Drama Casting & News
Upcoming rival dramas hold first rehearsals
by | February 20, 2010 | 55 Comments
Two upcoming romantic-comedy dramas will be competing head to head when KBS’s Cinderella’s Sister and MBC’s Personal Taste premiere on the same day. Both dramas also recently began work with their first script rehearsals, soon to be followed by first shoots. Granted, I’m aware that a big chunk of this... More »


Drama Casting & News
Poster released for Birth of the Rich
by | February 20, 2010 | 27 Comments
The poster is out for KBS’s Birth of the Rich [부자의 탄생] and, as one may have guessed, the main theme of the drama is money. Similar to how its timeslot predecessor God of Study incorporates studying techniques, Birth of the Rich promises to show viewers secrets and methods for... More »


Drama Casting & News
Friend’s Jung Yumi joins cast of Dong Yi
by | February 19, 2010 | 14 Comments
Jung Yumi is the latest addition to MBC’s big historical drama Dong Yi, joining Han Hyo-joo, who plays the titular water-maid-turned-concubine; Ji Jin-hee as king; Lee So-yeon as a scheming, more senior concubine; and Bae Soo-bin playing Daddy Long Legs yet again to Han. This Jung Yumi is the actress... More »


Drama Recaps
Chuno: Episode 9
by | February 19, 2010 | 50 Comments
What does a General do in the forest? In what has become a Chuno drama series’ tradition, the even number episodes that end the weekly doublet have left viewers strung out and anxiously waiting for their next hit. Chuno Episode 8 cut off right as Song Tae Ha has been... More »


Drama Casting & News
Stills from A Man Called God’s Hawaii shoots
by | February 19, 2010 | 64 Comments
Yiiiiikes. These new photos from MBC’s upcoming drama series A Man Called God almost pain me to see. When the drama’s main star, Song Il-kook, showed off his new body a couple of days ago, I was a little surprised that there were more negative comments than positive, because those... More »


Celebrity News
Drama success presents Choi Jung-won with CF opportunities
by | February 19, 2010 | 34 Comments
Nice to see that drama success is paying off for some, like Choi Jung-won of Wish Upon a Star, who is now entertaining an influx of CF offers. Although the drama itself is what thrusts stars into the spotlight in the first place, CFs are how they make a substantial... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #123
by | February 19, 2010 | 213 Comments
  Needed: WordPress guru! Apparently, the insane number of comments were impeding the loading of pages with more than 300-400 comments. I’ve put in a temporary fix with a paged comments plugin. HOWEVER, I see that the numbering starts over with #1 on every page, which is bound to get... More »


Drama Recaps
The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry: Episode 8
by | February 18, 2010 | 55 Comments
Aw. Poor Min-jae? Actually, as much as I find Kim Bum cute, I liked seeing his character taken down a peg or two. With this episode, we start to get a little more weighty with the relationship issues, but not so much that it feels out of step with the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Male leads cast for Prosecutor Mata Hari
by | February 18, 2010 | 41 Comments
Park Shi-hoo, Han Jung-soo Lots of casting news these days; here are two more roles that have been filled. SBS’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Prosecutor Mata Hari, which will star Kim So-yeon, has now brought its two leads onboard: Park Shi-hoo and Han Jung-soo. Park Shi-hoo will reprise (and dial up)... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Blockbuster war epic My Way casts its two leads
by | February 18, 2010 | 19 Comments
Looks like a busy year for Sohn Ye-jin, who is preparing for her upcoming drama series (Personal Taste) and has also announced her next film project: My Way [마이 웨이] starring Jang Dong-gun (in perhaps his last role acting as a single man, if upcoming wedding rumors prove to be... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Gab-soo cast as Cinderella’s father
by | February 18, 2010 | 40 Comments
Everyone’s favorite creepy dad/uncle/king/psycho killer Kim Gab-soo (Partner, Hon) is appearing in yet another high-profile drama, Cinderella’s Sister. Woot woot! In the drama, Kim Gab-soo will play the biological father to the drama’s “Cinderella” figure (that would be Seo Woo as the kind, bullied sister) and stepfather to lead star... More »