Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-hoon makes his sageuk debut
by | August 6, 2009 | 34 Comments
All right, so Kim Ji-hoon isn’t exactly a strong actor, but he IS very, very pleasant to look at. (I mean, really really great eye-candy. The first thing I said when I saw the news and the accompanying photos was, “Oooh.”) He’s also taking on his sageuk debut as he... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-jung gets her first leading role
by | August 5, 2009 | 39 Comments
Lee Min-jung, most well-known for her recent role playing Lee Min-ho’s annoying (but endearing) fiancée in Boys Before Flowers, is getting her first leading role. It’ll be in the new SBS weekend drama Smile (more literally, Smile, You [그대, 웃어요], which is a working title). At first glance, the story... More »


Drama Casting & News
My Fair Lady’s prince on a white horse
by | August 5, 2009 | 43 Comments
KBS’s My Fair Lady (aka Please Take Care of the Young Lady, aka 아가씨를 부탁해, aka 아부해) has been doing a pretty good job of releasing still shots of its drama at a steady trickle, no doubt to keep interest high and fans’ appetites for news whetted. The latest to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hometown of Legends is back for a 2009 edition
by | August 5, 2009 | 12 Comments
After last year’s revival of 1990s horror series Hometown of Legends proved to be a hit (and starred some recognizable names like Choi Su-jong, Park Min-young, Jae Hee, Lee Jin), KBS is bringing it back for a fresh new run this summer. That also means that Hon won’t be the... More »


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 »