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Drama Casting & News
Moon Chae-won turns down Yoochun’s Rooftop
by | January 16, 2012 | 174 Comments
There’s been some chatter about Moon Chae-won (The Princess’s Man) possibly being up for the lead role opposite Park Yoochun in his new drama Rooftop Prince, but she has now officially declined the role. Her agency reports that she received the offer but found after reading the script that it had a lot more historical... More »


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 »