Drama Casting & News
Tokyo Tower bought for Korean remake
by | April 11, 2009 | 46 Comments
Kim Ji-soo (Women in the Sun) is pairing up with Antique Bakery and The Naked Kitchen star Joo Ji-hoon for the Korean remake of the Japanese film Tokyo Tower [도쿄 타워]. Tokyo Tower was originally a novel written by popular Japanese novelist Ekuni Kaori and depicts the love story of... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Hye-young donates her paycheck
by | April 10, 2009 | 24 Comments
Jung Hye-young, who played Iljimae’s mother in the just-ended Return of Iljimae, is blessed with a ridiculously adorable family and a doting husband (Sean of old-school kpop duo Jinusean). She was also pregnant while filming the drama with their third child. The couple has revealed (through a mini-homepage posting —... More »

Drama Casting & News
Go Hyun-jung as Lady Mi-shil
by | April 10, 2009 | 40 Comments
Here are the newest photos of Go Hyun-jung, who takes on the court lady character of “Mi-shil” in the upcoming MBC sageuk Queen Seon-deok. These photos were actually taken at the prayer ceremony held on the 8th, and captures Go in character as the ambitious, powerful woman who is Queen... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #78
by | April 10, 2009 | 113 Comments
  Open Thread day! Have at it. SONG OF THE DAY Maximo Park – “Books From Boxes” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #77 Open Thread #76 Open Thread #75 Open Thread #74 No tags for this post.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Point-counterpoint: Pursuing beauty in 200 Pound Beauty
by | April 9, 2009 | 170 Comments
In last week’s Open Thread, a back-and-forth developed between two commenters that caught my eye, because it dealt with a point that had been at the back of my mind for a while. Ever since I first saw the smash 2006 romantic comedy 200 Pound Beauty [미녀는 괴로워], in fact.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Iris takes temporary break between overseas shoots
by | April 9, 2009 | 26 Comments
Actress Kim Tae-hee is taking advantage of a brief break to focus on getting (more) into shape for her role in the big-budget spy-action series Iris [아이리스]. She’s not a stranger to action shoots, having done wire work and fight scenes in some of her previous projects (Nine-Tailed Fox, Fight),... More »

Drama Casting & News
Six Months and Seon-deok pray for success
by | April 9, 2009 | 36 Comments
Often, you’ll see the cast and crew of a drama holding a prayer ceremony as their production nears airtime, as a ritual to ask for future success and smooth sailing. Two upcoming drama productions just held their ceremonies this week on their respective sets — KBS’s Six Months (above) on... More »

Drama Casting & News
First stills from Triple
by | April 9, 2009 | 42 Comments
There are two more months till MBC’s Triple airs, and now we get our first look at our main character, Min Hyo-rin, who’s frankly taken a bit of a publicity backseat compared to her more famous co-stars (Lee Hana, Lee Jung-jae, Lee Seon-kyun, Yoon Kye-sang). Filming commenced for the series... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man (The Slingshot): Episodes 1-2
by | April 8, 2009 | 53 Comments
Hahahaha. You know what’s funny about my taste in dramas? How utterly unpredictable it is. After the messiness of East of Eden and the overhypedness of Cain & Abel, I thought I’d probably hate KBS’s new thriller drama Story of A Man [남자이야기], or at least be bored by it.... More »

Celebrity News
Hee-sun’s Happy Mom Project
by | April 8, 2009 | 13 Comments
Actress Kim Hee-sun (Smile Again, Sad Sonata) held her first official event as a new mother (she gave birth to a daughter in January) on the afternoon of April 7 in Seoul. The event was to kick off the publication of the “Kim Hee-sun’s Happy Mom Project,” which is a... More »

Celebrity News
Wedding announcements for Lee Seon-kyun, Ricky Kim
by | April 7, 2009 | 54 Comments
Is love in the air, or what? (Well, it IS spring…) Well, Mr. Voice is off the market — Lee Seon-kyun of dramas Coffee Prince, White Tower, and My Sweet Seoul is getting married to his longtime girlfriend, Jeon Hye-jin. The couple has been dating for six years, and is... More »