Drama Casting & News
FT Island’s Hong-ki ready to return to acting
by | September 19, 2009 | 45 Comments
Lee Hong-ki is mostly famous for being a member of the popular pop/rock band FT Island, but he’s looking forward to returning to acting, which he’ll do in SBS’s trendy idol-star drama You’re Beautiful [미남이시네요], his first drama gig in five years. (He has made cameo appearances on dramas and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo is confused with his character
by | September 18, 2009 | 69 Comments
The production of My Fair Lady held a press conference and open set day on September 18, where both Jung Il-woo and Yoon Eun-hye spoke frankly about struggling with their characters. Jung Il-woo plays “Tae-yoon,” a lawyer and chaebol who is pretty much the perfect man. But the actor confessed... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jeon Ji-hyun considers Korean remake of Zettai Kareshi
by | September 18, 2009 | 108 Comments
This is not finalized (so take with a grain of salt), but Jeon Ji-hyun‘s potential drama comeback just may come in the Korean adaptation of Japanese manga Absolute Boyfriend, aka Zettai Kareshi. The kdrama will be directed by PD Kim Min-shik of Queen of Housewives and Before and After: Plastic... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-jung gets dumped
by | September 18, 2009 | 27 Comments
A few more shots have been released of Smile [그대 웃어요], SBS’s upcoming weekend drama starring Lee Min-jung as a bride who is jilted after news of her family’s financial ruin makes her fiance’s family cry off the union. This particular scene was shot near the road to Incheon International... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #101
by | September 18, 2009 | 406 Comments
  You guys amaze me — Open Thread #100 managed not only to keep going strong all week long, it’s surpassed 400 posts and shows no sign of abating. Well, if not for #101 to come and take its place, that is! SONG OF THE DAY Tori Amos – “Leather.”... More »


Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 10
by | September 17, 2009 | 66 Comments
Another enjoyable episode, although I have to admit it didn’t top Episode 9 for me. Still, the drama is starting to feel solid, and although it comes a little late for my liking, I’m finally at a point where I’m rewatching episodes and getting emotionally invested. SONG OF THE DAY... More »


Drama Casting & News
Movie in the works for Queen Seon-deok
by | September 17, 2009 | 30 Comments
Ooh, interesting. Producers have announced that Queen Seon-deok, MBC’s successful historical epic series, will be re-edited down to movie format, just in time for the approaching holiday weekend. This version will not be a mere rehash of highlights and clips, but will actually tell a complete story. Its focus will... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Mother screens at AFI FEST in Los Angeles
by | September 17, 2009 | 11 Comments
Good news for Los Angeles fans of Won Bin (Taegukgi), Kim Hye-ja (Mom’s Dead Upset), and/or director Bong Joon-ho (The Host): Their latest film, the thriller Mother, is getting a screening at this year’s AFI FEST 2009 in Hollywood. The film has already been licensed for North American theater release,... More »


Celebrity News
Choi Ji-woo and Lee Jin-wook’s public date
by | September 17, 2009 | 37 Comments
Aw, cute. Glam, poised star Choi Ji-woo was seen recently out on a public date with her slightly less-famous actor boyfriend Lee Jin-wook as the two strolled down the street of the Seoul neighborhood of Insadong. Photos cropped up online on September 16 showing the couple holding hands, both wearing... More »


Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 9
by | September 16, 2009 | 87 Comments
Ooh, GOOD EPISODE! Best episode so far. I know some people feel that Yoon Sang-hyun was miscast, but he and Yoon Eun-hye both have great expressive eyes, independently and together, and this episode was a total tortured eyefest. Ew, that sounds gross. You know what I mean. I also find... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sports dramas struggle to stay in the game
by | September 16, 2009 | 35 Comments
Heading to the Ground; Dream 2009 was supposed to be the year of the sports drama revival, and it has had its share of sports-themed series, with at least another still to come. Unfortunately, they’ve all tanked. The two currently struggling on the air are SBS’s fighting drama Dream, which... More »