Drama Casting & News
The business of kdrama extensions and cuts
by | September 20, 2009 | 46 Comments
Queen Seon-deok Yep, we as drama-lovers tend to have a love-hate (mostly hate, I think) relationship with drama extensions and, even worse, unexpected cuts. Even a good drama can be ruined in the end by unnecessary extensions — a long-running epic series may suffer less from adding episodes than a... More »

Celebrity News
Yonsama’s Journey in Search of Korea’s Beauty
by | September 20, 2009 | 42 Comments
Bae Yong-joon, or Yonsama, has finally revealed the Korea-related book he has been preparing for many months, called Journey in Search of Korea’s Beauty. In order to gather information to incorporate into his book exploring traditional Korean culture, Bae Yong-joon spent over a year traveling the country to research various... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Shin Hyun-joon gets stitched up
by | September 20, 2009 | 13 Comments
Shin Hyun-joon (Cain and Abel) is taking on the part of a police detective for his latest movie, the thriller Family Picture, and has sustained an injury to his finger while shooting an action scene. I know, “finger injury” sounds mild, but the accident must have been fairly significant, because... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Rabbit and Lizard to release next month
by | September 19, 2009 | 18 Comments
Sung Yuri‘s film debut, Rabbit and Lizard, has finalized its movie release date and will premiere in theaters on October 22. Currently starring in the SBS drama Swallow the Sun, Sung has acted in numerous drama projects since making her transition from singer to actress, but this is her first... More »

Drama Casting & News
FT Island’s Hong-ki ready to return to acting
by | September 19, 2009 | 45 Comments
Lee Hong-ki is mostly famous for being a member of the popular pop/rock band FT Island, but he’s looking forward to returning to acting, which he’ll do in SBS’s trendy idol-star drama You’re Beautiful [미남이시네요], his first drama gig in five years. (He has made cameo appearances on dramas and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo is confused with his character
by | September 18, 2009 | 69 Comments
The production of My Fair Lady held a press conference and open set day on September 18, where both Jung Il-woo and Yoon Eun-hye spoke frankly about struggling with their characters. Jung Il-woo plays “Tae-yoon,” a lawyer and chaebol who is pretty much the perfect man. But the actor confessed... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jeon Ji-hyun considers Korean remake of Zettai Kareshi
by | September 18, 2009 | 108 Comments
This is not finalized (so take with a grain of salt), but Jeon Ji-hyun‘s potential drama comeback just may come in the Korean adaptation of Japanese manga Absolute Boyfriend, aka Zettai Kareshi. The kdrama will be directed by PD Kim Min-shik of Queen of Housewives and Before and After: Plastic... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-jung gets dumped
by | September 18, 2009 | 27 Comments
A few more shots have been released of Smile [그대 웃어요], SBS’s upcoming weekend drama starring Lee Min-jung as a bride who is jilted after news of her family’s financial ruin makes her fiance’s family cry off the union. This particular scene was shot near the road to Incheon International... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #101
by | September 18, 2009 | 406 Comments
  You guys amaze me — Open Thread #100 managed not only to keep going strong all week long, it’s surpassed 400 posts and shows no sign of abating. Well, if not for #101 to come and take its place, that is! SONG OF THE DAY Tori Amos – “Leather.”... More »

Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 10
by | September 17, 2009 | 66 Comments
Another enjoyable episode, although I have to admit it didn’t top Episode 9 for me. Still, the drama is starting to feel solid, and although it comes a little late for my liking, I’m finally at a point where I’m rewatching episodes and getting emotionally invested. SONG OF THE DAY... More »

Drama Casting & News
Movie in the works for Queen Seon-deok
by | September 17, 2009 | 30 Comments
Ooh, interesting. Producers have announced that Queen Seon-deok, MBC’s successful historical epic series, will be re-edited down to movie format, just in time for the approaching holiday weekend. This version will not be a mere rehash of highlights and clips, but will actually tell a complete story. Its focus will... More »