Drama Casting & News
Fresh stills from Partner
by | June 3, 2009 | 41 Comments
Lee Dong-wook Sorry, sorry! I try not to write too much about one thing at once (as a reader, I prefer reading about diverse projects rather than the same thing all the time), but I saw these new stills and couldn’t NOT share, right? Ah, well, when it rains (news)... More »


Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 15
by | June 2, 2009 | 50 Comments
(He’s staring at an overhead heat lamp in a greenhouse.) This was an exciting episode because Do-woo’s grip on his ice-cold composure continues to slip. The thing about Shin is that he hasn’t all of a sudden stumbled onto a magical solution for unnerving Do-woo, and it isn’t that he’s... More »


Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 18, Finale
by | June 2, 2009 | 60 Comments
This is how I want to remember Kang mae, I think – working diligently behind the scenes, with his happy dog for company. I was looking at the dramawiki for Beethoven Virus, and it’s got all these awards. Kind of boggling, but I guess quality is in the eye of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Barista-turned-lawyer Kim Dong-wook
by | June 2, 2009 | 25 Comments
Kim Dong-wook‘s claim to fame was his role as scene-stealing, impish Ha-rim in PD Lee Yoon-jung‘s Coffee Prince, but now he’ll be starring in PD Lee’s competition, law drama Partner. How’s that for gratitude? (I kid, I kid!) He and actress Shin-yi have been added to the cast, which already... More »


Drama Casting & News
Triple press conference
by | June 2, 2009 | 65 Comments
Look, it’s gonna be tedious calling out “MINE” for every single cast member and photo, so howsabout we just come to the understanding that they are ALL mine? Okay? Phew, I knew we could work that out. Also, please note that this drama is now premiering on June 11, THURSDAY... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Horror comes to Yoga School
by | June 1, 2009 | 28 Comments
Eugene Like I said, summer is the time for horror. First we had the high school-set Suicide Pact; then Lee Seo-jin‘s high school-set drama Soul. Now it’s (the very unhorror-ly titled) Yoga School [요가학원] — although you wouldn’t know it from these photos from the film’s open set day, would... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Thirst gets a U.S. release
by | June 1, 2009 | 23 Comments
This is pretty cool: Park Chan-wook‘s recent Cannes jury prize winner, Thirst, will have a U.S. theatrical release. Film distributor Focus Features (a division of Universal Pictures) has picked up the vampire thriller; it will open in theaters in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and other large cities on... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Seo-jin brings horror to summertime
by | June 1, 2009 | 54 Comments
Summer doesn’t just mean horror films (like the upcoming Suicide Pact); it also means horror television (like last year’s Hometown of Legends anthology series). Lee Seo-jin‘s new project Soul [혼(魂)] fits the bill, airing in August as a ten-episode horror drama. The plot features a ghost seeking to punish evildoers... More »


Celebrity News
Idol stars struggle with acting debuts
by | June 1, 2009 | 55 Comments
Yoon-ah, Park Su-jin The following article looks at pop singers who make the jump to acting and kind of falls into the “No duh” category with its statement of the obvious. But I think the topic is interesting, even if the article is overly simplistic. (It could have been a... More »


Celebrity News
Shin Mina and Won Bin kiss for coffee
by | May 31, 2009 | 46 Comments
Actors Won Bin (Mother) and Shin Mina (The Naked Kitchen) pair up — and pucker up — for their first kiss in a CF for Maxim T.O.P. brand coffee. A brand representative explains the target demographic to be 20- and 30-something men and women, and in that spirit, they picked... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
High school horror series continues with Suicide Pact
by | May 31, 2009 | 36 Comments
Check out the latest poster releases for the upcoming horror film Suicide Pact, which is the latest installment of the 여고괴담 “Horror School” (or Memento Mori) series. The franchise has produced four films in the past decade, and with summer approaching, the fifth is set to premiere in a few... More »