Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 12
by | November 12, 2009 | 386 Comments
The drama hit its series high rating with this episode, although that only translates to a very modest 11.1%. Still, yay for upward mobility. (IRIS, in comparison, is far out in front with its own series high at 33.7%. We’ll see how Hero fares next week.) SONG OF THE DAY... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Song Seung-heon and Lee Min-ki’s noir remake
by | November 12, 2009 | 57 Comments
Song Seung-heon and Lee Min-ki have been cast as the leads of a Korean remake of Hong Kong noir film A Better Tomorrow, the classic 1986 John Woo crime thriller that starred Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung, and Ti Lung. The remake, Invincible [무적자], boasts a blockbuster budget of more than... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 11
by | November 11, 2009 | 290 Comments
My site totally crashed with last week’s recaps, so let’s hope it holds up this week… I think my enjoyment of this episode (which was fun and funny) was dulled by the Big Spoiler that was everywhere days in advance, which totally killed the scene for me. Seriously, press, you’re... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Ji-hoon holds his first Japanese fanmeeting
by | November 11, 2009 | 17 Comments
It comes as something of a surprise, but actor Kim Ji-hoon will be holding his first solo fanmeeting in Japan, to take place on the 13th in Osaka. The event comes by invitation of KJNET, who said, “This was organized because we’ve had continuous requests to set up a fanmeeting... More »

Drama Casting & News
Tamra DVD will contain 21 episodes
by | November 11, 2009 | 46 Comments
Good news for Tamra the Island fans: Not only is the mania trendy-sageuk series getting a director’s cut DVD set, it’s been announced that the DVD set will have an extra episode. The drama had been planned for 20 episodes (and filmed months in advance) before MBC cut it down... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Seung-gi cancels concert due to swine flu
by | November 10, 2009 | 24 Comments
Wow, yet another celebrity comes down with swine flu. The latest is singer-actor Lee Seung-gi (Brilliant Legacy), who has canceled his activities for the immediate future as a result of his diagnosis. According to a broadcast station source on November 11, Lee Seung-gi completed filming for variety show 1 Night... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Gu Hye-sun busy at work on her next film project
by | November 10, 2009 | 50 Comments
Actress-musician-director-screenwriter-artist-novelist Gu Hye-sun is currently engrossed in work on her next screenplay, as she explained at a “Good Downloader Supporters Day” event that took place on November 10 at Myungdong’s Lotte Avenuel. (She was described as looking very tired, but smiling.) A rep from her management company explained in an... More »

Drama Casting & News
So Ji-sub eyes war epic for next drama role
by | November 10, 2009 | 32 Comments
Although the news is not yet final, it looks like So Ji-sub will likely take on a role in a large-scale blockbuster war drama for his next project. The Korean War-set drama Road No. 1 [로드 넘버원] comes from Logos Films, with whom So is currently in talks to work... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon So-yi does KARA’s booty dance for Hero
by | November 10, 2009 | 28 Comments
I wonder if this is something new, because I can’t quite picture Kim Min-jung‘s tough, bowl-cut-wearing female cop character in quite the same light as her replacement, Yoon So-yi. In these latest stills from Hero, Yoon shows off girl group KARA‘s “Booty Dance” [엉덩이춤] as her cop character poses as... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Hyun-joong cast in remake of Kimi wa petto
by | November 9, 2009 | 264 Comments
I say this without snarkiness (a quality I think is growing far too overrated these days anyway): One would have thought that idol singer Kim Hyun-joong‘s stiff, uncomfortable acting debut in Boys Before Flowers earlier this year would have convinced people to STOP casting him in high-profile projects, but alas... More »

Drama Casting & News
Midnight interview with You’re Beautiful’s sleep-deprived but happy cast
by | November 9, 2009 | 227 Comments
The following video clip (watch below) and interview caught the cast of You’re Beautiful in a rare spare moment as they filmed busily — time is scarce and it looks like they’re in the thick of live-shooting by this point, with just three more weeks left till the series wraps.... More »