Drama Recaps
Halftime Report: Road No. 1
by | July 25, 2010 | 42 Comments
Back by popular demand, it’s Round 2 of: Show vs. Girlfriday. I thought I’d check in with Road No. 1 at the halfway point, to see how it’s progressed since we last faced off in battle. To be clear: this is an experiment of sorts—I have not watched Episodes 2-9,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Go Hyun-jung quits Daemul, then comes back
by | July 25, 2010 | 20 Comments
I don’t think I’m going to believe that SBS’s Daemul will actually make it into being until it’s finally on the air, considering the way it has been plagued with production issues. Most recently, leading actress Go Hyun-jung, who was cast two years ago playing the nation’s first female president,... More »


Theater/Musicals
Moon Geun-young’s play sells out in 2 minutes
by | July 25, 2010 | 19 Comments
Tickets went on sale on Thursday for Closer, the stage play starring Moon Geun-young in her theater debut with co-star Eom Ki-joon, and sold out in 2 minutes for its first show. That puts Moon’s selling power on comparable levels with top idol stars; two other productions that sold out... More »


Celebrity News
Movie Still by Won Bin
by | July 25, 2010 | 20 Comments
Elle TV is collaborating with Won Bin on a program called Movie Still, where they take a look at fashion in film and tv through the eyes of its stars. Won Bin will be showing a completely different side of himself: his sense of fashion and taste in music. Tags:... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sci-fi mystery series Joseon X-Files on tvN
by | July 24, 2010 | 26 Comments
The historical sci-fi drama 기찰비록 means something like Mystery Investigation Record, but it’s being described as a Joseon X-Files and that’s a more accurate descriptor so that’s what I’ll call it. The tvN cable series stars Kim Ji-hoon (Wish Upon a Star) as a coolly logical investigator and Im Jung-eun... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Shi-young sings again
by | July 24, 2010 | 10 Comments
Actress Lee Shi-young (Birth of the Rich, Boys Before Flowers) returns to music, this time with a contribution to Honey Family‘s new album, Volume 5. Lee sang a track on the OST of her last film, 2009’s The Descendant of Hong Gil Dong, and also put out a digital single... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
The Housemaid gets U.S. release
by | July 24, 2010 | 31 Comments
IFC Films picked up North American distribution rights for The Housemaid, which debuted at Cannes in May and has sold over 2.3 million tickets in Korea since its release. The erotic thriller by director Im Sang-soo is a remake of the classic 1960 film, and stars Jeon Do-yeon as the... More »


Drama Casting & News
I Am Legend adds Go Eun-mi and releases new stills
by | July 23, 2010 | 16 Comments
I Am Legend is gearing up for its premiere in just over a week (it’s a Monday-Tuesday show), and the cast has added another member in Go Eun-mi. She’ll play a has-been singer named Ran-hee, who was a rival of Seol-hee (Kim Jung-eun) back in their high school days when... More »


Drama Recaps
Coffee House: Page 15
by | July 23, 2010 | 76 Comments
There’s only a week left of Coffee House (and three more recaps after this one). What’s interesting is that I am really enjoying the episodes, and the acting, and the characters (mostly). And y’all know how much I love Kang Ji-hwan. So it’s a curious how this drama has consistently... More »


Drama Casting & News
Behind-the-scenes stills from Bad Guy
by | July 23, 2010 | 27 Comments
It’s a little odd to see “new” images of Kim Nam-gil come out because we know he just headed off for military service a week ago. But his drama Bad Guy is still on the air, so we’re still getting teases and promos. Plus, maybe because of the serious tone... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cha Ye-ryun, Shindong added to Dr. Champ
by | July 23, 2010 | 12 Comments
Medical sports drama Dr. Champ sure has been busy casting, and is pretty close to done with these latest additions: Cha Ye-ryun takes one of the lead roles (technically she’s lead #4), while Super Junior’s Shindong has come onboard as a judo player. The drama first secured its leads in... More »