Chungmuro/Film News
Into the Gunfire casts Cha Seung-won, Kim Seung-woo
by | November 16, 2009 | 37 Comments
Confirmed: Into the Gunfire [포화 속으로], which is set to begin filming shortly, has cast Cha Seung-won (City Hall) as a North Korean officer and Kim Seung-woo (IRIS) as his South Korean counterpart. As previously announced, the Korean War film formerly known as 71 (and originally starring Kim Bum and... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Bum follows single album with book release
by | November 16, 2009 | 15 Comments
Actor Kim Bum recently put out a single album in Japan — after showing off his vocal skills with the song he recorded on the additional Boys Before Flowers — and now he’s putting out a photoessay collection. Kim Bum said, “After the broadcast ended for my drama Dream, I... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Da-hae’s sad wedding scene for Chuno
by | November 16, 2009 | 41 Comments
These stills were released from KBS’s upcoming sageuk-action drama Chuno (Slave Hunters) on the 16th, which feature the drama’s leading lady Lee Da-hae dressed in wedding garb wearing a sad expression on her face. In the storyline, Lee Da-hae’s character Hye-won is caught in a love triangle between her two... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chinese fans show support for You’re Beautiful
by | November 15, 2009 | 160 Comments
Chinese fans have come together to show their support for the You’re Beautiful cast and crew by supplying the 100-plus staffers with a buffet meal, candy, and coffee, which was delivered to the set of A.N.JELL’s fictional management company on November 15. Korean fan-club members had supplied a buffet lunch... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kim Joon gets friendly with the Invincible Baseball Team
by | November 15, 2009 | 12 Comments
Kim Joon (Boys Before Flowers) has released some new candid photos that he took with the members of Invincible Baseball Team, the KBS weekend variety program of which the rapper-actor is currently a part. I’m not watching the variety program (which also features Im Chang-jung, Lee Ha-neul, Oh Ji-ho, and... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episodes 13-14
by | November 15, 2009 | 69 Comments
Smile is hitting exactly the right notes for me. Though not wildly innovative, there’s something organic and sweet about the pacing and tone that I really enjoy. When there’s as much chemistry & development as there is in these two episodes, reducing the repartee to a line of summary just... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Kye-sang’s new omnibus film
by | November 15, 2009 | 4 Comments
Yoon Kye-sang (Executioners) has announced his next project, which will be an omnibus film called Just A Little Closer [조금만 더 가까이] in which he’ll act without pay. The film will weave together five vignettes and will be made with a relatively modest 100 million won budget ($86,000). Each storyline... More »

Drama Recaps
Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang: Episodes 1-2
by | November 14, 2009 | 32 Comments
KBS premiered a new Monday-Tuesday drama this week, Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang (KBS World title: Taming of the Heir), to replace Princess Has Returned. Contrary to the historical costuming above, this drama is a contemporary piece but has sageuk bits woven through it, since the story references the folk tale upon... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Tae-hee attempts new challenges with IRIS
by | November 14, 2009 | 49 Comments
I know, I’m not covering IRIS as much as some people probably feel I should, given that it’s ruling its Wednesday-Thursday timeslot and wowing viewers with its action-packed, star-studded storytelling. But what can I say? IRIS is a lot of fun but it leaves me unmoved, so for that reason... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episodes 11-12
by | November 13, 2009 | 47 Comments
Hyun-soo and his Jung-in fantasies! So hilarious and adorable. Of course, the best part is that the dream becomes reality. As soyjoy mentioned in her last recap, a few episodes had dragged on, but Smile has come back in full force the last few episodes. And these two take the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Two previews for MBC’s Hero
by | November 13, 2009 | 45 Comments
MBC released another trailer for the upcoming Hero this week, so there are now two separate preview videos for the comedy-action series. The good news is, despite the numerous problems plaguing the production, I think the footage looks pretty smooth, and the newest cast member, Yoon So-yi, seems to be... More »