Drama Casting & News
Philip Lee in Story of a Man
by | February 4, 2009 | 17 Comments
Most people got their first look at Philip Lee in the blockbuster fantasy-historical drama Legend (Taewangsashingi), in which he played the role of Cheoro. More than a year later, he’s returning to television in the new KBS series Story of a Man. Story of a Man has already attracted notice... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 10
by | February 3, 2009 | 251 Comments
And the ratings break the 30% mark! TNS and AGB are the two media research companies that collect ratings, and typically their numbers are reasonably close. (I tend to go by TNS as more accurate, but that’s just me.) This time, the difference is rather noticeable: TNS records a 30.5%,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Sun-ah back on television
by | February 3, 2009 | 41 Comments
Kim Sun-ah‘s long-awaited drama comeback (last year’s When Night Comes) wasn’t the hit it was hoped to be, but now she’s lining up her next drama project: City Hall. The SBS drama plans to air on Wednesdays and Thursdays with a premiere date of April 22, and while a rep... More »

Celebrity News
Baby Lee Ki-woo
by | February 3, 2009 | 33 Comments
I love star baby photos. And now we get a look at the recently released ones for Lee Ki-woo, currently acting as requisite third wheel in romance drama A Star’s Lover. These photos, uploaded onto the official Star’s Lover homepage message board, show the now-super-tall (190 cm!) actor at the... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 9
by | February 2, 2009 | 192 Comments
I was mightily annoyed that one of the big moments in this episode was spoiled by, oh, practically every site out there. You couldn’t go anywhere on the k-internets without running into huge headlines — with pictures! — of said moment. I know the news was probably released to drum... More »

Celebrity News
Jang Geun-seok’s “Toucholic”
by | February 2, 2009 | 32 Comments
What is “Toucholic”? Is it some kind of disease? Or maybe a key characteristic of a middle-aged pervert stalker? No, of course! It’s a song. To be sung by Jang Geun-seok (Beethoven Virus). Jang is starring in the “music drama” (huh?) called “Yepptic & Haptic Love” (double huh??), which was... More »

Kpop News
Seo Hyo-rim is F.T. Island’s “Bad Woman”
by | February 2, 2009 | 21 Comments
Honestly, I just really like that picture. Rising actress Seo Hyo-rim (The World They Live In) takes a lead role in idol band FT Island’s music video alongside the band’s drummer Choi Min-hwan, seven years her junior (she’s 24, he’s 17). The actress takes the title character of the MV’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Return of Iljimae: Episode 3
by | February 1, 2009 | 31 Comments
Return of Iljimae continues to be both lovely on the eyes and the ears — it’s almost like watching a carefully balanced film more than a drama series. I’m actually getting used to the narration, which continues to (as a downside) be told in that oddly pretentious voice but (upside)... More »

Celebrity News
Park Shin-hye models for Etude House
by | February 1, 2009 | 36 Comments
Park Shin-hye has all done growed up on us. The 19-year-old actress has been appearing in dramas with round-cheeked cuteness since she was thirteen (Stairway to Heaven), and most recently played women on the cusp of adulthood in 2007′s Goong S and Radish Kimchi. In the newest campaign for cosmetics... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Executioners cast, Yoon Kye-sang to begin filming
by | February 1, 2009 | 15 Comments
Who’s ready for more Yoon Kye-sang (Who Are You)? His next film, Executioners, was announced late last year, but now casting has completed and filming is set to begin this month. The 31-year-old actor has been cast with 28-year-old Cha Soo-yeon (The World They Live In) and plays a newbie... More »

Celebrity News
Park Shi-hoo injured on the job
by | February 1, 2009 | 31 Comments
Park Shi-hoo, currently acting in the SBS weekend drama Family Honor, was injured on the job on February 1 (perhaps “assaulted” might be the more accurate term?). The crew had been prepping for an outdoor shoot outside a university hospital in Seoul at around 1 am. Park had been standing... More »