Drama Casting & News
What’s Up’s shoots in full swing
by | August 2, 2010 | 9 Comments
It’s been a long while since we heard news of What’s Up, the campus drama centering around a university musical department that produced a lot of buzz because of its A-list scriptwriter, Song Ji-nah (Story of a Man, Sandglass). So it’s good to hear some news about it now, even... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Min-young gets comfortable on the Sungkyunkwan set
by | August 2, 2010 | 15 Comments
With a month left before premiering, the crew of Sungkyunkwan Scandal has been moving into high gear, and lead actress Park Min-young has basically moved to the film set — she’s in standby mode practically 24 hours a day, ready to film. The above shot is the latest to come... More »

Celebrity News
Athena co-stars team up for CF
by | August 2, 2010 | 32 Comments
Jung Woo-sung and Cha Seung-won are co-stars in Athena, the spy drama airing in the fall, but before we get to see how that plays out, we’ll see them paired up in a CF campaign for a smart phone. Two separate ads will be released, with one focusing on each... More »

Moon Geun-young and Eom Ki-joon cuddle up in rehearsals
by | August 1, 2010 | 24 Comments
(I was tempted to make a pun with the name of their play — Closer — but I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.) These photos were released on the 2nd and show the main cast of the theater play. Moon Geun-young and Eom Ki-joon take the two lead... More »

Drama Recaps
Coffee House: Page 18 (Final)
by | August 1, 2010 | 143 Comments
I enjoyed this finale. Finale episodes are tricky things. You have to wrap up the story, but not in such a rushed way that it feels crammed, like the drama ran out of time. We as the audience usually need some time to come down from the emotional climax, and... More »

Pop Culture & Society
Pop Culture: The Fairy and the Woodcutter
by | August 1, 2010 | 134 Comments
One of the reasons girlfriday and I wanted to open up the blog to this Pop Culture series is because we’d sometimes like to depart from the norm and muse about stuff. It allows us to take something from pop culture or society at large and run with it. Girlfriday... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Nam-gil’s last pre-army photo shoot
by | August 1, 2010 | 45 Comments
Bad Guy Kim Nam-gil did one last photo shoot before reporting for army duty on July 15. The shoot features Kim in fall fashion, pre-army-buzz-cut, and looking about as good as you’d expect. Tags: Bad Guy, Kim Nam-gil... More »

Celebrity News
Han Chae-young breaks into Chinese market
by | August 1, 2010 | 31 Comments
“Korea’s Barbie doll,” actress Han Chae-young (Delightful Girl Chun-hyang, Exhibition of Fireworks, A Man Called God) is poised to break into China, and possibly the U.S. Tags: Han Chae-young... More »

Drama Casting & News
Athena agents in action in Italy
by | July 31, 2010 | 35 Comments
WTH, Athena, releasing new stills on a Sunday morning (which makes it Saturday night, my time) when we’re least expecting news? We could’ve missed seeing Jung Woo-sung tear it up as a super-suave spy in action, and that would be most unfortunate. I mean, we didn’t, but we could have.... More »

Kang Ji-hwan returns to musical roots
by | July 31, 2010 | 22 Comments
With the drama Coffee House out of the way, now Kang Ji-hwan is turning his attention to his next role, which comes in a musical called Caffeine (Cafe In). (The word is a pun on “caffeine,” although promos show the English word written as “Cafe In.”) The story unfolds around... More »

Drama Casting & News
She’s too young to play your mom: Age gaps in casting
by | July 31, 2010 | 49 Comments
There’s an interesting phenomenon these days where actresses are being cast in the role of Mom younger and younger. Not only that, but sometimes the age gap between Mom and Child is quite ridiculous, if you think about it. Jung Hye-young is no stranger to playing a mom, as she... More »