Drama Casting & News
Lee Jung-jin cast as Rain’s rival in Runaway
by | June 17, 2010 | 40 Comments
Rain now has his rival for the upcoming spy-melodrama Runaway, and it’s 32-year-old Lee Jung-jin (of I Love You Don’t Cry and Bottom of the 9th Inning with 2 Outs). Also, we finally get more on the story of Runaway, which centers around an “astronomical sum of money that disappeared... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Siwon joins Athena
by | June 17, 2010 | 87 Comments
Choi Siwon — he of Super Junior and recent romantic-comedy series Oh My Lady — is joining the cast of IRIS‘s spinoff drama Athena: Goddess of War. Woot woot! He joins leads Jung Woo-sung and Cha Seung-won, who play elite spies. His character is named Kim Jun-ho, a newbie to... More »

Celebrity News
Jae Hee and Jo Hyun-jae complete military service
by | June 17, 2010 | 55 Comments
Actors Jae Hee and Jo Hyun-jae began their military enlistment within a day of each other back in August 2008, and they’ll be discharged within a day of each other as well; Jae Hee will be released tomorrow, June 18, while Jo Hyun-jae will complete his service the following day.... More »

Drama Recaps
Bad Guy: Episode 4
by | June 17, 2010 | 40 Comments
Hey, girlfriday here with a little cloak and dagger to kick off the summer season. No new episodes this week, but here’s a recap to tide you over. So far this show has the winning appeal of being aesthetically beautiful—this is some slick, slick stuff—and I don’t just mean the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Kye-sang’s abs in Road No. 1
by | June 17, 2010 | 49 Comments
Sometimes, you don’t need words when a simple image would suffice. Am I right? (Behold, a picspam post!) Road No. 1, which has already completed 100% of its shoots, premieres next Wednesday on MBC. Tags: Choi Min-soo, Kim Haneul, Road No. 1, So Ji-sub, Sohn Chang-min, Yoon Kye-sang... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Bo-young in Playful Kiss?
by | June 16, 2010 | 81 Comments
Oh, this would make my day. Park Bo-young is the top contender for the Korean drama adaptation of Itazura na Kiss, which was adapted into the Taiwanese hit series It Started With a Kiss. The 20-year-old actress is not only talented, but has a lovely presence that really comes through... More »

Drama Casting & News
Without competition, Baker King shoots up in ratings
by | June 16, 2010 | 33 Comments
It’s no surprise that World Cup coverage is dominating Korean airwaves at the moment, and the Korea-Greece game in particular was a huge draw with viewership ratings of 50.3% (numbers from TNS Media unless otherwise indicated). As a result, its broadcaster SBS is sitting pretty in the ratings game (several... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-hoon cast in sci-fi mystery sageuk
by | June 16, 2010 | 30 Comments
Kim Ji-hoon in a “Joseon-era X Files”? Sold! Okay, I can see a myriad of ways that a science-fiction-y mystery sageuk drama might turn out badly — particularly if they take the X Files comparison too far. But with the historical angle, this is such an odd mix of elements... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Na-young confirmed for Runaway with Rain
by | June 16, 2010 | 18 Comments
Lee Na-young has been finalized as Rain‘s co-star in the action-spy drama Runaway, which makes it her first drama in six years (since 2004’s Ireland). Having played quirky characters in the past (and a transgender role in her most recent movie, Dad Likes Women), this drama will give her a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sung Dong-il joins My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho
by | June 15, 2010 | 19 Comments
Actor Sung Dong-il is the newest addition to the fantasy-melodrama series My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho, joining the two leads, Lee Seung-gi (Brilliant Legacy) and Shin Mina (The Naked Kitchen). Sung is often cast for his comedic acting, but as he showed in Chuno as a violent slave hunter, there’s... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Sun-ah meets her fans in Taiwan
by | June 15, 2010 | 41 Comments
Kim Sun-ah held her first fanmeeting in Taiwain over the weekend in conjunction with promotion for her drama City Hall, and was greeted by a crowd of approximately 2,000 fans at the Taiwan International Convention Center. In addition, members from 50 different Taiwanese news and broadcasting outlets were there to... More »