Drama Casting & News
Goong, Iljimae director takes on Playful Kiss adaptation
by | May 31, 2010 | 177 Comments
Okay, now THIS I could really get behind! When I first heard about the adaptation of Itazura na Kiss for Korean television, I was not impressed — I’m tired of the constant Japanese-manga-to-kdrama efforts, and I was skeptical about Group Eight’s ability to handle it well. The production house’s biggest... More »

Drama Casting & News
From the set of Birdie Buddy
by | May 31, 2010 | 27 Comments
New stills have been released from the set of golf drama Birdie Buddy, and on the upside, they’re better than the posters released last week. On the downside, I still haven’t found anything enticing me to watch the drama. One nice aspect is that Birdie Buddy takes place outside of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Jung-eun takes over I Am Legend
by | May 31, 2010 | 57 Comments
Kim Jung-eun is taking the role vacated by Kim Sun-ah as the lead character in the ajumma-turned-rocker drama, I Am Legend. While I was more excited about the prospect of Kim Sun-ah heading this drama, I do like Kim Jung-eun as an actress and think she’d do quite nicely with... More »

Drama Recaps
Bad Guy: Episode 2
by | May 30, 2010 | 94 Comments
I thought Episode 2 was mostly better than Episode 1… except for one particular aspect of it that almost lost me. I was all ready to dive headfirst into Bad Guy until that scene gave me pause. I’m still interested because everything else is so intriguing, but it pinged my... More »

Drama Recaps
God of Study: Episode 9
by | May 30, 2010 | 38 Comments
It seems the majority of the people who like God of Study mostly liked it for the kids and their interactions with each other. So I decided to focus more on the little things they do and make the…dragging parts less significant. Tags: Bae Doo-na, Go Ah-sung, God of Study,... More »

Celebrity News
Another celeb detained on drug charges
by | May 30, 2010 | 69 Comments
A year after star Joo Ji-hoon was busted for drug use, another drug scandal is breaking. At the center of attention is an as-yet-unnamed singer-turned-actor who was taken for police questioning as one of 23 people rounded up in a large drug bust. Those involved are charged with regular use... More »

Kim Ji-hoon on his theater debut
by | May 30, 2010 | 22 Comments
Aw, I love how dorky Kim Ji-hoon looks here in a promo for his theater debut role, which is such a contrast to his usual image (which is closer to the cool and professional Won Kang-ha he played in Wish Upon a Star). Kim just made his theater debut in... More »

Drama Recaps
Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 17
by | May 29, 2010 | 98 Comments
I think I have to start out with an apology, because I’m just so emotionally checked out of this drama that I can’t tell a good episode apart from a bad one anymore. I’ve read a lot of comments about how Episode 17 is so much better than the previous... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sungkyunkwan’s other student foursome
by | May 29, 2010 | 17 Comments
Now that the main leads have been selected, upcoming campus sageuk drama Sungkyunkwan Scandal is filling in its supporting cast. The four actors above play a group of sunbaes at the school who take an antagonistic role to our main quartet and are (from top left, going clockwise) Jeon Tae-soo,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chae Rim returns to All About Eve in special appearance
by | May 28, 2010 | 31 Comments
The role that made Chae Rim a star was the 2000 Hallyu hit All About Eve, which is now getting a Chinese remake starring Chuno‘s Jang Hyuk, and she’ll have a special appearance in the new drama as well. The Korean miniseries was a huge hit and paired Chae Rim... More »

Drama Casting & News
Wang Bit-na joins Kim Suro as a Kaya spy
by | May 28, 2010 | 43 Comments
I know, there’s been a lot of promotional material coming out about MBC’s Kim Suro, but as the drama finally premieres this weekend, this’ll probably be the last of them. I just thought I’d share, since the photos are lovely and portray a wholly different look to Wang Bit-na than... More »