Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-ho cast in City Hunter (?) (!)
by | September 12, 2010 | 183 Comments
WHAT?! I won’t believe this until it’s on the air, but Lee Min-ho has reportedly been selected to headline a Korean drama adaptation of City Hunter, the popular 1980s manga and anime about a womanizing detective. The lead character is Saeba Ryo, who runs the City Hunter business with his... More »

Drama Casting & News
Moon Geun-young confirmed for Mary Stayed Out all Night
by | September 12, 2010 | 212 Comments
Moon Geun-young and Jang Geun-seok in a romantic comedy together? Yeah, I’ll be watching. Mary Stayed Out All Night is the manhwa adaptation that features Jang Geun-seok as a hippie musician, and now Moon will be signing up for a contract marriage with his character. Her Mary role is the... More »

Kang Ji-hwan rehearses for Cafe In’s Tokyo run
by | September 12, 2010 | 47 Comments
Looks like my Kang Ji-hwan is busy prepping for his upcoming musical production, Cafe In, as seen in these recently released photos from rehearsals. The musical has been running in Seoul since August, and Kang has been acting as producer. He’ll act onstage for the Japanese run, however, which kicks... More »

Song Chang-eui in The Sorrows of Young Werther
by | September 12, 2010 | 15 Comments
Song Chang-eui (Life is Beautiful, Cinderella Man) will be playing a tragic young puppy in love for his latest project, The Sorrows of Young Werther. And the posters do look quite dramalicious. He’s been double cast with Park Gun-hyung (Kingdom of the Wind) for the lead role in the musical... More »

Celebrity News
Bae Yong-joon’s book to be published overseas
by | September 12, 2010 | 29 Comments
Bae Yong-joon‘s travel-essay book on Korean culture has been a bestseller in both Korea and Japan since its release a year ago. Now he’s launching a Taiwanese publication, and preparing for a release in China as well as an English translation. Bae’s Journey in Search of Korea’s Beauty went through... More »

Drama Recaps
Playful Kiss: Episode 4
by | September 11, 2010 | 231 Comments
Show, you’re awfully cute, but I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’re all poof, no punch. Thankfully, I like all your characters, who are endearingly good-natured and sweet, so you’re not without your merits, and I have fun when I’m with you. I know, I can be a bit of a... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won and Go Soo in Psychic
by | September 11, 2010 | 61 Comments
Kang Dong-won and Go Soo just wrapped on the set of Psychic, their latest project with writer-director Kim Min-suk, who co-wrote The Good, The Bad, The Weird. Psychic filmed at break-neck speed for three months, and finished principal photography this week. Kang Dong-won plays a character with the ability to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Can K-dramas be adapted for U.S. audiences?
by | September 11, 2010 | 126 Comments
Could we be seeing American adaptations of Korean dramas on our screens in the near future? While there have been a few Hollywood remakes of Korean films, we have yet to see any of our beloved k-dramas get the Hollywood makeover. That’s about to change, as KBS just struck a... More »

Stunning new posters for Proof
by | September 11, 2010 | 16 Comments
The official posters are out for the latest Korean adaptation of David Auburn’s play Proof, starring Kang Hye-jung and Lee Yoon-ji. Both actresses are featured in the same concept, and they look amazing. Sometimes I wish I could jaunt to Seoul for dinner and show. Sigh. I know I just... More »

Drama Recaps
I Am Legend: Episode 11
by | September 10, 2010 | 51 Comments
Face off time! Except Seol Hee has bigger problems than just seeing her ex and his gal pal again. She has to find a way to save the marketplace, get the band ready for their stage debut, find a new guitarist, and deal with Tae Hyun’s lovelorn stares. What’s a... More »

Drama Casting & News
2010 Seoul International Drama Awards
by | September 10, 2010 | 104 Comments
The Seoul International Drama Awards were held on September 10 and hosted by KBS, awarding the winners from a pool of 172 entries from 43 countries. Sort of an odd list of winners, I thought. (I mean, Chuno alongside The Last Days of Lehman Brothers alongside NCIS?) Not that there’s... More »