Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 14
by | October 1, 2009 | 91 Comments
Like the past three (or so) episodes, I think Episode 14 is rife with weird, illogical moments. But unlike the past three episodes, at least this one has a couple of nice, conflict-ridden scenes to make up for it. No, it doesn’t make up for all of the shortcomings, but... More »


Celebrity News
Hollywood dreams for Jung Ryeo-won
by | October 1, 2009 | 23 Comments
Add Jung Ryeo-won (Ja Myung Go) to the growing ranks of Hallyu stars aiming to make the leap to Hollywood. Jung visited the U.S. last month for a meeting at the request of a film studio representative. Although she had received some calls of interest last year, this was her... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Ki-woong is autistic again
by | October 1, 2009 | 15 Comments
Nam Sang-mi, Park Ki-woong Park Ki-woong (Story of a Man) is the latest to join the cast of KBS’s drama Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang [천하무적 이평강], which has already cast Nam Sang-mi (Gourmet), Ji Hyun-woo (My Sweet Seoul), Cha Ye-ryun (A Star’s Lover), and Seo Do-young (Friend, Our Legend). Pretty decent... More »


Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 13
by | September 30, 2009 | 65 Comments
I wish My Fair Lady would go full-on crazy, because even though they’re halfway there already, the drama’s still clinging to the semblance of a conventional trendy series. I think at this point they’d do better to have fun running wild with the nonsense rather than struggling to play it... More »


Drama Casting & News
New fantasy web series casts Seo Hyo-rim, SS501’s Kim Kyu-jong
by | September 30, 2009 | 16 Comments
Seo Hyo-rim (The World They Live In) and SS501 member Kim Kyu-jong have been cast to act together in something that has me curious — a “web toon drama” (a drama that is based on a manhwa) that mixes animation with live action. The fantasy series is called SETI [세티],... More »


Drama Casting & News
Go Hyun-jung gives extravagant gifts to drama crew
by | September 30, 2009 | 31 Comments
You often hear of actors giving out presents to crew members, but it’s usually something small — T-shirts, jackets, or cosmetics that they endorse — and there’s no shame in small gifts. Go Hyun-jung, star of the MBC drama series Queen Seon-deok, however, has given 150 portable game players (Nintendo... More »


Drama Casting & News
Iris gets explosive
by | September 29, 2009 | 45 Comments
Now that we’ve gotten those pesky character introductions out of the way, let’s turn our attention to what Iris is really about: explosions! Apparently, lots of them, judging from the fresh batch of stills of KBS’s action thriller drama, which hits airwaves in (finally!) two weeks. The drama production boasts... More »


Drama Casting & News
Go Soo announces comeback drama
by | September 29, 2009 | 29 Comments
I’ve been waiting ages for Go Soo‘s official acting comeback after his army release, and not only are we getting a film (the dark thriller Into the White Night with Sohn Ye-jin), he has also decided on a drama return — his first in four years. It’ll come in the... More »


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 »