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 »

Drama Casting & News
Rebroadcast ratings rise slightly for Sungkyunkwan, Playful Kiss
by | September 5, 2010 | 63 Comments
Sungkyunkwan Scandal and Playful Kiss both premiered last week to lower-than-expected ratings. Both were highly anticipated dramas starring idols with big fanbases, so it came as a disappointment when both were dealt low single-digit ratings. Weekend rebroadcast numbers have come out, and both dramas put in respectable showings in the... More »

Drama Recaps
I Am Legend: Episode 10
by | September 5, 2010 | 40 Comments
And we’re back to the plot heavy episodes. There is less movement on the band front, and more on the drama front. I knew I was getting spoiled with the moments in episode 9! Episode 10 marks the appearance of Jun Seol Hee – the Korean Erin Brockovich. Tags: featured,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Woo-sung in Reign of Assassins
by | September 5, 2010 | 58 Comments
Stills, posters, and trailers are out for Jung Woo-sung‘s new film Reign of Assassins, the swordplay epic produced by legendary Hong Kong director John Woo. The international co-production is headed up by John Woo and Terence Chang, long-time producing partner to Woo, and the heavyweight behind Mission: Impossible II, Face/Off,... More »

Pop Culture & Society
Goodbye beast men, hello candy men?
by | September 5, 2010 | 218 Comments
Are choco abs a thing of the past? Probably not, but there does seem to be a new wave of heroes making a comeback, and sweeping the ‘Beast Men’ under the rug. For a while now, the so-called Beast Men have cropped up and taken center stage, as a reaction... More »

Drama Casting & News
Continued strike puts pressure on Dong Yi, Kim Suro, Playful Kiss
by | September 5, 2010 | 67 Comments
Tensions seem to be increasing between the Korean Broadcasting, Film, Performing Artists Union and MBC as the two sides continue negotiations regarding the strike that is endangering the futures of several MBC dramas. The matter centers around unpaid wages to the cast and crew of dramas being made by outside... More »

Drama Recaps
Playful Kiss: Episode 2
by | September 4, 2010 | 241 Comments
Okay, I’ll give you this, Kim Hyun-joong. You are improved. I’m still not entirely sure that the entire range of human emotions is something you feel, but I can see that of what you’re feeling, you are showing. Jung So-min, on the other hand, is pretty much born to do... More »

Drama Casting & News
Han Jung-soo joins King Geunchogo
by | September 4, 2010 | 9 Comments
Han Jung-soo, aka Chuno‘s “General Choi,” will be making a special appearance in the upcoming KBS drama King Geunchogo, the sageuk set in the Baekje kingdom that stars Gam Woo-sung as the king, as well as Kim Ji-soo and Ahn Jae-mo. Han’s role isn’t a leading one, but it’s more... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Shin-yang’s drama comeback
by | September 4, 2010 | 56 Comments
Actor Park Shin-yang (Painter of the Wind, Lovers in Paris, The Letter) is making his drama comeback after a two-year hiatus. Park faced some legal trouble with the Drama Association (a pay dispute regarding 2007’s War of Money) and was forced to take a hiatus. He’s returning after a two-year... More »

Kang Hye-jung and Lee Yoon-ji in Proof
by | September 4, 2010 | 15 Comments
Kang Hye-jung (Old Boy, Flowers for My Life) and Lee Yoon-ji (Goong, Heading to the Ground) are headed to the stage this fall in an adaptation of the David Auburn play, Proof. The actresses are double cast as the lead, Catherine, the daughter of a University of Chicago mathematician who dies... More »