Drama Casting & News
Baker King Cinderella: a mashup
by | September 23, 2010 | 37 Comments
A parody video has been making the rounds, which mashes up the plot of two KBS hit dramas this year, Cinderella’s Sister and Baker King Kim Tak-gu. The 10-minute clip was broadcast during the Chuseok week on KBS’s Big Star X File, described as a “hyper-speed makjang mashup mini-drama Baker... More »

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal: Episode 6
by | September 23, 2010 | 190 Comments
Dear Moony and Yummy Faction members, Thank you for your peaceful and harmonious alliance. It is indeed near impossible to choose between two very attractive men, and no one should be forced into that situation (at least not in K-drama Land). I hope your relationship stays strong – as strong... More »

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Seo Shin-ae’s Drama Special episode
by | September 23, 2010 | 27 Comments
One of my favorite child actors, Seo Shin-ae (Thank You, Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child) will be appearing in another of KBS’s Drama Special episodes. Her segment is called Boy Meets Girl, and she’ll play a science genius who is admitted to a science high school at the age... More »

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Playful Kiss: Episode 7
by | September 22, 2010 | 266 Comments
This episode had more than one plotline going on, but there was a general arc to the emotional progressions, so overall I was happy with it. I’m liking the characters more and more, and although He-ra is in the role of the hateful romance-spoiler, Lee Shi-young is playing her with... More »

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With no competition, Playful Kiss improves its ratings
by | September 22, 2010 | 89 Comments
Playful Kiss finally rose out of the 3% range for its seventh episode today, upticking to 6.3%. In that it more than doubled its ratings from its last episode, 2.8%, that’s good news. But a few caveats come therewith: Perhaps it’s a hollow victory because it had no scripted programming... More »

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Sungkyunkwan Scandal: Episode 5
by | September 22, 2010 | 170 Comments
If the first two episodes were ruled by the ever charming and forever bored Gu Yong-ha, then episodes 3-6 were completely dominated by Moon Jae-shin aka Guh-ro. His bad boy/good boy persona has most fangirls swooning, including me! Not to take away from Yong-ha, who is just as cute and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Gu Hye-sun’s vampire movie to follow The Musical
by | September 22, 2010 | 33 Comments
Actress Gu Hye-sun is getting ready to put on her director’s hat again with her next film, even as she’s currently working as an actress in the drama series The Musical. The project is her first feature film as the writer-director, an as-yet untitled vampire romance. She’s written and directed... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ji-hye weds in Hawaii
by | September 21, 2010 | 39 Comments
As announced last month, actress Han Ji-hye (East of Eden, Like the Moon Escaping From Clouds) married her prosecutor fiance today in a private ceremony in Hawaii. Han left Korea for Hawaii on the 18th — no doubt Hawaii holds a certain appeal, since it allows for the wedding party... More »

Drama Casting & News
BoA and Jung Woo-sung on a date (for Athena)
by | September 21, 2010 | 34 Comments
Well, Mr. Jung Woo-sung, you sure are getting around, aren’t you? First you were romancing Su Ae in Italy, and then we saw stills of you cozying up to Lee Jia, and then there was that bed scene with Su Ae. Now a date with pan-Asian pop superstar BoA? Tags:... More »

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Joseon X-Files: Episode 4
by | September 21, 2010 | 47 Comments
OH MAN. This episode is sofa king good. Not only is it plotted tightly, staying one step (or, let’s face it, five) ahead of us, dropping well-placed hints, it has a strong emotional throughline. Despite having the most intense plot yet, it’s also the funniest episode thus far. I laughed,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jang Dong-gun’s Warrior’s Way out in December
by | September 21, 2010 | 19 Comments
Jang Dong-gun‘s Hollywood debut project, The Warrior’s Way, has finally gotten a release date: It’ll open in both Korea and the U.S. on December 3. Formerly titled Laundry Warrior, the fantasy-Western action movie has been in the works for a while now, but with no word of an official release;... More »