Drama Casting & News
A Man Called God prepares for overseas shoots
by | January 1, 2010 | 34 Comments
This news has been rumored for many months already, but finally it’s confirmed by producers: Song Il-kook is on for MBC’s upcoming drama series A Man Called God [신이라 불리운 사나이]. This means he’ll be following two big historical roles (Jumong, Kingdom of the Wind) with a contemporary one in... More »


Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episodes 8-9
by | January 1, 2010 | 25 Comments
If I could title the episodes, episode 8 would be “Exposition,” and episode 9 would be “New Hairstyles, New Beginnings.” One note: I’m going to apologize for my inability to name some of the characters. I just figured them out today (late in the game, as I’m halfway through the... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #116
by | January 1, 2010 | 413 Comments
  I can’t believe the last year passed as quickly as it did. It felt like a blur. And yet, sometimes it also felt like forever. Happy New Year!! SONG OF THE DAY Jamie Cullum – “I Only Have Eyes For You” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #115... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
2009 Editors’ Picks [Year In Review, Part 6]
by | December 31, 2009 | 110 Comments
Here we are! The last of the year-end review series. This post is something new, but I thought it would be an interesting experiment. Although each of us reviewers has our personal favorites, which we outlined in our personal reviews, it’s a different thing to move past preference and try... More »


Drama Casting & News
2009 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2009 | 222 Comments
Last one! The 2009 KBS Drama Awards were also held on December 31, and as with the other two station awards ceremonies, there weren’t a lot of surprises, particularly with the Daesang, which went to Lee Byung-heon. (Lee was outstanding in IRIS, but I think he practically had the Daesang... More »


Drama Casting & News
2009 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2009 | 120 Comments
Daesang winner Jang Seo-hee December 31 was the night for two station awards ceremonies. First up, we have the 2009 SBS Drama Awards, where, like at the previous night’s MBC Drama Awards, the night was dominated by one big winner, the makjang mega-hit revenge series Wife’s Temptation. Even so, a... More »


Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 23
by | December 31, 2009 | 25 Comments
We’re finally here at the midpoint. (Well, just me and the recaps, since episode 27 already aired in the real world.) The middle of a fairly lengthy series is bound to have its draggy parts, and Smile is having its share of them. But all in all, there are enough... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Finding Hidden Gems And Lumps of Coal in 2009 [Year In Review, Part 5]
by | December 30, 2009 | 123 Comments
First, I’d like to start by thanking Sarah for inviting me to be a guest reviewer. I must admit that I was, at first, a bit daunted (okay, scared ****less would be more precise), but how else could I begin to pay a little back to those who have given... More »


Drama Casting & News
God of Study first posters released
by | December 30, 2009 | 28 Comments
KBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama God of Study, which features a young cast of underperforming students at a last-place high school, has released its official promos. Featured are Kim Su-ro and Bae Doo-na playing teachers, while the five motley youngsters who join in a special college-prep class are, from left to... More »


Kpop News
Moon Geun-young’s solo track is a hit
by | December 30, 2009 | 17 Comments
I briefly mentioned the Love Tree Project when it was announced that a group of stars with management firm Namoo Actors, including Kim So-yeon, were putting out a special album for charity. Currently, the song featuring Moon Geun-young, which was written by singer-songwriter Yoon Sang, is showing a heated response... More »


Drama Casting & News
2009 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2009 | 104 Comments
December 30 was, once again, the night of the 2009 MBC Drama Awards. Unlike last year, there was no split Daesang award nor the ensuing controversy, but then again, there really was nobody with whom it could be shared. To absolutely nobody’s surprise, Go Hyun-jung was named Daesang winner for... More »