Chungmuro/Film News
Bae Soo-bin is Aeja’s hapless boyfriend
by | July 28, 2009 | 29 Comments
Bae Soo-bin just wrapped his previous role as the much-loved Jun-sae character in Brilliant Legacy, but he takes a completely different turn with his latest role as Choi Kang-hee‘s man in the movie Aeja [애자], where Choi plays the title character. While his Brilliant Legacy image was gentle and supportive,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Song Chang-eui and Seo Ji-hye are husband and wife
by | July 28, 2009 | 14 Comments
This is a pairing I could get behind: Seo Ji-hye (I Love You) is teaming up with Song Chang-eui (Scale of Providence) as spouses in a new movie with the (working) title Tree that Sleeps Standing [서서 자는 나무]. Apparently the title speaks to the theme of a person’s desire... More »

Drama Recaps
Dream: Episode 1
by | July 27, 2009 | 32 Comments
I had a mixed reaction to today’s premiere episode of the SBS drama Dream. Perhaps viewers agreed, as the first installment drew a low 5.4% rating against MBC’s Queen Seon-deok (32.7%) and KBS’s The Man Who Can’t Get Married (8%). Note that this number was marginally better than its predecessor... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 9
by | July 27, 2009 | 75 Comments
(written by Samsooki, editing, layout, design and City Hall dreams by 0timelost, cleown, and mead33) (This is what you get when you mix a little bit of Michelle Obama, Sailor Moon, an old rich Korean woman together with Mi Rae) City Hall: Episode 9 – What It Means To Be... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Na-young becomes a father in transgender role
by | July 27, 2009 | 16 Comments
Lee Na-young (Maunday Thursday, Ruler of Your Own World) is taking on a transgender character in her next film role, one year after she was last seen in the Kim Ki-duk film Dream. The movie is called Dad Likes Women [아빠는 여자를 좋아해] and unfolds around Lee Na-young, a photographer... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hong Sisters idol drama to be led by Jang Geun-seok
by | July 26, 2009 | 35 Comments
Looks like the Hong sisters scriptwriting team enjoyed writing for Jang Geun-seok in their drama Hong Gil Dong, because the young star has just been cast as the lead in their new drama series. The writing duo (Hong Jung-eun, Hong Mi-ran) are following up their string of hits (Delightful Girl... More »

Drama Casting & News
First still shots from My Fair Lady released
by | July 26, 2009 | 77 Comments
We’ve seen the promotional photos (and Yoon Eun-hye‘s character photos) for KBS’s new drama My Fair Lady [aka Please Take Care of the Young Lady, 아가씨를 부탁해]. Now the production has released the first set of still shots from the drama’s first day of filming; the show’s inaugural shoot took... More »

Kpop News
Artist profile: Winterplay
by | July 26, 2009 | 51 Comments
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these. (Past profiles: folk-indie artist Jang Kiha and the Faces, rock singer-songwriter Yi Sung-yol, and indietronica artist Oldfish.) Now it’s Korea’s foremost and possibly only mainstream jazz group Winterplay, which is out with a new album and poised to enjoy even... More »

Drama Casting & News
Tamna the Island’s preview trailers
by | July 26, 2009 | 31 Comments
The two new preview trailers for Tamna the Island [탐나는도다] are short, but give us an idea of the goofy comic touch the new drama promises. One features lead actor Im Joo-hwan (Boys Before Flowers) as a snobby nobleman’s son, and the other shows lead actress Seo Woo‘s (Crush and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo: “Acting is a marathon”
by | July 25, 2009 | 33 Comments
Oh, I love Jung Il-woo. True, when I first saw him, I was more swayed by his bashful sweet charm than his acting talent, but 2009 was a year of transformation for the young actor, as he went from baby-faced young boy to a fierce, confident adult in the MBC... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Director Gu Hye-sun talks about her film at PiFan
by | July 24, 2009 | 32 Comments
Boys Before Flowers actress Gu Hye-sun‘s directorial debut is screening at the Puchon International Fantastic Film Festival, or PiFan, which opened last week and closes this weekend. The film, translated literally as The Cheerful Caretaker [유쾌한 도우미], also goes by the English title The Madonna. The short clocks in at... More »