Drama Casting & News
Coming soon to a television near you?
by | August 8, 2009 | 20 Comments
The action comedy Level 7 Civil Servant, or per its English title, My Girlfriend is a Secret Agent, drew in more than 4 million viewers in a slumping movie industry and proved to be a smash hit. Such was its success that now it’s entertaining the prospect of being adapted... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dream’s Flower Fighter Hyun-woo
by | August 8, 2009 | 13 Comments
We’ve seen training photos of Kim Bum, star of SBS’s Dream, and now we turn to one of the lesser characters. Here we have Hyun-woo, member of pop group 24/7 and part of the “Flower Fighters” crew, which is the team of hard-bodied, good-looking athletes that includes Julien Kang, Marco,... More »

Drama Recaps
Style: Episode 1
by | August 7, 2009 | 62 Comments
So, Style. SBS’s new Saturday-Sunday drama is off to a great ratings start (mid-to-upper-teens), and given its competition (Friend, Our Legend and Iron Empress), it’s likely to stay that way. I have mixed feelings about this show so far. It’s somewhat watchable, although the degree of one’s enjoyment is probably... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
High Kick is no longer unstoppable
by | August 7, 2009 | 5 Comments
Lee Soon-jae, Kim Hye-sung …but it IS “through the roof.” The producers of Season 2 of Unstoppable High Kick have decided to christen the new show with a different name; rather than calling it “Season 2,” it’s being tentatively renamed High Kick Through the Roof [지붕뚫고 하이킥]. (They are entertaining... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 11
by | August 7, 2009 | 84 Comments
(written by Samsooki, editing, layout, design and “You Can’t Fight City Hall” by 0timelost, cleown, and mead33) Episode 11 – “You Had Me At An-Nyung (안녕).” Jo Gook has come back and found that his hamster that he saved from tomato-throwing goons is being cared for by another. Jung Do again??... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #95
by | August 7, 2009 | 240 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Smile casts Lee Kyu-han
by | August 6, 2009 | 24 Comments
Coming on the heels of the drama announcement for Lee Min-jung‘s next project Smile [그대, 웃어요], we have news of one of the two male leads: It has cast Lee Kyu-han, who played Sam-soon’s amusing rapscallion of an ex-boyfriend in My Name is Kim Sam-soon and the more strait-laced second... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cast additions to I Love You Ten Million Times
by | August 6, 2009 | 23 Comments
Lee Shi-young, Kim Heechul I Love You Ten Million Times [천만번 사랑해] is a new SBS weekend drama whose main cast has already been filled by Lee Soo-kyung, Ryu Jin, and Jung Kyeo-woon. I’d noted the interesting-sounding plot when the drama was first announced; it deals with surrogacy and the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Shin-hye is Jang Geun-seok’s girl in You’re Beautiful
by | August 6, 2009 | 120 Comments
Jang Geun-seok has found his love interest for the Hong sisters idol-star drama You’re Beautiful [미남이시네요], and it’s 19-year-old Park Shin-hye (Radish Kimchi and Goong S). The plot traces the growth and development of teenage aspiring pop stars as they are trained in idol groups. Jang’s character is a simple... More »

Drama Casting & News
Itazura na Kiss comes to Korea
by | August 6, 2009 | 182 Comments
Group Eight, the producers who butchered adapted Hana Yori Dango into the hot mess that was Boys Before Flowers, is adapting another popular Japanese manga for Korean television: Itazura na Kiss, or Playful Kiss, which was turned into an anime series as well as the Taiwanese drama It Started With... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-hoon makes his sageuk debut
by | August 6, 2009 | 34 Comments
All right, so Kim Ji-hoon isn’t exactly a strong actor, but he IS very, very pleasant to look at. (I mean, really really great eye-candy. The first thing I said when I saw the news and the accompanying photos was, “Oooh.”) He’s also taking on his sageuk debut as he... More »