I Am Legend’s Hong Ji-min in musical
by | November 25, 2010 | 18 Comments
…called…wait for it…NUNSENSATION. I kid you not. Really, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. It’s Nunsense! No, it’s NunsenSATION! A sequel to the original Broadway musical Nunsense (1985) about a group of nuns who put on a show, Nunsensation is the Las Vegas-based sequel that sends the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Heung-soo added to President
by | November 25, 2010 | 11 Comments
KBS’s upcoming politics-themed drama President has added Kim Heung-soo to its cast, which piques my interest because this guy can be a pretty sexy bastard onscreen (which is the description that came most often to mind when watching romantic-comedy drama Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang, where he played a scheming villain). It’s... More »

Drama Recaps
Tamra the Island: Episode 16 (Final)
by | November 24, 2010 | 87 Comments
So here we are. The finale. Tamra, you have been an excellent drama. While obviously the (cursed) cut hurt the ending, I still utterly adore you. And utter adoration is really all you can ask. [As this is the final Tamra recap, I’d like to give nattacatta a big thank-you... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Love transcends time in Try to Remember
by | November 24, 2010 | 44 Comments
Fans of Coffee House’s endearingly awkward Dong-wook, played by Park Jae-jung, will be happy to know he’s starring in a movie — his big-screen debut — which opens this week. It’s a romance drama with Hero’s Yoon So-yi whose Korean title is literally Have We Met?, though its English-language title... More »

Drama Casting & News
My Princess begins rehearsals
by | November 24, 2010 | 94 Comments
Earlier this week, star-studded rom-com My Princess held its first script reading, and I would’ve given my left foot to be a fly on the wall of that room. Because if it went the way I imagine, this drama is going to be one epic crash and burn. Please, someone... More »

[Commercial break] Sponsor and giveaway notice
by | November 24, 2010 | No Comments
This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel. All right folks, time for a word on behalf of our sponsors at Blogher, who contacted me about doing a review (and giveaway) on a laptop powered by The Intel® Core™ i5 processor and an Intel® Wireless Display (aka WiDi) adaptor... More »

Drama Casting & News
Noh Min-woo rocks out
by | November 24, 2010 | 87 Comments
Rock drama special Boohwal has undergone a name change. It’s now called… wait for it… Rock Rock Rock. (Geddit? Is it…maybe about…ROCK?) The first set of stills released from the set show leading man Noh Min-woo rockin’ out like it’s 1985. It’s probably more like 1979, but by the high... More »

Drama Recaps
Tamra the Island: Episode 15
by | November 23, 2010 | 16 Comments
That damn Lady in Red! This woman grates on my nerves so much. I have long been wishing for her to stop smirking so infuriatingly smugly, but it seems I have another hour to wait, as she keeps putting all of our characters through twists and turns. The only good... More »

Drama Casting & News
Extension plans nixed for Runaway Plan B
by | November 23, 2010 | 18 Comments
KBS’s action-comedy series Runaway Plan B had been flirting with the idea of a four-episode extension, but that idea has been tabled, according to a source with the drama’s production company on November 23. That source stated, “KBS wanted the extension, but Rain, Lee Na-young and the other cast members... More »

Drama Casting & News
Episode 6 of Mary Stayed Out All Night postponed
by | November 23, 2010 | 180 Comments
Two major events have taken television programming priority in Korea, resulting in the pre-emption of a number of regularly scheduled shows this week. Included in the bunch is Mary Stayed Out All Night — so, no recap today. First off, the recent North Korean bombardment on a South Korean island... More »

Celebrity News
Early 2011 enlistment for Kim Hye-sung
by | November 23, 2010 | 38 Comments
While it’s commonplace for celebrities to delay their mandatory military service as long as possible, young actor Kim Hye-sung (Boy Meets Boy, Unstoppable High Kick), currently 22, is going against the grain and plans to enlist early next year. (Men are sometimes granted deferrals after receiving their first notice to... More »