Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Tae-woong is Cyrano
by | January 4, 2010 | 25 Comments
Uhm Tae-woong may have had a somewhat flat performance in the historical drama Queen Seon-deok, but he can be positively riveting in contemporary works. Let’s see how he does when he takes on a romantic comedy, as he’s just been cast as the lead in a movie called Cyrano (working... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Jung-won in Wish Upon a Star
by | January 3, 2010 | 35 Comments
No surprise to see more promotional stills and reports out about another new show; this time it’s SBS’s trendy drama Wish Upon a Star (which I previously referred to as Pick the Stars; I’m glad SBS Global came up with a better-sounding English title for the drama). The 20-episode romantic... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoo Seung-ho and Kim Su-ro play chicken in God of Study
by | January 3, 2010 | 28 Comments
New stills for KBS’s upcoming God of Study feature lead cast member Yoo Seung-ho (who plays a rebellious teenage troublemaker) engaging in a motorcycle race with Kim Su-ro. Yoo Seung-ho’s character comes from a struggling household and delivers Chinese food as a side job; as they run into each other... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama special Father’s House brings in strong praise
by | January 3, 2010 | 32 Comments
I’d briefly mentioned the two-episode special drama Father’s House, which pairs Choi Min-soo in his acting return with young rising actor Kim Soo-hyun, who recently drew buzz for his performance playing Go Soo’s younger character in Will It Snow For Christmas. The drama aired both its episodes last Monday on... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Seon-kyun presents Pasta staff with gifts
by | January 3, 2010 | 26 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun, who is headlining MBC’s Pasta, has given gifts to the drama staff, just as the show is about to go on the air this week. The presents of 70 jackets were given on January 1 and Lee explained, “This winter is especially cold and the staff is suffering... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Into the Gunfire releases first stills
by | January 2, 2010 | 35 Comments
Nice. Take a look at the stills from the upcoming war film Into the Gunfire, which stars Kwon Sang-woo and TOP (Choi Seung-hyun) as student soldiers in the Korean War. They portray two of 71 young students (hence the film’s original title, 71, back when it starred Kim Bum and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Song Chang-eui cast in new drama
by | January 2, 2010 | 6 Comments
Actor Song Chang-eui has picked his next project, which’ll be the SBS drama Life Is Beautiful [인생은 아름다워]. The series features a family living on Jeju Island and is already attracting notice for being another Kim Soo-hyun project (the writer, not the Will It Snow For Christmas actor). Kim is... More »

Drama Casting & News
A Man Called God prepares for overseas shoots
by | January 1, 2010 | 34 Comments
This news has been rumored for many months already, but finally it’s confirmed by producers: Song Il-kook is on for MBC’s upcoming drama series A Man Called God [신이라 불리운 사나이]. This means he’ll be following two big historical roles (Jumong, Kingdom of the Wind) with a contemporary one in... More »

Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episodes 8-9
by | January 1, 2010 | 25 Comments
If I could title the episodes, episode 8 would be “Exposition,” and episode 9 would be “New Hairstyles, New Beginnings.” One note: I’m going to apologize for my inability to name some of the characters. I just figured them out today (late in the game, as I’m halfway through the... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #116
by | January 1, 2010 | 413 Comments
  I can’t believe the last year passed as quickly as it did. It felt like a blur. And yet, sometimes it also felt like forever. Happy New Year!! SONG OF THE DAY Jamie Cullum – “I Only Have Eyes For You” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #115... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2009 Editors’ Picks [Year In Review, Part 6]
by | December 31, 2009 | 110 Comments
Here we are! The last of the year-end review series. This post is something new, but I thought it would be an interesting experiment. Although each of us reviewers has our personal favorites, which we outlined in our personal reviews, it’s a different thing to move past preference and try... More »