Drama Casting & News
Daemul (finally!) begins filming
by | September 1, 2010 | 61 Comments
Who knew this day would ever come? After numerous delays and production problems, Daemul has begun filming and released its first stills. Pictured are Go Hyun-jung, who plays the country’s first woman president, and Cha In-pyo as a politician, in a scene where their realistic argument “sparked fireworks,” according to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Seo Woo and Yoo Seung-ho as a couple
by | September 1, 2010 | 109 Comments
Wow, straight from high school slacker-turned-test-rocking-genius (God of Study) to wealthy heir and husband to Seo Woo? Yoo Seung-ho, you sure are moving up in the world. New MBC special weekend drama A Woman Only Loves Once (I OBJECT!) has cast Yoo Seung-ho as the male lead, a chaebol son... More »

Drama Casting & News
Strike looms for ten MBC, SBS dramas
by | September 1, 2010 | 63 Comments
As previously mentioned, the three major broadcasting companies (KBS, MBC, SBS) have been faced with a possibility of strike that would put some of their current dramas, all of whom are outsourced to outside production companies, on temporary hiatus. The issue at stake is unpaid wages to employees who are... More »

Drama Recaps
Sungkyunkwan Scandal: Episode 2
by | August 31, 2010 | 201 Comments
I liked Episode 2 even more than the first; now that we’re past some of the setup, I find these relationships quite compelling, and all the various possible entanglements are rife with possibility. Even the more clichéd elements (such as her cross-dressing at school) have different stakes here, since the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Su Ae and Yoo Ji-tae face off in Midnight FM
by | August 31, 2010 | 24 Comments
The trailer is out for thriller movie Midnight FM (which I’d previously mentioned as Late Night FM), which pits Su Ae (Athena) against Yoo Ji-tae (A Star’s Lover) in a battle of wills. In the movie, Su Ae is the DJ of a late-night radio show who gets a call... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dr. Champ makes do with fake Taereung
by | August 31, 2010 | 36 Comments
A few more stills have been released of SBS’s Dr. Champ, which stars Kim So-yeon and Uhm Tae-woong as orthopedic surgeons at the Olympic training facility, Taereung National Village. Jung Kyeo-woon is a national judo athlete who trains there and develops a romantic storyline with Kim. In these stills, Jung’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Highlights from Athena’s showcase
by | August 31, 2010 | 107 Comments
The production of Athena held a showcase on August 30 at Seoul’s Lotte World’s Garden Stage, where the main cast talked about the process of training for the drama’s action scenes, filming in Italy, shared behind-the-scenes stories, and showed a making-of video. Below, you can watch the video of highlights... More »

Drama Recaps
Sungkyunkwan Scandal: Episode 1
by | August 30, 2010 | 145 Comments
Fresh and promising, I thought. I was trying not to hope too much for Sungkyunkwan Scandal, which premiered today (Monday, that is). We’ve got a lot of promising dramas coming up and I didn’t want to jinx myself by getting excited about them all. So I’ve been wary about this... More »

Drama Casting & News
Broadcast stations prepare for strike possibility
by | August 30, 2010 | 68 Comments
A potential strike is on the horizon, which may halt immediate episodes for some drama productions, including Kim Suro, Baker King Kim Tak-gu, Gloria (the three pictured above), Giant, and I Am Legend, among eight others. There are a total of 13 shows that are affected, all from outside production... More »

Drama Casting & News
Who will cameo next on Gumiho Girlfriend?
by | August 30, 2010 | 139 Comments
Last week’s episodes of My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho featured two cameo appearances: UEE and Park Shin-hye, both from the Hong sisters’ previous drama, You’re Beautiful. This has people wondering who’ll be next, since the Hong sisters have previously had fun with bringing back actors from their other dramas. Well,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Action-fantasy film Jeon Woo Chi gets a drama series
by | August 30, 2010 | 59 Comments
Kang Dong-won‘s 2009 fantasy action-adventure film Jeon Woo Chi is getting a drama series, to be produced by the company Chorokbaem (Green Snake) Media. This could be cool, as the movie was a hit (it logged 6 million theater admissions) and was based on a premise with great potential. Jeon... More »