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Drama Casting & News
Goddess of Fire adds to cast
by | April 26, 2013 | 82 Comments
More casting news for the upcoming MBC sageuk Goddess of Fire Jung-yi starring Moon Geun-young: the offer is out to Kim Bum (That Winter, The Wind Blows) to be her leading man. He’s still considering the role, which is pretty late in the game considering they’ve already done a script read, but there’s some lead... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episode 14
by | April 25, 2013 | 82 Comments
Someone moves in, someone moves out, someone gets spit on, and someone gets slapped, not necessarily in that order. Strangely the episode isn’t as eventful as that makes it sound, but Soon-shin’s relationship with her mentor takes a turn upward, just as things with Mom take a sharp turn downward. If only she knew just... More »

Drama Casting & News
Answer Me 1997’s sequel courts parents for a reunion
by | April 25, 2013 | 45 Comments
Cable darling Answer Me 1997′s sequel project is finally starting to cast, and first up are the roles of Mom and Dad: Sung Dong-il and Lee Il-hwa are being courted to return to the franchise and steer a brand new family through the murky waters of adolescence. I normally never get excited about who gets... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Seok-won for Esquire
by | April 24, 2013 | 111 Comments
You’re welcome. Here’s Jung Seok-won (Haeundae Lovers, Rooftop Prince) in a shoot for Esquire, making days brighter everywhere he goes. Am suddenly discovering I have a newfound appreciation for suspenders… The actor recently announced his upcoming wedding to ballad singer Baek Ji-young this June (*clap clap* — they’re so adorable) and all I have to... More »

Drama Recaps
Gu Family Book: Episode 6
by | April 23, 2013 | 268 Comments
It turns out there’s more than one advantage to delaying the reveal that your heroine isn’t a dude. The hero constantly puts his foot in his mouth, and you get lots of speedy skinship. Maybe this should be a cross-dressing drama. Things go from bad to worse for Kang-chi today, which I guess in dramaland... More »

Drama Casting & News
Go Soo confirms new drama Empire of Gold
by | April 23, 2013 | 38 Comments
SBS’s next Monday-Tuesday drama has reeled in its hero: we’ve got a confirmation for Go Soo, who will be the star of the next epic from the team behind last year’s hit political thriller The Chaser. This one’s called Empire of Gold, and will be the battle for one chaebol empire over the span of... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Poster and stills for Covertly, Grandly
by | April 23, 2013 | 50 Comments
Guess it’s just a Kim Soo-hyun kinda week. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Here’s the next peek at undercover spy movie Covertly, Grandly, where he plays an elite North Korean spy whose cover in the South is the village idiot. The poster looks just like the original webtoon that the film is based... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Hwang Jung-min and Kim Yun-jin headline new movie
by | April 22, 2013 | 15 Comments
The director of Haeundae is returning with his first film in four years — a drama called International Market, which is not the most exciting title on the block, but it’s scored Hwang Jung-min (Fist of Legend, Penninsula) and Kim Yun-jin (Neighbors, Lost) to star. They’ll play a married couple that we’ll watch go from... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Shim Eun-kyung returns to the big screen in body-swap comedy
by | April 19, 2013 | 41 Comments
Okay, this movie sounds adorable. Rising young actress Shim Eun-kyung (Sunny) has picked her next project, and it’s a movie in which she plays a grandma who gets zapped back into her teenage body… and then joins a rock band. Why? I dunno. But coolest granny ever. Tags: Shim Eun-kyung... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re the Best, Lee Soon-shin: Episode 12
by | April 18, 2013 | 86 Comments
It’s an episode with some happy advancements for some, and life-altering realizations for others. There’s a little too much time spent on the birth secret for my liking, but then the cute is SO cute that it starts to tip the scales. Ratings continue to tick upward, with this episode bringing in 28.0%. Tags: featured,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Remake of HBO’s Entourage heads to tvN
by | April 18, 2013 | 64 Comments
girlfriday: So add this to the list of remakes headed to dramaland: cable network tvN is doing a remake of the HBO show Entourage, to be helmed by the director of I Need Romance 2012. javabeans: How does a Korean Entourage even work? I mean, that’s just the way things operate in Korea anyway: Your... More »