Drama Casting & News
Nam Sang-mi back in Life Is Beautiful
by | February 2, 2010 | 18 Comments
Nam Sang-mi, Yoo Min Looks like the disagreement is at an end: actress Nam Sang-mi has officially signed back on to the upcoming drama Life Is Beautiful, only a week after dropping out due to a “difference of opinion” with producers that could not be resolved (at the time). The... More »

Celebrity News
Joo Ji-hoon begins military service
by | February 1, 2010 | 118 Comments
Joo Ji-hoon headed off to serve his two years of military duty on the afternoon of February 2. He will complete five weeks of basic training before heading into the reserve corps. Despite the noise about his indictment last summer on charges of drug use, Joo still has ardent fans;... More »

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 »