Drama Casting & News
Jung Soo-young adds comic flair to Hero
by | September 29, 2009 | 20 Comments
Jung Soo-young is a hoot, so news that she is joining Lee Junki‘s upcoming drama Hero is a welcome one — although it does make me wonder what kind of tone the drama will strike. Jung, originally a musical actress, has been steadily making a name for herself in dramas... More »


Drama Casting & News
Tamra will get a full director’s cut DVD
by | September 29, 2009 | 41 Comments
Good news for fans of MBC’s Tamra the Island, which was shortened by four episodes in its original broadcast run and just wrapped this past weekend: The drama will be getting a director’s cut DVD set, which will contain all 20 of its originally planned episodes (rather than the edited-down... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Bad men abound in Penthouse Elephant
by | September 28, 2009 | 36 Comments
Penthouse Elephant [펜트하우스 코끼리] is a new movie that is pushing the provocative/sexy angle and which is described on these freshly released posters as exploring “The secret private lives of bad men.” Those three leading men are played by Jang Hyuk (Tazza), Jo Dong-hyuk (Likable or Not), and Lee Sang-woo... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won’s Sworn Brothers wraps filming
by | September 28, 2009 | 23 Comments
As a 1981-er, Kang Dong-won (Maundy Thursday) will have to enlist in his mandatory military service by the end of this year, which means that his most recent film, Sworn Brothers [의형제], will be his last. (He has another film still to come out, the fantasy-action movie Jeon Woo Chi,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Who’s to blame for confusing characters?
by | September 28, 2009 | 86 Comments
There have been several discussions on this site about this topic, so I found the following article pretty timely. I both agree and disagree with the points outlined below, but regardless of my personal take on the matter, I’m certain there is enough room for convincing arguments on both sides... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Junki releases a Thai photobook
by | September 28, 2009 | 19 Comments
Lee Junki, who enjoys strong popularity throughout Asia, is launching “Sawasdee Khrab,” his Thai photobook whose title is taken from the Thai phrase for hello. He revealed the book in Bangkok on September 27 and held a press conference before a hundred reporters from various Asian media outlets. Lee also... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
November release for Into the White Night
by | September 27, 2009 | 44 Comments
This is the poster for Sohn Ye-jin and Go Soo‘s latest film, a dark thriller called Baekyahaeng: Walk Into the White Night [백야행 -- 하얀 어둠 속을 걷다] or simply Into the White Night, which now has a theatrical release date set for November. It has also released a teaser... More »


Celebrity News
Stars collaborate on travel blog and book project
by | September 27, 2009 | 23 Comments
Three actors — Ji Jin-hee (The Man Who Can’t Get Married), Yoon Kye-sang (Triple), and Sunwoo Sun (Queen of Housewives) — have teamed up for something called the “it Travel” project, which consists of a travel book and DVD in which they showcase photos taken on their journeys and express... More »


Celebrity News
Hyun Bin puts on a show
by | September 27, 2009 | 35 Comments
I know I just mentioned Hyun Bin‘s fanmeeting in Japan two posts ago, but then photos of the event cropped up. And I figured, thinking of all the Hyun Bin admirers of the world, that photos should be posted. Ja? Tags: fanmeetings, Hyun Bin... More »


Drama Casting & News
Preview videos for Hot-Blooded Salesman
by | September 27, 2009 | 25 Comments
Hot-Blooded Salesman [열혈장사꾼] is the new KBS drama series starring Chae Jung-ahn (Cain & Abel) and Park Hae-jin (East of Eden) as, well, hot-blooded salesmen. Specifically, car salesmen. In these stills and preview clips (watch below), Chae gets into character showing off a sexier image than her usual elegant one.... More »


Celebrity News
Hyun Bin’s tears are 100% all-natural
by | September 26, 2009 | 47 Comments
While promoting his drama The World They Live In in Yokohama on September 26, Hyun Bin mentioned the topic of crying scenes. He explained that he’d been advised early on that “Your tears should be produced of your own accord. I believe that means you have to become that immersed... More »