Drama Casting & News
IRIS 2 to follow Athena in 2011
by | April 20, 2010 | 42 Comments
Although Athena: Goddess of War has been called IRIS 2, producers have specified that Athena is merely an IRIS spinoff, not a sequel. In actuality, another series bearing the title IRIS 2 is being produced as a separate drama and will be a true sequel. All three series — IRIS,... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Wang Bit-na’s Date Shopper
by | April 20, 2010 | 8 Comments
Wang Bit-na had one of the smaller supporting roles in the recent The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry but quite possibly the most kickass character (empowered, confident, and always, always right!). (Also: best nickname, Boogie-Woogie.) Now the actress will follow that role by hosting a new dating variety show,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Philip Lee joins cast of medical sageuk Faith
by | April 20, 2010 | 21 Comments
Philip Lee is probably most known for his drama debut role as Cheoro (as pictured above) in 2007’s fantasy sageuk series Legend (Taewangsasingi), which he followed up by playing a man on a revenge mission in last year’s contemporary thriller Story of a Man. His next project returns him to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Story of a Man wins at Houston International Film Festival
by | April 20, 2010 | 37 Comments
KBS’s thriller series Story of a Man, also known as The Slingshot, has picked up an award — the Bronze Remi — at the 43rd WorldFest–Houston International Film Festival, which has just announced its winners. The drama won in the “TV Series – Dramatic” category. The festival is dedicated to... More »

Drama Recaps
Personal Taste: Episode 6
by | April 19, 2010 | 151 Comments
I know this couple had their detractors, but come on, they’ve totally stolen your hearts, right? In this episode entitled “Sweet Roommate,” Jin-ho and Kae-in give us a lesson in chemistry, and share noodles, heartaches, cramps, and a bed. I know…I always get the toilet ones. In one deftly crafted... More »

Drama Recaps
Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 5
by | April 19, 2010 | 169 Comments
Better and better, I say. I still miss the teenage years and, like girlfriday, felt I could have been perfectly content to have them mine that territory longer. But I can see the point about moving them forward to explore how things have shaped up in the intervening years to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bad Guy adrift without a broadcast date
by | April 19, 2010 | 35 Comments
Kim Nam-gil‘s upcoming drama Bad Guy has hit a bump in the road, because it has failed to secure a spot on the upcoming broadcast schedule. Producers had been planning to premiere the series in May on SBS, but against their expectations the show has not managed to snag a... More »

Celebrity News
May’s Singles magazine features Lee Seon-kyun
by | April 19, 2010 | 46 Comments
Yum. Lee Seon-kyun, who most recently played the irascible head chef (or “chep”) of MBC’s Pasta, is featured in the May issue of Singles magazine, which contains both an interview and a photo shoot of the actor. And while I wouldn’t have thought Lee Seon-kyun would be among the actors... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Eun-hye films her cameo for Personal Taste
by | April 18, 2010 | 116 Comments
As announced last week, Yoon Eun-hye is making a cameo appearance on MBC’s Personal Taste, and recently shot her scenes. The stills were released on the 19th and depict her unplanned reunion with Lee Min-ho, her ex. Tags: Personal Taste, Yoon Eun-hye... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Siwon cozies up with daughter in Oh My Lady
by | April 18, 2010 | 72 Comments
If you’re following SBS’s Oh! My Lady, you’ll probably find that one of the highlights is the interaction between the drama’s star, Sung Min-woo (Choi Siwon), and his young daughter Ye-eun, played by 5-year-old Kim Yu-bin. Here are a few images from Monday’s upcoming episode; if you’re spoilerphobic, don’t click... More »

Drama Recaps
Personal Taste: Episode 5
by | April 18, 2010 | 98 Comments
This coupling is really starting to grow on me. With this episode and the next, we’re seeing the connection grow, and while there are still certain missteps in the pacing/editing of the show, the developing friendship/romance keeps me hooked. Before the drama aired, I was wondering how the age difference... More »