Drama Casting & News
Choi Eun-seo in first leading role opposite Hwanhee
by | October 16, 2010 | 42 Comments
Choi Eun-seo played bratty Hye-mi in Personal Taste earlier this year, which was the highest-profile role of her young career to date. Now she’s getting her first leading role, and will head an MBC daily drama called Stormy Lovers [폭풍의 연인], which also stars Fly To the Sky singer Hwanhee.... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ga-in’s first CF with husband
by | October 16, 2010 | 77 Comments
I’ve never seen anyone dressed so well to do laundry, but hey, I suppose a couple in their last wearable clothes isn’t really going to sell high-end washing machines. Although, now that I think about it, beautiful couple down to nothing but their last socks and underwear? That might actually... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #3
by | October 16, 2010 | 137 Comments
Time for another podcast! In which javabeans and girlfriday discuss: Our recent trip to NY Comic Con; thoughts on dramas we didn’t personally recap, such as I Am Legend; and Sungkyunkwan Scandal, which we love; and Dr. Champ, which we like; Runaway, which we like a little less; and Daemul... More »

Drama Recaps
Dr. Champ: Episode 5
by | October 15, 2010 | 56 Comments
BROOMAAAAANCE! Honestly – this is all I ask for, writers of this drama. Please, please PLEASE give Sang Bong and Ji Heon a happy ending! The boys deserve some lovin’, since Ji Heon is continually getting rebuffed by Yeon Woo and Sang Bong…well, he’s continually getting rebuffed by Ji Heon.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Teaser and last character stills for Mary Stayed Out All Night
by | October 15, 2010 | 129 Comments
The first teaser clip has been released for KBS’s upcoming Mary Stayed Out All Night, and while the video doesn’t show much in the way of plot, it does put a smile on my face with its sunny, feel-good atmosphere (and adorable cast). This clip is called a “demo video,”... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Hye-soo’s new Wed-Thurs drama My Happy Home
by | October 15, 2010 | 21 Comments
When Playful Kiss wraps up next week, a new 16-episode drama will take over: My Happy Home [즐거운 나의집], starring Style’s Kim Hye-soo, which is being described as a “Korean Desperate Housewives.” That means a murder mystery will play a pivotal role in the story, which features a cast of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hyun Bin and Yoon Sang-hyun play to type in Secret Garden
by | October 15, 2010 | 90 Comments
Hyun Bin as an urbane city professional and Yoon Sang-hyun as a playboy? Yup, talk about making full use of typecasting. In Secret Garden, Hyun Bin once again adopts an aloof personality and sharp dressing style as the owner of a department store who possesses a “cold charisma.” He’ll body-swap... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #157
by | October 15, 2010 | 700 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Playful Kiss: Episode 14
by | October 14, 2010 | 640 Comments
Lordy, I didn’t think we’d EVER get here. But here we are, and what a breath of fresh air it is to see Robot Boy stepping up to own his feelings. What’s even better is what he does afterwards, because as awesome as the kissing is, it’s much more satisfying... More »

Drama Casting & News
Runaway Plan B ratings continue their slide
by | October 14, 2010 | 93 Comments
I’m actually a little shocked: The latest episode of Runaway Plan B drew a mere 11.9% rating, which is nearly half its strong premiere number. More worrying than that, however, is the steadiness of the downward trend — Episodes 1 through 6 have garnered, in order, a 20.7%, 17.9%, 18.0%,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Daemul replaces writer in its second week
by | October 14, 2010 | 47 Comments
Already, SBS’s Daemul is sitting pretty in first place in its second week — its latest, Episode 3, breezed past KBS’s Runaway Plan B with a 26.4% rating to the latter’s 15.1% — so it comes as a bit of a surprise to hear that the production has replaced its... More »