Drama Casting & News
Lee Soon-jae is Daemul’s (other) president
by | August 16, 2010 | 15 Comments
Everyone’s favorite grumpy grandpa Lee Soon-jae is joining buzz project Daemul, playing the sitting president. Go Hyun-jung‘s character is the newly elected president and Korea’s first woman to gain that position, and will get tangled up with Kwon Sang-woo‘s gigolo character. Lee Soon-jae is one of those veterans who is... More »

Drama Casting & News
Playful Kiss casts newbie Yoon Seung-ah as best friend
by | August 16, 2010 | 36 Comments
It looks like Playful Kiss is looking to newbies for the supporting roles, which I’m a fan of, since it’s a high school drama and will benefit from some fresh faces. Relative newbie actress Yoon Seung-ah has been cast as the best friend, Min-ah, to Jung So-min‘s Ha-ni, and will... More »

Drama Casting & News
Gumiho Girlfriend rebroadcast surpasses premiere ratings
by | August 16, 2010 | 57 Comments
Last week’s premiere of My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho netted a decent rating at 12.7%, which is a solid number for an opener. With good reviews coming in, I was expecting the ratings to improve a bit in the coming week, but good news has come early; not only were... More »

Celebrity News
Min Hyo-rin draped in jewels for In Style
by | August 16, 2010 | 28 Comments
Min Hyo-rin wears lots of designer jewelry — 3 billion won’s worth — for her latest photo spread in In Style magazine’s September issue. It’s a bit of overkill, frankly (way too much jewelry makes her looked bogged down in it) but she looks lovely, if heavily made up. The... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sungkyunkwan Scandal releases its poster
by | August 15, 2010 | 39 Comments
The poster’s out for “campus romance youth sageuk drama” Sungkyunkwan Scandal, and the image basically tells us what we need to know: It’s comedic, romantic, and definitely not your parents’ sageuk. The photo features Micky Yoochun with Park Min-young, with the word “Shh!” written between them. He plays lead character... More »

Celebrity News
Yoon Eun-hye and Kim Hyun-joong in fall fashion
by | August 15, 2010 | 112 Comments
Kim Hyun-joong and Yoon Eun-hye in an adorable photoshoot for Basic House, featuring shirts from ManToMan in a campus-inspired couple look. This is the pair’s second shoot for Basic House, and this time they were more natural, and reportedly more at ease with each other in the shoot. Too cute... More »

Drama Recaps
I Am Legend: Episode 4
by | August 15, 2010 | 67 Comments
As frustrated as I am with the divorce storyline being dragged out, it’s literally one of the best parts of the drama. It’s all about Ji Wook’s eyes and the dramatic tension that oozes when you put him, Seol Hee, and Seung Hye in the same room. Oh, and Noo... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Toronto invites five Korean films
by | August 15, 2010 | 9 Comments
The 35th Toronto International Film Festival has invited five Korean films this year, and anticipation is high. Poetry, The Housemaid, I Saw the Devil, Oki’s Movie, and Late Autumn (Manchu) will be all be launching their North American premieres in Toronto. Director Im Sang-soo’s The Housemaid was invited as the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Gumiho Fox Child attracts foreign interest
by | August 15, 2010 | 32 Comments
KBS2’s Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child is fielding offers from foreign broadcasters interested in buying the rights to the supernatural-fusion-sageuk, that puts a new spin on the mythology of the gumiho. They’re throwing around that hot-ticket word, Hallyu, as hopes ride high on this drama becoming the next international... More »

Celebrity News
End-of-year army enlistment for Kim Ji-hoon
by | August 15, 2010 | 59 Comments
Get ready to lose another one: Kim Ji-hoon expects to begin his military service in the coming months. Sigh. He explained at the August 13 press conference for his new drama, sci-fi sageuk show Joseon X-Files, that he hasn’t finalized the date yet. However, time is running out for the... More »

Drama Casting & News
I Am Legend’s band performs live at Jecheon
by | August 14, 2010 | 20 Comments
The drama I Am Legend has made it a point to feature real musical performances from its lead actresses, who comprise the Comeback Madonna Band in the show. The foursome rocked out again in a live stage performance on August 12, at the Jecheon International Music Film Festival’s opening ceremony.... More »