Drama Casting & News
Road No. 1 premiere numbers lower than expected
by | June 24, 2010 | 25 Comments
Road No. 1 premiered this week, and despite all the fanfare over its cast and 13 billion won budget, the first two episodes brought in a 9.2% and 9.1%, respectively. Not horrible numbers, but lower than hoped, certainly. Especially considering that competitor drama Baker King Kim Tak-gu on KBS climbed... More »


Celebrity News
Kwon Sang-woo booked for a hit and run
by | June 24, 2010 | 83 Comments
Kwon Sang-woo has gotten himself into a bit of a pickle for a hit and run accident, for which he was booked (but not detained) by Seoul’s Kangnam Police Station on June 24. According to the police station, the incident occurred at 2:55 am on the morning of June 12,... More »


Celebrity News
Choi Jung-won featured in Marie Claire
by | June 24, 2010 | 30 Comments
Choi Jung-won displayed a cute, bubbly charm — and shorter hair — in her last drama, SBS’s family-friendly Wish Upon a Star, but she goes feminine and extravagant for her latest photo spread. She’s featured in fashion mag Marie Claire, styled in the concept of a “goddess.” (I don’t really... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Na-young flexes her action muscles in Runaway
by | June 23, 2010 | 9 Comments
With its cast in place, the drama Runaway is getting busy with production, and Lee Na-young makes the transition to action star. These latest stills show the actress escaping from a high-rise building; Lee plays “Jin-yi,” a mysterious woman who looks innocent on the outside but hides her real motives... More »


Drama Casting & News
Elle’s interview with Coffee House team
by | June 23, 2010 | 46 Comments
SBS’s Coffee House is currently on hold till next week; two weeks were postponed due to World Cup coverage. This Elle interview with Park Shi-yeon and PD Pyo Min-soo actually came out last month — just before the drama aired — but I figured this would be a good time... More »


Meta
Welcome, Dramabeans editor Girlfriday
by | June 23, 2010 | 165 Comments
I’m sure you’ve noticed girlfriday‘s presence on this blog, what with her witty recaps and zippy commentary. I know you can’t see her stylin’ fashion sense, but trust me, she’s got that too. I decided it was about time I exploited her talents offered her an expanded role in the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seo Shin-ae on the set of Fox Child
by | June 23, 2010 | 13 Comments
Really, my favorite thing about this image from Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child is that wonderfully disgruntled grumpyface on Seo Shin-ae. Aw! It’s like a wee puppy trying to look menacing; you just want to cuddle it, even if it looks like it wants to bite you. We’ve already... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Eun-jung lines up horror movie project
by | June 22, 2010 | 25 Comments
Looks like T-ara singer Ham Eun-jung will be pursuing her acting endeavors more actively — she is still working on her current drama, SBS’s romantic-comedy series Coffee House, but she has already lined up her next acting project, a horror film titled White (a working title). White‘s plot unfolds around... More »


Celebrity News
Seo Woo featured in July’s Cosmo and Bazaar
by | June 22, 2010 | 45 Comments
Seo Woo, most recently of the KBS melodrama Cinderella’s Sister, is featured in the upcoming issues of two fashion mags; she goes romantic for Cosmopolitan (above), then short-haired and chic for Harper’s Bazaar (below). In her Cosmo spread, she explained what it was like shooting a drama series (Cinderella’s Sister)... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jang Dong-gun “carefully considers” a drama comeback
by | June 22, 2010 | 82 Comments
Superstar Jang Dong-gun is said to be eyeing a return to television acting, which would be his first time in ten years. And that would be AWESOME. The names and parties have mostly been masked, but here are the details: Jang recently received an offer from Production Company A to... More »


Celebrity News
Never mind, Lee Byung-heon’s lawsuit revived
by | June 22, 2010 | 82 Comments
Just after the court decided that the civil suit filed against actor Lee Byung-heon was withdrawn due to the plaintiff’s lack of action, they received paperwork in the mail from Lee’s accuser, Ms. Kwon, requesting another trial. Kwon had returned to Canada last December and has not been back to... More »