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Script reading session for MBC drama The Duo
by | January 10, 2011 | 29 Comments
With production off to a late start, MBC sageuk drama The Duo is finally moving into high gear for its upcoming premiere, and has released photos from its script reading. Pictured here are the series’ three leads, Chun Jung-myung (Cinderella’s Sister), Han Ji-hye (East of Eden), and Lee Sang-yoon (Life Is Beautiful). Looks like the... More »

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Kim Seung-woo to headline new drama
by | January 9, 2011 | 25 Comments
Woot! I freaking LOVE Kim Seung-woo. Seeing him for three seconds a week on Athena just isn’t cutting it for me. Ye drama gods must be kind, because they sensed our need and put him front and center in a new drama headed our way. The drama is called [강력반] so I’m going with Serious... More »

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Kim Soo-hyun cleans up for Dream High
by | January 7, 2011 | 52 Comments
In the little we’ve seen of Kim Soo-hyun in the new youth drama Dream High, all we’ve seen is his rural bumpkin character dressed up curiously like a homeless man — one lit up by Kim’s boyish charm, but a homeless man nonetheless. But thanks be, we’ll get to see him sporting a more kempt... More »

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Behind the scenes on the set of Athena
by | January 7, 2011 | 48 Comments
I love seeing happy pictures from a serious drama. These stills from the set of Athena: Goddess of War show the cast in a much lighter mood behind the scenes, when they’re not busy running around saving the world. I’m really enjoying the drama thus far, mostly because although it’s the same old spy stuff,... More »

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The race tightens even further between Sign, Princess
by | January 6, 2011 | 60 Comments
Yowsa, and I thought the race was tight yesterday, with only 0.2% separating the top two dramas. Thursday’s episode narrowed the gap even further, with Sign just barely hanging onto the lead by 0.1% — it pulled in a 17.7% over My Princess‘s 17.6%. What’s even more impressive is that both dramas rose from their... More »

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Wedding stills (and more) from Paradise Ranch
by | January 6, 2011 | 63 Comments
I haven’t been keeping up with the news on Paradise Ranch, but with the drama now set to air in two weeks, it’s time for me to get with the program. Pictured immediately above and below are the latest stills to be released from the production, which feature wedding shots of the lead couple, played... More »

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Sign wins (but just barely) in Wednesday ratings
by | January 5, 2011 | 48 Comments
Two new shows kicked off with strong premieres today, bringing in ratings that were just within 0.2% of each other. SBS’s medical investigation drama Sign was the official first-place show with a rating of 16.1%, but MBC’s My Princess was close behind with a 15.9%. On the other hand, KBS’s President dropped from its previous... More »

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Flirting with the afterlife in 49 Days
by | January 5, 2011 | 87 Comments
Here’s some casting news that makes me happy: Jung Il-woo (Return of Iljimae), pictured above, and Jo Hyun-jae (Three Dads, One Mom) have been chosen for an upcoming SBS drama, 49 Days. (Okay, and also former Seeya singer Nam Gyuri, recently of weekend show Life Is Beautiful. Meh.) This’ll be bound to make Jo Hyun-jae... More »

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Two more reasons to watch My Princess
by | January 4, 2011 | 227 Comments
…or should we count that as twelve more reasons? Well, you can’t cast Song Seung-heon and NOT expect a shower scene, yeah? (Although, who showers in a speedo? I consider that speedo an affront to realism!) One more day till the premiere…   RELATED POSTS Eye candy galore: My Princess press conference Ahn Nae-sang goes... More »

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Secret Garden concert doubles as finale shoot
by | January 4, 2011 | 75 Comments
With its popularity soaring, weekend drama Secret Garden is planning an OST concert to be held next weekend, just in time for the drama’s finale. It will be held at the Children’s Park Dome Art Hall on January 15, and will feature performances by artists Baek Ji-young and 4Men, who are both on the soundtrack,... More »

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Tons of new Sign stills
by | January 4, 2011 | 17 Comments
Yeah, I still find that above image weird. Is he a magician? Is he going to raise the dead with his super-psychic powers? Is he unleashing some sort of snowmaking abilities from his hands? I… got nothing. Ahem. In any case, SBS’s Sign kicks off this week, and in anticipation of its premiere, here are... More »