Drama Recaps
Smile: Episodes 28-29
by | March 3, 2010 | 34 Comments
First, let me say that I’m sorry and embarrassed for taking SO long to do this recap. I intended to get this done about two weeks ago, but despite the best of intentions, I simply couldn’t keep up. I imagine that’s how the writer felt, too, when she got slammed... More »

Drama Casting & News
Behind the scenes of Road No. 1
by | March 3, 2010 | 15 Comments
MBC’s Korean War drama Road No. 1 has released behind-the-scenes shots of its large-scale production. The series began filming in January, and has currently shot five episodes’ worth of footage (apparently out of episode order). While the initial set of stills featured the main cast — stars So Ji-sub, Yoon... More »

Drama Casting & News
More stills as Man Called God winds up for weekend premiere
by | March 3, 2010 | 56 Comments
More stills are out of MBC’s A Man Called God (actually, two different sets), which premieres this upcoming weekend. The first set of shots features lead star Song Il-kook in action playing Kang-ta, chasing down a man named James with whom he’d once worked in the past. In a Lamborghini!... More »

Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 16
by | March 2, 2010 | 83 Comments
The above isn’t a significant scene in the episode, but it’s memorable for Cho-rok’s line that comes with it: “Unni, I think I’m going to have to marry Tae-kyu oppa!” This was definitely a better episode than yesterday’s. It still had its faults, and the emotional logic can be perplexing,... More »

Drama Casting & News
IRIS 2 unveils its leads
by | March 2, 2010 | 155 Comments
Well well, now. Producers have announced the two lead stars of its anticipated IRIS 2: Hallyu star Jung Woo-sung and rising actor Cha Seung-won. The drama which will be produced under the title Athena, which is an international terrorist organization that provides the conflict in the sequel. Jung plays the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Min-jung in romantic comedy Cyrano
by | March 2, 2010 | 29 Comments
This is news I like: Lee Min-jung will be taking the part of Uhm Tae-woong‘s love interest in the upcoming movie Cyrano. (While the production has announced her casting as all but done, her management hedged a bit more carefully, explaining that they are looking favorably on the role but... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jin turns villain for new film
by | March 2, 2010 | 14 Comments
Lee Jung-jin (Bottom of the 9th with 2 Outs) is turning into a villain for his next role, a film called The Fixer [or Problem Solver, 해결사] in which he stars against Chungmuro regular Sol Kyung-gu. In the film, a private investigator’s office run by Sol Kyung-gu, a former police... More »

Drama Casting & News
Moon Geun-young sheds tears for Cinderella’s Sister
by | March 2, 2010 | 47 Comments
After beginning shoots on her new drama, Moon Geun-young is drawing praise from the staff of KBS’s Cinderella’s Sister for her tearful acting. The title stills were taken not long ago (and the first set of still cuts released), and took the following concept: Moon’s character has lived a tearful... More »

Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 15
by | March 1, 2010 | 59 Comments
Not the best episode; I thought it felt rather flat, particularly compared to the many adorable moments we’ve seen in recent weeks. There are a couple of reasons for this, namely: too much Jae-young, not enough kids. That, and almost everyone annoyed in this episode, except Pal-gang. (The kids don’t... More »

Drama Casting & News
Birth of the Rich premieres, Pasta rises to top spot
by | March 1, 2010 | 30 Comments
KBS premiered a new drama today, the light comic drama The Birth of the Rich, to replace God of Study. Although the first episode numbers were modest at 12.1% (TNS Media), the drama received generally positive reception for its imaginative and “manhwa-like” story and its refreshing cheeriness. Also earning some... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Song Hye-gyo, an action star?
by | March 1, 2010 | 31 Comments
Song Hye-gyo is currently in China working on her next role in The Grand Master, the martial arts movie directed by renowned Hong Kong filmmaker Wong Kar-wai, and will apparently be displaying some “real action” skills in the film. The Grand Master stars Tony Leung as Wing Chun grandmaster Ip... More »