Drama Recaps
Oh My Lady: Episode 7
by | April 14, 2010 | 59 Comments
I find that my interest in this drama fluctuates wildly, not from one episode to the next, but within each hour. Overall it’s cute and it has a benign sort of charm to it. The conflicts work for this style of drama, but we all know they’re pretty lightweight and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jia added to Athena
by | April 14, 2010 | 104 Comments
Lee Jia has been cast as the other female lead in the IRIS spinoff Athena, alongside the previously cast Jung Woo-sung, Cha Seung-won, and Su Ae. (And… meh.) Well, you can’t win ’em all? She’ll play a character named Han Jae-hee, who is a special agent in the European office... More »

Drama Casting & News
Wed-Thurs battle heats up as ratings numbers rise
by | April 14, 2010 | 104 Comments
Two weeks have given our new Wednesday-Thursday dramas a chance to get settled and establish their stories, and today’s (Wednesday) fifth episode offered the series something of a new direction as they kicked off major storylines. (This isn’t very spoilery if you’ve seen the episodes from last week, but if... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Ryeo-won in Sleeping With the Enemy
by | April 14, 2010 | 16 Comments
Jung Ryeo-won is coming back with a new movie, Sleeping With the Enemy, which co-stars Kim Joo-hyuk (Terroir) and is set during the Korean War. Her character meets his North Korean soldier character when his troops are given an order to retreat to a small village, and the two fall... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Nam-gil rumored to add one last film before enlistment
by | April 14, 2010 | 24 Comments
Having come into overwhelming mainstream popularity just as his mandatory military service approaches, Kim Nam-gil is trying to squeeze in as much work as he can before he has to take his acting hiatus. In addition to an upcoming drama series (SBS’s Bad Guy), rumors are currently swirling that Kim... More »

Drama Recaps
Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 4
by | April 13, 2010 | 190 Comments
It’s a popular opinion, I know, but it has to be said: Moon Geun-young blows me away. She isn’t afraid to take Eun-jo to the darkest places, and doesn’t pull any punches when it comes to her misplaced anger. She gets ugly and mean, and human, but then when she’s... More »

Drama Recaps
Prosecutor Princess: Episode 3
by | April 13, 2010 | 63 Comments
¡Hola, amigos! Well, well, well, we left episode 2 with Hye-ri being taken by the police, accused of trying to have some unhealthy fun with two kids. Can an hour of korean television be heartbreaking, fun and hate-inducing at the same time? Yes, and this episode is just another proof... More »

Kpop News
Lee Dong-wook makes his directorial debut
by | April 13, 2010 | 29 Comments
Lee Dong-wook is currently serving in the military, but it turns out he has another work to unveil. Before he enlisted, he had made his directorial debut with a music video for new singer Zozo; the video for the song, called “Dandelion,” has now been released. (Watch below.) In addition... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Sun-ah returns to television in I Am Legend
by | April 13, 2010 | 143 Comments
A year after her last drama, the successful SBS series City Hall, Kim Sun-ah is returning in a new drama, I Am Legend [나는 전설이다]. The title is a pun on her character’s name, which is the word for “legend” (kdramas really love name-title puns, don’t they?). In I Am... More »

Drama Recaps
Personal Taste: Episode 4
by | April 12, 2010 | 132 Comments
While Personal Taste is generally playing it safe in the traditional man-will-teach-bumbling-woman-how-to-live setup, we do start to see some cracks in Jin-ho’s armor, which makes me warm up to him a little more. Nobody likes a know-it-all who actually knows it all. In this episode the roommates start to bond,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim So-yeon’s big transformation in Prosecutor Princess
by | April 12, 2010 | 66 Comments
If this photo didn’t come with a caption, I wouldn’t be able to recognize the star — namely, Kim So-yeon of SBS’s Prosecutor Princess. (Even knowing who it is, it’s still difficult to see her in the images.) Kim’s drama character Ma Hye-ri is currently slender and fashionable, but she... More »