Drama Casting & News
Drama special Father’s House brings in strong praise
by | January 3, 2010 | 32 Comments
I’d briefly mentioned the two-episode special drama Father’s House, which pairs Choi Min-soo in his acting return with young rising actor Kim Soo-hyun, who recently drew buzz for his performance playing Go Soo’s younger character in Will It Snow For Christmas. The drama aired both its episodes last Monday on... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Seon-kyun presents Pasta staff with gifts
by | January 3, 2010 | 26 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun, who is headlining MBC’s Pasta, has given gifts to the drama staff, just as the show is about to go on the air this week. The presents of 70 jackets were given on January 1 and Lee explained, “This winter is especially cold and the staff is suffering... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Into the Gunfire releases first stills
by | January 2, 2010 | 35 Comments
Nice. Take a look at the stills from the upcoming war film Into the Gunfire, which stars Kwon Sang-woo and TOP (Choi Seung-hyun) as student soldiers in the Korean War. They portray two of 71 young students (hence the film’s original title, 71, back when it starred Kim Bum and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Song Chang-eui cast in new drama
by | January 2, 2010 | 6 Comments
Actor Song Chang-eui has picked his next project, which’ll be the SBS drama Life Is Beautiful [인생은 아름다워]. The series features a family living on Jeju Island and is already attracting notice for being another Kim Soo-hyun project (the writer, not the Will It Snow For Christmas actor). Kim is... More »

Drama Casting & News
A Man Called God prepares for overseas shoots
by | January 1, 2010 | 34 Comments
This news has been rumored for many months already, but finally it’s confirmed by producers: Song Il-kook is on for MBC’s upcoming drama series A Man Called God [신이라 불리운 사나이]. This means he’ll be following two big historical roles (Jumong, Kingdom of the Wind) with a contemporary one in... More »

Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episodes 8-9
by | January 1, 2010 | 25 Comments
If I could title the episodes, episode 8 would be “Exposition,” and episode 9 would be “New Hairstyles, New Beginnings.” One note: I’m going to apologize for my inability to name some of the characters. I just figured them out today (late in the game, as I’m halfway through the... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #116
by | January 1, 2010 | 413 Comments
  I can’t believe the last year passed as quickly as it did. It felt like a blur. And yet, sometimes it also felt like forever. Happy New Year!! SONG OF THE DAY Jamie Cullum – “I Only Have Eyes For You” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #115... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2009 Editors’ Picks [Year In Review, Part 6]
by | December 31, 2009 | 110 Comments
Here we are! The last of the year-end review series. This post is something new, but I thought it would be an interesting experiment. Although each of us reviewers has our personal favorites, which we outlined in our personal reviews, it’s a different thing to move past preference and try... More »

Drama Casting & News
2009 KBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2009 | 222 Comments
Last one! The 2009 KBS Drama Awards were also held on December 31, and as with the other two station awards ceremonies, there weren’t a lot of surprises, particularly with the Daesang, which went to Lee Byung-heon. (Lee was outstanding in IRIS, but I think he practically had the Daesang... More »

Drama Casting & News
2009 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2009 | 120 Comments
Daesang winner Jang Seo-hee December 31 was the night for two station awards ceremonies. First up, we have the 2009 SBS Drama Awards, where, like at the previous night’s MBC Drama Awards, the night was dominated by one big winner, the makjang mega-hit revenge series Wife’s Temptation. Even so, a... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 23
by | December 31, 2009 | 25 Comments
We’re finally here at the midpoint. (Well, just me and the recaps, since episode 27 already aired in the real world.) The middle of a fairly lengthy series is bound to have its draggy parts, and Smile is having its share of them. But all in all, there are enough... More »