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Open Thread #96
by | August 14, 2009 | 258 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Lee Junki and Han Ji-min together in Hero
by | August 13, 2009 | 37 Comments
Finally, some news on Lee Junki‘s new drama, Hero [히어로], which was announced last year but has remained rather quiet. The drama was first titled “Strange Heroes,” then “Unseen War,” and is now back to “Hero,” although the production indicates it is a working title. Cast as the female lead... More »


Drama Recaps
Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 19-21
by | August 13, 2009 | 15 Comments
I gotta say, the storyline about Dad Song and Dad Oh’s history that’s developed in the next batch of episodes is probably one of my least favorite parts about this show. I thought it was a bit too pedestrian, and frankly, it’s not all that convincing (more on that after... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hon contemplates an extension
by | August 13, 2009 | 17 Comments
MBC’s new horror-thriller Hon (Soul) aired its third and fourth episodes this week, but even before those broadcasts, the station had begun talks of extending the series. The drama is doing well in its Wednesday-Thursday slot, looking strong out of the gate and buzz increasing for the well-produced, chilling story... More »


Celebrity News
Goodbye, Kim Rae-won
by | August 13, 2009 | 87 Comments
Oh, this makes me sad. We frequently see male entertainers head off to enlist in their mandatory army duty so it’s not like this comes as a surprise, but I’ll really miss Kim Rae-won as he serves over the next two years. Kim Rae-won isn’t the most conventionally good-looking actor... More »


Drama Casting & News
Press conference day for My Fair Lady
by | August 12, 2009 | 89 Comments
I have seen a lot — and I mean A LOT — of good-looking casts in my day. But holy hot %^&*@# dayummm the cast of My Fair Lady is amazingly attractive. (Isn’t it a curious thing? Sometimes you’ll get a drama full of good-looking actors who sometimes come across... More »


Celebrity News
Yoo Seung-ho on Delicious TV
by | August 12, 2009 | 10 Comments
Teenage actor Yoo Seung-ho (Queen Seon-deok, Legend) recently filmed a pre-recorded segment for MBC’s morning program Delicious TV [찾아라! 맛있는 TV], which will broadcast on the 15th. Despite the fact that he’s the hottest actor around of his age, he described himself as a normal student (he’s in his first... More »


Theater/Musicals
Scenes from Kim Joon’s Youth March
by | August 12, 2009 | 19 Comments
We’ve already seen the power of actor Kim Joon‘s name in selling musical tickets (when Kim Joon began appearing two weeks into the musical’s run, ticket sales shot up 30%). Here are more scenes from his theater debut in Youth March [젊음의 행진]. These photos come from a press call... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Han Ji-hye turns gisaeng in new film
by | August 12, 2009 | 38 Comments
Han Ji-hye‘s next role takes her back to Joseon Korea, and for her role as a famous gisaeng, has begun taking a variety of classes. As gisaeng entertainers were often skilled in the arts of dance and music, her education includes classes in the gayageum (a stringed lute, the same... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo seeks acting advice
by | August 12, 2009 | 25 Comments
What do you do if you’re a hot young actor about to take on a potentially career-boosting role in a highly anticipated new drama? If you’re Jung Il-woo — which means you’re hard-working (some might say over-working), obsessive about learning the art of acting and script analysis, and blessed with... More »


Drama Recaps
Triple: Episode 12
by | August 11, 2009 | 26 Comments
It’s funny how I’ve actually enjoyed watching the individual episodes of Triple — and found myself smiling through a few scenes in this one, for example — but in the larger context, it all kind of blurs together. How can something be pleasant and yet also dull? Or be refreshing... More »