Drama Casting & News
What’s Up completes first round of auditions
by | February 12, 2010 | 31 Comments
The first round of open auditions have been completed for writer Song Ji-nah‘s anticipated new campus drama What’s Up, and a list of the lucky applicants who passed to the next round has been revealed online on the audition webpage. The production still has a ways to go because there... More »

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Housemaid to feature nude bed scene
by | February 12, 2010 | 20 Comments
As if I didn’t already have enough to intrigue me about the remake of The Housemaid: star Lee Jung-jae will apparently be featured in a nearly all-nude bed scene with his co-star Jeon Do-yeon, who plays the femme fatale housemaid character who comes between him and his perfect young bride... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The Influence’s teaser poster and preview
by | February 12, 2010 | 39 Comments
The official poster has been released for “mystery digital blockbuster” The Influence, and my main question is: Considering that it stars one of Korea’s top A-listers (Lee Byung-heon) and the nation’s “Barbie doll” (Han Chae-young), that’s the best they could do? (It looks so cheesy!) The preview is also out... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #122
by | February 12, 2010 | 289 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 27
by | February 11, 2010 | 19 Comments
Nothing particularly substantial happens in this episode. There are lighthearted and enjoyable moments, but it was pretty much a filler episode that rehashes the same themes. The key element that makes this series work is the growth of the characters and the relations between them. Since there’s barely any developmental... More »

Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episode 18
by | February 11, 2010 | 10 Comments
Just when you thought things could only get better, it only drastically goes wrong. Why, you ask? Well, of course! – We have two more episodes! (I promise – two-episode recap next time!) Therefore – we need a few more problems and obstacles before we bring the series to an... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim So-yeon cast in Prosecutor Mata Hari
by | February 11, 2010 | 51 Comments
Kim So-yeon is taking the lead in a new SBS drama called Prosecutor Mata Hari, which comes to us from the writer-director pair behind Brilliant Legacy. (PD Jin Hyuk also directed the gorgeous historical series Painter of the Wind and the slick celebrity-packed On Air, while writer So Hyun-kyung also... More »

Drama Casting & News
SBS’s OB-GYN features a parade of cameos
by | February 11, 2010 | 12 Comments
SBS’s new medical drama OB-GYN is piling on the cameo appearances as celebrities make guest spots as patients. The drama is doing middling numbers in the 10% range but has met with generally favorable response. The first two episodes last week featured actress-MC Hyun Young, and adds several more guests... More »

Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 12
by | February 10, 2010 | 95 Comments
(Awwww. And look at the little-boy slippers next to the grown-up ones!) A very good episode for Pal-gang, I thought. Is it strange to feel proud of fictional characters for making mature decisions and being levelheaded? That sounds like it ought to be boring stuff, but on the contrary, it’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Moon Jung-hee joins Oh My Lady
by | February 10, 2010 | 7 Comments
SBS’s upcoming romantic comedy Oh My Lady! adds another actress to its cast in Moon Jung-hee; the drama places the actress in the familiar world of musicals (Moon used to act in musicals before she transitioned to television with dramas like My Sweet Seoul and Iron Empress). Her character is... More »

Drama Recaps
The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry: Episode 5
by | February 10, 2010 | 96 Comments
[Everyone, girlfriday will be helping me with The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry recaps, starting with this one! We’ll be switching off episodes, and I hope you’ll enjoy her wonderfully written and witty recaps as much as I do. —javabeans] This episode amps up the chemistry between Shin-young and... More »