Drama Casting & News
It’s revenge vs. revenge in Angel’s Temptation
by | September 8, 2009 | 27 Comments
Bae Soo-bin won over viewers with his appealing character in Brilliant Legacy, but takes a different turn as a revenge-seeker in SBS’s upcoming makjang drama Angel’s Temptation [천사의 유혹]. The drama comes from the writer of Wife’s Temptation and director of First Wives Club, and had initially cast Yoon So-yi... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama prospect on the horizon for Jeon Ji-hyun
by | September 8, 2009 | 19 Comments
Jeon Ji-hyun is currently eyeing new projects, and may possibly be returning to television in a drama series. She has reportedly received an offer to star in a drama currently in its preparation stages, and is said to be considering it seriously. The plot centers around a woman who is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yun-ho gets rescued in Heading to the Ground
by | September 7, 2009 | 25 Comments
I think my excitement for MBC’s Heading to the Ground [맨땅에 헤딩] has been slowly but steadily shrinking ever since Kim Rae-won had to drop out. The drama makes its premiere this week as the new prime-time Wednesday-Thursday offering, and the production has just released a fresh set of stills.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Tamra will air complete version overseas, not at home
by | September 7, 2009 | 46 Comments
Despite fan furor, the decision to cut Tamra the Island down to 16 episodes still stands, but the MBC drama will be exported abroad with its 20 episodes intact. This mirrors the scenario for MBC’s similarly chopped Strike Love, which was cut to 16 in Korea but exported to Japan... More »


Drama Casting & News
The two Jung Yumis
by | September 7, 2009 | 12 Comments
Jung Yumi (26) and Jung Yumi (23) If you’re confused by the two Jung Yumis currently active in the k-entertainment world, you’re not the only one. Apparently the two actresses, ages 23 and 26, have been on the receiving end of repeated confusion because of their shared name, as the... More »


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Im Soo-jung stars in Thai film
by | September 7, 2009 | 7 Comments
Actress Im Soo-jung (Happiness, I’m a Cyborg But It’s Okay) has just wrapped filming on a Thai short film at the end of August, called Phuket. The plot of Phuket features the movie star playing a movie star; her “Jin” character is a famous Korean actress who grows tired of... More »


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Good morning, three presidents
by | September 6, 2009 | 21 Comments
The first posters are out of Jang Dong-gun’s latest movie, Good Morning President [굿모닝 프레지던트], which features him as one of three presidents along with Lee Soon-jae and Go Du-shim. Each presidential figure is noteworthy in his/her own way: Jang Dong-gun’s character is a handsome and single president (Han Chae-young... More »


Kpop News
Happier days ahead for Ivy?
by | September 6, 2009 | 6 Comments
With her scandal behind her and her management conflict resolved, singer-actress Ivy is setting the stage for her comeback, and has posted to her mini-homepage for the first time in a year and three months. In an industry and society where big news is often announced via mini-homepage (romances, wedding... More »


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Lee Ki-woo teams with Shin Hyun-joon in Family Picture
by | September 6, 2009 | 5 Comments
Lee Ki-woo, Shin Hyun-joon Actors Shin Hyun-joon (Cain & Abel) and Lee Ki-woo (A Star’s Lover) are teaming up as detectives in a new movie, Family Picture [가족사진]. Although the two characters are described as having diametrically opposing personalities, Odd Couple this ain’t: The plot surrounds the kidnapping and murder... More »


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Another big movie weekend: Take Off, Haeundae
by | September 6, 2009 | 4 Comments
Joining the club of 2009 blockbusters is the currently screening film Take Off, also called Ski Jump or National Athlete [국가대표]. The sports comedy starring Ha Jung-woo, Sung Dong-il, and Kim Ji-suk has been buoyed by favorable word-of-mouth buzz and has pulled in over 7 million viewers since its July... More »


Drama Casting & News
Premium horror drama Hon’s ending lacks punch
by | September 5, 2009 | 18 Comments
This past Thursday, MBC’s “premium horror” series Hon (Soul) ended its 10-episode broadcast. While the drama has generally been received favorably, there were some comments expressing disappointment at its end. It’s been called “2% lacking,” which is an expression that means that everything was generally good, but missing a certain... More »