Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Sun-ah and Kim Joo-hyuk in Fighting Spirit
by | August 27, 2011 | 42 Comments
Kim Sun-ah is a busy girl these days, with her drama Scent of a Woman airing on weekends, and a film due out in the fall. Here’s a look at her upcoming baseball film Fighting Spirit, where she plays the wife of a major league pitcher played by Kim Joo-hyuk.... More »


Drama Recaps
Can You Hear My Boss Protect the New Gisaeng’s Heart: Episode 1
by | August 27, 2011 | 352 Comments
I know it’s four weeks since Can You Hear My Boss Protect the New Gisaeng’s Heart began airing, but better late than never, right? Especially since Dramabeans has been assailed by “Please recap this drama!” pleas from many of you. I’m not at all surprised by the fandom because the... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 348
by | August 26, 2011 | 62 Comments
  EPISODE 348. Broadcast on August 21, 2011. javabeans: Based on last episode’s radio-station win, Seung-gi and Su-geun now take their trip abroad, which of course turns into a working vacation for them as they head to Japan. At the airport, they do their “We have arrived!” intro, and it... More »


Drama Casting & News
Vampire Prosecutor’s non-vampire prosecutor
by | August 26, 2011 | 23 Comments
Upcoming drama Vampire Prosecutor has its lead actress, and it’s Baker King Kim Tak-gu’s Lee Young-ah, who joins lead actor/hero/vampire Yeon Jung-hoon in the cable series. Yeon plays a prosecutor who becomes a vampire and has to hide his secret identity from others, while using his special vampire abilities to... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
The Front Line is Korea’s Academy Awards submission
by | August 26, 2011 | 28 Comments
After considering a number of buzz projects released in the past year, South Korea has decided on the blockbuster war thriller The Front Line by director Jang Hoon (Secret Reunion, Rough Cut) to be its pick for foreign language film at the 84th Academy Awards. It beat out other films... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #202
by | August 26, 2011 | 430 Comments
  Olney Clark – “Tea and Thunderstorms” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #201 Open Thread #200 Open Thread #199 Open Thread #198... More »


Drama Recaps
Can’t Lose: Episode 2
by | August 25, 2011 | 57 Comments
This drama isn’t high-concept, but I find the conflict and the characters engaging and funny and cute. It’s nice to watch a rom-com that feels like a classic screwball comedy, where a mismatched couple simply takes the long way ’round because they’re so riddled with flaws. (There’s actually an entire... More »


Drama Casting & News
Three-part cable movie Girl K premieres this weekend
by | August 25, 2011 | 50 Comments
Is it a movie? Is it a drama? I dunno which classification is more apt for a three-part TV movie airing on cable, but in any case cable channel CGV’s Girl K looks pretty badass. Mixing action and thrills, Girl K is being called the “Korean Nikita,” which automatically piques... More »


Drama Recaps
My Name Is Kim Sam Soon: Episode 8
by | August 25, 2011 | 104 Comments
Last episode, Sam Soon was ditched faster than Henry can say “Nae-ga bong-ee-nya?” when Jin Heon discovered the real reason Hee Jin left him three years ago. But all is not lost for Sam Soon. Having a strong family like Sam Soon’s is like having a safety net that catches... More »


Drama Casting & News
Stills from Poseidon’s beach shoot
by | August 25, 2011 | 36 Comments
Ah, so now we see what Choi Siwon was doing when he made that beachside tweet from the shoot of his drama Poseidon. Ogling bikini-clad ladies, of course. Hey, if you’re shooting an entire show on the beach/off the shore, there oughtta be perks, right? Then again, if we’re talking... More »