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Drama Casting & News
Honey Lee courted to be Jang Hyuk’s queen in Shine or Go Crazy
by | November 10, 2014 | 51 Comments
I never really thought twice about Honey Lee until her current role in the comically ridiculous rockers-on-the-homestead drama Modern Farmer, but I have so much love for actresses who are willing to put aside their vanity for comedy, which is what she’s doing to great effect. It’s why I’m not necessarily happy that she might... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jae is a fighter on the run for Big Match
by | November 9, 2014 | 18 Comments
Wait, Lee Jung-jae (The Face Reader) is going to spend a movie looking like this? You’d think they would’ve led with that information (or bait, what have you). His new movie Big Match will be hitting theaters in a few weeks, and we finally get some clues as to what on earth it’s even about.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Park Min-woo scores first big-screen role opposite Moon Chae-won, Yoo Yeon-seok
by | November 8, 2014 | 28 Comments
Aw, adorable dimple-faced Park Min-woo (Modern Farmer, Flower Grandpa Investigation Unit) has steadily built up his resume after debuting as the sunny bully Ba-wool in 2011’s Flower Boy Ramyun Shop, and he’s just secured his first film role. He’ll be making his big-screen debut in That One Day (or The Mood That Day), a romance... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
First teaser for big-stakes heist movie Con Artists
by | November 7, 2014 | 20 Comments
Glad to see that the caper in Con Artists (Professionals, or whatever you want to call it) is off to an action-packed start. The first teaser is out, and lead actors Kim Woo-bin (Heirs) and Lee Hyun-woo (To the Beautiful You) are pretty adorable in it. Do they seem like the leaders of a gang... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Woong-in reprises serial killer role in Pinocchio cameo
by | November 7, 2014 | 39 Comments
HA. These are the kinds of cameos that I love — I Hear Your Voice alum Jung Woong-in (Endless Love) stopped by the set of Pinocchio to shoot a cameo appearance as none other than Min Joon-gook, his scary serial killer character who terrorized Lee Jong-seok and Lee Bo-young on I Hear Your Voice. The... More »


Drama Casting & News
Pinocchio’s fluffy fantasy posters
by | November 5, 2014 | 107 Comments
Are they lying on clouds? Cotton candy? I don’t know why they’d be swimming in either fluffy substance to begin with, but the effect is rather pretty. Posters are out for SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday series Pinocchio, the new part-fantasy, part-reality drama from the team behind I Hear Your Voice. That show was similarly sprinkled with... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Ha Jung-woo to star in Park Chan-wook’s Agasshi
by | November 5, 2014 | 32 Comments
Buzz is in the air with the announcement of the first collaboration between Chungmuro heavyweights Ha Jung-woo (Kundo, The Terror Live) and Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Joint Security Area). Director Park is returning to Korean film after a six-year break with a new movie called Agasshi (Young Lady), an adaptation of the Sarah Waters novel Fingersmith,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Vampire medical drama Blood courts Ji Jin-hee, Kwon Hyun-sang
by | November 5, 2014 | 35 Comments
Huh, I actually like the sound of this — KBS’s new vampire medical drama Blood is courting Ji Jin-hee (Warm Words) to play the main villain, and in the drama where the vampire is the hero, the villain is just a human who’s so evil that he’s called the devil. I guess if he turned... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Jae-yoon completes Heart to Heart’s main cast
by | November 5, 2014 | 38 Comments
The main cast has been secured for tvN’s new Friday-Saturday romantic comedy drama Heart to Heart, the latest project from Coffee Prince PD Lee Yoon-jung. Choi Kang-hee (Level 7 Civil Servant) and Chun Jung-myung (Reset) have signed on to play the leads, along with second leads Ahn So-hee (of the Wonder Girls) and latest cast... More »


Drama Recaps
Cantabile Tomorrow: Episode 8
by | November 4, 2014 | 142 Comments
Oh, I love this episode—our hero takes one important step towards becoming a virtuoso, but more importantly, his music stirs something deep inside our heroine and the focus shifts to how he influences her. They share a connection through a language that only they understand, and we start to witness why it is that this... More »


Drama Casting & News
Mr. Back’s presto abs and bathtub full of gold
by | November 4, 2014 | 57 Comments
I’m not entirely sure that this drama has thought through anything beyond its logline — grandpa becomes young again — but at least Shin Ha-kyun (All About My Romance) seems to be enjoying the hell out of playing up the transformation. MBC’s newest Wednesday-Thursday drama Mr. Back premieres tomorrow, and the highlight reel teases some... More »