Drama Casting & News
Daniel Henney’s Three Rivers role due to Samsoon
by | August 24, 2009 | 41 Comments
We kdrama fans know that it was 2005’s mega-hit drama My Name Is Kim Samsoon (aka My Lovely Samsoon) that catapulted American model-actor Daniel Henney to stardom in Korea, but it’s also apparently the reason for his U.S. television debut four years later. Henney has landed a leading role playing... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Myung-min: “In the end I was so exhausted it was difficult to act”
by | August 24, 2009 | 32 Comments
“With Lou Gehrig’s disease, your conscious mind remains active while your muscles deteriorate, but for me, I found that as I kept losing weight, my consciousness became equally paralyzed.” Actor Kim Myung-min recently took on the challenge of portraying a patient gradually worsening from ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in... More »

Drama Casting & News
First stills from Heading to the Ground
by | August 24, 2009 | 20 Comments
MBC’s Heading to the Ground is still in the early stages of filming, and the production has now released stills of the drama’s recent rainy-day shoot. The scene features the show’s star Jung Yun-ho (U-Know Yunho), who trades in his idol polish for a humbler image as he films this... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Dong-wook enlists
by | August 23, 2009 | 69 Comments
Lee Dong-wook headed off to fulfill his two-year military service requirement on the afternoon of August 24, sent off with love and chocopies. (Is there a better way to go?) He arrived at the training center in Nonsan, Chuncheong province, to undergo the usual five weeks of basic training there... More »

Drama Casting & News
No extension for Hon after all
by | August 23, 2009 | 18 Comments
Perhaps in reaction to the dip in viewership ratings, MBC has decided that it will not extend its “premium horror” drama Hon (Soul) after all. It had considered a two-episode extension after its successful premiere and good buzz for its fresh, taut story and suspenseful atmosphere. However, soon after the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Jung-hwa turns bestselling author
by | August 23, 2009 | 8 Comments
For a movie, that is; it’s not a case of singer and movie star Uhm Jung-hwa putting out her own book. She stars in the new movie Bestseller, which is the debut feature film for director Lee Jung-ho, who worked as assistant director under Jung Yoon-chul (The Man Who Was... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Hong Gil Dong’s descendants carry on the crime-fighting legacy
by | August 23, 2009 | 32 Comments
What would happen if the descendants of Joseon-era Robin Hood-like hero Hong Gil Dong were alive today and secretly carrying on his legacy of punishing evildoers and helping the poor? That’s the premise behind the new movie Hong Gil Dong’s Descendants [홍길동의 후예], and it stars Lee Beom-soo (On Air)... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
High Kick Through the Roof begins filming
by | August 23, 2009 | 5 Comments
The upcoming High Kick Through the Roof, the new MBC sitcom brought to you by the makers of Unstoppable High Kick, started filming this month and has already put in its first all-nighter. The family sitcom’s first day on the set was August 20 at the Ilsan Dream Center in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Angel’s Temptation continues the makjang tradition
by | August 22, 2009 | 13 Comments
Did you like SBS’s ratings monster of a drama, the quintessential “makjang” series Wife’s Temptation? Because coming soon to SBS Mondays and Tuesdays is a drama by the same writer, Kim Soon-ok, called Angel’s Temptation [천사의 유혹], and it sounds like the (narrative) craziness is back in full force. Furthermore,... More »

Celebrity News
Jo Hyun-jae talks about army life
by | August 22, 2009 | 42 Comments
Here are a few recently released photos of actor Jo Hyun-jae (Three Dads, One Mom), currently serving since his enlistment last August. Usually we’ll see a celebrity head off for military service and not hear about him until his discharge two years later. Every so often, you’ll get some news... More »

Drama Casting & News
Luxury cars turn heads in Style
by | August 22, 2009 | 19 Comments
I tend to agree with viewers of SBS’s Style that, despite its title, the fashions and feel of the drama lack a certain stylish flair. (Kim Hye-soo is looking fierce, but everything and -one else feel somewhat bland.) However, the drama sure isn’t skimping on the parade of luxury cars,... More »