Drama Recaps
Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 4
by | April 13, 2010 | 190 Comments
It’s a popular opinion, I know, but it has to be said: Moon Geun-young blows me away. She isn’t afraid to take Eun-jo to the darkest places, and doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to her misplaced anger. She gets ugly and mean, and human, but then when she’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Prosecutor Princess: Episode 3
by | April 13, 2010 | 63 Comments
¡Hola, amigos! Well, well, well, we left episode 2 with Hye-ri being taken by the police, accused of trying to have some unhealthy fun with two kids. Can an hour of korean television be heartbreaking, fun and hate-inducing at the same time? Yes, and this episode is just another proof... More »


Kpop News
Lee Dong-wook makes his directorial debut
by | April 13, 2010 | 30 Comments
Lee Dong-wook is currently serving in the military, but it turns out he has another work to unveil. Before he enlisted, he had made his directorial debut with a music video for new singer Zozo; the video for the song, called “Dandelion,” has now been released. (Watch below.) In addition... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Sun-ah returns to television in I Am Legend
by | April 13, 2010 | 143 Comments
A year after her last drama, the successful SBS series City Hall, Kim Sun-ah is returning in a new drama, I Am Legend [나는 전설이다]. The title is a pun on her character’s name, which is the word for “legend” (kdramas really love name-title puns, don’t they?). In I Am... More »


Drama Recaps
Personal Taste: Episode 4
by | April 12, 2010 | 132 Comments
While Personal Taste is generally playing it safe in the traditional man-will-teach-bumbling-woman-how-to-live setup, we do start to see some cracks in Jin-ho’s armor, which makes me warm up to him a little more. Nobody likes a know-it-all who actually knows it all. In this episode the roommates start to bond,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim So-yeon’s big transformation in Prosecutor Princess
by | April 12, 2010 | 66 Comments
If this photo didn’t come with a caption, I wouldn’t be able to recognize the star — namely, Kim So-yeon of SBS’s Prosecutor Princess. (Even knowing who it is, it’s still difficult to see her in the images.) Kim’s drama character Ma Hye-ri is currently slender and fashionable, but she... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
The Housemaid releases character posters
by | April 12, 2010 | 43 Comments
The above main poster for The Housemaid was released a little while ago, but the following character posters are new. They feature the four characters of the erotic suspense thriller, namely Jeon Do-yeon, Lee Jung-jae, Seo Woo, and Yoon Yeo-jung. The movie is currently in post-production and will release in... More »


Drama Recaps
Smile: Episodes 32-33
by | April 12, 2010 | 24 Comments
These episodes were pretty tongue-in-cheek, bringing back the charm that’s been missing in the last umpteen episodes. Track suits aside, the moment above reminded me of the Royal Tenenbaums—this ensemble cast has really hit its stride, having established their character quirks and playing off each other for comedic effect. Two... More »


Drama Recaps
Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 3
by | April 11, 2010 | 149 Comments
She’s not as tough as she looks, is she? Don’t try to hide that you have a heart, you big softie! Loved this episode, which had a lot of character movement. This is such a good drama — whimsical, thoughtful, funny, and well-balanced. Prior to the drama’s premiere I had... More »


Drama Recaps
God of Study: Episode 5
by | April 11, 2010 | 11 Comments
Newbie recapper nokcha icecream here, and I’ll be recapping “God of Study”! I hope y’all enjoy reading my posts, and thanks to Dramabeans for letting me have this opportunity to blog! *If you forgot what happened in the first four episodes, please refer back to Dramabean’s recaps on those episodes!... More »


Drama Casting & News
Queen Seon-deok team reunites on new drama
by | April 11, 2010 | 19 Comments
The writing pair of Kim Young-hyun and Park Sang-yeon were behind one of the biggest dramas of the past year, Queen Seon-deok, so interest is high to see if they can replicate that success in their new series, A Tree With Deep Roots [뿌리깊은 나무]. (Other titles they have penned... More »