Drama Casting & News
And now for Iris’s Lee Byung-heon
by | September 24, 2009 | 96 Comments
The Iris promotion machine is really in full swing now, isn’t it? After months of silence about the high-budget drama, we slowly started seeing stills and behind-the-scenes peeks, and now that the premiere is less than a month away, it’s a full-on barrage of promos and updates. Now that we’ve... More »

Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 11
by | September 23, 2009 | 63 Comments
I’m sorry to say this, because I think My Fair Lady is definitely the better series, but there’s something about it that reminds me quite a lot of Witch Amusement, that hot mess of nonsensical repetition and confusion. I like this drama a lot more, but I can’t help seeing... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eugene talks about her new drama role
by | September 23, 2009 | 30 Comments
Creating Destiny [인연 만들기] is actress-singer Eugene‘s next project, and the star recently spoke out about the cheerful romantic comedy. She plays a lawyer-to-be who had grown up in Australia, who has a “Tom and Jerry-like” series of encounters with Ki Tae-young, the man with whom she is set up... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hero’s updated cast list
by | September 23, 2009 | 17 Comments
Hero, MBC’s upcoming drama and Lee Junki‘s next television role, has lost Han Ji-min as its leading lady and picked up Kim Min-jung (New Heart) in her place. It has also cast Ji Chang-wook, newly famous from his role as youngest brother Mi-pung in KBS’s Sons of Sol Pharmacy. This’ll... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoo Seung-ho at Busan’s press conference
by | September 23, 2009 | 25 Comments
Yoo Seung-ho‘s new film, Busan, held its press conference on the morning of September 23, alongside his co-stars (and father figures in the film) Kim Young-ho and Go Chang-seok. Yoo sheds his “um-chin-ah” (boy next door) image in this movie, which shows his most mature showing to date. He said,... More »

Drama Casting & News
(Faux) idol group A.N.JELL is revealed
by | September 22, 2009 | 82 Comments
The first official poster has been revealed of A.N.JELL, the idol group within the drama You’re Beautiful, which features actors Jang Geun-seok, Park Shin-hye, Lee Hong-ki, and Jung Yong-hwa. And all I have to say is that it’s so… froofy. I know it’s an idol group and therefore targeted to... More »

Drama Casting & News
A look at Iris’s supporting cast
by | September 22, 2009 | 44 Comments
Looks like each of the characters in the main cast of spy drama Iris [아이리스] is getting his/her moment in the spotlight. With a name like Lee Byung-heon in the cast, it’s no surprise he gets most of the attention, as does his CF queen leading lady Kim Tae-hee, but... More »

Celebrity News
Chae Jung-ahn in the Hot-Blooded Salesman
by | September 22, 2009 | 29 Comments
Finally, news of a new KBS weekend drama! (The historical series Iron Empress has occupied the slot for many months, and is finally heading to its close. I, for one, am happy to see another contemporary offering take its place.) The show to take that prime-time slot in October is... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Cafe Noir earns praise at Venice International Film Festival
by | September 21, 2009 | 12 Comments
Cafe Noir is notable for being the debut film for its director, film critic Jung Sung-il. It is also now notable for drawing praise at its world premiere screening at the recent Venice International Film Festival (as the only selection from Asia). Cafe Noir was described by one of the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Stars of My Fair Lady deny dating rumors
by | September 21, 2009 | 89 Comments
Ha, these days it’s pretty common to get any and every onscreen couple issuing statements denying they’re dating in real life, even when I swear it’s mostly the product of wishful fan thinking or ‘shipping. Because, Yoon Eun-hye and Yoon Sang-hyun? Dating rumors? That seems so odd to me. Both... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Good Morning President sells out at PIFF in 1 minute
by | September 21, 2009 | 8 Comments
Technically, 1 minute and 35 seconds. Such is the box office draw of one of Korea’s favorite actors, Jang Dong-gun. The warm and humorous Good Morning President is his first film in several years, and Korean audiences are eager to see Jang back onscreen, as he has been out of... More »