Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-jung added to Boys Before Flowers
by | January 24, 2009 | 60 Comments
[SPOILER ALERT!] Those familiar with the Hana Yori Dango storyline may have been anticipating this, the casting of Gu Jun-pyo’s fiancée who will throw a wrench in the budding romance between him and Jan-di. The actress cast in the role is Lee Min-jung, whom I last saw playing Go Ara... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Tazza and Le Grand Chef sequels in the making
by | January 23, 2009 | 3 Comments
Uh, do we really need this? Both Le Grand Chef and Tazza were originally manhwas that were turned into movies that were turned into drama series. Now, both franchises are getting a movie sequel. A rep from the production behind Le Grand Chef 2 said, “Currently we’re busy working on... More »

Celebrity News
Baeksang Award nominees announced
by | January 23, 2009 | 69 Comments
Lee Min-ho and Kim Bum of “Boys Before Flowers” Wow, that’s kind of fast — only three weeks into the drama and already a Baeksang nomination. Both Kim Bum and Lee Min-ho of KBS’s Boys Before Flowers are up for the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards in the same category (new... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #67
by | January 23, 2009 | 25 Comments
  Big week, huh? What’s going on? SONG OF THE DAY Jason Mraz – “A Beautiful Mess” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #66 Open Thread #65 Open Thread #64 Open Thread #63 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
The Return of Iljimae: Episodes 1-2
by | January 22, 2009 | 78 Comments
MBC’s Return of Iljimae premiered on Wednesday, and from the first two episodes, my first impressions are: It is SO pretty. Amazing cinematography. The music is freaking gorgeous. Nice pacing of the story. Pretty solid acting, good casting. Yes, the narration gets annoying.   SONG OF THE DAY Dear Cloud... More »

Drama Casting & News
New stills from Cain & Abel
by | January 22, 2009 | 38 Comments
Cain & Abel has released some new stills to stir up interest as it gears up for its premiere. The series will take SBS’s Wednesday-Thursday slot over from the current drama A Star’s Lover. The release of new photos comes with the opening of the drama’s official website (http://tv.sbs.co.kr/cain). In... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Joon in a fender bender
by | January 22, 2009 | 82 Comments
On the same day as his castmate Kim Hyun-joong‘s small traffic collision, actor Kim Joon (“Woo-bin” of Boys Before Flowers) was also in a minor car accident. Kim Joon’s incident actually occurred first but was reported later; it took place in Seoul on the morning of January 22. The other... More »

Celebrity News
Song Hye-gyo hawks Levi’s Lady Style
by | January 22, 2009 | 16 Comments
Having recently wrapped her latest drama, The World They Live In, which was generally well-received but performed poorly in the ratings, Song Hye-gyo is out with her latest ad campaign. Levi’s has just released their latest ads featuring the pint-sized actress, who sports their “Lady Style” line of apparel (and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Uhm Tae-woong’s sageuk drama debut
by | January 21, 2009 | 28 Comments
Hmm, interesting. Uhm Tae-woong (Devil, Rebirth) is making his sageuk debut in MBC’s Queen Seon-deok, opposite actresses Go Hyun-jung (HIT) and Lee Yo-won (Surgeon Bong Dal-hee). Uhm is one of those wonderfully intense actors — I love watching him act — and no doubt he’ll do his part justice, but... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cinderella Man’s leading lady Han Eun-jung
by | January 21, 2009 | 18 Comments
Han Eun-jung (Lawyers of Korea, Full House) will be the leading lady opposite Kwon Sang-woo‘s pauper-into-prince main character in upcoming MBC drama Cinderella Man. Or should I say, leading lady opposite both of Kwon’s pauper AND prince characters — his Dongdaemun market shopkeeper character (the “pauper”) switches places with a... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: January 21, 2009
by | January 21, 2009 | 19 Comments
Jung Il-woo, Jeon Ji-hyun Today marks the debut of MBC’s Return of Iljimae, starring Jung Il-woo. The series premiered to mixed reactions, with some viewers calling it “refreshing” while others complained about excessive narration. I’m looking forward to it anyway. [My Daily] Jeon Ji-hyun (My Sassy Girl) is caught up... More »