Celebrity News
Lee Byung-heon targeted for blackmail
by | December 9, 2009 | 128 Comments
Get ready for what will surely become another entertainment industry rollercoaster of scandalous claims: Lee Byung-heon, megastar and current lead in KBS drama IRIS, has been accused by a Korean-Canadian woman of sexual misconduct and slapped with a lawsuit. Lee refutes the claims and is fighting back. According to Lee’s... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Actresses: Fake documentary or reality filmmaking?
by | December 8, 2009 | 43 Comments
I previously posted about the new movie Actresses, which stars six famous movie stars playing six famous movie stars: each portrays a version of her real self, but the question is, how much of that is “acted” and how much stems from reality? I found the initial reports really interesting,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Han Ga-in looks for drama comeback role
by | December 8, 2009 | 24 Comments
Han Ga-in has a new management team and a new goal of returning to television screens in the coming year. She’s eying four to five projects, raising the possibility that she might make her comeback at the same time that her husband, Yeon Jung-hoon, will be appearing in SBS’s medical... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 13
by | December 8, 2009 | 57 Comments
(written by cleown, with 0timelost and samsooki) Episode 13 – To Be Properly Treated and Valued as a Woman. Hi, my name is cleown and I’m one of the editors for the City Hall recaps, although this time I am writing an episode recap of City Hall. I’ve tried my... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Fair Love follows festival success with January premiere
by | December 8, 2009 | 25 Comments
When Fair Love screened at this year’s Pusan International Film Festival as part of its Gala Presentation, it was hailed by critics as “the year’s most lovable film” and received a lot of praise. The film stars Lee Hana (Triple) and one of Korea’s most-loved veterans, Ahn Sung-ki, and has... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Han Ye-seul a possibility for Twilight sequel?
by | December 7, 2009 | 72 Comments
It is being reported (strategically leaked?) that Han Ye-seul, who is currently acting in the new SBS melodrama series Will It Snow For Christmas?, recently took a secret meeting with Mark Morgan, CEO of Imprint Entertainment, the production company behind Twilight and New Moon. Naturally, this has given rise to... More »

Celebrity News
Welcome back, Gong Yoo
by | December 7, 2009 | 141 Comments
Fans rejoice! Gong Yoo is finally out of the army. The actor — who enlisted at the height of his popularity following 2007’s Coffee Prince — was discharged from his mandatory service on the morning of December 8. He gave a brief greeting to the press and fans who had... More »

Drama Casting & News
IRIS served with plagiarism suit
by | December 7, 2009 | 36 Comments
KBS’s hit spy drama IRIS has found itself entangled in plagiarism charges. On December 7, novelist Park Chul-joo filed a suit with Seoul Central District Court accusing the drama’s production company of ripping off his spy novel The Sun Doesn’t Rise on Mt. Fuji. In his complaint, writer Park asserted... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Just for curiosity’s sake… (poll addendum)
by | December 7, 2009 | 274 Comments
Okay, so there are a lot of complaints that the 2009 Drama Poll is too biased because You’re Beautiful is winning so heavily. I have my own reasons for thinking that’s not true — how can you get upset that people are voting for their favorite drama when that’s what... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Hwang Jung-min and Ryu Seung-beom make a deal
by | December 7, 2009 | 6 Comments
This should be a treat for fans: Hwang Jung-min and Ryu Seung-beom are acting together again — the two have been cast in the new film Bad Deal [부당거래], a crime thriller that finds the leads wrapped up in a frustrating murder case. Hwang Jung-min plays a police officer with... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
How was 2009 for you?
by | December 6, 2009 | 410 Comments
With the year coming to an end, that means it’s time to take stock of the past twelve months (well, eleven really) in kdramas. The broadcast stations will be holding their awards ceremonies at the end of the month, and I’m working on my wrap-up of 2009’s offerings — as... More »