Drama Casting & News
Product placement sneaks its way into drama dialogue
by | April 5, 2010 | 29 Comments
If you’ve been watching MBC’s campy weekend action drama A Man Called God, you may have caught on to one of the phrases oft-uttered between Song Il-kook and Han Go-eun: “Why not?” Turns out that line is a bit of stealth advertising. Rather than inserting a product directly into the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Rain considers role in Chuno writer’s next drama
by | April 4, 2010 | 34 Comments
Rain (aka Jung Ji-hoon) has been teasing us for months about a possible drama comeback, and now it has been announced that he’s currently in talks regarding Chuno writer Chun Sung-il‘s next project. On April 5, a senior rep from Rain’s management company revealed that the star is considering several... More »

Celebrity News
Park Shi-hoo celebrates birthday with fans
by | April 4, 2010 | 32 Comments
Actor Park Shi-hoo is hard at work on his just-premiered drama, Prosecutor Princess, so he’s spending most of his time on the drama set. Still, he managed to take a few hours to attend a surprise birthday party — his 32nd — on the afternoon of April 3 at Seoul’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
MBC’s Kim Suro begins filming
by | April 4, 2010 | 14 Comments
MBC has a weekend sageuk in the works, a drama called Kim Suro (after the king, not the actor), which began its first shoots the last week of March with a large-scale battle scene. The drama stars Ji Sung in the role of King Kim Suro; his Swallow the Sun... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Choi Kang-hee plays Bestseller’s ghost
by | April 3, 2010 | 18 Comments
Choi Kang-hee is taking a small but crucial role in Uhm Jung-hwa‘s upcoming horror-thriller movie Bestseller, as the voice of a ghost. According to director Lee Jung-ho, she is a personal friend of him and another producer, and had shown interest in the film from its script stages, which is... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Soo-kyung’s new drama My Country Calls
by | April 3, 2010 | 14 Comments
The drama to follow KBS’s Birth of the Rich is romantic-comedy series My Country Calls [국가가 부른다], which has cast Lee Soo-kyung as its lead actress. She will play a bold and unpredictable character, in stark contrast with her most recent role in weekend drama Loving You a Thousand Times.... More »

Drama Recaps
Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 1
by | April 2, 2010 | 181 Comments
Cinderella’s Sister is off to a strong start, not just in ratings but with some really stellar characterizations. It’s not as simplistic a switcheroo as My Love Patzzi, which was also a reversed Cinderella story but only in the most superficial way. Cinderella’s Sister doesn’t just take the characters and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Jin-hee is Giant’s leading lady
by | April 2, 2010 | 19 Comments
Park Jin-hee, who just wrapped up a drama with MBC’s The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, is quick to return to television as the lead in the upcoming SBS drama Giant. She’ll be the leading lady to the drama’s main actor Lee Beom-soo, playing his first love. Park’s character... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #129
by | April 2, 2010 | 158 Comments
  How can it be Friday already? HOW??? I’m not even exaggerating; I was thisclose to missing Open Thread altogether this week! SONG OF THE DAY The Greatcoats – “Face” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #128 Open Thread #127 Open Thread #126 Open Thread #125 No tags for... More »

Drama Recaps
Personal Taste: Episode 1
by | April 1, 2010 | 137 Comments
The ratings for the Thursday episodes shifted slightly, but the order remained the same as the first day. Cinderella’s Sister was first with a 14.5%, Personal Taste remained in second with a 12.5%, and Prosecutor Princess crept up slightly to an 8.7%. Since I outlined the basic plot in the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kang Ji-hwan cast in Page One
by | April 1, 2010 | 62 Comments
Woohoo!!! Kang Ji-hwan is coming back to television! He has been cast in the upcoming SBS drama Page One, which is being directed by Full House and The World They Live In‘s PD Pyo Min-soo, and has already cast Park Shi-yeon as its female lead. He plays a well-mannered novelist,... More »