Chungmuro/Film News
On set with the cast of Into the Gunfire
by | March 21, 2010 | 23 Comments
TOP, Kwon Sang-woo On March 19, the production of Korean War movie Into the Gunfire opened up its Gyeongsangnam-do (a southern province) set location to the media for a look behind the scenes and an informal press conference. If you’ve missed the plot description in the previous posts, the gist... More »

Drama Recaps
Chuno: Episode 13
by | March 20, 2010 | 57 Comments
Well, this is the episode! It took 10+ years, thousands of miles, scores of drawings and over a dozen episodes, but this interminable story line of near-miss after near-miss has finally come to an end. Dae-Gil has found his beloved Un-Nyun. But this Un-Nyun is not the beautiful and carefree... More »

Drama Casting & News
Three Brothers extended 20 episodes
by | March 20, 2010 | 36 Comments
KBS’s weekend drama Three Brothers is a frustrating watch for me, but it has performed consistently well in the ratings, with numbers in the 30% range. Despite increasing complaints that the drama is becoming decidedly makjang (as in, loaded with over-the-top dramatics purely to score ratings), KBS has decided to... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episodes 30-31
by | March 19, 2010 | 21 Comments
Surprisingly, rewatching these two episodes weren’t as torturous as I thought it would be. I wouldn’t say I enjoyed it, but just as soyjoy mentioned in her last recap, I can sympathize with the writer’s plight to stretch out a storyline by 16 episodes. Now that Smile has ended, I... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Soo-hyun in SBS’s Giant
by | March 19, 2010 | 18 Comments
Aw man, now I may have to actually watch Giant. The drama that stars Lee Beom-soo and unfolds around the economic and urban growth of the 1970s hasn’t really tickled my interest, but I DO have a lot of interest in watching the growing career of Kim Soo-hyun, the rising... More »

Drama Casting & News
Song Chang-eui plays gay character in weekend drama
by | March 19, 2010 | 49 Comments
There’s a new weekend drama premiering tomorrow, SBS’s Life Is Beautiful, written by drama hitmaker Kim Soo-hyun (Mom’s Dead Upset). And in the intergenerational storyline, Song Chang-eui (Golden Bride) plays one of the younger generation, a doctor of internal medicine with a gentle, kind personality. He is also gay. Song... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ha Ji-won denies IRIS 2 reports
by | March 19, 2010 | 82 Comments
Hm, conflicting reports on this one. Although a few news outlets have reported that Ha Ji-won would take the lead in the IRIS sequel drama, Athena, the actress’s side has come out to say that this isn’t the case. On the 19th, it was reported that the Taewon Entertainment CEO... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #127
by | March 19, 2010 | 374 Comments
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Drama Recaps
The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry: Episode 14
by | March 18, 2010 | 49 Comments
These two are too cute. Kim Bum is so much better as a noona-killer than as the oppa. He should really be banned from playing oppa roles until he’s out of the army. Two episodes left and I still don’t know how things are going to end. Because this drama... More »

Drama Recaps
Chuno: Episode 12
by | March 18, 2010 | 57 Comments
Last episode we see that at long last, Song Tae-Ha’s men have been reunited at the Sleeping Buddha statue at Un-Joo Temple. They greet the Crown Prince Seok-Kyeon with reverence and a determination to see this conspiracy through to the end. All of these men of Song Tae-Ha have given... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Gong Hyo-jin signs on to road movie
by | March 18, 2010 | 22 Comments
Having just ended her recent drama project, Pasta, actress Gong Hyo-jin has picked her next movie role. She’ll take the lead in How To Travel With a Cow [소와 함께 여행하는 법], the next project from director Im Soon-rye, who helmed the hit sports movie Forever the Moment. This movie... More »