Chungmuro/Film News
Jin Se-yeon, Hong Jong-hyun couple up in Family of Cops
by | September 2, 2014 | 117 Comments
Meeeeh. I wish I could be more excited for Hong Jong-hyun (Mama, Dating Agency Cyrano) as he is headlining the upcoming rom-com Family of Cops, but he’s been paired with Jin Se-yeon (Doctor Stranger, Age of Feeling), who has worked alongside some of the most popular male leads out there... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Himalaya revived, now starring Hwang Jung-min, Jung Woo
by | September 2, 2014 | 20 Comments
This is an interesting re-casting, given that I had just assumed the movie Himalaya was dead once its two leads, Kim Myung-min and Lee Min-ki, dropped the project last year when its production was delayed. But now the project is back on track, having cast Hwang Jung-min (A New World,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Bad Boys behind bars prepare for the hunt
by | September 2, 2014 | 60 Comments
OCN may only have one genre angle in programming its original drama series content (crime, crime, and more crime), but if it can’t have breadth, at least it has depth. And of all the channels putting out scripted drama content, it does have the grittiest, goriest fare, and its new... More »


Drama Casting & News
Pinocchio courts Lee Yubi and Kim Young-kwang to play reporters
by | September 2, 2014 | 57 Comments
We’ve got two more names in circulation for Pinocchio, the new drama about young reporters headed to SBS this fall: Lee Yubi (Gu Family Book, Nice Guy) and Kim Young-kwang (Plus Nine Boys, Good Doctor) are reportedly being wooed to join the cast, with the usual “just considering maybe” caveats.... More »


Drama Recaps
Plus Nine Boys: Episode 1
by | September 1, 2014 | 82 Comments
Coming-of-age drama Plus Nine Boys* premiered over the weekend on tvN, and I’m happy to say it’s as cute as advertised. It’s witty and full of funny meta references, but more importantly it has everyday, relatable characters and an earnest vibe. I already love the song choices in the first... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sentimental teaser posters for MBC’s My Spring Days
by | September 1, 2014 | 37 Comments
In keeping with the drama’s melo-with-a-light-touch vibe, here we have fresh, spring-like posters for the MBC drama My Spring Days, wherein a heroine (named Spring) who’d lived for years with a terminal illness receives a heart transplant and is given a new chance at life. Kam Woo-sung is the grief-stricken... More »


Drama Casting & News
Iron Man’s hero and his literal knives of pain
by | September 1, 2014 | 143 Comments
I knew that the description of upcoming KBS drama Iron Man had the hero’s character, played by Lee Dong-wook, somehow painfully sprouting knives from his body—I knew this, all the articles said so—and yet, I was still clinging to the hope that maybe, just maybe, those knives would be a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Song Chang-eui to become OCN’s newest crime-solving genius
by | September 1, 2014 | 28 Comments
Cable network OCN, home of the tortured prosecutors and the quirky forensic geeeeeniuses of dramaland, has now courted Song Chang-eui (Thrice Married Woman, The Great Seer) to join its ranks. He’s signed on to headline the network’s newest procedural drama called Dr. Frost, about an experimental psychologist who joins a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hidden tears in Secret Door’s character posters
by | September 1, 2014 | 30 Comments
If Lee Je-hoon is already making me sad with his crying-but-not-crying character poster, I don’t know how I’m going to survive all of Secret Door without getting my heart crushed. The fusion historical drama is a re-imagining of the legendary tale of the most troubled father-son relationship in Joseon history,... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Voice (Whispering Corridors 4, 2005)
by | August 31, 2014 | 6 Comments
It seems to me that as the Whispering Corridors series goes on, the degree of commentary the films make about high school lessens in each installment. The original Whispering Corridors was a scathing indictment of the abuses that youth endure at school and the second pointed a finger at the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Park Sung-woong, Go Ah-sung sign up for Office
by | August 31, 2014 | 11 Comments
Each year, as summer turns to fall, I get the desire to dive into a really good psychological thriller or murder mystery (while I can’t do horror films, I love a good whodunit!). The new film Office sounds like it will fit the bill; it’s too bad the cameras haven’t... More »