Drama Casting & News
Jang Geun-seok gets into character for You’re Beautiful
by | September 13, 2009 | 62 Comments
In the new Hong sisters trendy drama You’re Beautiful [미남이시네요], Jang Geun-seok (Beethoven Virus) shows a bright, charming personality as the team leader of a budding idol group of aspiring teen pop stars. (The drama’s title is also a play on the name of the character played by Park Shin-hye,... More »


Celebrity News
My Name Is: Im Joo-eun
by | September 13, 2009 | 9 Comments
With MBC’s horror-thriller Hon being lauded as a well-made drama and its unknown lead actress garnering a lion’s share of the attention, Im Joo-eun has made a definitive leap to the big time. Here’s a look at the actress and how she beat out more than a thousand competitors to... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Shi-young responds to detractors
by | September 13, 2009 | 23 Comments
Lee Shi-young seems like a strong person with a sense of perspective, and she has once again surprised people with her frank response to her critics. The actress who rose to fame through her role in Boys Before Flowers, followed by her stint on We Got Married with now-ex-boyfriend Jun... More »


Drama Casting & News
Filming set to begin on Jejoongwon
by | September 12, 2009 | 5 Comments
Of the new drama series still to come this year, SBS’s Jejoongwon [제중원] hasn’t been buzzed about much, but I think it has the potential to be pretty interesting. Starring Yeon Jung-hoon (East of Eden), Han Hye-jin (Terroir), and Park Yong-woo (Cell Phone), the drama is set in the late... More »


Celebrity News
Han Ji-min signs her donation book
by | September 12, 2009 | 21 Comments
Actress Han Ji-min (Cain & Abel) has put out a book titled We’re Already Friends — Han Ji-min’s Philippines Donation Book, which includes stories of her time spent in a deep mountain village in the Philippines helping at a village school. (The book also contains drawings, which Han drew herself.)... More »


Theater/Musicals
Hwang Jung-min takes the lead in Wedding Singer
by | September 11, 2009 | 13 Comments
Aw, this is one project I wish I could see in person. (Often I read about theater productions and feel left out by being halfway around the world.) The always-wonderful film and theater actor Hwang Jung-min (Accidental Couple, Happiness) is taking on the lead role in the musical version of... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Beom-soo kicks butt as Hong Gil Dong’s descendant
by | September 11, 2009 | 16 Comments
As previously mentioned, Lee Beom-soo and Lee Shi-young are starring in a new movie featuring Lee as a descendant of Joseon hero Hong Gil Dong in a movie called, aptly, Hong Gil Dong’s Descendants [홍길동의 후예]. While Hong Gil Dong is a 15th-century figure, the movie features his modern-day descendant... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #100
by | September 11, 2009 | 438 Comments
  I’d wondered if/how to “commemorate” the big 100, but after going through a bevy of computer issues this week, I’m just relieved to have the site still running, frankly! If anything, I’m amazed to still be doing this after 100 weeks of Open Threads (and nearly three years overall)….... More »


Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 8
by | September 10, 2009 | 43 Comments
We are now officially halfway through My Fair Lady, and although this means we get an inexplicably less flattering hairdo for Jung Il-woo, at least the plot heats up! (Perhaps they purposely sabotaged Jung Il-woo’s appearance to sway us subconsciously toward Dong-chan?) SONG OF THE DAY Na Yoon-kwon – “심장소리”... More »


Drama Casting & News
Creating Destiny holds first script reading
by | September 10, 2009 | 25 Comments
The first script rehearsal for MBC’s new drama Creating Destiny (aka Making Fate or 인연만들기), was actually held almost two weeks ago on August 31 at the Ilsan Dream Center, although the photos have just now been released. In attendance were the drama’s leads — Eugene (Yoga School), Jung Seok-won... More »


Celebrity News
Happy birthday, Jung Il-woo
by | September 10, 2009 | 50 Comments
Jung Il-woo celebrated his 22nd birthday on set, as he is currently filming the drama My Fair Lady, and was treated to a surprise party by the cast and crew. (As a 1987-er, he’s the youngest of the main cast, although he plays at least five years older than his... More »