Drama Casting & News
Many more cast additions to Playful Kiss
by | July 22, 2010 | 54 Comments
After all those rumors and teases about possible cast additions, it’s good to know this drama is actually making decisions now. Some make me happy, others I have no opinion on, and others are decidedly meh. Let’s start with one that makes me happy: Jung Hye-young, the actress married to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Possible extensions for Dong Yi and Baker King
by | July 22, 2010 | 54 Comments
Two dramas are currently performing strongly in their respective timeslots, MBC’s Dong Yi and KBS’s Baker King Kim Tak-gu, and are now contemplating extending their runs. First, Monday-Tuesday’s Dong Yi: The 50-episode historical drama is looking at a 10-episode extension, according to a source with MBC. Currently the station is... More »

Drama Recaps
Bad Guy: Episode 11
by | July 21, 2010 | 42 Comments
Episodes 10 and 11 were a pretty good pair, weren’t they? I think girlfriday is right on in ruling Bad Guy much more of a melodrama than a revenge piece or a thriller, which has been one of my frustrations with it. Now because it was misclassified, but because in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Woo-sung’s Athena “character cut”
by | July 21, 2010 | 34 Comments
To be honest, I don’t really know what “character cut” means, other than giving an excuse to post a new photo of Jung Woo-sung as a spy in a tux. Which is reason enough for me! Jung plays “Lee Jung-woo,” an agent with the NTS, a counter-terrorist organization. He romances... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Jun-ki and Joo Ji-hoon in army musical
by | July 21, 2010 | 66 Comments
Lee Jun-ki and Joo Ji-hoon, who entered military service in May and February, respectively, are starring in a musical production as part of the army’s entertainment unit. The musical, entitled Life’s Voyage, honors the 60-year anniversary of the Korean War, and also stars Kim Da-hyun, Yoon Gong-joo, Son Hyun-jung, and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Min Hyo-rin makes big screen debut
by | July 21, 2010 | 19 Comments
Min Hyo-rin has signed on to her next project, a feature film called Sunny that comes from the director of the hit comedy Speed Scandal, Kang Hyung-chul. It’ll be her first movie and his second. She’ll play a former model and member of “7 Princesses,” which is a pop group... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cha In-pyo added to the cast of Daemul
by | July 21, 2010 | 14 Comments
Veteran drama actor (and ’90s hottie) Cha In-pyo (Reputable Family) is jumping onboard the Daemul train, joining stars Go Hyun-jung and Kwon Sang-woo in the much-buzzed-about production. Cha will play a political rival to Go Hyun-jung’s character Seo Hye-rim. As a former human rights lawyer, he runs for office against... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ha Ji-won returns to television with Secret Garden
by | July 20, 2010 | 67 Comments
(Probably.) Secret Garden has cast Ha Ji-won to star opposite Jang Hyuk in the “fantasy romantic comedy” drama set to air on SBS later this year. Note that the contract is “not finalized yet” — and we know why that’s a tricky deal — but the production company announced the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Playful Kiss + Lee Tae-sung = confirmed
by | July 20, 2010 | 44 Comments
They didn’t make us wait on this one long, did they? Lee Tae-sung, recently announced as frontrunner, is onboard with Playful Kiss. He’ll be Kim Hyun-joong‘s rival for the girl (played by Jung So-min), showing unfailing devotion whereas the hero, well, doesn’t. Lee’s character Jun-gu is based on the manga’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Behind the scenes of Runaway
by | July 20, 2010 | 39 Comments
Runaway is shooting abroad at the moment, and these stills taken from the filming location were shot in Osaka. In them, the three main actors — Rain, Lee Na-young, Lee Jung-jin — paused for a brief rest in the hot weather. The plot puts Rain and Lee Na-young on the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kang So-ra joins cast of Dr. Champ
by | July 20, 2010 | 11 Comments
Twenty-year-old Kang So-ra has been added to the SBS medical sports drama Dr. Champ, which has already cast Kim So-yeon (Prosecutor Princess) and Uhm Tae-woong (Devil) as doctors in Taereung, the training village for national athletes (see: Taereung National Village). Jung Kyeo-woon (Loving You A Thousand Times) completes that main... More »