Chungmuro/Film News
Go Soo and Shin Ha-kyun’s new movie
by | October 18, 2010 | 25 Comments
Principle photography is underway for Go Soo‘s second film this year, upcoming war drama Before the Hills, alongside big-screen veteran Shin Ha-kyun (Festival, Cafe Noir). They’ll be playing soldiers who get taken by the North as prisoners of war, and will form an opposition force against their captors. Before the... More »

Drama Recaps
Dr. Champ: Episode 6
by | October 17, 2010 | 60 Comments
This was just insane. It seems that it isn’t springtime only at home; in dramaland I’m experiencing similar weather conditions. When I watch this drama, I’m not exhausted by the heat of intricate, full of heart-tugging events or the coldness of puzzling characters who show no emotion at all. Dr.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Shi-young’s new comedy
by | October 17, 2010 | 48 Comments
Up-and-comer Lee Shi-young has been making waves as the resident haughty second lead in MBC’s Playful Kiss, doing a fantastic job of being strangle-worthy and yet…completely endearing in her own right. She seems to have caught the attention of the film industry as well, scoring a headlining role in a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Queen of Reversals kicks off tomorrow
by | October 17, 2010 | 34 Comments
MBC’s new drama Queen of Reversals premieres tomorrow, bringing more romantic-comedy energy to Mondays and Tuesdays. As with its predecessor drama Queen of Housewives, the initial premise didn’t really engage me, but once I’ve seen a few clips I find myself enjoying the tone and humor of the show. At... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eom Ji-won joins Heaven
by | October 17, 2010 | 15 Comments
Woot! Eom Ji-won (The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry) joins the cast of forensic-investigation drama Heaven, starring Park Shin-yang and Kim Ah-joong, due out early next year. I have to say, Eom is one of my favorite discoveries from this past drama season. I adore her, and the way... More »

Drama Recaps
Joseon X-Files: Episode 6
by | October 16, 2010 | 45 Comments
This episode was a little (okay, a lot) scarier for me to watch, because ghosts and supernatural stuff always gets to me a lot more than, say, aliens or monsters or mutations. That said, don’t let my wimpiness scare you off, since everyone’s got a different set of standards for... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Eun-seo in first leading role opposite Hwanhee
by | October 16, 2010 | 42 Comments
Choi Eun-seo played bratty Hye-mi in Personal Taste earlier this year, which was the highest-profile role of her young career to date. Now she’s getting her first leading role, and will head an MBC daily drama called Stormy Lovers [폭풍의 연인], which also stars Fly To the Sky singer Hwanhee.... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ga-in’s first CF with husband
by | October 16, 2010 | 77 Comments
I’ve never seen anyone dressed so well to do laundry, but hey, I suppose a couple in their last wearable clothes isn’t really going to sell high-end washing machines. Although, now that I think about it, beautiful couple down to nothing but their last socks and underwear? That might actually... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #3
by | October 16, 2010 | 137 Comments
Time for another podcast! In which javabeans and girlfriday discuss: Our recent trip to NY Comic Con; thoughts on dramas we didn’t personally recap, such as I Am Legend; and Sungkyunkwan Scandal, which we love; and Dr. Champ, which we like; Runaway, which we like a little less; and Daemul... More »

Drama Recaps
Dr. Champ: Episode 5
by | October 15, 2010 | 56 Comments
BROOMAAAAANCE! Honestly – this is all I ask for, writers of this drama. Please, please PLEASE give Sang Bong and Ji Heon a happy ending! The boys deserve some lovin’, since Ji Heon is continually getting rebuffed by Yeon Woo and Sang Bong…well, he’s continually getting rebuffed by Ji Heon.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Teaser and last character stills for Mary Stayed Out All Night
by | October 15, 2010 | 129 Comments
The first teaser clip has been released for KBS’s upcoming Mary Stayed Out All Night, and while the video doesn’t show much in the way of plot, it does put a smile on my face with its sunny, feel-good atmosphere (and adorable cast). This clip is called a “demo video,”... More »