Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Na-young wraps drama, turns to film
by | December 11, 2010 | 25 Comments
Fresh off her latest drama, action-comedy Runaway Plan B, actress Lee Na-young is turning to the big screen for her next role. Though contracts haven’t been signed yet, reports indicate that she will likely be acting next in the movie Howling, starring opposite the ubiquitous Song Kang-ho (Blue Salt, Secret... More »

Drama Casting & News
First Lady Ha Hee-ra in KBS’s President
by | December 11, 2010 | 49 Comments
With Runaway Plan B now over, KBS turns its attention to new drama President, to air on Wednesdays and Thursdays opposite that other presidential show, Daemul. You can bet there’ll be a lot of interest in comparing the two, even though Daemul is heading into its final stretch and will... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Trailer for comedic period mystery Joseon’s Great Detective
by | December 10, 2010 | 46 Comments
The character posters and trailer are out for Joseon’s Great Detective: Secret of the Wolfsbane, which looks like it could be a hoot. The film is highly stylized and peppered with action and comedy, which has me sitting up in interest — plus, it stars A-list leading man Kim Myung-min... More »

Drama Casting & News
Coffee Prince novelist and scriptwriter signs on for new drama
by | December 10, 2010 | 34 Comments
Coffee Prince novelist and scriptwriter Lee Jung-ah (also known as Lee Sun-mi) has contracted with production company Chorokbaem Media, the company behind hit series Chuno, Jumong, and High Kick, for whom she will be writing a new drama project. According to a Chorokbaem representative, they’re aiming for Lee Jung-ah’s new... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ha Ji-won revisits Damo for Secret Garden
by | December 10, 2010 | 118 Comments
Ha Ji-won finds herself back in Joseon-era costume for the upcoming episode of her current rom-com series Secret Garden, which airs this weekend. Ha is pictured above holding a script titled “Are You In Pain? So Am I,” which I presume is the new movie production that Ra-im, her stuntwoman... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #165
by | December 10, 2010 | 283 Comments
  Just as a reminder, if you haven’t yet entered the BlogHer/Intel giveaway for a $250 Best Buy gift card (as well as an Intel-powered laptop), you still have time to do it — the promotion is on through December 22. Check out the review post for more information. Now... More »

Drama Casting & News
Mary Stayed Out All Night replaces writer
by | December 10, 2010 | 169 Comments
Looks like drama in K-dramaland. KBS’s Monday-Tuesday drama Mary Stayed Out All Night, starring Jang Geun-seok and Moon Geun-young, has announced the departure of its screenwriter, In Eun-ah (Goong, Love and Marriage, Hon). She’s reportedly left the production of her own accord, and will be replaced by new head writer... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2010 Beanie Awards: Vote for your favorite dramas of the year
by | December 9, 2010 | 682 Comments
It’s December, and you know what that means around these parts: Time to reflect on the past year and see how the dramas stacked up! And boy, were there a lot of them. As in previous years, I am planning a multi-part series (with special guest bloggers, natch!) to wrap... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Seok-won’s new movie and photo shoot
by | December 9, 2010 | 48 Comments
The real romance in Dr. Champ wasn’t a romance at all; it was a bromance, between the adorable pair of Olympic judo athletes, Ji-heon and Sang-bong, lifetime rivals and bestest friends. It probably didn’t hurt that they were also rivals in the hotness department, as is um…clearly evident. Jung Seok-won,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Shin-yang and Eom Ji-won’s late-night date
by | December 9, 2010 | 24 Comments
Aw, look at the happy, cute couple, before they presumably suffer an acrimonious split and end up hardened versions of themselves when they re-meet a few years later as antagonists in both the professional and personal realm. At least, that’s the setup I get from the descriptions of SBS’s Sign,... More »

Celebrity News
Gong Hyo-jin publishes environmental essays
by | December 9, 2010 | 15 Comments
Gong Hyo-jin (Pasta) joins the ranks of actor-authors by publishing an essay book, which will be released this month. The collection is called Gong Book [공책], which is a play on her own surname and the word for “notebook,” and is themed around environmental topics. In it, Gong discusses her... More »