Drama Casting & News
Fine Windy Day off to successful start
by | February 1, 2010 | 30 Comments
Today saw the premiere of a new KBS daily drama, Fine Windy Day, which started right off the bat with an impressive 22% rating (AGB Nielsen). Granted, daily dramas tend to get solid ratings because they have pretty loyal audiences, but that’s still quite a feat for a first broadcast.... More »

Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episodes 16-17
by | February 1, 2010 | 24 Comments
I did say I was very hesitant to watch Episode 16 because of the spoiler that I saw in the previews, but it wasn’t as bad as I initially thought (more on that later, or skip to my comments section). Honestly, I think this series could end by episode 18,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dragon Zakura creator visits set of God of Study
by | February 1, 2010 | 28 Comments
KBS’s current drama hit God of Study is, as you’re probably aware, a remake of a 2005 Japanese drama that was based on a manga, Dragon Zakura. Last week, the manga’s creator, Mita Norifusa, paid a visit to the drama’s sets and showed his support for the production team. Tags:... More »

Drama Casting & News
Three Brothers leads KBS’s winning streak
by | January 31, 2010 | 43 Comments
KBS is on a hot streak — not only does it have several strong hit dramas currently on the air, it dominates every night of the week. KBS actually has more series bringing in 30% ratings than it does in the 20% range. At the head of the pack is... More »

Drama Casting & News
A Man Called God casts Han Chae-young
by | January 31, 2010 | 37 Comments
Finally, more news about upcoming MBC drama A Man Called God. Character descriptions have been released, as well as news that Han Chae-young has been cast as Song Il-kook‘s leading lady. Hard to believe she hasn’t acted in a television drama (in a role that wasn’t a cameo, as she... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chuno fends off continued criticism
by | January 31, 2010 | 149 Comments
The bigger they are, the louder the criticism. That’s why I’d take the following with a teeny grain of salt, although it cannot be denied that KBS’s blockbuster hit drama Chuno is garnering a lot of criticism, much of it directed toward its lead star Lee Da-hae. When the drama... More »

Celebrity News
Scenes from Jang Geun-seok’s fanmeeting
by | January 31, 2010 | 168 Comments
And I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that the above pic is the most “normal” of the bunch. Jang Geun-seok held a fanmeeting at Seoul’s Olympic Hall on January 31 with an audience of 3,000 fans. He sang several songs from the soundtrack of his last drama, You’re... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 25
by | January 30, 2010 | 47 Comments
Hello to all continuing Smile-lovers and the now less enthused followers! I know it’s been awhile (all my doing) and we’re a full 10 episodes behind on the recaps, but there’s good (or bad, depending on how you see it) news. There’s still 11 more episodes left of Smile! That’s... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Moon Geun-young performs on Chocolate
by | January 30, 2010 | 46 Comments
On January 30, Moon Geun-young filmed an appearance on the music/talk show Kim Jung-eun’s Chocolate, where she got onstage at Kim’s request and performed a “sexy dance.” She also sang the song she’d recorded for her management company’s “Love Story Project,” titled “That Sound of the Wind.” For years, Moon... More »

Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 8
by | January 29, 2010 | 74 Comments
When I first started watching Wish Upon a Star, I had no idea it would be as winning as it is shaping up to be. We’re still not yet half-done so I won’t make grand proclamations, but it’s doing a great job so far. Particularly with this episode, which was... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Yun-jin establishes her own company
by | January 29, 2010 | 15 Comments
Another celebrity is setting up an independent company, this time Lost star Kim Yun-jin, who will be establishing Zion Entertainment. Since she has spent most of her time in recent years working in the U.S., she hasn’t worked with a large management firm in Korea, but kept her activities on... More »