Drama Casting & News
Yoo Oh-sung as a chieftan in Kim Suro
by | April 7, 2010 | 8 Comments
Yoo Oh-sung (Swallow the Sun) plays one of the nine chiefs of Kaya (before Kaya was Kaya) in the upcoming sageuk series Kim Suro, as we can see in these stills from the drama. His Chief Sin-gwi character is the most powerful of the chiefs, who ruled the area before... More »

Drama Recaps
Oh My Lady: Episode 5
by | April 6, 2010 | 103 Comments
Sing it, sista! In the first four episodes, Oh My Lady hadn’t really wowed me, though it has been cute. Episode 5 ups the game and starts the bonding between Chae Rim and Choi Siwon in earnest, which revs my interest and adds some excitement. SONG OF THE DAY Kim... More »

Drama Casting & News
Birth of the Rich extended four episodes
by | April 6, 2010 | 49 Comments
After getting off to a rough start, romantic-comedy series Birth of the Rich has found its footing in the ratings and has had a stable, if not outstanding, run. Still, that’s good enough for KBS, and the drama has been granted four extra episodes, bringing the total to 20. Birth... More »

Drama Casting & News
Song Joong-ki runs for MBC special drama
by | April 6, 2010 | 24 Comments
Adoooorable actor Song Joong-ki (OB-GYN, Triple) has been cast as the lead in a special 4-episode MBC drama, called Running Shirt (working title). According to Song’s management, Sidus HQ, he will play a bright and cheerful marathon runner in the “bright sports youth drama.” His character Dae-gu was born in... More »

Drama Recaps
Personal Taste: Episode 2
by | April 5, 2010 | 142 Comments
girlfriday here, making a comeback! Ever notice in Korea how nobody goes anywhere, but everyone makes a comeback? Yes, that’s the size and relative roundness of Jin-ho’s butt, in case you were wondering. And yes, that’s pretty much the expression that accompanies the grabbing of said butt. This episode brings... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jang Geun-seok confirmed for You’re My Pet
by | April 5, 2010 | 133 Comments
Title says it all! It was previously reported that Jang Geun-seok would star in the movie version of You’re My Pet, but there was a conspicuous lack of confirmation following the initial report. Now the confirmation is out and the news is official. The movie is based on the Japanese... More »

Drama Casting & News
Horan makes her acting debut
by | April 5, 2010 | 13 Comments
Singer Horan is joining her Clazziquai counterpart Alex in the acting realm, and has been cast in her first drama project, KBS’s upcoming romantic-comedy series My Country Calls [국가가 부른다]. The drama recently cast Lee Soo-kyung as its leading lady; she plays a lowly policewoman with little professional spirit and... More »

Drama Casting & News
SBS’s period drama Giant begins rehearsals
by | April 5, 2010 | 28 Comments
The first still is out for SBS’s Giant, which premieres in May. From left to right, pictured are Lee Beom-soo, Park Jin-hee, Hwang Jung-eum, and Joo Sang-wook. The cast, writer Jang Young-chul, and director Yoo In-shik gathered on April 2 at the SBS Ilsan Production Center for the drama’s first... More »

Drama Casting & News
Product placement sneaks its way into drama dialogue
by | April 5, 2010 | 29 Comments
If you’ve been watching MBC’s campy weekend action drama A Man Called God, you may have caught on to one of the phrases oft-uttered between Song Il-kook and Han Go-eun: “Why not?” Turns out that line is a bit of stealth advertising. Rather than inserting a product directly into the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Rain considers role in Chuno writer’s next drama
by | April 4, 2010 | 34 Comments
Rain (aka Jung Ji-hoon) has been teasing us for months about a possible drama comeback, and now it has been announced that he’s currently in talks regarding Chuno writer Chun Sung-il‘s next project. On April 5, a senior rep from Rain’s management company revealed that the star is considering several... More »

Celebrity News
Park Shi-hoo celebrates birthday with fans
by | April 4, 2010 | 32 Comments
Actor Park Shi-hoo is hard at work on his just-premiered drama, Prosecutor Princess, so he’s spending most of his time on the drama set. Still, he managed to take a few hours to attend a surprise birthday party — his 32nd — on the afternoon of April 3 at Seoul’s... More »