair? girlfriday: What, you don’t understand the deep significance of the bread-knife-hat? javabeans: There are two ways to answer that. I choose the one that forces you to defend the hat. Tags: conversation... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Sang-hyun and Park Ha-sun’s tone-deaf rom-com
by | August 1, 2012 | 51 Comments
Now this is a coupling that’s surprising and adorable. Yoon Sang-hyun (Can’t Lose) and Park Ha-sun (High Kick 3) are headlining a romantic comedy film about a woman who’s determined to conquer her terrible tone-deaf singing to win over the man of her dreams. That’s so random and just inherently quirky. The movie, called Tone-Deaf... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sugar and puns for Panda and Hedgehog
by | August 1, 2012 | 56 Comments
They weren’t kidding when they said this rom-com would be heavy on the sweet. It’s frosting and cupcakes and pastries galore, for new Channel A drama Panda and Hedgehog, promising light romance set in the world of a pastry shop. It stars Yoon Seung-ah (The Moon That Embraces the Sun) and Donghae (It’s Okay Daddy’s... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jae and Kim Hye-soo, costars again?
by | July 31, 2012 | 25 Comments
Well when you’ve got a good thing going I guess no one wants to see it end. Recent box office hit The Thieves costars Kim Hye-soo and Lee Jung-jae look like they’re headed for film number two as a combo pack, this time in the Joseon-era historical epic The Face Reader. Tags: Jo Jung-seok, Kim... More »