Drama Casting & News
Baker King reaches “national drama” status
by | August 12, 2010 | 184 Comments
What’s a “national drama”? The official designation comes when a drama has surpassed 40% in the ratings, but it also has added connotations. That is to say, a television show that hits that level of viewership is one that the whole country is watching and buzzing about. Examples: Sandglass, My... More »


Drama Casting & News
Newbie actress Ki Eun-sae joins The Musical
by | August 12, 2010 | 9 Comments
The Musical (starring Gu Hye-sun, Ok Joo-hyun, Daniel Choi, and Park Ki-woong) has just cast newbie actress Ki Eun-sae in a crucial supporting role. She’ll play second-lead in a love triangle between Gu Hye-sun and Park Ki-woong, as well as carry some of the melo aspects of the story, along... More »


Theater/Musicals
Jo Seung-woo eyes comeback project
by | August 12, 2010 | 18 Comments
Film and musical actor Jo Seung-woo (Tazza) is currently serving in the military, but with his discharge fast approaching (October), interest is heating up about his next career move. There are reports that he will return in the musical Jekyll and Hyde, which he has acted in before. (Watch clip... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Tae-sung and the boys in Playful Kiss
by | August 12, 2010 | 64 Comments
No guilty panties this time around, but there are some funky hairdos in these latest Playful Kiss promo photos. I know I’ve poked fun at Lee Tae-sung‘s coif before, but I’ll hand it to him: As long as he’s wearing it, at least he’s workin’ it. Lee plays Bong Jun-gu,... More »


Drama Recaps
My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 1
by | August 11, 2010 | 138 Comments
Annnnnd we have a winner! What a cute first episode to start off what looks to become an entertaining, zippy ride. Both leads are adorable, but more than that, the story is fresh and innovative. It takes some familiar elements and mixes them with creations that are pure Hong Sisters... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Min-young closest to Micky Yoochun on set
by | August 11, 2010 | 29 Comments
It sounds like the Joseon era F4 is establishing a good rapport on the set of the upcoming drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal. In a recent interview, actress Park Min-young said that she grew close to Micky Yoochun the fastest, and that along with Song Joong-ki and Yoo Ah-in, the four of... More »


Drama Casting & News
I Am Legend shows signs of being a hit
by | August 11, 2010 | 36 Comments
SBS’s I Am Legend is in its second week, and signs look good for a healthy run. This Monday-Tuesday 9pm timeslot has yielded mixed results since it launched four series ago, starting strong but gradually slipping in the ratings. I Am Legend looks poised to breathe some life back into... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Cyrano Dating Agency releases additional posters
by | August 11, 2010 | 41 Comments
Cyrano; Dating Agency is a movie that I really wish were a drama instead, because it sounds entertaining, has an appealing cast, and seems like the type of story that could sustain hilarity and warmth for a number of episodes. I just hope that the romantic comedy can live up... More »


Celebrity News
Han Chae-young signs with Hollywood agency CAA
by | August 11, 2010 | 18 Comments
Han Chae-young has signed with Creative Artists Agency, or CAA, one of the Big 3 agencies in Hollywood, marking her intent to expand her career to the U.S. market. This comes not long after taking official steps in the Chinese market as well, where she enjoys residual popularity for dramas... More »


Drama Recaps
Bad Guy: Episode 17 (Final)
by | August 10, 2010 | 342 Comments
Here we are, the finale! I thought it was better than Episode 16, but frankly that isn’t saying much. At least 16 was entertaining and off-the-wall. This episode, as the wrap-up, was more puzzling. I know there was a three-episode cut-down and all that scheduling madness. HOWEVER, the drama finished... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Hyun-joong’s Playful (almost) Kiss
by | August 10, 2010 | 136 Comments
The first stills of Playful Kiss gave us the bickering side to the main couple’s relationship, so now it’s time for some skinship! Well, almost skinship as the leads, Kim Hyun-joong and Jung So-min, tease us with this almost-kiss. I’ve said it before, but they do really look cute together.... More »