Drama Casting & News
Yoon So-yi jumps into filming for Hero
by | November 6, 2009 | 29 Comments
After only being selected this week to replace the lead actress of Hero, actress Yoon So-yi jumped into filming for the drama the very next day (the 5th), shooting her first action scene on the 6th. In the scene shown in the stills below, Yoon’s character (Joo Jae-in) jumps in... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
TOP and Kwon Sang-woo take over “71”
by | November 6, 2009 | 37 Comments
The movie 71 had first caught my interest for starring young actors Kim Bum and Yoo Seung-ho as student soldiers in wartime, but problems arose when the movie encountered budget issues and the like. The stars dropped out and the production halted for an extended period. Now, the project has... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #108
by | November 6, 2009 | 284 Comments
  SONG OF THE DAY Stars of Track and Field – “The Aviator” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #107 Open Thread #106 Open Thread #105 Open Thread #104 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 10
by | November 5, 2009 | 416 Comments
(It’s Lee Hong-ki’s uncertain “Uhhhh…..” face that makes this shot for me.) As for the episode, I kinda hate myself for doing this, but: SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE.   SONG OF THE DAY Lyn – “Love U, I Love U” [ Download ] Tags: Jang Geun-seok, Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Hong-ki, Park Shin-hye, You're... More »


Meta
Help out Boys Over Flowers on Netflix
by | November 5, 2009 | 76 Comments
I received an email from someone at YA Entertainment, which, as you may know, is the company that licenses Korean dramas for sale with English subtitles. I’m passing it along for all of you with accounts at Netflix to help get more Korean dramas available at the online rental service:... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hero premiere postponed a week
by | November 5, 2009 | 14 Comments
After lead actress Kim Min-jung dropped out and Yoon So-yi was brought in to replace her, MBC’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Hero only had a week till its premiere to reshoot with its new lead, making for an impossible undertaking. Thankfully, broadcaster MBC has decided to go ahead and delay the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Tang Wei selected as Hyun Bin’s leading lady
by | November 5, 2009 | 33 Comments
Casting has been confirmed and Hyun Bin will in fact be acting alongside Lust, Caution actress Tang Wei in his new movie, the remaking of 1966’s classic Late Autumn (aka Manchu, 만추). The plot features a three-day love story between a woman who is let out of prison on a... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 9
by | November 4, 2009 | 241 Comments
A very cute episode that dials back some of the angst and adds in more of the funny. By the way, it seems many people are still confused about who knows what, so here’s where we stand as of the end of Episode 8: Tae-kyung knows that Mi-nyeo is a... More »


Theater/Musicals
Song Chang-eui returns as Hedwig
by | November 4, 2009 | 11 Comments
After a few years of film and drama projects, actor Song Chang-eui (Cinderella Man, Boys Don’t Cry, Scale of Providence) is keeping his promise to fans in returning to the title role of the musical Hedwig (aka Hedwig and the Angry Inch). He had originally taken the role of the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
The Host 2 to be film sequel and video game
by | November 4, 2009 | 16 Comments
Concept artwork for “The Host 2″ The Host [괴물] is one of Korea’s top box office hits of all time, and now a sequel AND a video game have been announced, to be produced simultaneously. Given the success of the predecessor, it appears producers are going all-out — their plan... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cast of You’re Beautiful buoyed by fan support
by | November 3, 2009 | 143 Comments
Fan support has been ardent, to say the least, for the SBS drama You’re Beautiful and its young cast. The drama’s lead, Jang Geun-seok, had expressed feeling disappointment that the ratings remain lower than hoped for and that he’d felt responsible as the main cast member. In reaction, fans to... More »