Chungmuro/Film News
Hyun Bin and Im Soo-jung pair up in new movie
by | September 8, 2010 | 26 Comments
Hyun Bin has stated his intention to enlist for his mandatory military service soon (some reports say November, other say next year), but has announced what will probably be his last movie before the army calls. It’s a low-budget film by director Lee Yoon-ki (My Dear Enemy) and co-stars Im... More »

Celebrity News
Song Joong-ki models for EZIO
by | September 7, 2010 | 97 Comments
This is a Song Joong-ki picture post. Which essentially means: no words necessary. Well, very few. The following photos come from Song’s photo shoot for a menswear line for which he is brand model, EZIO. The images were posted on the online magazine for his management, SidusHQ, in their September... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ratings creep upward for Sungkyunkwan Scandal
by | September 7, 2010 | 112 Comments
Well, with extensions confirmed for both Giant and Dong Yi, I think the best Sungkyunkwan Scandal can hope for is a strong third place showing in the Monday-Tuesday ratings race. And while the gains made this week are fairly small, at least they are encouraging: Week 2 brought in a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Character stills for Daemul
by | September 7, 2010 | 37 Comments
We’ve seen these cast members of Daemul in scenes from the drama, but here are four more character stills featuring the main four leads. Go Hyun-jung, as you know by now, plays Korea’s first woman president, Seo Hye-rim, while Cha In-pyo portrays the politician with strong leadership abilities, Jang Tae-san.... More »

Celebrity News
Oh Ji-ho sells “man kimchi”
by | September 7, 2010 | 38 Comments
For real, that’s what it’s called. That just cracks me up so much. Actor Oh Ji-ho (Chuno) is getting into the kimchi business with three other young CEOs in a 100% handmade kimchi enterprise, named Namja Kimchi, or man kimchi. Prior to the launching of the Namja Kimchi brand, the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Giant gets an extension, Dong Yi considers its second
by | September 7, 2010 | 62 Comments
SBS’s Giant and MBC’s Dong Yi have been strong rivals in the ratings for months now, both bringing in ratings surpassing 20% (with the latter closer to 30%). Now both dramas have been extended, Dong Yi for the second time. On September 7, a source with SBS’s drama department stated... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Cyrano stars sing a duo of duets
by | September 6, 2010 | 74 Comments
The romantic-comedy film Cyrano; Dating Agency has put out a digital album, which features two songs recorded by the movie’s four stars. The album was released on the 7th, and you can listen below. The song “당신이었군요” (It Was You) features the two ladies, Park Shin-hye and Lee Min-jung, and... More »

Drama Recaps
Joseon X-Files: Episode 2
by | September 6, 2010 | 29 Comments
This is a really well-done drama. Suspenseful, taut, and wonderfully produced. In addition to a story that intrigues, Joseon X-Files is really great to look at — love the pacing, the cinematography, the contrast of colors and light. It’s an example of a drama not just being pretty for the... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Il-woo’s birthday fanmeeting
by | September 6, 2010 | 65 Comments
Gah, so adorable. Jung Il-woo (Return of Iljimae) celebrated his 23rd birthday with fans and two of his buddies, Kim Bum and Lee Min-ho. (Did they all go get haircuts together, or what?) Jung and Lee Min-ho have been best buds for years now, but I was a little surprised... More »

Drama Casting & News
Baker King actor booked on drunk driving, assaulting an officer
by | September 6, 2010 | 23 Comments
One of the actors of KBS’s hit drama Baker King Kim Tak-gu, 28-year-old Park Yong-jin, has been booked without detention on the charge of refusing to take a sobriety test and assaulting a police officer. Park plays Go Jae-bok in the drama, pictured above right. The actual event occurred last... More »

Drama Casting & News
Union reaches settlement with MBC
by | September 6, 2010 | 47 Comments
After a hairy several days, the union of broadcasting professionals has come to a settlement with MBC. The two sides spent the weekend in some frustrated talks regarding the union strike over unpaid drama wages, and for a brief while they were stuck at an impasse. Thankfully, on September 6... More »