Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 4
by | August 31, 2009 | 78 Comments
Episode 4 was a lot of fun. The entanglements of early-stage romance are often my favorite parts, and also often the funniest, and we get some of that going here with some significant developments on the romantic front, involving more than one couple. SONG OF THE DAY Bada – “Dilemma”... More »

Drama Casting & News
Smile finishes casting, begins filming
by | August 31, 2009 | 24 Comments
The new SBS drama Smile [or Smile, You aka 그대 웃어요] has found its leading man to play opposite Lee Min-jung (Boys Before Flowers, Who Are You) in her first leading role. Although the cast already includes Family Outing‘s “Chunderella” Lee Chun-hee and Que Sera Sera‘s Lee Kyu-han, neither of... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Busan’s fateful relationship between two fathers and one son
by | August 31, 2009 | 17 Comments
With the shooting wrapped and the release approaching, the movie Busan [父,山] has released its first poster, featuring its stars Go Chang-seok, Yoo Seung-ho, and Kim Young-ho. (At first, I thought 16-year-old Yoo Seung-ho was posing with a cigarette, till I realized the lollipop was just meant to look like... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Preview screening for Itaewon Murder Case
by | August 31, 2009 | 55 Comments
Another press conference, another eccentric ensemble worn by Jang Geun-seok, right? On August 31, the cast of the movie Itaewon Murder Case [이태원살인사건], the mystery thriller based on a true story, convened for the film’s preview screening event. In attendance were actors Shin Seung-hwan, Jung Jin-young, and, of course, Jang... More »

Drama Casting & News
Queen Seon-deok gets twelve more episodes
by | August 30, 2009 | 77 Comments
This was pretty much inevitable, and comes as no surprise: MBC has ordered 12 more episodes for its highly successful historical drama Queen Seon-deok, currently sitting with a comfortable lead on Mondays and Tuesdays, with ratings past 40%. This extension brings the episode total up from the originally planned 50... More »

Drama Casting & News
Oh Ji-ho as Chuno’s tortured slave
by | August 30, 2009 | 38 Comments
The first image released of KBS’s upcoming drama Chuno [aka Pursuing Slaves, 추노] featured Jang Hyuk. These latest images showcase the drama’s other lead actor, Oh Ji-ho, playing a wrongly accused man who is made into a slave. The drama began filming earlier this month on August 13 and has... More »

Drama Casting & News
“Heading” interview with U-Know Yunho
by | August 30, 2009 | 21 Comments
Filming is progressing and the premiere date nearing for the new soccer drama Heading to the Ground [맨땅에 헤딩], which features an idol star in his acting debut, U-Know Yunho. Casting an idol is nothing new, but putting him in a lead role for his first project makes him something... More »

Celebrity News
Rain plans drama role next
by | August 30, 2009 | 23 Comments
Earlier this summer, superstar singer-actor Rain alluded to the possibility of taking another movie or television project, and now he has announced his decision to make his acting return with a drama. He’s currently engaged in singer-ly activities, kicking off his 2009 Asia Tour (“Legend of Rainism”) on August 29... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Yumi’s sexy transformation in GQ
by | August 29, 2009 | 17 Comments
Jung Yumi trades her easygoing, quirky image for a bolder, sexier look in the September issue of GQ magazine. It’s quite a step away from the roles that have brought her to fame thus far, as her characters in projects like horror-action film Chaw, mellow romance Oishii Man, and drama... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Na-young steps into transgender role
by | August 29, 2009 | 14 Comments
Actress Lee Na-young, last in Kim Ki-duk’s Dream with Joe Odagiri, has begun filming her newest film, Dad Likes Women [아빠가 여자를 좋아해], in which she plays a (male-to-female) transgender character. In these still frames, we see Lee Na-young playing her post-op character of Ji-hyun, a role said to showcase... More »

Drama Recaps
Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 22-25
by | August 28, 2009 | 16 Comments
KBS has planned an extension for SSPH?! I don’t know how I feel about that as I think the recent storylines have been dragged out a little too long as it is. But, overall, I’m still enjoying the show so hopefully it won’t wear out its welcome. And, if anything,... More »