Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 13
by | September 30, 2009 | 65 Comments
I wish My Fair Lady would go full-on crazy, because even though they’re halfway there already, the drama’s still clinging to the semblance of a conventional trendy series. I think at this point they’d do better to have fun running wild with the nonsense rather than struggling to play it... More »


Drama Casting & News
New fantasy web series casts Seo Hyo-rim, SS501′s Kim Kyu-jong
by | September 30, 2009 | 16 Comments
Seo Hyo-rim (The World They Live In) and SS501 member Kim Kyu-jong have been cast to act together in something that has me curious — a “web toon drama” (a drama that is based on a manhwa) that mixes animation with live action. The fantasy series is called SETI [세티],... More »


Drama Casting & News
Go Hyun-jung gives extravagant gifts to drama crew
by | September 30, 2009 | 31 Comments
You often hear of actors giving out presents to crew members, but it’s usually something small — T-shirts, jackets, or cosmetics that they endorse — and there’s no shame in small gifts. Go Hyun-jung, star of the MBC drama series Queen Seon-deok, however, has given 150 portable game players (Nintendo... More »


Drama Casting & News
Iris gets explosive
by | September 29, 2009 | 45 Comments
Now that we’ve gotten those pesky character introductions out of the way, let’s turn our attention to what Iris is really about: explosions! Apparently, lots of them, judging from the fresh batch of stills of KBS’s action thriller drama, which hits airwaves in (finally!) two weeks. The drama production boasts... More »


Drama Casting & News
Go Soo announces comeback drama
by | September 29, 2009 | 29 Comments
I’ve been waiting ages for Go Soo‘s official acting comeback after his army release, and not only are we getting a film (the dark thriller Into the White Night with Sohn Ye-jin), he has also decided on a drama return — his first in four years. It’ll come in the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Soo-young adds comic flair to Hero
by | September 29, 2009 | 20 Comments
Jung Soo-young is a hoot, so news that she is joining Lee Junki‘s upcoming drama Hero is a welcome one — although it does make me wonder what kind of tone the drama will strike. Jung, originally a musical actress, has been steadily making a name for herself in dramas... More »


Drama Casting & News
Tamra will get a full director’s cut DVD
by | September 29, 2009 | 41 Comments
Good news for fans of MBC’s Tamra the Island, which was shortened by four episodes in its original broadcast run and just wrapped this past weekend: The drama will be getting a director’s cut DVD set, which will contain all 20 of its originally planned episodes (rather than the edited-down... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Bad men abound in Penthouse Elephant
by | September 28, 2009 | 36 Comments
Penthouse Elephant [펜트하우스 코끼리] is a new movie that is pushing the provocative/sexy angle and which is described on these freshly released posters as exploring “The secret private lives of bad men.” Those three leading men are played by Jang Hyuk (Tazza), Jo Dong-hyuk (Likable or Not), and Lee Sang-woo... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won’s Sworn Brothers wraps filming
by | September 28, 2009 | 23 Comments
As a 1981-er, Kang Dong-won (Maundy Thursday) will have to enlist in his mandatory military service by the end of this year, which means that his most recent film, Sworn Brothers [의형제], will be his last. (He has another film still to come out, the fantasy-action movie Jeon Woo Chi,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Who’s to blame for confusing characters?
by | September 28, 2009 | 86 Comments
There have been several discussions on this site about this topic, so I found the following article pretty timely. I both agree and disagree with the points outlined below, but regardless of my personal take on the matter, I’m certain there is enough room for convincing arguments on both sides... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Junki releases a Thai photobook
by | September 28, 2009 | 19 Comments
Lee Junki, who enjoys strong popularity throughout Asia, is launching “Sawasdee Khrab,” his Thai photobook whose title is taken from the Thai phrase for hello. He revealed the book in Bangkok on September 27 and held a press conference before a hundred reporters from various Asian media outlets. Lee also... More »