Drama Casting & News
Highlights from Athena’s showcase
by | August 31, 2010 | 107 Comments
The production of Athena held a showcase on August 30 at Seoul’s Lotte World’s Garden Stage, where the main cast talked about the process of training for the drama’s action scenes, filming in Italy, shared behind-the-scenes stories, and showed a making-of video. Below, you can watch the video of highlights... More »

Drama Recaps
Sungkyunkwan Scandal: Episode 1
by | August 30, 2010 | 145 Comments
Fresh and promising, I thought. I was trying not to hope too much for Sungkyunkwan Scandal, which premiered today (Monday, that is). We’ve got a lot of promising dramas coming up and I didn’t want to jinx myself by getting excited about them all. So I’ve been wary about this... More »

Drama Casting & News
Broadcast stations prepare for strike possibility
by | August 30, 2010 | 68 Comments
A potential strike is on the horizon, which may halt immediate episodes for some drama productions, including Kim Suro, Baker King Kim Tak-gu, Gloria (the three pictured above), Giant, and I Am Legend, among eight others. There are a total of 13 shows that are affected, all from outside production... More »

Drama Casting & News
Who will cameo next on Gumiho Girlfriend?
by | August 30, 2010 | 139 Comments
Last week’s episodes of My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho featured two cameo appearances: UEE and Park Shin-hye, both from the Hong sisters’ previous drama, You’re Beautiful. This has people wondering who’ll be next, since the Hong sisters have previously had fun with bringing back actors from their other dramas. Well,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Action-fantasy film Jeon Woo Chi gets a drama series
by | August 30, 2010 | 59 Comments
Kang Dong-won‘s 2009 fantasy action-adventure film Jeon Woo Chi is getting a drama series, to be produced by the company Chorokbaem (Green Snake) Media. This could be cool, as the movie was a hit (it logged 6 million theater admissions) and was based on a premise with great potential. Jeon... More »

Drama Recaps
I Am Legend: Episode 8
by | August 29, 2010 | 86 Comments
BEST. EPISODE. EVAAA. We’ve officially reached the midpoint of the series. OK – ’nuff said. On to the recap! Seol Hee meets Jin Bae near the entrance and he hands off the CD. Ji Wook and Seung Hye discuss why Seol Hee could possibly want a recess (are they that... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Woo-ri takes the lead in Alice
by | August 29, 2010 | 19 Comments
The upcoming movie Alice touts itself as a Koreanized Alice in Wonderland tale in the style of Tim Burton, and recently cast Bong Tae-kyu in one of the lead roles. Now the 19-year-old Woo-ri has been cast as the lead character of Mi-no, who is the Alice of this version.... More »

Drama Casting & News
New trendy drama Kiss and the City
by | August 29, 2010 | 20 Comments
Seriously? You couldn’t even TRY for some originality in the title? Sigh. Online broadcaster SBS E!TV announced a new trendy drama in the works, called Kiss and the City. The drama will feature four best friends, radio DJ Park So-hyeon, cosmetic company CEO Shim Eun-jin, plastic surgeon Yoon Ji-min, and... More »

Celebrity News
A bejeweled Han Ye-seul in Paris
by | August 29, 2010 | 56 Comments
Han Ye-seul made a recent trip to Paris at the invitation of luxury jeweler Cartier, and is pictured here wearing a one-of-a-kind necklace, valued at 4 billion won (3.3 million USD). She traveled to France in mid-August, after previously making the acquaintance of Cartier CEO Bernard Fornas last year. (She’d... More »

Gumiho vs. Kiss: Vote!
by | August 28, 2010 | 387 Comments
As you know, an epic showdown is approaching, with My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho and Playful Kiss both airing on Wednesday-Thursday nights. Girlfriday and I have literally spent hours (HOURS!) trying to figure out how to handle recaps of both dramas (if Playful Kiss ends up being recap-worthy, that is),... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Su-jong to play next Korean President
by | August 28, 2010 | 29 Comments
Interesting how dramas always come in pairs, right? There’s Gumiho Fox Child and My Girlfriend is a Gumiho, Runaway and Athena, Road No. 1 and Comrades. Now Daemul vs. President? Veteran actor Choi Su-jong (most recently of Comrades, and for those of you who remember the nineties, Jealousy) has just... More »