Chungmuro/Film News
Movie Poetry to be shown in the U.S.
by | May 28, 2010 | 11 Comments
The movie Poetry (director: Lee Chang Dong), which won best screenplay at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival is anticipated to be released in the US in the fall. Regardless that Poetry‘s genre is not an easy one to export to other countries, Poetry has been gathering much attention from the... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #137
by | May 28, 2010 | 227 Comments
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Theater/Musicals
Kang Ji-hwan follows Coffee House with musical role
by | May 27, 2010 | 27 Comments
Kang Ji-hwan started out in musicals (he debuted in Grease), and now he’s returning to that medium briefly for the musical production of Caffeine (which has nothing to do with his similarly titled drama Coffee House, which is currently airing on SBS). The musical will run in both Korea and... More »


Drama Recaps
Bad Guy: Episode 1
by | May 27, 2010 | 84 Comments
At long last, after several scheduling switches Bad Guy made its premiere on SBS this week, and got off to a promising start. I’ve been itching for something darker, more serious, and thriller-esque for a while now, because I’d been getting a little bogged down in romantic comedies. But there... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS’s upcoming Baker King Kim Tak-gu
by | May 27, 2010 | 59 Comments
Yoon Shi-yoon, Eugene, Lee Young-ah A new Wednesday-Thursday show is gearing up for its premiere, KBS’s Baker King Kim Tak-gu, which will replace Cinderella’s Sister after that show wraps up next week. With its production team, it looks like Baker King will have a much lighter atmosphere and provide a... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
My Gangster Boyfriend’s stars in Vogue photo shoot
by | May 27, 2010 | 15 Comments
I posted the preview and stills for the new romantic-comedy film My Gangster Boyfriend, and now here are a few more photographs of the odd couple, played by Que Sera Sera‘s Jung Yumi and Haeundae‘s Park Joong-hoon. The first set of photos are from Vogue Korea and were shot using... More »


Drama Recaps
Coffee House: Page 4
by | May 26, 2010 | 110 Comments
And the hilarity continues! I’m really loving how things are going so far, and I really, really hope the drama keeps its vibrant pace going. This episode had me cracking up several times, and the love triangle also gets going in earnest. I had thought that I wouldn’t like the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Birdie Buddy’s teaser posters
by | May 26, 2010 | 67 Comments
Oh man, and I needed a laugh today. Official posters are out of golf drama Birdie Buddy, and, well, to put it frankly: They look just a little ridiculous. Oh, the one above featuring UEE (You’re Beautiful) doesn’t look too strange, but this scenario is what is oft-referred to in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Official posters released for Kim Suro
by | May 26, 2010 | 31 Comments
The main posters are out for the drama which premieres this weekend on MBC and tells the story of the founding of the Geumgwan Gaya (or Kaya) state, which lasted from A.D. 43 to 532. Kim Suro was its founder and first ruler, and despite being prophesied about by an... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Yong-ha signs on to new drama
by | May 26, 2010 | 33 Comments
Park Yong-ha will be returning to television screens in a drama remake of the popular Chinese film Comrades: Almost a Love Story (aka Tian Mi Mi, or 첨밀밀 in Korean), which starred Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai. This makes it a year since Park’s last project (and one of my... More »


Drama Recaps
Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 16
by | May 26, 2010 | 58 Comments
Well, if you’ve made it this far, you deserve a prize. Perhaps a bobblehead Eun-jo doll, or a Ki-hoon weeble wobble, perfect for punching. What we get in this episode, along with the last one, are finally some major revelations and confrontations, ones that we desperately needed perhaps last century,... More »