Drama Casting & News
Yoo Ah-in cast in Sungkyunkwan Scandal
by | May 24, 2010 | 52 Comments
Aww, yeah! The “campus youth sageuk drama” Sungkyunkwan Scandal has cast Yoo Ah-in, which puts together a group of young rising stars in a “Joseon-era F4.” He joins DBSK’s Mickey Yoochun (real name Park Yoo-chun) in his drama debut and Song Joong-ki (OB-GYN). Yoo plays the role of “Moon Jae-shin,”... More »

Drama Recaps
Personal Taste: Episode 16 (Final)
by | May 24, 2010 | 228 Comments
Dear Show, I really, really wanted to love this finale. So much. But sadly, you ended up being all foreplay, no finish. It was sweet, and fun while it lasted, but I’m not going to call you in the morning. I want to say “It’s not you, it’s me”…but I... More »

Drama Casting & News
Baek Sung-hyun takes over Running Shirt
by | May 24, 2010 | 14 Comments
Song Joong-ki was announced as the lead in MBC’s four-episode special drama Running Shirt, but now another actor has been announced in the role: Baek Sung-hyun (Accidental Couple). There has been no official news of Song dropping the project and he’s actually still listed as the lead, but it appears... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Kang-woo to marry next month
by | May 24, 2010 | 35 Comments
Actor Kim Kang-woo has announced that he will be marrying his longtime girlfriend next month. The woman in question is Han Mu-young, who happens to be the older sister to actress Han Hye-jin (Jejoongwon). The two were introduced by friends in 2003 and have been dating for the past seven... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Ji-suk heads off for military service
by | May 23, 2010 | 63 Comments
As announced last month, Kim Ji-suk began his life in the army with his May 24 enlistment, just four days after wrapping up his last project, drama series Personal Taste. He was sent off by members of the press and a small crowd of fans. Asked whether he plans to... More »

Drama Recaps
Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 15
by | May 23, 2010 | 72 Comments
As I was watching Episode 15, I couldn’t help wishing this part of the plot had happened at the halfway point rather than three-quarters of the way to the end. If this shift in family dynamics had come at the midpoint, I think I would have been a lot more... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Poetry wins for best screenplay at Cannes
by | May 23, 2010 | 13 Comments
The winners have been named at the 63rd Cannes Film Festival, and Korea’s entry by Lee Chang-Dong, Poetry, picked up the Best Screenplay award. The festival’s top prize, the Palme d’Or, went to Thailand’s Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall His Past Lives, while the second and third awards (Grand Prize... More »

Drama Recaps
Prosecutor Princess: Episode 16 (Final)
by | May 23, 2010 | 179 Comments
*sob!* That was my first reaction to the last episode, knowing that I won’t have any more to recap or go crazy about. Hence – this one might be a bit long… and that’s because I have aberdeen_angus’ final comments as well!!! Thanks to javabeans for allowing aberdeen_angus and I... More »

Drama Recaps
Coffee House: Page 2
by | May 22, 2010 | 93 Comments
The characters in this drama bring a smile to my face, both individually and in the way they relate to each other. Especially Jin-soo, who is charming in a way that is similar to Chep in Pasta but without all the shouting and misogyny and throwing of food. I enjoy... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ha Ha Ha takes prize at Cannes
by | May 22, 2010 | 15 Comments
Although most of the attention regarding Korean films at Cannes International Film Festival has been given to The Housemaid and Poetry, a third Korean entry, Ha Ha Ha, has won the top prize in the Un Certain Regard competition. Second place (the jury prize) went to Peruvian film Octubre. Un... More »

Drama Casting & News
MBC’s upcoming Wed-Thurs special dramas
by | May 22, 2010 | 12 Comments
Ha Hee-ra, Song Joong-ki MBC’s latest Wednesday-Thursday drama series, Personal Taste, ended its run this week, but there are a few weeks until the next miniseries starts up its run (that would be the war epic Road No. 1). In the intervening weeks, MBC will be airing two short special... More »