Chungmuro/Film News
Love Is Blind stills featuring Kang Ji-hwan
by | October 18, 2009 | 38 Comments
First we saw Lee Jia‘s supposed transformation into an ugly duckling, now we see her dapper co-star in the telecinema project Love Is Blind [내눈에 콩깍지], Kang Ji-hwan(mine). It does seem that due to Kang Ji-hwan’s “visual impairment,” the unattractive and unpersonable character played by Lee Jia will be portrayed... More »

Drama Casting & News
A new look for Kim Min-jung in Hero
by | October 18, 2009 | 41 Comments
Actress Kim Min-jung (New Heart), who came onboard Hero after Han Ji-min dropped out, has a new look for the drama, one meant to draw out her professional side as a female cop. On the one hand, I think Kim is a talented actress who looks cute with the short... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 4
by | October 17, 2009 | 33 Comments
This episode had a quite a bit less hustle and bustle compared to the first 3 episodes, but showcased a subtler side. It still had its energy, but maybe with a little restraint. I missed Jung-in a little bit, but appreciated the bits of tranquility. I’m hoping that the directing... More »

Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episode 1
by | October 16, 2009 | 155 Comments
Pretty badass, yo. IRIS is an expensive drama, and it totally shows. I can’t say that the drama took my breath away, but it was very entertaining, and I can see why it burst on the scene with such a strong start. And then improved on it the following day.... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 3
by | October 16, 2009 | 41 Comments
Hello all! To help alleviate some of javabean‘s lovely recap work, 3 guest bloggers (including yours truly, dw4p) will be taking over the Smile (Smile, You) series. This is my first time doing recaps of this nature, so I may have some growing pains… bear with me! Just a quick... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Junki as a nightclub waiter in Hero
by | October 16, 2009 | 18 Comments
Lee Junki may be playing a reporter in the new MBC drama Hero, but in these stills, he’s playing the part of a nightclub waiter. (The articles don’t specify why, but I suspect he is undercover.) A source from the production said, “Lee Junki is so slick as he acts... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #105
by | October 16, 2009 | 236 Comments
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Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 4
by | October 15, 2009 | 196 Comments
The ratings battle looks like it’s going to be Iris‘s to lose, but at least You’re Beautiful improved slightly from yesterday. (Their numbers came in at a respective 25.3% and 8.9%. Heading to the Ground sank further to hit its series low, a 3.3%.) I don’t really buy the argument... More »

Drama Casting & News
Stills from telecinema project Love is Blind
by | October 15, 2009 | 47 Comments
Here’s the newly released poster for Love is Blind [내눈에 콩깍지], the segment of the telecinema project starring Lee Jia and Kang Ji-hwan. The romantic comedy features Kang Ji-hwan as a good-looking, capable, and charming guy who falls for an unattractive woman (Lee Jia) while experiencing a visual impairment that... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 3
by | October 14, 2009 | 121 Comments
Another cute, funny episode. The characters are really growing on me, and we’re starting to see a little depth with them (some more than others). I don’t know how dramatic this drama will get, but I usually enjoy the level of comedy-versus-angst in a Hong sisters drama. SONG OF THE... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jejoongwon’s production team at prayer ceremony
by | October 14, 2009 | 18 Comments
Is that not a beautiful photo? Jejoongwon [제중원], the drama also called the “Joseon-era White Tower,” held its customary opening prayer ceremony on the afternoon of October 14 as the series heads into filming. Jejoongwon has been steadily preparing its production over the past year and is the follow-up for... More »