Drama Casting & News
Playful Kiss drops Park Bo-young from its casting shortlist
by | June 27, 2010 | 57 Comments
Playful Kiss is MBC’s remake of Japanese manga Itazura na Kiss and Taiwanese drama It Started With a Kiss, and despite hopes that the production would be able to bring Park Bo-young onboard as its lead, it looks very unlikely. The drama’s production company, Group Eight, hasn’t made any official... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Eun-hye makes drama comeback in Love Song
by | June 27, 2010 | 117 Comments
Whoa, I was NOT expecting this, but I think I like it: Yoon Eun-hye has been cast in upcoming drama series Love Song, the remake of the epic Hong Kong romance Tian Mi Mi (Comrades: Almost a Love Story). The original 1996 film spanned ten years and starred Leon Lai... More »

Drama Casting & News
Trio of Chuno veterans return for Runaway
by | June 27, 2010 | 14 Comments
Sung Dong-il, Gong Hyung-jin, Jo Hee-bong Three familiar faces from Chuno will be back for the writer-director pair’s new drama Runaway, adding some solid talent to the supporting cast. In Chuno, Sung Dong-il had played the slightly unhinged slave hunter Jin-ho, Gong Hyung-jin played escaped slave Up-bong, and Jo Hee-bong... More »

Drama Casting & News
The Musical heads to Broadway
by | June 27, 2010 | 18 Comments
Here are some more details regarding the upcoming drama series The Musical, which is the musical-theater-themed show starring Gu Hye-sun (Boys Before Flowers), Daniel Choi (High Kick Through the Roof), and Ok Joo-hyun (musical actress and former FinKL member). Those three form the love triangle at the center of The... More »

Extended Glossary
Glossary: Noona
by | June 26, 2010 | 106 Comments
Go Hyun-jung and Chun Jung-myung in What’s Up, Fox Today’s Korean word of the day is: Noona. Got a cheeky younger man in your life? Turns out there’s a reason he calls you what he does. Notorious noona-killers Chun Jung-myung and Kim Bum help give us a lesson on the... More »

Extended Glossary
Glossary: Oppa
by | June 26, 2010 | 169 Comments
Was there ever such heartbreaking confusion over the meaning of the word “oppa” as with these two in Triple? Perhaps you’ve seen that Glossary link in the menu to the left, languishing in neglect with nary an update. I decided, what better way to update than to expound upon those... More »

Celebrity News
My Name Is: Jung So-min
by | June 25, 2010 | 76 Comments
This profile features new actress Jung So-min, who was a no-name rookie before taking on the role of Mo-nae in the current SBS series Bad Guy. Although the drama has only showed five episodes so far, the public was quick to pick up on the new talent in 21-year-old Jung.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Da-hae makes her film debut in 3D blockbuster
by | June 25, 2010 | 40 Comments
After making her name in drama series like Green Rose, My Girl, and Chuno, Lee Da-hae is ready to make her movie debut. She has been cast in the 3D historical project Song of Springs [현의 노래], a project described as “a movie telling the life story of legendary court... More »

Drama Casting & News
The characters of Athena: Goddess of War
by | June 25, 2010 | 112 Comments
Here we go, first promotional character stills of the cast of Athena. You won’t find the concept that novel if you’re familiar with the look of IRIS‘s promotional shots, but it IS interesting to finally get a peek into the spinoff’s world. I actually think IRIS‘s promos were better-looking, but... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #141
by | June 25, 2010 | 133 Comments
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Dramabeans Giveaway: Tell us your drama addiction stories!
by | June 24, 2010 | 456 Comments
It’s been a while, but it’s time for another Dramabeans giveaway. Up for grabs this time: the limited edition You’re Beautiful director’s cut DVD box set! Yup, it’s the very same DVD set that was announced previously, and comes with an A.N.JELL poster. (Note: the DVDs are Region 3.) To... More »