Drama Casting & News
Cast of SBS’s Dream prays for a successful run
by | July 15, 2009 | 35 Comments
SBS’s new drama Dream is about to replace the historical drama Ja Myung Go on Mondays and Tuesdays, and on the 15th held its customary pre-show ceremony to wish for good luck and a successful broadcast. With the buzz this drama has (mostly over its lead cast of Kim Bum,... More »


Drama Casting & News
MBC’s Hon (Soul) releases first stills
by | July 15, 2009 | 15 Comments
Get ready for more summer horror with MBC’s special summer miniseries Hon, or Soul [혼]. Here we get our first look at stills featuring the drama’s stars Lee Seo-jin (Yi San), new actress Im Joo-eun (Merry vs. Daegu Battle), and singer-actor Park Gun-il of group Super Nova and film Quiz... More »


Drama Casting & News
Behind-the-scene candid shots from Style
by | July 14, 2009 | 20 Comments
Two weeks to go till Style premieres, which means we’re getting lots of news (or rather, “news”) about the drama these days. Maybe the reason I remain lukewarm on the fashion drama is because we’re only getting a glut of pictures, rather than interesting plot tidbits or actual descriptions. Kim... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Seo Hyo-rim makes her film debut
by | July 14, 2009 | 4 Comments
Bubbly actress and recent CF favorite Seo Hyo-rim (Job Well Done) is taking on her screen debut in Desire to Kill [죽이고 싶은], a psychological thriller. She’s been steadily rising in profile since her debut, taking parts in dramas When Spring Comes, Insoon Is Pretty, and The World They Live... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Woo-sung in Rainy Season
by | July 14, 2009 | 26 Comments
Jung Woo-sung, like his The Good, The Bad, The Weird co-star Lee Byung-heon, also has a new movie in the works, a romance called Rainy Season [호우시절]. Rainy Season is directed by Heo Jin-ho of Happiness (who also directs one of the segments of Ogamdo). The film shot entirely in... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Byung-heon stills from GI Joe
by | July 14, 2009 | 41 Comments
I still think the GI Joe movie looks spectacularly cheesy, but you can’t deny that Lee Byung-heon is A Movie Star. Lee shows off his ripped (in more ways than one) body as the character Storm Shadow in this new still; the rest of the shots, alas, feature him fully... More »


Drama Casting & News
Han Hyo-joo goes from Cinderella to Chuno
by | July 13, 2009 | 26 Comments
Jang Hyuk, Han Hyo-joo, Oh Ji-ho With her hot drama Brilliant Legacy heading toward its close (and achieving a 40% rating), Han Hyo-joo has picked out her next drama, which she’ll begin filming right away. The series is Chuno [추노, or Pursuing Servants] and it casts Han in the role... More »


Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 4
by | July 13, 2009 | 68 Comments
(written by Samsooki, editing, layout, design and tireless efforts by 0timelost, cleown, and mead33) City Hall: Episode 4 – Who Will Be Inju City’s Miss Baendaengi 2009? Episode 4 begins with the Baendaengi contestants working on a Habitat for Humanity type of project for an old woman – another one... More »


Drama Casting & News
The man who can’t get ratings
by | July 13, 2009 | 115 Comments
This is an interesting article, in that it looks at the low numbers faced by current Monday-Tuesday drama The Man Who Can’t Get Married and analyzes it from a cultural perspective. Most low-rated dramas (that aren’t disasters of writing/acting) tend to explain their disappointing numbers in terms of being too... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoga School’s dark and twisty (har) teaser poster
by | July 13, 2009 | 27 Comments
Can I just say: Owwwwwwwwwwww. That’s the official promo poster for the upcoming film Yoga School [요가학원], and with the horror-meets-yoga theme, I see what they were going for. Perhaps inadvertently, however, the effect strikes me as a lot more comical than scary, with a hint of camp — which... More »


Celebrity News
Jeon Ji-hyun at Chanel couture show
by | July 12, 2009 | 27 Comments
Jeon Ji-hyun (or Gianna Jun) received an invitation to the Chanel haute couture collection in Paris, which she attended on July 7. The invitation was extended by Chanel’s head designer and creative director Karl Lagerfeld; Jeon hobnobbed among some of the event’s elite, which included royalty, Chinese actress Zhou Xun,... More »