Drama Casting & News
Chuno breaks 30% in its second week
by | January 14, 2010 | 57 Comments
Looks like it’s going to be a huge sensation: KBS’s Chuno just aired its fourth episode, and already it has passed the 30% ratings threshold. According to TNS Media numbers, Chuno pulled in a 30.8%, up against Will It Snow For Christmas, which has returned to its IRIS-era numbers with... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 19
by | January 14, 2010 | 73 Comments
(written by samsooki, with 0timelost and cleown) Episode 19 – Invictus: The End of Mayor Shin. Mayor Shin Mi Rae, in a stunning move, refuses to sign the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) contract or any authorization to begin selling the land to Dae Han Group. The landowners are beyond riled... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cinderella’s Sister casts Chun Jung-myung
by | January 14, 2010 | 86 Comments
OMG, I almost never get my dream casting choices. When I suggested Chun Jung-myung for the male lead of Cinderella’s Sister — which stars Moon Geun-young in the misunderstood stepsister role and Seo Woo as the kind Cinderella — I had no clue he’d actually be cast in it! This... More »

Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 11
by | January 13, 2010 | 70 Comments
After the wonderful, moving Episode 10, I was a little nervous about the one that would follow. Ep 10 was so satisfying that I almost didn’t want to continue, because it was obvious we’re in for more conflict: I thought, “Ah, I could just stop here and be happy.” I... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hero star watches finale with fans
by | January 13, 2010 | 12 Comments
MBC’s Hero is ending tomorrow, and its star Lee Jun-ki is marking the event by watching the finale with fans in a special screening. This event will host 300 members of his official fan club and be held on January 14 in Seoul’s Kangnam Samsung-dong Megabox theater. In addition to... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Thriller casts Yoo Ji-tae as a psycho killer
by | January 13, 2010 | 15 Comments
Yoo Ji-tae takes on a psychopathic villain for his next role, starring as the kidnapper-killer in the upcoming thriller film Late Night FM, which has cast Su Ae as the female lead. In it, she plays a perfectionist DJ of a nighttime live radio program who receives a call from... More »

Celebrity News
Enlistment date set for Joo Ji-hoon
by | January 13, 2010 | 48 Comments
Joo Ji-hoon has received his army enlistment date: February 2, which was announced by his management on the 14th. The actor had been intending to enlist early at the end of last year following his drug bust and ensuing indictment. Joo has kept a very low profile since the scandal... More »

Drama Recaps
Pasta: Episode 3
by | January 12, 2010 | 74 Comments
This was a cute episode, if a little low-key, which I suppose is Pasta‘s appeal — the light vibe and its realistic, amusing depiction of relationships. Gong Hyo-jin is really what makes this drama work for me. Lee Seon-kyun is, of course, very entertaining as the boss from hell, and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Jin-hee works despite injury on set
by | January 12, 2010 | 11 Comments
With little more than a week left till the drama’s premiere, the new MBC drama The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry briefly halted filming due to an injury sustained by its lead actress, Park Jin-hee, but resumed quickly thereafter. The accident happened while filming a scene where Park’s reporter... More »

Celebrity News
Go Soo: “I didn’t know this role would be this painful”
by | January 12, 2010 | 143 Comments
You’d be hard-pressed to watch SBS’s Will It Snow For Christmas without falling under lead actor Go Soo‘s spell. Even if you counted yourself a fan before this drama premiered last month, there’s something about his presence in this show that commands attention, and fans are definitely taking notice. Here’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
What’s Up casts third lead actor
by | January 12, 2010 | 18 Comments
Following Daesung and Im Joo-eun, a third actor, Jeon Hye-jin, has been named as one of the leads of the upcoming campus drama What’s Up. The drama focuses on students at the musical department of a university and is written by Story of a Man and Sandglass scribe Song Ji-nah.... More »