Drama Casting & News
Sol Pharmacy son Lee Pil-mo enjoys sharp rise in popularity
by | August 27, 2009 | 24 Comments
Lee Pil-mo is currently hamming it up — and turning on the waterworks — in KBS’s Sons of Sol Pharmacy, and receiving great response for his portrayal of the loud, boyish, impossible but charming second son Dae-pung. (There has been some grumbling about his tendency to exaggerate, but I think... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Familiar promos for High Kick Through the Roof
by | August 27, 2009 | 11 Comments
For the new High Kick Through the Roof Check out these new posters for the new sitcom High Kick 2, or High Kick Through the Roof [지붕뚫고 하이킥]. Although this is neither a sequel nor spinoff to the original series (Unstoppable High Kick), they’ve no doubt mimicked the style of... More »

Drama Recaps
Triple: Episode 13
by | August 26, 2009 | 27 Comments
Only three more episodes to go… I was watching this episode, again really pleased with the visual palette, the acting of Lee Jung-jae and his interactions with Min Hyo-rin, the cute and resilient Poong-ho, and the lovely music. And those attributes just irritated me even more with the story, because... More »

Celebrity News
Moon Chae-won promises more smiles in My Fair Lady
by | August 26, 2009 | 27 Comments
I know it seems like most of the attention for My Fair Lady is squarely focused on the three main leads, leaving out fourth wheel Moon Chae-won, but she’s not really being overlooked in the greater scheme of things. (I do think her presence in the story is markedly less... More »

Drama Casting & News
Japanese broadcast set for Tamra the Island
by | August 26, 2009 | 41 Comments
MBC’s manhwa-adapted drama Tamra the Island [탐나는도다] hasn’t gained much ground in the viewership ratings, but regardless of its low numbers in Korea, it has been sold for a broadcast in Japan. This is probably aided by the fact that Tamra is produced by Group Eight, the same producers behind... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yun-ho and Ara’s romantic (drama) date
by | August 26, 2009 | 16 Comments
The MBC soccer drama Heading to the Ground [맨땅에 헤딩] recently released its first stills from the set, and follows with these latest shots of the two leads on a romantic date. The scene shows Jung Yun-ho and Go Ara‘s characters — a humble soccer player and a rich team... More »

Celebrity News
Go Soo models outerwear brand Merrell
by | August 25, 2009 | 24 Comments
I became a fan of actor Go Soo from his thriller drama series Green Rose, but that was a 2005 drama and he has been out of the public eye for several years as he fulfilled his military service. Although he was released more than a year ago, he has... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Legend to be remade for movie audiences
by | August 25, 2009 | 20 Comments
Kind of. The “Yonsama”-led (Bae Yong-joon) 2007 drama Legend [태왕사신기] will be getting a newly edited version to be released in Japanese cinemas. This “New Edition” will be cut into four movie-length parts and given a theatrical run. If each movie is approximately two hours long, the total eight hours... More »

Kpop News
Yoon Sang-hyun puts out a digital single
by | August 25, 2009 | 30 Comments
Actor Yoon Sang-hyun, now in KBS’s trendy drama My Fair Lady, is releasing a digital single that goes on sale today, August 25. Yoon Sang-hyun shot to fame as “Tae-bong” in Queen of Housewives, where viewers fell for his boyish charm and also his singing skills, which he displayed in... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Unreleased poster belatedly revealed for horror film
by | August 25, 2009 | 4 Comments
(Ow. A bit more frightening than a similar poster for Yoga School, isn’t it?) The horror film Faithless Hell [불신지옥, also called Faith] opened on August 12 to general praise for its premise (religion) and strong directing. Yet it’s not till now, two weeks after its premiere, that the film... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Young-ae marries quietly
by | August 24, 2009 | 50 Comments
Wow, this is a surprise. One of Korea’s premier actresses, Dae Jang Geum and Sympathy for Lady Vengeance‘s Lee Young-ae, got married in a quiet ceremony in the States on August 24, attended only by a small group of family and very close friends. The announcement was made on the... More »