Drama Casting & News
Stills from Lee Hong-ki’s Chuseok special
by | August 17, 2011 | 61 Comments
As a self-admitted newbie to k-pop, I had no idea who Lee Hong-ki was. I know that may sound a bit lame of me since I even watched the Hong Sisters drama You’re Beautiful, in which he played one of the main characters. Imagine my surprise when I googled his... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jeon Do-yeon to play a drug-smuggling housewife
by | August 17, 2011 | 28 Comments
From housemaid to housewife? Jeon Do-yeon (The Housemaid) currently has a film waiting to hit theaters, but she’s already looking at her next project. Jeon is set to return in her next film as an ordinary housewife-turned-drug-mule in The Road Home. The film is based on a true story, and... More »

Drama Recaps
Myung-wol the Spy: Episode 11
by | August 16, 2011 | 268 Comments
Another tag-team recap! With the uproar regarding this drama dominating headlines for the past several days, girlfriday and I thought to both weigh in on all the insanity. Only, this episode actually isn’t that insane, considering the circumstances. It’s chock-full of meta commentary, though, with references to killer shooting schedules,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Na PD confirmed rumored to leave 1 Night 2 Days
by | August 16, 2011 | 96 Comments
[UPDATE: Na PD just issued a statement denying the story as a rumor. Na Young-seok: “I’m not leaving. I don’t know why these rumors keep circling. I’m currently in all-night meetings working on the viewers’ tour. I can’t even think about a transfer right now.” Ow. My head hurts from... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Gone With the Wind, a Joseon-era Ocean’s Eleven
by | August 16, 2011 | 57 Comments
It’s a star-studded lineup for period film Gone With the Wind, but even before we get to the big names attached, I’m already loving the premise: It’s a comic sageuk that’s Joseon-meets-Ocean’s Eleven centering around a team of thieves that works to steal…ice? Fastest. Heist. Ever. (With that plot, shouldn’t... More »

Drama Casting & News
Can’t Lose’s comic promo posters
by | August 16, 2011 | 67 Comments
Posters are out of MBC’s new rom-com Can’t Lose, featuring Choi Ji-woo and Yoon Sang-hyun as a couple mid-divorce. The posters are silly and cute, which is what I’m hoping of the drama itself — you know, lots of bickering-as-foreplay, lingering attraction despite the split, and fun misunderstandings. If we’re... More »

Drama Casting & News
KBS speaks about Myung-wol the Spy’s future at press conference
by | August 15, 2011 | 437 Comments
KBS held an emergency press conference on the 16th at their broadcast station, to address the issue of Han Ye-seul’s departure from Monday-Tuesday drama Myung-wol the Spy. Presiding was KBS’s drama department chief, Go Young-tak, as well as other executives EP Lee Kang-hyun and CP Jung Sung-hyo. Their official stance... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The Script Doctor is in: Myung-wol the Spy
by | August 15, 2011 | 192 Comments
girlfriday: Wait is KBS really going to recast a different actress in the SAME role?? javabeans: That’s DUMB. I understand why they’d consider it, but it’s lame. girlfriday: It is so stupid. Arrrgh. Are they going to go with some crazy plastic surgery story, or are all the characters going... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Bow, the Ultimate Weapon takes first place at the box office
by | August 15, 2011 | 34 Comments
This summer’s seen a number of strong films, at least box-office-performance-wise. (Sector 7, for instance, has been largely panned for its story but has been racking up the ticket sales. Others that have enjoyed solid numbers include explosion-laden Quick with Lee Min-ki, and the Korean War blockbuster The Front Line.)... More »

Drama Casting & News
Siwon tweets from Poseidon shoot
by | August 15, 2011 | 63 Comments
Admittedly, this isn’t much in the way of news or updates on Poseidon, which hasn’t released very much info since finalizing its cast v.2.0. But at least it’s something — series lead Choi Siwon tweeted the above photo on the 15th, alongside comedian and Poseidon co-star Park Sung-kwang, to congratulate... More »