Drama Casting & News
Election coverage pre-empts Bad Guy
by | June 2, 2010 | 21 Comments
Episode 3 of SBS’s new revenge thriller Bad Guy was scheduled to air on Wednesday, and there was no advance notice of its pre-emption, but the broadcast ended up being postponed due to coverage of the local elections. That means Episode 3 will be shown on Thursday instead. One source... More »


Drama Casting & News
First stills from Baker King Kim Tak-gu
by | June 2, 2010 | 25 Comments
Just a week from its premiere, KBS’s Baker King Kim Tak-gu has released its first stills, which feature main character Tak-gu (played by Yoon Shi-yoon) and his rival Ma-joon, played by Joo-won. The two young men are aspiring patissiers, as is the character played by Lee Young-ah, Tak-gu’s longtime friend.... More »


Drama Recaps
Coffee House: Page 6
by | June 1, 2010 | 180 Comments
The plot thickens! With Episode — er, Page — 6, we have our first heart-tugging episode, and a deeper understanding of the emotions buried in these characters’ histories. One thing I really like about these SBS Monday-Tuesday 9pm shows is that they’re slightly shorter than the average prime-time episode. The... More »


Celebrity News
Eugene juggles drama role with cable show
by | June 1, 2010 | 8 Comments
Eugene has a drama about to premiere (KBS’s Baker Kim Tak-gu starring Yoon Shi-yoon) but now she’s adding a cable program to her schedule; she has been chosen to host style network O’live’s new program Get It Beauty, which is currently in the works and will overlap with her acting... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Oh Ji-ho cast as Ha Ji-won’s boyfriend
by | June 1, 2010 | 34 Comments
Chuno‘s Oh Ji-ho has been selected as Ha Ji-won‘s co-star in the upcoming 3D sci-fi action flick Sector 7. The story takes place out in the open sea on a large oil prospecting ship, where the characters encounter a monster in the sea. When it attacks, a battle for survival... More »


Drama Casting & News
Gumiho’s Revenge’s new name and cast additions
by | June 1, 2010 | 19 Comments
Kim Yoo-jung, Seo Shin-ae The drama initially called Gumiho’s Revenge has been renamed Gumiho: Tale of the Fox’s Child [구미호: 여우누이뎐]. With the Hong sisters putting out their own series this year (My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho), there were initial questions of similarities between the two dramas, but I don’t... More »


Drama Recaps
Coffee House: Page 5
by | May 31, 2010 | 92 Comments
More laughs and antics, but now we start peeling back some of the surface layers to get at the backstory. This episode felt really short to me, which I interpret as a good thing since it zipped right by. What gives me hope for this series, on top of the... More »


Drama Recaps
Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 18
by | May 31, 2010 | 81 Comments
Well look who turned the titanic around in the moments before impact. While this episode mostly has me screaming an exasperated “FINALLY!” at every turn, I can still appreciate it for being what I wanted the show to be around the midpoint. We’ve got plotting, wheeling, dealing, sharing, and hugging…but... More »


Drama Casting & News
Goong, Iljimae director takes on Playful Kiss adaptation
by | May 31, 2010 | 177 Comments
Okay, now THIS I could really get behind! When I first heard about the adaptation of Itazura na Kiss for Korean television, I was not impressed — I’m tired of the constant Japanese-manga-to-kdrama efforts, and I was skeptical about Group Eight’s ability to handle it well. The production house’s biggest... More »


Drama Casting & News
From the set of Birdie Buddy
by | May 31, 2010 | 27 Comments
New stills have been released from the set of golf drama Birdie Buddy, and on the upside, they’re better than the posters released last week. On the downside, I still haven’t found anything enticing me to watch the drama. One nice aspect is that Birdie Buddy takes place outside of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Jung-eun takes over I Am Legend
by | May 31, 2010 | 57 Comments
Kim Jung-eun is taking the role vacated by Kim Sun-ah as the lead character in the ajumma-turned-rocker drama, I Am Legend. While I was more excited about the prospect of Kim Sun-ah heading this drama, I do like Kim Jung-eun as an actress and think she’d do quite nicely with... More »