Drama Casting & News
Behind the scenes of Do You Hear My Heart?
by | March 18, 2011 | 55 Comments
MBC’s new weekend drama Do You Hear My Heart? is readying for its premiere in two weeks, and recently held its poster shoots (see above and directly below). While the drama has been flying sorta under my radar, there are a couple points that have me potentially interested: the offbeat... More »

Drama Casting & News
Seo Ji-seok is The Manny
by | March 18, 2011 | 62 Comments
Oh, Korea. You and your almost-but-not-quite-sensical titles. This time it’s a cable drama called Manny, which is a mishmash of MAN + NANNY. I can’t even call it a portmanteau because that feels way too highbrow a description of the term. No, let’s call it ungodly union (which, by the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Rain takes the pilot’s seat in Red Scarf
by | March 18, 2011 | 31 Comments
Filming has begun this week on the South-Korean-fighter-pilots-bombard-the-North blockbuster movie Red Scarf, wherein Rain (Runaway Plan B) goes Top Gun playing the fighter-pilot hero. Shin Se-kyung (High Kick Through the Roof) stars as his love interest. The first shoots took place on March 15 at a Kangnam club in Seoul,... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #179
by | March 18, 2011 | 337 Comments
  Oh No Oh My – “Brains” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #178 Open Thread #177 Open Thread #176 Open Thread #175... More »

Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 2
by | March 17, 2011 | 217 Comments
Dear Reaper Boy: TAKE ME WITH YOU. Promise me when it’s my time to go, you’ll still be wearing Jung Il-woo? Rawr. I’m really digging the premise and the setup of this story. The execution leaves a little to be desired as of yet, but there’s a lot of potential... More »

Celebrity News
Go Hyun-jung glams it up for Elle
by | March 17, 2011 | 39 Comments
We’re used to seeing top actress Go Hyun-jung playing chic (Daemul) or relatable (What’s Up Fox?), but it’s not often we see her taking on that other K-dramaland staple, the femme fatale. The former beauty queen (Go was a Miss Korea runner-up) puts on the dramatic makeup and ruby-red lips... More »

Drama Casting & News
Birdie Buddy to unveil trailer online
by | March 17, 2011 | 38 Comments
Birdie Buddy is still adrift and without a broadcaster (so, ostensibly dead), but its producers aren’t just letting it fade away. At least, they’re trying to keep people interested, and have announced that they’ll unveil a teaser video on Youtube on March 18. The project began filming a whole year... More »

Drama Recaps
49 Days: Episode 1
by | March 16, 2011 | 130 Comments
I like! 49 Days had a slow ratings start (8.6%), but when I’m talking about dramas that hook my interest from the get-go, the ratings discussion is really just an afterthought. I was much more interested in seeing whether the drama would be able to capitalize on its promise, and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Goodbye Miss Ripley signs cast, reveals plot
by | March 16, 2011 | 247 Comments
So the speculation was confirmed, and Micky Yoochun (Sungkyunkwan Scandal) and Lee Da-hae (East of Eden) have been cast in upcoming MBC drama Goodbye Miss Ripley. But the more interesting question is, what the hell is this drama about?? The answer may surprise you. Unless you’re psychic. In which case,... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Shi-young kicks butt
by | March 16, 2011 | 59 Comments
I remember hearing that actress Lee Shi-young (Birth of the Rich) initially took up boxing to get into shape and trim down her already-trim figure to play a tennis champion in Playful Kiss. But she’s quickly become enamored of the sport and has continued to box, and competitively at that.... More »