Celebrity News
Out and about with Lee Min-jung
by | March 6, 2011 | 97 Comments
These days, Lee Min-jung is super-busy with a new television project, Midas, and the drama set was to be the location for the following interview. But a last-minute delay gave her an unexpected half-day off, and rather than conducting the interview right there, she and the reporter headed out into... More »

Drama Casting & News
The Duo adds comic veteran Gong Hyung-jin
by | March 6, 2011 | 26 Comments
MBC’s switched-at-birth historical drama The Duo is adding a familiar face to its cast with Gong Hyung-jin, whose last sageuk role was in the fusion action series Chuno. He’s jumping up a few rungs on the social ladder with this new character, from runaway slave to police officer. That’ll pair... More »

Drama Casting & News
The geniuses of K-dramaland
by | March 5, 2011 | 102 Comments
Musicians, athletes, doctors, chaebols, beast men, candy men: All have been, at one point or another, the hot drama trend of the moment. Now geniuses are taking their place as the favored stereotype, with examples seen in Sign, Midas, and Paradise Ranch, to name a few. Well, that’s the stance... More »

Drama Casting & News
Could there BE any more stills from 49 Days?
by | March 5, 2011 | 126 Comments
(I just love the above shot. I love the placement, the curious look from Jung Il-woo to the soul-in-limbo, Nam Gyuri, and that’s just the plain image from the photo shoot. A finalized, photoshopped promo image ought to be mesmerizing.) There have been a whooooole slew of stills from 49... More »

Celebrity News
Bae Doo-na plays a doll for High Cut
by | March 5, 2011 | 21 Comments
Bae Doo-na has a fashion shoot for the current High Cut magazine, which takes the concept of “Doo-na’s doll play” and is available in the magazine’s issue #48 (March). To be honest I don’t really see the doll effect, but the concept is probably inspired, at least in part, by... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Da-hae drops two films in a row
by | March 4, 2011 | 152 Comments
Lee Da-hae has dropped out of her movie debut(s), 3D blockbuster Song of Springs and Coffee (Ka-bi) (formerly titled Russian Coffee), the latter of which she’d signed on to a few months back alongside Joo Jin-mo. Coffee is a late-Joseon-era spy melodrama about an assassination attempt on Emperor Gojong; Lee... More »

Drama Casting & News
Even more stills from 49 Days
by | March 4, 2011 | 66 Comments
So we’ve had a couple sets of stills from 49 Days already, and now we’ve got a few more sets of shots from the upcoming drama. I’m trying not to get my hopes up, but I have to admit that a lot of my drama expectations for the immediate future... More »

Drama Casting & News
Rumors of another Yoon Eun-hye drama
by | March 4, 2011 | 131 Comments
…may be greatly (or at least slightly) exaggerated. But still, even though the talk is still in the rumor stage, where there’s smoke… If we choose to take the optimistic approach, Yoon Eun-hye may be making her return to television this year, according to reports that she’s considering the project... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #177
by | March 4, 2011 | 439 Comments
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Drama Reactions & Reviews
Bottom of the 9th with 2 Outs: Series review
by | March 3, 2011 | 252 Comments
There’s a fondness that I’ve had my entire life for best friend rom-coms. That is, dramas where the main couple consists of two best friends who circle each other their whole lives, not realizing that they’re destined to be together. It’s the kind of drama where everyone except for the... More »