Drama Recaps
Chuno: Episodes 1-2
by | January 11, 2010 | 53 Comments
Is Chuno exciting? Cinematically stunning? Well-made? Well-acted? Beautifully scored? Entertaining and funny? Yes to all — hell yes. Is it perfect? Well, no. I’m not tripping over myself to worship at the feet of this drama, although I can see why it might elicit that reaction in others. But there’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Nam-gil turns into a Bad Guy
by | January 11, 2010 | 107 Comments
Queen Seon-deok‘s breakout star Kim Nam-gil, aka Bi-dam, has picked his next project: he’ll take the lead role in the drama Bad Guy [나쁜남자], which will be directed by PD Lee Hyung-min of Snow Queen, I’m Sorry, I Love You and Sangdoo, Let’s Go To School. (The drama was also... More »


Drama Casting & News
God of Study emerges as leader on Mondays & Tuesdays
by | January 11, 2010 | 25 Comments
Week 2 has yielded more of a disparity between the new Monday-Tuesday shows — while Week 1 was pretty close between all the contenders, it seems the viewers have by now selected their favorites, and the numbers reflect those choices. AGB Nielsen numbers put KBS’s school drama God of Study... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoo Hana joins cast of Paradise Ranch
by | January 11, 2010 | 27 Comments
Yoo Hana, who played the adorably bubbly Eun-ji in Sons of Sol Pharmacy, has been cast as the romantic counterpart to DBSK’s Choi Kang Changmin in the upcoming drama Paradise Ranch. She joins Lee Yeon-hee (East of Eden) and Joo Sang-wook (Queen Seon-deok) in this story “set against the beautiful... More »


Celebrity News
First post-army fanmeeting for Gong Yoo
by | January 11, 2010 | 59 Comments
Following his December 8 discharge from military service, Coffee Prince‘s Gong Yoo held his first fanmeeting after returning to civilian life. The event, titled “694 Days Waiting for Gong Yoo,” was held on January 10 at Seoul’s Yonsei University and boasted an audience numbering 1,000, which included fans who flew... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episodes 1-2
by | January 10, 2010 | 49 Comments
When writing up my first impressions of the new dramas, I had thought Wish Upon a Star would probably be put to the back burner quickly. I liked it, but it seemed pretty ordinary. But Episode 2 was a lot more interesting than Episode 1 and I find that the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-ho takes the lead in Personal Taste
by | January 10, 2010 | 197 Comments
Lee Min-ho has picked his next project! Remember Personal Taste? Based on a popular novel, the drama adaptation had once been rumored to reunite Goong stars Yoon Eun-hye and Joo Ji-hoon, but after a lot of unconfirmed talk, the project fizzled. The story would have starred the male lead as... More »


Drama Casting & News
New KBS dramas post strong re-broadcast numbers
by | January 10, 2010 | 10 Comments
God of Study, Chuno Both of KBS’s new dramas, God of Study and Chuno, had strong premiere ratings when they ran their first two episodes last week in their respective Monday-Tuesday and Wednesday-Thursday timeslots. They also both brought in rerun numbers of 10.3% when their episodes re-aired, and anytime a... More »


Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 18
by | January 10, 2010 | 47 Comments
(written by samsooki, with 0timelost and cleown) Episode 18 – “It’s not your fault I am leaving.” What does it take to break Shin Mi Rae? What her enemies just don’t understand is that Shin Mi Rae is actually two separate people: the protector and the woman. To break Shin... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Na-young takes transgender character to High Kick
by | January 10, 2010 | 20 Comments
Lee Na-young is making the most of her upcoming cameo appearance on MBC’s hit sitcom High Kick Through the Roof, because not only this an unusual television appearance for her, the part also happens to be male. Though the character has nothing to do with her upcoming movie role Dad... More »


Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 10
by | January 9, 2010 | 95 Comments
Oh my goodness, this episode was so good. Probably my favorite yet. (Sorry for the delay; it’s been a hectic week. It doesn’t mean I didn’t want to watch this episode; I honestly just couldn’t get to it.) I was prepared to be content if the drama continued to be... More »