Drama Casting & News
Giant overtakes flagging Dong Yi in the ratings
by | August 18, 2010 | 53 Comments
Dong Yi has been the leader in the Monday-Tuesday ratings race from the very start of its run in March, and Giant has been solidly in second place since it came on the scene in May. Both are long-running dramas well into their broadcasts, and now Giant has caught up... More »

Celebrity News
Sohn Ye-jin’s Netherlands shoot for Singles
by | August 18, 2010 | 41 Comments
A week ago, we got a glimpse of Sohn Ye-jin‘s trip to the Netherlands, which she explored after shooting a spread for September’s issue of Singles. Now we get to see images from that shoot, as well as more of the vacation photos of Sohn as she toured the sights.... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Soo-hyun has choco abs (?) (!)
by | August 17, 2010 | 91 Comments
Thank you, Kim Soo-hyun, for growing into such a fine young man, and I do mean fine in all possible ways one can mean it. Now he’s gone and bared his washboard abs for us, as featured in this Vogue Girl photo spread that was shot in New York. The... More »

Drama Recaps
Drama Special: The Great Gye Choon-bin
by | August 17, 2010 | 67 Comments
I finally had a chance to give The Great Gye Choon-bin a whirl, which is a standalone episode in the KBS series Drama Special. The story synopsis caught my attention when it was first announced and I like both actors, so I was hoping for a fun hour. The episode... More »

Celebrity News
Jo Hyun-jae begins comeback activities
by | August 17, 2010 | 33 Comments
We may be losing a bunch of stars to the dreaded army duty, but at least we have some coming back: Jo Hyun-jae has completed his service and is ready to get back to work. He will be holding fanmeetings in Tokyo and Osaka on August 21 and 22, followed... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Tae-woo reteams with Go Hyun-jung for Daemul cameo
by | August 17, 2010 | 6 Comments
Kim Tae-woo (Tokyo Showers) will be showing loyalty to his former co-star and friend Go Hyun-jung in making a cameo appearance in her upcoming drama, Daemul. The two have been paired together twice before, in the movies Woman on the Beach and Like You Know It All. In Daemul, Kim... More »

Drama Casting & News
Queen of Housewives, Tears, and Reversals
by | August 17, 2010 | 19 Comments
Kim Nam-joo is coming back for the Queen of Housewives sequel, re-titled (again) to Queen of Reversals — which happens to be in direct competition with her husband’s drama. She is married to IRIS‘s Kim Seung-woo, who is reprising the same role in spy drama Athena. Athena will replace SBS’s... More »

Celebrity News
Kang Ji-hwan vamps it up for Singles
by | August 16, 2010 | 98 Comments
Kang Ji-hwan tackles a “European homme fatale” image in Singles magazine, which I suppose means getting friendly with the guyliner and looking vaguely vampiric. Not that I mind; I think he looks adorable in the shot below. Kang expressed satisfaction with the overall feel of the shoot, which shows him... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Soon-jae is Daemul’s (other) president
by | August 16, 2010 | 15 Comments
Everyone’s favorite grumpy grandpa Lee Soon-jae is joining buzz project Daemul, playing the sitting president. Go Hyun-jung‘s character is the newly elected president and Korea’s first woman to gain that position, and will get tangled up with Kwon Sang-woo‘s gigolo character. Lee Soon-jae is one of those veterans who is... More »

Drama Casting & News
Playful Kiss casts newbie Yoon Seung-ah as best friend
by | August 16, 2010 | 36 Comments
It looks like Playful Kiss is looking to newbies for the supporting roles, which I’m a fan of, since it’s a high school drama and will benefit from some fresh faces. Relative newbie actress Yoon Seung-ah has been cast as the best friend, Min-ah, to Jung So-min‘s Ha-ni, and will... More »

Drama Casting & News
Gumiho Girlfriend rebroadcast surpasses premiere ratings
by | August 16, 2010 | 57 Comments
Last week’s premiere of My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho netted a decent rating at 12.7%, which is a solid number for an opener. With good reviews coming in, I was expecting the ratings to improve a bit in the coming week, but good news has come early; not only were... More »