Drama Casting & News
Kim Hyun-joong offered role in Athena
by | May 10, 2010 | 187 Comments
Producers have offered a role to idol singer Kim Hyun-joong of boy band SS501 (who made his acting debut in 2009’s Boys Before Flowers) in the upcoming IRIS spinoff Athena: Goddess of War. Kim has met several times with a senior exec of Taewon Entertainment, the production company behind IRIS... More »


Drama Casting & News
Daemul eyes a fall premiere on SBS
by | May 10, 2010 | 22 Comments
It looks like Daemul is close to getting an airdate on SBS; producers have been meeting with the broadcasters to set a date in stone, and while it’s not fixed yet, it’s likely to take the Wednesday-Thursday timeslot after the Hong sisters fantasy-trendy drama My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho. That... More »


Drama Recaps
Oh My Lady: Episode 14
by | May 10, 2010 | 47 Comments
This was the first episode that made me want to reach immediately for the next episode, and then feel bummed that it wasn’t available yet. (Although it will have aired by the time this recap is up.) Let’s be honest, Oh! My Lady isn’t really a great drama and it... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yang Dong-geun replaces Lee Jun-ki in Grand Prix
by | May 10, 2010 | 33 Comments
Actor and hip-hop singer Yang Dong-geun (Ruler of Your Own World, I Am Sam) has been cast to replace Lee Jun-ki in the upcoming horse-racing film Grand Prix following Lee’s sudden departure to enlist in military service. Yang will play the lead opposite Kim Tae-hee in the film, which has... More »


Drama Casting & News
Coffee House production press conference
by | May 10, 2010 | 59 Comments
With one week till its premiere, the cast of SBS’s Coffee House gathered at the SBS company offices in Seoul for the production press conference on Monday afternoon. The drama’s four leads were on hand — Kang Ji-hwan, Park Shi-yeon, Ham Eun-jung, and Jung Woong-in — as well as director... More »


Drama Recaps
Prosecutor Princess: Episode 11
by | May 9, 2010 | 81 Comments
So. Cool. What’s wrong with today’s episode? My heart was left in a million pieces after watching it. That can’t be a good thing, right? It means “Hello, audience, prepare yourselves for nuclear disaster levels of angst. Thanks for your attention”. Why don’t I care, and what’s more, I love... More »


Drama Recaps
Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 11
by | May 9, 2010 | 69 Comments
How far these two have come, right? I wish it had come a little earlier, because the shouting and fighting has been getting tiresome for a while now. This drama surely has enough dramatic territory to mine without worrying that a détente between the sisters would detract from the tension... More »


Drama Casting & News
Giant kicks off with two-hour premiere
by | May 9, 2010 | 20 Comments
In an bid to capture viewers’ eyes quickly, the 50-episode Giant, which airs tomorrow, will start off with a two-hour premiere broadcast. This is a tactic sometimes employed by bigger productions who want to get a lot of story out at once to entice audiences into returning; I recall East... More »


Drama Recaps
Personal Taste: Episode 12
by | May 8, 2010 | 192 Comments
With most of the anticipated angst swiftly dealt out of the way in the last episode (SO green with envy this week, javabeans), we enter a new stage of development concerning “The Secret of Sang-go-jae.” A clever title, since the meaning is threefold: the secret of Sang-go-jae’s design, the family... More »


Drama Recaps
Oh My Lady: Episode 13
by | May 7, 2010 | 70 Comments
The drama is stepping things up, which is a good sign since I thought the last two episodes were already a marked improvement. Despite his relative inexperience, after seeing Choi Siwon act in Hyang Dan three years ago I was expecting him to be decent. But I wasn’t expecting him... More »


Celebrity News
Ha Ji-won and bro featured in Green Ride campaign
by | May 7, 2010 | 42 Comments
Clothing brand Benetton is back with its annual Green Ride campaign (here’s a look at last year’s crop of star representatives), which promotes an eco-friendly lifestyle. This year they are represented by Ha Ji-won and her younger brother Jeon Tae-soo, who are pictured together above, as well as Song Joong-ki,... More »