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Drama Casting & News
Lee Seung-gi to play Ha Ji-won’s King?
by | January 18, 2012 | 172 Comments
Dude, what’s with this drama and its inability to confirm a cast? Upcoming MBC drama The King starring Ha Ji-won (supposedly, since that’s yet to be confirmed too) has now reportedly jumped its leading man ship to Lee Seung-gi (My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho). Am I allowed to be excited? Because I would be, but... More »

Drama Recaps
The Moon That Embraces the Sun: Episode 5
by | January 18, 2012 | 159 Comments
Guh, it’s getting so gooood. We get the dark turn that sets the stage for the rest of the series, in a swift episode full of some heartbreaking moments and some stellar acting. It’s going to be just as hard to say goodbye to these young actors as the children they play, because this episode... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Ojakkyo Brothers: Halftime report
by | January 17, 2012 | 116 Comments
This show is quickly starting to rival my favorite family comedies. It’s got a great sense of humor, and it’s not afraid to let characters make massive mistakes, with the understanding that we’re going to be along for the ride when they learn, change, and grow. Now that I’m at the halfway-ish point, it’s time... More »

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 »