Drama Casting & News
Birdie Buddy finds new lead in Lee Da-hee
by | March 15, 2010 | 22 Comments
Not to be confused with Chuno‘s Lee Da-hae, actress Lee Da-hee has been selected as the lead in golf drama Birdie Buddy. She’ll join After School’s UEE as another gifted golfer, and takes over the role initially offered to and vacated by Seo Ji-hye. Her character Hae-ryung is the daughter... More »


Drama Casting & News
Prosecutor Princess’s White Day date and club cameo
by | March 15, 2010 | 14 Comments
Here’s a new batch of photos from SBS’s Prosecutor Princess. The first couple shots were filmed on White Day — the March 14 counterpart to Valentine’s — and capture the two leads sharing some quality time together. Park Shi-hoo‘s lawyer character In-woo, who is described as mysterious and smooth, has... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Grand Prix teams Kim Tae-hee with Lee Jun-ki
by | March 15, 2010 | 29 Comments
Kim Tae-hee is pairing up with Lee Jun-ki in a new film that reunites her with her IRIS director, Yang Yoon-ho. The title of the movie is Grand Prix and the story is set in the world of horse-racing. Lee Jun-ki plays a man who is a famous jockey in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hong Sisters back with their sixth drama
by | March 14, 2010 | 125 Comments
The Hong sisters writing team — Hong Jung-eun, Hong Mi-ran — are coming back with another drama series! The intense popularity of their last series, You’re Beautiful, means there’ll be a lot of anticipation for their follow-up — and while nobody’s infallible, these two writers have a solid track record... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Birth of the Rich’s childish plot has viewers frustrated
by | March 14, 2010 | 60 Comments
KBS’s current Monday-Tuesday offering is the drama Birth of the Rich, which has so far aired four episodes of its planned 16. Ratings-wise, it’s in last place but holding steady with 11-%12% ratings. It’s not a fantastic number, but it’s not terrible. However, reviews are starting to turn harsh; the... More »


Celebrity News
Rain’s photo exhibit “Jung Ji-hoon’s Reality”
by | March 14, 2010 | 42 Comments
The next celebrity to take up photography is superstar Rain (aka Jung Ji-hoon), who just participated in a photography exhibit, “Jung Ji-hoon’s Reality.” Rain’s exhibit takes the theme of “My Lovers” and runs from March 12 through 21, and features photos that he took of fans as well as photos... More »


Theater/Musicals
Jung Il-woo immerses himself in theater
by | March 14, 2010 | 32 Comments
Jung Il-woo is currently acting in a small stage play in Seoul, Beautiful Sunday, which has earned him critical and popular favor. In it, he plays a gay man with AIDS, but despite that grim-sounding setup his character is described as bright and lovable. Jung recently gave an interview about... More »


Drama Casting & News
UEE busy with golf practice for Birdie Buddy
by | March 13, 2010 | 17 Comments
In anticipation for her second drama project, popstarlet-turned-actress UEE is completely immersing herself in golf practice for Birdie Buddy, where she plays a tomboy from Gangwon-do (where the series will film) who rises to success as a gifted golfer. This is UEE’s first leading role after she played a manipulative... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jack-of-all-trades Gu Hye-sun’s secret: “I’m a workaholic”
by | March 13, 2010 | 101 Comments
Gu Hye-sun hasn’t been acting for the past year, and is currently wrapping up work on her first feature film. (She made her directorial debut with a short film last year.) Here’s a recent interview where she talks about her myriad artistic interests and how these different pursuits culminate with... More »


Drama Recaps
Personal Taste (the novel): Part 2
by | March 12, 2010 | 58 Comments
Now that the premise is established, this is where the plot really gets going. Some of my favorite bits are in these chapters, because this is where the gay/not-gay misunderstandings start to unravel, and hate turns to uh-oh-maybe-not-hate? (In case you missed the intro, here are Chapters 1-3.) Tags: books,... More »


Drama Casting & News
At the auditions for campus drama What’s Up
by | March 12, 2010 | 24 Comments
What’s Up — the upcoming campus drama set in a university musical department — has finished its open auditions with 10 new discoveries. These fresh faces will join the main cast, which features Im Joo-hwan (Tamra the Island), Im Joo-eun (Hon), Big Bang’s Daesung, Jeon Hye-jin (Smile), and model Lee... More »