Drama Casting & News
Queen of Reversals gets extended
by | December 2, 2010 | 45 Comments
Huh. I’m a bit surprised to hear that MBC is giving Queen of Reversals an extension, because its ratings performance could only be called disappointing. Perhaps also mediocre. It’s been steadily hovering in safe-but-unremarkable range at around 10%, which is a far cry from the 30% that Queen of Housewives... More »

Lee Hyun-woo gets Footloose
by | December 2, 2010 | 39 Comments
Child-actor-turned-budding-adolescent-actor Lee Hyun-woo is expanding his acting scope and taking to the stage for a musical production of Footloose, where he’ll play the leading role of Ren, famously played by Kevin Bacon in the original movie. The character’s a city boy who moves to a small town that has banned... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jae to reprise Housemaid role
by | December 2, 2010 | 32 Comments
Lee Jung-jae has just signed on to star in The Housemaid: The Male Edition. Would that be The Butler? Or The Houseboy? ‘Cause that would be So. Awesome. I guess no one wants to let a good thing go. The Housemaid was a hit at Cannes this past year, not... More »

Drama Recaps
It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl: Episodes 2-3
by | December 1, 2010 | 62 Comments
With this week’s episodes completing the introductory, premise-establishing phase of new SBS drama It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl, I feel like I can now make a judgment call, when I’d been holding off after last week’s broadcast of Episode 1 — I’d felt the story was still incomplete because of the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Myung-min plays Joseon’s Great (mustachioed) Detective
by | December 1, 2010 | 33 Comments
The first poster is out for Kim Myung-min‘s upcoming mystery historical movie, which has undergone a slight title change to Joseon’s Great Detective: Secret of the Wolfsbane. And while I’m not a fan of the mustache on my leading men — or its tawdry cousin, the pornstache — you’ve gotta... More »

Celebrity News
Gong Yoo nearly splits his pants for High Cut
by | December 1, 2010 | 97 Comments
Gong Yoo (Finding Kim Jong-wook, Coffee Prince) poses for a spread (snerk) in High Cut, in a theme that’s somewhere between “WTF you lookin’ at?” and “I’ve got a surprise for you in my pants.” You think I’m joking. But I’m not. So…we’re going with Surly Bad Boy, are we?... More »

Drama Casting & News
Nearing its finish, Giant hits ratings high
by | December 1, 2010 | 42 Comments
SBS’s Giant continues to perform extremely well in the ratings on Mondays and Tuesdays, particularly as it heads to its finish next week. The Tuesday (November 30) episode recorded its highest numbers yet with a 32.7% rating. Giant has performed solidly through its entire run, although for most of the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Omo, omo! Awesomely awesome Secret Garden spoiler
by | December 1, 2010 | 225 Comments
OMG. If you don’t want to be spoiled, don’t click, since this is a photo spoiler. You are warned. I had thought the last stills for Secret Garden (depicting Hyun Bin’s character in Ha Ji-won’s body) were plenty hilarious, but this one REALLY takes the cake. Tags: Secret Garden... More »

Drama Recaps
Mary Stayed Out All Night: Episode 7
by | November 30, 2010 | 188 Comments
Finally, some DRAMA up in this drama! It’s certainly about time, I tell ya. Things finally come to a head, punches are thrown, lips get kissed, and everyone gets spun around due to the overabundance of those pesky feelings. The last episode sincerely had me believing the two boys were... More »

Drama Casting & News
Behold, the tracksuit that would not die
by | November 30, 2010 | 170 Comments
[NOT REALLY SPOILERY BUT…] Oh, this just cracks me up. So. Hard. Secret Garden watchers will be familiar with Hyun Bin’s obsession (or rather, Joo-won’s) with his expensive, hand-stitched, sequined Italian tracksuit, which everyone else mocks as tacky and unfashionable. Despite the fact that Joo-won has been the butt of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Pil-mo re-teams with Sol Pharmacy writer
by | November 30, 2010 | 45 Comments
Lee Pil-mo has been cast in a new KBS drama, but first let’s get this out of the way: Where has that haircut been your whole life and why are you only trying it now? Yowsa. (I thought Lee was a pretty good-looking guy from his previous roles, but now... More »