Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 16
by | December 24, 2009 | 42 Comments
(written by samsooki, editing, design, and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS TO JAVABEANS and all City Hall’ers by 0timelost and cleown) Episode 16 – “Love Like Your Heart Has Never Been Broken.” One of the things that I love about this drama is the fact that the characters get right back... More »


Drama Casting & News
Posters for SBS’s Pick the Stars
by | December 24, 2009 | 29 Comments
New posters are also out for SBS’s other Monday-Tuesday drama Pick the Stars (airing alongside Jejoongwon in Angel’s Temptation‘s slot), featuring its two leads, Choi Jung-won (Kingdom of the Stars) and Kim Ji-hoon (Love & Marriage). In the drama, Choi Jung-won has to grow up suddenly when her parents’ death... More »


Drama Casting & News
Pasta’s official posters released
by | December 24, 2009 | 25 Comments
Following the release of some preliminary promo shots, MBC’s Pasta has released its first official posters, featuring (in the order above) Gong Hyo-jin, Lee Seon-kyun, Honey Lee, and Alex. Not much more info about the plot has been given, however, other than the general description of their work at an... More »


Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 7
by | December 23, 2009 | 89 Comments
A happy note on the ratings: Will It Snow For Christmas had been holding its breath for a ratings upswing once IRIS ended, and it has gotten its wish: the numbers, which have hovered in the 8%-9% range, shot up to 16.4% for this episode. Without its blockbuster rival, it... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seo Woo is Cinderella to Moon Geun-young’s evil stepsister
by | December 23, 2009 | 55 Comments
Seo Woo, Moon Geun-young Oh, interesting! Seo Woo has just been cast as the good, kind Cinderella character in KBS’s upcoming miniseries Cinderella Unni, or Cinderella’s Sister. This pits her against Moon Geun-young, who was recently cast as the titular stepsister. Seo Woo is several years older than Moon, but... More »


Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episodes 6-7
by | December 23, 2009 | 16 Comments
I’m doing two episodes because IRIS has already ended, and I’m sure there are plenty of people who already know the ending. I, however, don’t – and therefore I’m trying to get there as fast as I can! These two episodes got this reaction from me: “Whoaaa…” And episode 6... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jejoongwon’s production press conference
by | December 23, 2009 | 24 Comments
Han Hye-jin, Yeon Jung-hoon December 23 was production press conference day for SBS’s upcoming medical period drama, Jejoongwon. The cast came dressed in character in their 1880s attire. In addition to leads Park Yong-woo, Yeon Jung-hoon, and Han Hye-jin, also featured are Sean Richard; a new actress with a famous... More »


Celebrity News
Kim Hyun-joo puts out an essay book
by | December 23, 2009 | 21 Comments
Actress Kim Hyun-joo (Partner) has come out with her own book, Hyun-joo’s Hand-Crafted Story, which was published on December 23 and for which she held a promotional event at Seoul’s Ritz Carlton Hotel. The book features Kim’s own needlework and knitting, as well as photos and personal essays. As a... More »


Celebrity News
Seo Woo and Im Joo-hwan reteam for CF
by | December 22, 2009 | 36 Comments
Seo Woo and Im Joo-hwan are reteaming for a new CF, after playing a couple in MBC’s fusion sageuk drama Tamra the Island. The two, who had once been linked in dating gossip, shot the commercial in Sydney, Australia, for a new phone from KT Tech Ever. The shoot depicts... More »


Drama Casting & News
Queen Seon-deok ends with Episode 62
by | December 22, 2009 | 92 Comments
Two dramas wrapped up today, paving the way for several new entries in the new year. On MBC, its long-running ratings monster Queen Seon-deok posted up a very respectable 35.7% with its finale, but while its number would be huge by any other standards, with Seon-deok it was met with... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Fair Love turns Ahn Sung-ki into Korea’s Oppa
by | December 22, 2009 | 45 Comments
I’ve previously mentioned the movie Fair Love, which depicts a romance unfolding between a 50-something bachelor (Ahn Sung-ki) and his friend’s 20-something daughter (Lee Hana). The film, which is described as light-hearted and humorous, was well-received at Pusan International Film Festival, and has now released a preview trailer, which is... More »