Drama Casting & News
Queen Seon-deok gets twelve more episodes
by | August 30, 2009 | 77 Comments
This was pretty much inevitable, and comes as no surprise: MBC has ordered 12 more episodes for its highly successful historical drama Queen Seon-deok, currently sitting with a comfortable lead on Mondays and Tuesdays, with ratings past 40%. This extension brings the episode total up from the originally planned 50... More »


Drama Casting & News
Oh Ji-ho as Chuno’s tortured slave
by | August 30, 2009 | 38 Comments
The first image released of KBS’s upcoming drama Chuno [aka Pursuing Slaves, 추노] featured Jang Hyuk. These latest images showcase the drama’s other lead actor, Oh Ji-ho, playing a wrongly accused man who is made into a slave. The drama began filming earlier this month on August 13 and has... More »


Drama Casting & News
“Heading” interview with U-Know Yunho
by | August 30, 2009 | 21 Comments
Filming is progressing and the premiere date nearing for the new soccer drama Heading to the Ground [맨땅에 헤딩], which features an idol star in his acting debut, U-Know Yunho. Casting an idol is nothing new, but putting him in a lead role for his first project makes him something... More »


Celebrity News
Rain plans drama role next
by | August 30, 2009 | 23 Comments
Earlier this summer, superstar singer-actor Rain alluded to the possibility of taking another movie or television project, and now he has announced his decision to make his acting return with a drama. He’s currently engaged in singer-ly activities, kicking off his 2009 Asia Tour (“Legend of Rainism”) on August 29... More »


Celebrity News
Jung Yumi’s sexy transformation in GQ
by | August 29, 2009 | 17 Comments
Jung Yumi trades her easygoing, quirky image for a bolder, sexier look in the September issue of GQ magazine. It’s quite a step away from the roles that have brought her to fame thus far, as her characters in projects like horror-action film Chaw, mellow romance Oishii Man, and drama... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Na-young steps into transgender role
by | August 29, 2009 | 14 Comments
Actress Lee Na-young, last in Kim Ki-duk’s Dream with Joe Odagiri, has begun filming her newest film, Dad Likes Women [아빠가 여자를 좋아해], in which she plays a (male-to-female) transgender character. In these still frames, we see Lee Na-young playing her post-op character of Ji-hyun, a role said to showcase... More »


Drama Recaps
Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 22-25
by | August 28, 2009 | 16 Comments
KBS has planned an extension for SSPH?! I don’t know how I feel about that as I think the recent storylines have been dragged out a little too long as it is. But, overall, I’m still enjoying the show so hopefully it won’t wear out its welcome. And, if anything,... More »


Celebrity News
Jang Geun-seok admits to crush on Ha Ji-won
by | August 28, 2009 | 22 Comments
Back in 2006, Jang Geun-seok was a baby-faced, 2119-year-old actor transitioning into more adult roles in the hit KBS sageuk drama Hwang Jini, which starred Ha Ji-won as the famous gisaeng. (Okay, he’s still baby-faced.) Three years later, he has admitted to an old crush on his noona co-star back... More »


Celebrity News
My Name Is: Seo Woo
by | August 28, 2009 | 30 Comments
She gained a bit of notice with her supporting role in Gong Hyo-jin’s movie Crush and Blush, but now actress Seo Woo is garnering more attention for her lead role in the MBC show Tamra the Island. Its ratings are pretty low (it’s being crushed by weekend heavy-hitter Sons of... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #98
by | August 28, 2009 | 145 Comments
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Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 3
by | August 27, 2009 | 102 Comments
Yeah, I thought Episode 3 was pretty rough. If not outright bad, then definitely clumsy and weirdly set up. It had some cute points, but I’m hoping Episode 4 is a marked improvement. And now that we’re three episodes in, I think I have enough sense of the series to... More »