Chungmuro/Film News
Su Ae and Jo Seung-woo are lovers in “Like Fireworks”
by | August 5, 2009 | 18 Comments
The movie Like Fireworks, Like a Butterfly [불꽃처럼 나비처럼] has settled on a premiere date, even though one of its stars, Jo Seung-woo, will still be serving his military service when it releases for the upcoming Chuseok fall harvest holiday. The film is set in the late Joseon era and... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Seon-kyun off for a belated honeymoon
by | August 5, 2009 | 17 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun (White Tower, Coffee Prince) married his longtime girlfriend, actress Jeon Hye-jin, in a May ceremony, but due to immediate filming of his drama Triple, he put off the honeymoon till later. Now it’s later, and with Triple off the air, the newlywed couple set off for Thailand on... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hon goes underwater, on rooftops to build up horror
by | August 4, 2009 | 21 Comments
Hon looks like it’s really building up the creep factor with its bloody promo pictures, its adult rating, and eerie shoots, like this one which involved submerging lead actress Im Joo-eun underwater for ten hours. Such was the harshness of the conditions that Im suffered symptoms of hypothermic shock; the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Da-hae still undecided on Chuno
by | August 4, 2009 | 50 Comments
With Han Hyo-joo out of the historical drama Chuno [추노, aka Pursuing Servants], speculation has been rampant that Lee Da-hae would be filling in the vacancy. On August 4, her management spoke out and gave the official stance: “She has received the offer, but it’s only one of several projects... More »

Drama Casting & News
Tamna cast members refute dating rumors
by | August 4, 2009 | 12 Comments
Normally, I don’t pay any attention to dating rumors since onscreen couples almost always fuel speculation of offscreen dating, even when they’re groundless. But it’s interesting how the latest rumors of on-set romance include Im Joo-hwan and Seo Woo, whose drama hasn’t even aired yet. This likely means one thing... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yeon Jung-hoon leads Joseon-era White Tower
by | August 4, 2009 | 6 Comments
Actor Yeon Jung-hoon of East of Eden (and husband to Han Ga-in) is coming back with a new series, Jejoongwon [제중원], a historical drama set in the world of early modern medicine in Korea. He’ll be acting alongside Terroir‘s Han Hye-jin, who has already been cast as a doctor. Jejoongwon... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Fourth Period Murder Mystery unveils official posters
by | August 3, 2009 | 16 Comments
Real-time mystery-thriller Fourth Period Murder Mystery [4교시 추리영역] will be releasing in theaters soon, and here are its official posters, featuring teenage heartthrob Yoo Seung-ho (Legend, Queen Seon-deok) and new actress Kang So-ra. Yoo Seung-ho’s only 15 years old (he turns 16 in two weeks), but already he’s built up... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
High Kick 2 fills out its new cast
by | August 3, 2009 | 20 Comments
Shin Se-kyung, Seo Shin-ae, Daniel Choi I wasn’t excited to hear about the upcoming Season 2 of family sitcom Unstoppable High Kick, which would cast an entirely new crop of actors (the only exception being veteran Lee Soon-jae, the grandpa of the original series, who will be in the second... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 10
by | August 3, 2009 | 80 Comments
(written by Samsooki, editing, layout, design and Cityholic syndrome by 0timelost, cleown, and mead33) Episode 10 – I’m Shin Mi Rae:  Your Mayoral Candidate #5! What an opening scene. It looks like Jo Gook has everything he can dream of in this hotel room: he has his billionaire cake and... More »

Kpop News
Park Yong-ha celebrates five years in Japan
by | August 3, 2009 | 33 Comments
Thanks to Story of a Man (aka The Slingshot, aka the best drama so far this year, yeah I said it), I have newfound appreciation for Park Yong-ha, who has enjoyed some popularity in Japan for a number of years (no doubt in large part due to his role in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hon drama production press conference
by | August 3, 2009 | 24 Comments
Not that this is unusual for a kdrama, but I’ll say it again: This is one good-looking cast. On August 3, the cast of MBC’s Hon gathered at the Ilsan MBC Dream Center for the drama’s production press conference. And while the drama’s two marquee names are Lee Seo-jin (Yi... More »