Drama Casting & News
Prime-time experiment disappointing for Angel’s Temptation
by | October 21, 2009 | 16 Comments
After several dramas fell to Queen Seon-deok‘s Monday-Tuesday domination over the past several months, SBS tried to experiment with its scheduling in order to protect its new Monday-Tuesday series Angel’s Temptation. It therefore shuffled its broadcast schedule to air Angel’s Temptation at a time where it would be unchallenged by... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Into the White Night holds press conference
by | October 21, 2009 | 31 Comments
Sohn Ye-jin, Go Soo With the theatrical release approaching for dark thriller film Into the White Night (aka Baekyahaeng: Walk Into the White Night), the production held a press conference on the morning of October 21 in Seoul. In attendance were the movie’s two lead stars, Sohn Ye-jin (Open City)... More »


Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 5
by | October 20, 2009 | 34 Comments
Hullo! I’m soyjoy, and I’ll be your guide through episodes 5 & 6. The three of us “Smile” recappers are rotating weekly, so hopefully our stylistic differences won’t throw you off. Luckily, we’re all in agreement that this is an endearing and enjoyable series, so at least the commentary should... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cast promos for MBC drama Hero
by | October 20, 2009 | 44 Comments
We’ve seen the cast of upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Hero posing separately (Kim Min-jung, Lee Junki, Eom Ki-joon), and now they pose together as three newspapermen and one police officer. The new cast promo photos feature, from left to right, Eom Ki-joon (Job Well Done), Baek Yoon-shik (Jeon Woo Chi), Lee... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Gu Hye-sun’s film festival trailer
by | October 20, 2009 | 25 Comments
As previously announced, actress Gu Hye-sun took a second stab at directing with a short (1-minute) trailer for the 7th Asiana International Short Film Festival, which was released on October 20. This follows her directorial debut, a short film about euthanasia called The Madonna [aka The Cheerful Caretaker, 유쾌한 도우미].... More »


Celebrity News
November’s Cosmo features Jang Dong-gun
by | October 20, 2009 | 42 Comments
(I don’t know about you, but I actually like seeing an actor photographed with laugh and age lines. It makes their good looks seem real, in a way.) Jang Dong-gun is currently promoting his latest film, Good Morning President, in which he plays a handsome single president, which is also... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Byung-heon and Josh Hartnett in Vogue Korea
by | October 19, 2009 | 51 Comments
Lee Byung-heon not only has a new drama out (that would be the action blockbuster Iris), his noir thriller film I Come With The Rain was just released in Korea, in which he acts with Josh Hartnett. This explains the promotion that both stars are doing now, such as their... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seon-deok stars’ $136K gift to drama staff
by | October 19, 2009 | 40 Comments
The Queen Seon-deok largesse, she continues. And here I thought co-star Go Hyun-jung‘s gifts to the crew (worth $16,000) were pricey. Lee Yo-won, who plays the titular queen, and her co-star Uhm Tae-woong have teamed up to present their cast with expensive padded jackets — a total value of 160... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Jung Il-woo cameos on High Kick Through the Roof
by | October 19, 2009 | 17 Comments
It was announced at the start that High Kick Through the Roof, the sitcom sequel to 2006’s very popular Unstoppable High Kick, would feature cameos from the cast members of the original, which is a show to which its young up-and-comers largely owe their current success (they are Jung Il-woo,... More »


Drama Casting & News
If you thought Iris’s kiss scene was hot… (Spoiler alert)
by | October 18, 2009 | 79 Comments
…then get ready for more romantic developments between two of the drama’s sexy spies. The production has released a new still from this week’s upcoming Episode 3, no doubt to tantalize viewers into tuning in and hoping to break 30% in the ratings in its second week. Tags: IRIS... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Bum gets flashy for Bisang
by | October 18, 2009 | 35 Comments
(I’m not sure whether I think Kim Bum‘s cornrows make him look badass or adorably benign in that trying-too-hard sort of way. Actually, I think I do know.) In any case, the young actor has a new film coming out, Bisang [비상, or Flight], which he filmed before his recent... More »