Drama Recaps
God of Study: Episodes 1-2
by | January 6, 2010 | 75 Comments
While watching the batch of Monday-Tuesday second episodes, God of Study was hovering on my “to-drop” list. Frankly, I probably had the highest hopes for this drama, and while I found things be hopeful about in Episode 1, it was contingent upon factors that weren’t quite materializing in Episode 2.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chuno brings in hit ratings with premiere episode
by | January 6, 2010 | 47 Comments
KBS’s Chuno kicked off to a fantastic start with a premiere boasting 22.9% ratings (that’s TNS; AGB puts it at 19.7%). In this day and age, that’s a great number for a series to end on, but to start off that high is something to get excited about. Already the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Song Ji-nah casts Daesung in What’s Up
by | January 6, 2010 | 39 Comments
I’m a little surprised at this news, and not because Big Bang member Daesung has been cast in premier writer Song Ji-nah‘s upcoming drama series. Rather, I’m a little taken aback at the subject matter — the drama is called What’s Up and is set in the musical department of... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jeon Ji-hyun cast in Snow Flower with Zhang Ziyi
by | January 6, 2010 | 32 Comments
It had been speculated that a drama would be Jeon Ji-hyun‘s next project following her attempt to go global in Blood: The Last Vampire, but on December 6, her management company, Sidus HQ, confirmed her next role: the movie adaptation of Lisa See’s bestselling novel Snow Flower and the Secret... More »

Drama Recaps
Pasta: Episode 1
by | January 5, 2010 | 107 Comments
Ratings update, regarding the new dramas’ second episodes: The numbers shifted slightly, but as you can see, the race remains tight. Pasta now stands at 15.1%. God of Study moved upward with 15.9%, and Jejoongwon fell slightly to 14.6%. An hour before, Wish Upon a Star rose slightly to 11.3%.... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 17
by | January 5, 2010 | 39 Comments
(written by samsooki, with 0timelost and cleown) Episode 17 – Trial By Ordeal: the Judgment of Shin Mi Rae. While the concept of trial by ordeal is probably most easily associated with Medieval Europe, equally loathsome practices were institutionalized in ancient China and Korea as well, all of it based... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bae Yong-joon’s drama canceled
by | January 5, 2010 | 23 Comments
Bad news for fans anticipating his comeback: Bae Yong-joon‘s drama Drops of God has been dropped due to several production issues. A source with the production company Keyeast, of which Bae is a major shareholder, said on December 5, “Even if the drama were to be produced, it would be... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bae Soo-bin added to Dong Yi
by | January 5, 2010 | 50 Comments
Something tells me that Brilliant Legacy fans are gonna flip: Bae Soo-bin will once again be teaming up with Han Hyo-joo in the historical drama Dong Yi. (Then again, as the series has already cast Ji Jin-hee as the king who takes Han’s water maid character as his concubine, this... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The new Monday-Tuesday lineup: First impressions
by | January 4, 2010 | 80 Comments
As I’ve been saying recently (I sound like a broken record, I know), today saw the rare circumstance of four new drama series all premiering on the same night. There’s a lot of interest to see which one(s) will emerge victorious, but so far there’s no clear winner, as the... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
More High Kick cameos with Shinji, Danny Ahn
by | January 4, 2010 | 11 Comments
Another Unstoppable High Kick alum is making a reappearance on its spinoff sitcom, High Kick Through the Roof. In the original series, Koyote singer Shinji was one of the adults in the middle generation who played an aspiring singer and ex-wife to Choi Min-yong; she will appear on High Kick... More »

Drama Casting & News
Woman Who Still Wants To Marry to premiere mid-month
by | January 4, 2010 | 12 Comments
The cast has been filled out for MBC’s upcoming The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, and the drama recently held its prayer ceremony as the drama team readies for its mid-January premiere. The drama features three thirtysomething women and their love lives and careers, centering around Park Jin-hee, Eom... More »