Drama Casting & News
Cable rom-com Manny premieres on tvN
by | April 13, 2011 | 70 Comments
Today marks the launch day of cable channel tvN’s prime-time drama Manny, which stars Seo Ji-seok (Gloria) as a top-rated Seoul nanny. And how cute is he with his charge? The boy almost looks like a little mini-me, with their matching curly hair and prosh outfits. Seo plays Yi-han, a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cha Seung-won in Best Love
by | April 12, 2011 | 167 Comments
Finally, it’s Cha Seung-won’s turn for the spotlight for his new drama, Best Love, the Hong sisters project that stars him as a famous actor. He’s still sporting the facial hair (sigh), but it’s a much tidier version than the look he wore for Athena, which practically had a lifeforce... More »

Drama Casting & News
Supporting cast added to Lie To Me
by | April 12, 2011 | 49 Comments
Lie To Me is the upcoming SBS romantic-comedy series starring Yoon Eun-hye and Kang Ji-hwan (formerly titled Sweet Scandal), and now it’s got several supporting players with the additions of Hong Soo-hyun (above), Sung Joon, and Jo Yoon-hee. With the two headliners, Lie To Me has already got tons of... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ghostly rom-com Chilling Romance wraps shoots
by | April 12, 2011 | 28 Comments
After three months of shoots, Lee Min-ki and Sohn Ye-jin have wrapped filming on their new movie, romantic-comedy-with-a-twist Chilling Romance, which gives us these new stills. In the film, Sohn plays a woman who starts seeing ghosts. Lee conjures ghosts. The dilemma in their romance is clear. (Korea really does... More »

Drama Casting & News
Romance Town’s Sung Yuri goes back to high school
by | April 12, 2011 | 34 Comments
Sung Yuri may be 30 years old, but she jumps back about a decade in these stills, dressed in a high school uniform to play the teenage version of her Soon-geum character in Romance Town. I’d say she looks fine as a student…if only the boy cast as her classmate... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
1 Night 2 Days: Episode 327
by | April 11, 2011 | 72 Comments
This episode continues the island trip following the teddy-bear race, wherein the boys settle down for a relaxing night of comfort…NOT. Here, the guys hang their prides and their appetites on their cooking abilities, or, as the case may be, a conspicuous lack thereof. It occurs to me that if... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Park Ye-jin and Kim Suro reunite for Mr. Idol
by | April 11, 2011 | 36 Comments
Park Ye-jin (My Princess) has begun filming the role that Park Shi-yeon left behind, in the idol music industry film that was formerly titled Happy Together, now called Mr. Idol. Can’t say I love the title change, as it sounds more like a male model calendar contest than a film... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
So Ji-sub becomes a boxer for Only You
by | April 11, 2011 | 72 Comments
So Ji-sub is playing a boxer for his new movie Only You, which means that the actor’s busy these days with physical training to get into fighting form. In the movie, he plays a tragic hero who’s losing his skills, who falls in love with a woman who’s losing her... More »

Drama Recaps
ATHENA: Episode 18
by | April 10, 2011 | 18 Comments
Mutiny!! Kinda. Sorta. I thoroughly enjoyed Sean Richard’s slo-mo action scene, despite it lasting only a few seconds. Hey – seeing him in action makes my day; at least he’s not just standing around and shooting. I gotta find the small things to humor me. *Shrug*... More »

Drama Casting & News
I Need Romance to be tvN’s next prime-time drama
by | April 10, 2011 | 23 Comments
Hm, it looks like tvN is jumping into the prime-time drama game in earnest with a second midweek drama offering in the works. Manny (about a haughty male nanny working for a careerwoman single mom) is its first, and now it has I Need Romance, another Wednesday-Thursday drama which stars... More »