Drama Recaps
My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 5
by | August 25, 2010 | 210 Comments
I love a drama that makes use of nice, tight mythology. Even better, I love it when a drama using mythology ups the ante midway through and modifies the rules, keeping us on our toes. This week brings a couple of familiar faces to My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho, with... More »


Drama Casting & News
Legend’s Comeback Madonna Band releases an album
by | August 25, 2010 | 33 Comments
First there were the live performances, then the possibility of a musical adaptation. Now the band within SBS drama I Am Legend, called the Comeback Madonna Band, will be releasing a real full album and perform on live stages. The band members and actresses are: Kim Jung-eun on vocals and... More »


Drama Casting & News
New teaser for Playful Kiss
by | August 25, 2010 | 146 Comments
The first teaser for Playful Kiss was very short, though evocative (and cute!). This new one is a bit longer and gives us more of an idea of the opposites-attract dynamic between the two leads, Kim Hyun-joong and Jung So-min. Although at this point it’s more of opposites-bicker-in-denial-of-attraction, at least... More »


Drama Casting & News
Secret Garden: Jang Hyuk out, Hyun Bin in?
by | August 25, 2010 | 76 Comments
Interesting (and confusing) news: Jang Hyuk may be dropping out of the fantasy-melodrama series Secret Garden, and co-star Kim Sa-rang may follow him out. Being touted as a potential replacement is Hyun Bin. And the reason for all this sudden cast rearrangement: idol star Jaebum? The facts: Secret Garden is... More »


Drama Recaps
Joseon X-Files: Episode 1
by | August 24, 2010 | 65 Comments
I was really, really hoping that cable sci-fi period drama Joseon X-Files (aka 기찰비록, or Gichalbirok), would be good. To my relief/happy pleasure, I thought it was a solid start, and it appears the audience agrees — it scored a solid 1% premiere rating*, which is quite respectable given that... More »


Drama Casting & News
My Princess is on for January premiere
by | August 24, 2010 | 57 Comments
Finally, some movement on My Princess. The upcoming romantic-comedy series has already cast its lead stars in Song Seung-heon (East of Eden) and Kim Tae-hee (IRIS), but we haven’t heard about this in months. Now it has a tentative airdate and a broadcaster: My Princess will aim for a January... More »


Drama Casting & News
Han Eun-jung upgrades her image in Fox’s Child
by | August 24, 2010 | 11 Comments
Today saw the finale episode for the KBS series Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child, which took a new spin on the gumiho myth. The drama was never able to be a serious ratings contender going up against bigger competitors like MBC’s Dong Yi and SBS’s Giant, but overall I’d... More »


Celebrity News
Jang Hyuk and Chun Jung-myung’s Eider ads
by | August 24, 2010 | 39 Comments
Remember the rock-climbing shoot that actors Jang Hyuk and Chun Jung-myung did for outdoor apparel brand Eider? Here are more photos that they shot for Eider’s fall-winter line, alongside actress Yoo In-young (A Man Called God). To be honest, I think the photo spread is kinda on the ugly side... More »


Drama Casting & News
Will Giant get an extension?
by | August 24, 2010 | 31 Comments
Another well-performing show = another broadcaster keen to stretch its good luck with more episodes. SBS’s Monday-Tuesday show Giant is currently doing very well with both ratings and audience praise, and at about three-fifths of the way through its run, it’s picking up steam. It’s doing so well that it... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Hyun-joong’s Playful Kiss family
by | August 23, 2010 | 119 Comments
Here we get our first look at a Playful Kiss family portrait, which depicts the parents and younger brother of Kim Hyun-joong‘s lead character. By all reports (I haven’t seen the original series myself) the family has a fair amount of screentime, in particular the mother character, played here by... More »


Drama Casting & News
Teaser video and music video for Athena
by | August 23, 2010 | 71 Comments
Upcoming spy drama Athena: Goddess of War released a teaser clip of its music video a few days ago, which featured its theme song sung by Park Hyo-shin. The full version has been released, which includes a trailer showcasing action scenes that were shot in Italy. The romance at the... More »