Theater/Musicals
Scenes from Kim Joon’s Youth March
by | August 12, 2009 | 19 Comments
We’ve already seen the power of actor Kim Joon‘s name in selling musical tickets (when Kim Joon began appearing two weeks into the musical’s run, ticket sales shot up 30%). Here are more scenes from his theater debut in Youth March [젊음의 행진]. These photos come from a press call... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Han Ji-hye turns gisaeng in new film
by | August 12, 2009 | 38 Comments
Han Ji-hye‘s next role takes her back to Joseon Korea, and for her role as a famous gisaeng, has begun taking a variety of classes. As gisaeng entertainers were often skilled in the arts of dance and music, her education includes classes in the gayageum (a stringed lute, the same... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo seeks acting advice
by | August 12, 2009 | 25 Comments
What do you do if you’re a hot young actor about to take on a potentially career-boosting role in a highly anticipated new drama? If you’re Jung Il-woo — which means you’re hard-working (some might say over-working), obsessive about learning the art of acting and script analysis, and blessed with... More »


Drama Recaps
Triple: Episode 12
by | August 11, 2009 | 26 Comments
It’s funny how I’ve actually enjoyed watching the individual episodes of Triple — and found myself smiling through a few scenes in this one, for example — but in the larger context, it all kind of blurs together. How can something be pleasant and yet also dull? Or be refreshing... More »


Drama Casting & News
And the Seon-deok juggernaut rolls on
by | August 11, 2009 | 37 Comments
Dream, Hometown of Legends I knew Queen Seon-deok was doing well, but it’s positively crushing the competition. I wouldn’t really use the word “juggernaut” for a drama under 40% ratings (20% is popular, 30% is a wild success, and 40% — well, a 40% in this drama climate is a... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Press conference for Itaewon Murder Case
by | August 11, 2009 | 37 Comments
Jang Geun-seok‘s new movie Itaewon Murder Case [이태원 살인사건] is scheduled to release next month, and the actors came out on August 11 for the film’s press conference. In this thriller, which is based on a real-life 1997 murder, Jang plays a Korean-American murder suspect (named “Pierson”) in an Itaewon... More »


Drama Casting & News
Eugene takes on new drama role
by | August 11, 2009 | 20 Comments
Eugene has announced her next acting project, a drama tentatively titled Creating Bonds or Making Fate [인연만들기]. The series is an MBC weekend drama and will follow the just-premiered comic fusion drama Tamra the Island. (That means it airs at an earlier hour and will likely be more family-friendly than... More »


Drama Recaps
Tamra the Island: Episode 1
by | August 10, 2009 | 50 Comments
Let’s get this out of the way: The first fifteen minutes or so are crap. They’re silly, questionably acted, and a little embarrassing with all the rough English (although the scenes are necessary in a strictly plot-related way). But the rest of the episode (once the story moves to Korea)... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Trailer for Su Ae’s historical action film
by | August 10, 2009 | 30 Comments
Su Ae and Jo Seung-woo‘s new epic historical romance has a new trailer and posters out; the film, whose Korean title translates to Like Fireworks, Like a Butterfly [불꽃처럼 나비처럼], also goes by the English title Sword With No Name. Based on the trailer, it looks like the movie will... More »


Drama Casting & News
Style abounds with star cameos
by | August 10, 2009 | 30 Comments
Kim Hye-soo with 2NE1’s Park Bom As announced, weekend drama Style has some upcoming star cameos in the works, and it looks like they’re using them all up in the same episode. The crew shot the scene (a party for the fictional Style magazine’s 200th issue) on August 10 and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hometown of Legends adds to a horror-filled August
by | August 10, 2009 | 6 Comments
I have the feeling that the summer horror trend already has its winner in MBC’s drama Hon, but KBS’s Hometown of Legends is trying to catch up when it premieres today for its short (eight-episode) run this month. Here’s its newest poster, featuring new actress Lee Sae-na as a ghost.... More »