Drama Recaps
Coffee House: Page 9
by | June 28, 2010 | 160 Comments
Oh, it’s good to have Coffee House back. Unfortunately, the four-episode postponement most certainly did set the drama’s ratings back, nearly halving them. It was performing in the 9% to 10% range, but this episode dropped things to a 5.9%. (Giant didn’t have as big a drop — only about... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bad Guy cast gives interviews on open set day
by | June 28, 2010 | 36 Comments
Bad Guy is finally returning this week, and to whet your appetites, here’s a collection of mini-interviews with the cast. They were given two weeks ago on the drama’s open set day, June 14, at the filming location in Yongin. We won’t yet know if the World Cup interrupted Bad... More »

Drama Recaps
First Impressions: Road No. 1
by | June 28, 2010 | 76 Comments
I neither hate war epics nor do I love them. I neither anticipated this drama nor dreaded it. So when I say I came into this with zero expectations, I mean it literally. I know there’s a lot of hype surrounding this drama, but me? I’m not about the hype.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Yumi teams with Jung Kyung-ho for Drama Special
by | June 28, 2010 | 30 Comments
I’m happy about this news: After doing a string of film projects, Jung Yumi is coming back to television, three years after her last drama role in Que Sera Sera. She’s pairing up with Smile‘s Jung Kyung-ho in the next installment of KBS’s short-drama series Drama Special, titled “The Great... More »

Drama Casting & News
Playful Kiss drops Park Bo-young from its casting shortlist
by | June 27, 2010 | 57 Comments
Playful Kiss is MBC’s remake of Japanese manga Itazura na Kiss and Taiwanese drama It Started With a Kiss, and despite hopes that the production would be able to bring Park Bo-young onboard as its lead, it looks very unlikely. The drama’s production company, Group Eight, hasn’t made any official... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Eun-hye makes drama comeback in Love Song
by | June 27, 2010 | 117 Comments
Whoa, I was NOT expecting this, but I think I like it: Yoon Eun-hye has been cast in upcoming drama series Love Song, the remake of the epic Hong Kong romance Tian Mi Mi (Comrades: Almost a Love Story). The original 1996 film spanned ten years and starred Leon Lai... More »

Drama Casting & News
Trio of Chuno veterans return for Runaway
by | June 27, 2010 | 14 Comments
Sung Dong-il, Gong Hyung-jin, Jo Hee-bong Three familiar faces from Chuno will be back for the writer-director pair’s new drama Runaway, adding some solid talent to the supporting cast. In Chuno, Sung Dong-il had played the slightly unhinged slave hunter Jin-ho, Gong Hyung-jin played escaped slave Up-bong, and Jo Hee-bong... More »

Drama Casting & News
The Musical heads to Broadway
by | June 27, 2010 | 18 Comments
Here are some more details regarding the upcoming drama series The Musical, which is the musical-theater-themed show starring Gu Hye-sun (Boys Before Flowers), Daniel Choi (High Kick Through the Roof), and Ok Joo-hyun (musical actress and former FinKL member). Those three form the love triangle at the center of The... More »

Extended Glossary
Glossary: Noona
by | June 26, 2010 | 106 Comments
Go Hyun-jung and Chun Jung-myung in What’s Up, Fox Today’s Korean word of the day is: Noona. Got a cheeky younger man in your life? Turns out there’s a reason he calls you what he does. Notorious noona-killers Chun Jung-myung and Kim Bum help give us a lesson on the... More »

Extended Glossary
Glossary: Oppa
by | June 26, 2010 | 169 Comments
Was there ever such heartbreaking confusion over the meaning of the word “oppa” as with these two in Triple? Perhaps you’ve seen that Glossary link in the menu to the left, languishing in neglect with nary an update. I decided, what better way to update than to expound upon those... More »

Celebrity News
My Name Is: Jung So-min
by | June 25, 2010 | 76 Comments
This profile features new actress Jung So-min, who was a no-name rookie before taking on the role of Mo-nae in the current SBS series Bad Guy. Although the drama has only showed five episodes so far, the public was quick to pick up on the new talent in 21-year-old Jung.... More »