Drama Casting & News
Birth of the Rich extended four episodes
by | April 6, 2010 | 49 Comments
After getting off to a rough start, romantic-comedy series Birth of the Rich has found its footing in the ratings and has had a stable, if not outstanding, run. Still, that’s good enough for KBS, and the drama has been granted four extra episodes, bringing the total to 20. Birth... More »

Drama Casting & News
Song Joong-ki runs for MBC special drama
by | April 6, 2010 | 24 Comments
Adoooorable actor Song Joong-ki (OB-GYN, Triple) has been cast as the lead in a special 4-episode MBC drama, called Running Shirt (working title). According to Song’s management, Sidus HQ, he will play a bright and cheerful marathon runner in the “bright sports youth drama.” His character Dae-gu was born in... More »

Drama Recaps
Personal Taste: Episode 2
by | April 5, 2010 | 142 Comments
girlfriday here, making a comeback! Ever notice in Korea how nobody goes anywhere, but everyone makes a comeback? Yes, that’s the size and relative roundness of Jin-ho’s butt, in case you were wondering. And yes, that’s pretty much the expression that accompanies the grabbing of said butt. This episode brings... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jang Geun-seok confirmed for You’re My Pet
by | April 5, 2010 | 133 Comments
Title says it all! It was previously reported that Jang Geun-seok would star in the movie version of You’re My Pet, but there was a conspicuous lack of confirmation following the initial report. Now the confirmation is out and the news is official. The movie is based on the Japanese... More »

Drama Casting & News
Horan makes her acting debut
by | April 5, 2010 | 13 Comments
Singer Horan is joining her Clazziquai counterpart Alex in the acting realm, and has been cast in her first drama project, KBS’s upcoming romantic-comedy series My Country Calls [국가가 부른다]. The drama recently cast Lee Soo-kyung as its leading lady; she plays a lowly policewoman with little professional spirit and... More »

Drama Casting & News
SBS’s period drama Giant begins rehearsals
by | April 5, 2010 | 27 Comments
The first still is out for SBS’s Giant, which premieres in May. From left to right, pictured are Lee Beom-soo, Park Jin-hee, Hwang Jung-eum, and Joo Sang-wook. The cast, writer Jang Young-chul, and director Yoo In-shik gathered on April 2 at the SBS Ilsan Production Center for the drama’s first... More »

Drama Casting & News
Product placement sneaks its way into drama dialogue
by | April 5, 2010 | 29 Comments
If you’ve been watching MBC’s campy weekend action drama A Man Called God, you may have caught on to one of the phrases oft-uttered between Song Il-kook and Han Go-eun: “Why not?” Turns out that line is a bit of stealth advertising. Rather than inserting a product directly into the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Rain considers role in Chuno writer’s next drama
by | April 4, 2010 | 34 Comments
Rain (aka Jung Ji-hoon) has been teasing us for months about a possible drama comeback, and now it has been announced that he’s currently in talks regarding Chuno writer Chun Sung-il‘s next project. On April 5, a senior rep from Rain’s management company revealed that the star is considering several... More »

Celebrity News
Park Shi-hoo celebrates birthday with fans
by | April 4, 2010 | 32 Comments
Actor Park Shi-hoo is hard at work on his just-premiered drama, Prosecutor Princess, so he’s spending most of his time on the drama set. Still, he managed to take a few hours to attend a surprise birthday party — his 32nd — on the afternoon of April 3 at Seoul’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
MBC’s Kim Suro begins filming
by | April 4, 2010 | 14 Comments
MBC has a weekend sageuk in the works, a drama called Kim Suro (after the king, not the actor), which began its first shoots the last week of March with a large-scale battle scene. The drama stars Ji Sung in the role of King Kim Suro; his Swallow the Sun... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Choi Kang-hee plays Bestseller’s ghost
by | April 3, 2010 | 18 Comments
Choi Kang-hee is taking a small but crucial role in Uhm Jung-hwa‘s upcoming horror-thriller movie Bestseller, as the voice of a ghost. According to director Lee Jung-ho, she is a personal friend of him and another producer, and had shown interest in the film from its script stages, which is... More »