Drama Casting & News
Ha Ji-won returns to television with Secret Garden
by | July 20, 2010 | 67 Comments
(Probably.) Secret Garden has cast Ha Ji-won to star opposite Jang Hyuk in the “fantasy romantic comedy” drama set to air on SBS later this year. Note that the contract is “not finalized yet” — and we know why that’s a tricky deal — but the production company announced the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Playful Kiss + Lee Tae-sung = confirmed
by | July 20, 2010 | 44 Comments
They didn’t make us wait on this one long, did they? Lee Tae-sung, recently announced as frontrunner, is onboard with Playful Kiss. He’ll be Kim Hyun-joong‘s rival for the girl (played by Jung So-min), showing unfailing devotion whereas the hero, well, doesn’t. Lee’s character Jun-gu is based on the manga’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Behind the scenes of Runaway
by | July 20, 2010 | 39 Comments
Runaway is shooting abroad at the moment, and these stills taken from the filming location were shot in Osaka. In them, the three main actors — Rain, Lee Na-young, Lee Jung-jin — paused for a brief rest in the hot weather. The plot puts Rain and Lee Na-young on the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kang So-ra joins cast of Dr. Champ
by | July 20, 2010 | 11 Comments
Twenty-year-old Kang So-ra has been added to the SBS medical sports drama Dr. Champ, which has already cast Kim So-yeon (Prosecutor Princess) and Uhm Tae-woong (Devil) as doctors in Taereung, the training village for national athletes (see: Taereung National Village). Jung Kyeo-woon (Loving You A Thousand Times) completes that main... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Tae-sung cast in Playful Kiss?
by | July 20, 2010 | 31 Comments
Another casting rumor in the media frenzy surrounding Playful Kiss: Lee Tae-sung, of 9 End 2 Outs, Time Between Dog and Wolf, and Terroir, is being seriously considered for a supporting role in the upcoming MBC drama, although nothing has been finalized. Group 8 announced that the decision isn’t final,... More »

Celebrity News
Army enlistment day for Shin Dong-wook
by | July 19, 2010 | 49 Comments
Annnnnnnd another one is off for his two-year military service. This time it’s Shin Dong-wook (Soulmate, Wish Upon a Star), who reported for duty on the afternoon of July 20 for four weeks of basic training, after which he will serve his 20 months of active duty. His management rep... More »

Drama Recaps
Bad Guy: Episode 10
by | July 19, 2010 | 66 Comments
Sometimes I think this show was misappropriated into the revenge story genre. I know it’s a revenge story, but the drama itself isn’t actually a tightly-woven series of machinations—I know this because I keep wanting it to be, but it’s not. That doesn’t mean I don’t like it; on the... More »

Celebrity News
Park Shi-yeon also in Cosmopolitan magazine
by | July 19, 2010 | 65 Comments
Coffee House‘s Park Shi-yeon, like Sohn Ye-jin, is also featured in the August issue of fashion magazine Cosmopolitan. In the interview that accompanied the shoot, Park said, “These days the thing I most think about is, ‘Have I lived well?’ I’m happy when I film dramas or movies, but in... More »

Celebrity News
Sohn Ye-jin in August’s Cosmopolitan
by | July 19, 2010 | 82 Comments
Sohn Ye-jin, most recently of MBC’s Personal Taste, is featured in the pages of August’s issue of Cosmopolitan, looking the complete opposite of the bumbling, cute Kae-in of that drama. Rather, this shoot portrays her in a much more glamorous style. Tags: photo shoots, Sohn Ye-jin... More »

Drama Casting & News
Gu Hye-sun takes the stage in The Musical
by | July 19, 2010 | 35 Comments
Drama series The Musical began filming earlier this month, and we’ve already seen the stills of “musical diva” Ok Joo-hyun performing onstage. In that scene, the character played Gu Hye-sun watches in the audience and reaffirms her musical aspirations. Gu is currently in the thick of dancing and vocal rehearsals... More »

Drama Recaps
Coffee House: Page 14
by | July 18, 2010 | 102 Comments
I really liked this episode. This drama is heading into somewhat more serious/emotional territory, but it’s not getting so melodramatic that it turns me off. There’s angst, but not ridiculous, drawn-out, unnecessary amounts of it. We get a lot of character reveals and insights in this episode, and I always... More »