Drama Casting & News
Chuno loses its leading lady
by | August 1, 2009 | 31 Comments
Not long after Han Hyo-joo announced her next project, she’s changed her mind and dropped out of Chuno [추노], the Joseon-era fusion sageuk with Jang Hyuk and Oh Ji-ho (who are staying with the production). In Chuno, Han was to have played a daughter to servants who falls into a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hon’s content rated too provocative for teens
by | July 31, 2009 | 12 Comments
Ooh. Looks like MBC’s horror drama series Hon (Soul) actually IS as creepy as it looks, because it just got slapped with a 19+ viewer rating, which means that it is not recommended for viewers under the age of 19. Given that this is a regular prime-time broadcast television series... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Itaewon Murder Case features “psychopathic” Jang Geun-seok
by | July 31, 2009 | 24 Comments
Check out the teaser poster for Jang Geun-seok‘s newest movie, the murder mystery based on a true story, Itaewon Murder Case [이태원 살인사건]. In the movie, Jang plays one of two Korean-American teenagers who are the main suspects in a killing occurring in an Itaewon fast-food restaurant. Both young men... More »


Drama Casting & News
Moon Chae-won begins filming My Fair Lady
by | July 31, 2009 | 22 Comments
Since we’ve gotten our first look at the main players of KBS’s My Fair Lady [아가씨를 부탁해, or 아부해], now we get to see how Moon Chae-won is taking on her character. Moon’s role as aspiring shoe designer “Eui-joo” is described as “cute and bubbly,” and she plays a young... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #94
by | July 31, 2009 | 245 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Dream: Episode 2
by | July 30, 2009 | 37 Comments
Argh, Dream did it again. After Episode 1 had aired, I was on the fence about continuing the drama, but pretty close to jumping off that fence. Most of Episode 2 did little to convince me otherwise, and I was content to let this drama go on without me. But... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Murder mystery pauses for a kiss scene
by | July 30, 2009 | 17 Comments
The Yoo Seung-ho movie 4교시 추리영역 (Fourth Period Murder Mystery) has weathered director changes and an actor dropout (Kim So-eun), and is set to open in theaters in two weeks. In this recently released still, Yoo shares a screen kiss with his co-star Kang So-ra, who was brought in to... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Preview shows off a stylish Yoga School
by | July 30, 2009 | 26 Comments
Based on previous looks at the upcoming horror movie Yoga School [요가학원] , I thought this movie might turn out slightly cheesy and very B-list. But after seeing the preview trailer (watch below), I’m pleasantly surprised to find it looking a lot sleeker, cooler, and more mysterious than I’d expected.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Hollywood remaking another Park Chan-wook film
by | July 30, 2009 | 14 Comments
With Hollywood remakes planned for Park Chan-wook‘s Cannes prizewinner Oldboy (2003) and the follow-up film Sympathy for Lady Vengeance (2005), I suppose it should be no surprise that the precursor to those two, Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance, is also getting the remake treatment. Film producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura came to... More »


Theater/Musicals
Kim Joon’s name sells musical tickets
by | July 30, 2009 | 16 Comments
T-Max rapper and Boys Before Flowers actor Kim Joon isn’t the lead role in his musical debut, but no matter: his name still drew flocks of fans to the Coex Artium on his first night onstage. The musical Youth March [aka March of Youth, 젊음의 행진] began running on July... More »


Drama Recaps
Triple: Episode 11
by | July 29, 2009 | 38 Comments
Triple is ending this week, and while I’ve enjoyed watching it, I’m finding that I’m in no rush to finish it. I think it’s because it feels like this series has been treading water for a while now. Yes, I understand that it’s a less-plot-driven, more slice-of-life sort of drama,... More »