Drama Casting & News
Cha Seung-won recovers, returns to Athena
by | October 25, 2010 | 28 Comments
Well, it’s later than anticipated by the reports when he went in for surgery, but actor Cha Seung-won has recovered and returned to the set of the highly anticipated Athena: Goddess of War. He flew to Hawaii for the third overseas location shoot (after Italy, then Japan) with Su Ae,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Life Is Beautiful cuts out gay vows, angers writer
by | October 25, 2010 | 309 Comments
SBS’s weekend drama Life Is Beautiful is perhaps most notable for the gay couple at its center, played by Song Chang-eui and Lee Sang-woo. The October 23 broadcast, however, edited out a key moment for them that has brought on a flood of viewer complaints and has angered writer Kim... More »

Drama Recaps
Dr. Champ: Episode 8
by | October 24, 2010 | 67 Comments
This drama’s one word definition is: adorable. I can’t really say what happens in each episode, but I can sure say that I’m left with indescribable warmth and a silly smile. I guess that’s love, the utopian, the juvenile, the immature love that you know won’t be the definitive. However,... More »

Drama Casting & News
The boys of It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl
by | October 24, 2010 | 50 Comments
Now that we know Moon Chae-won will head the upcoming SBS drama It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl, it’s time to turn our attention to the boys. All are relative newbies to the acting sphere, two of them coming from the idol-pop-star world (gulp), but let’s hope they surprise us with hitherto-untapped... More »

Drama Casting & News
Melo-thriller My Happy Home premieres this week on MBC
by | October 24, 2010 | 16 Comments
My Happy Home, aka the “Korean Desperate Housewives,” is MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday show that premieres this week in the former Playful Kiss timeslot. The show stars Kim Hye-soo (Style) and Hwang Shin-hye (The Queen Returns) as leads and rivals. Kim’s character is kind and intelligent, although deep down she harbors... More »

Jo Seung-woo makes stealthy exit from military service
by | October 24, 2010 | 31 Comments
Two years ago, Jo Seung-woo made a quiet entry into military service, and he made an equally quiet discharge on October 22. In fact, he took particular pains to effect a stealth exit, as he was initially scheduled to make his official discharge the next day. However, he was able... More »

Drama Recaps
Dr. Champ: Episode 7
by | October 23, 2010 | 46 Comments
Terribly sorry for the delay. While I have been slow with this recap, this episode has been moving fast. I love that this drama keeps moving along with the plot points, and while there are certain things that keep getting reused as obstacles, they’re not so unbelievable that I’m getting... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Choi Jung-yoon joins Kim Seung-woo in thriller
by | October 23, 2010 | 6 Comments
Actress Choi Jung-yoon (Smile, Bad Couple, Attic Cat) is heading back to the big screen for the first time in four years, co-starring with IRIS’s Kim Seung-woo in the movie His Counterattack [놈의 역습], described as a “human thriller.” The film unfolds as the main character, to be played by... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Petty Romance sheds some clothes…but not enough
by | October 23, 2010 | 65 Comments
“Now THAT’s what I’m talkin’ about!” … is what I said when I first saw this new poster for Petty Romance. Because the poster for sex-columnist-meets-adult-comics-writer should be showing some skin, yeah? Oh, like YOU didn’t want to see Lee Seon-kyun nekkid. But then I scrolled down, and saw that... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Official poster and release date for Late Autumn
by | October 23, 2010 | 61 Comments
Listen, it’ll be a miracle if I say anything coherent in this post, because WHY SO PRETTY? I’m a fan of the scruffy look on any guy, but on Hyun Bin, it pretty much takes the cake. And the frosting on top. The official poster and release date have been... More »

Drama Recaps
Joseon X-Files: Episode 7
by | October 22, 2010 | 57 Comments
Oh man, this episode is brilliant. The more I think on it, the more brilliant it becomes. If we gave this the U.S. television treatment, this would be the episode winning a bunch of Emmys. I understand if it was confusing for viewers, though, because it’s not an episode whose... More »