Drama Casting & News
No extension for Hon after all
by | August 23, 2009 | 18 Comments
Perhaps in reaction to the dip in viewership ratings, MBC has decided that it will not extend its “premium horror” drama Hon (Soul) after all. It had considered a two-episode extension after its successful premiere and good buzz for its fresh, taut story and suspenseful atmosphere. However, soon after the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Jung-hwa turns bestselling author
by | August 23, 2009 | 8 Comments
For a movie, that is; it’s not a case of singer and movie star Uhm Jung-hwa putting out her own book. She stars in the new movie Bestseller, which is the debut feature film for director Lee Jung-ho, who worked as assistant director under Jung Yoon-chul (The Man Who Was... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Hong Gil Dong’s descendants carry on the crime-fighting legacy
by | August 23, 2009 | 32 Comments
What would happen if the descendants of Joseon-era Robin Hood-like hero Hong Gil Dong were alive today and secretly carrying on his legacy of punishing evildoers and helping the poor? That’s the premise behind the new movie Hong Gil Dong’s Descendants [홍길동의 후예], and it stars Lee Beom-soo (On Air)... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
High Kick Through the Roof begins filming
by | August 23, 2009 | 5 Comments
The upcoming High Kick Through the Roof, the new MBC sitcom brought to you by the makers of Unstoppable High Kick, started filming this month and has already put in its first all-nighter. The family sitcom’s first day on the set was August 20 at the Ilsan Dream Center in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Angel’s Temptation continues the makjang tradition
by | August 22, 2009 | 13 Comments
Did you like SBS’s ratings monster of a drama, the quintessential “makjang” series Wife’s Temptation? Because coming soon to SBS Mondays and Tuesdays is a drama by the same writer, Kim Soon-ok, called Angel’s Temptation [천사의 유혹], and it sounds like the (narrative) craziness is back in full force. Furthermore,... More »


Celebrity News
Jo Hyun-jae talks about army life
by | August 22, 2009 | 42 Comments
Here are a few recently released photos of actor Jo Hyun-jae (Three Dads, One Mom), currently serving since his enlistment last August. Usually we’ll see a celebrity head off for military service and not hear about him until his discharge two years later. Every so often, you’ll get some news... More »


Drama Casting & News
Luxury cars turn heads in Style
by | August 22, 2009 | 19 Comments
I tend to agree with viewers of SBS’s Style that, despite its title, the fashions and feel of the drama lack a certain stylish flair. (Kim Hye-soo is looking fierce, but everything and -one else feel somewhat bland.) However, the drama sure isn’t skimping on the parade of luxury cars,... More »


Celebrity News
Choi Kang-hee to publish a book
by | August 21, 2009 | 4 Comments
One thing makes me wary of this announcement that Choi Kang-hee, cute and quirky actress of dramas like My Sweet Seoul, is putting out a book. Not because she’s writing a book in the first place, but because of the fact that it is described as “mini-homepage-like.” (As in, like... More »


Drama Casting & News
Iris to be produced as a manhwa
by | August 21, 2009 | 17 Comments
KBS’s “blockbuster action spy drama” IRIS [아이리스] is scheduled to premiere in October, but even before it unveils itself to the public, it has confirmed that it is producing another iteration: a manhwa by well-known manhwa-ka Lee Hyun-sae. The decision to publish the new manhwa comes after negotiations between the... More »


Drama Casting & News
KBS orders extension for Sol Pharmacy
by | August 21, 2009 | 28 Comments
KBS’s Sons of Sol Pharmacy House is currently the top weekend drama (its last episode on the 16th pulled in a 36.3%), and the station has announced a four-episode extension. That means that the comic family drama, which was originally planned for 50 episodes, will end with number 54 instead... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #97
by | August 21, 2009 | 205 Comments
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