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Preview clip for Rain’s Runaway (Plan B)
by | September 8, 2010 | 61 Comments
Here, we go, the preview video for Runaway! And true to the drama’s title, there’s a lot of running in it. The drama is described as a romantic-comedy action project, which could have skewed hokey if done too slapstick. But on the contrary, it looks pretty slick, actually. Lots of action and — with this... More »

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Ratings creep upward for Sungkyunkwan Scandal
by | September 7, 2010 | 112 Comments
Well, with extensions confirmed for both Giant and Dong Yi, I think the best Sungkyunkwan Scandal can hope for is a strong third place showing in the Monday-Tuesday ratings race. And while the gains made this week are fairly small, at least they are encouraging: Week 2 brought in a 7.3% and 7.5%, up from... More »

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Character stills for Daemul
by | September 7, 2010 | 37 Comments
We’ve seen these cast members of Daemul in scenes from the drama, but here are four more character stills featuring the main four leads. Go Hyun-jung, as you know by now, plays Korea’s first woman president, Seo Hye-rim, while Cha In-pyo portrays the politician with strong leadership abilities, Jang Tae-san. Kwon Sang-woo is cast as... More »

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Giant gets an extension, Dong Yi considers its second
by | September 7, 2010 | 62 Comments
SBS’s Giant and MBC’s Dong Yi have been strong rivals in the ratings for months now, both bringing in ratings surpassing 20% (with the latter closer to 30%). Now both dramas have been extended, Dong Yi for the second time. On September 7, a source with SBS’s drama department stated that Giant, originally scheduled for... More »
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Baker King actor booked on drunk driving, assaulting an officer
by | September 6, 2010 | 23 Comments
One of the actors of KBS’s hit drama Baker King Kim Tak-gu, 28-year-old Park Yong-jin, has been booked without detention on the charge of refusing to take a sobriety test and assaulting a police officer. Park plays Go Jae-bok in the drama, pictured above right. The actual event occurred last month, according to the police... More »

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Union reaches settlement with MBC
by | September 6, 2010 | 47 Comments
After a hairy several days, the union of broadcasting professionals has come to a settlement with MBC. The two sides spent the weekend in some frustrated talks regarding the union strike over unpaid drama wages, and for a brief while they were stuck at an impasse. Thankfully, on September 6 they concluded their negotiations and... More »

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Rebroadcast ratings rise slightly for Sungkyunkwan, Playful Kiss
by | September 5, 2010 | 63 Comments
Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Playful Kiss both premiered last week to lower-than-expected ratings. Both were highly anticipated dramas starring idols with big fanbases, so it came as a disappointment when both were dealt low single-digit ratings. Weekend rebroadcast numbers have come out, and both dramas put in respectable showings in the reruns — not outstanding, but... More »

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Continued strike puts pressure on Dong Yi, Kim Suro, Playful Kiss
by | September 5, 2010 | 67 Comments
Tensions seem to be increasing between the Korean Broadcasting, Film, Performing Artists Union and MBC as the two sides continue negotiations regarding the strike that is endangering the futures of several MBC dramas. The matter centers around unpaid wages to the cast and crew of dramas being made by outside production companies. KBS and SBS... More »

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Han Jung-soo joins King Geunchogo
by | September 4, 2010 | 9 Comments
Han Jung-soo, aka Chuno‘s “General Choi,” will be making a special appearance in the upcoming KBS drama King Geunchogo, the sageuk set in the Baekje kingdom that stars Gam Woo-sung as the king, as well as Kim Ji-soo and Ahn Jae-mo. Han’s role isn’t a leading one, but it’s more than a cameo; he’ll be... More »

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Park Shin-yang’s drama comeback
by | September 4, 2010 | 56 Comments
Actor Park Shin-yang (Painter of the Wind, Lovers in Paris, The Letter) is making his drama comeback after a two-year hiatus. Park faced some legal trouble with the Drama Association (a pay dispute regarding 2007’s War of Money) and was forced to take a hiatus. He’s returning after a two-year break, and the new project’s... More »

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Daemul’s President Go Hyun-jung
by | September 3, 2010 | 51 Comments
Now that SBS’s Daemul is finally rolling, looks like they’re eager to get your attention (and for a positive reason, for once) with all their new stills. Go Hyun-jung is featured in the latest set, looking every bit the part of Korea’s first woman president. In these photos, Go’s character, Seo Hye-rim, is at a... More »