Drama Casting & News
The boys (and girl) of Sungkyunkwan Scandal
by | July 8, 2010 | 63 Comments
Here we get a look at the first stills of the four leads of the upcoming “campus historical drama” Sungkyunkwan Scandal, which is set in a Joseon-era school that is attended by the scholars and noble young sons of the day — and one young woman who sneaks in posing... More »

Drama Recaps
Bad Guy: Episode 6
by | July 7, 2010 | 52 Comments
Switcheroo this week — I’ll do 6, and girlfriday takes on 7. Bad Guy continues to fly under the radar, which is sort of a shame — not because it’s better than some shows that are getting better ratings (that’s always going to happen to somebody), but because SBS has... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Son-ha cast as femme fatale in Runaway
by | July 7, 2010 | 10 Comments
KBS’s action drama Runaway sure is letting loose with its casting news. Next up: actress Yoon Son-ha faces off as Lee Na-young‘s rival in a femme fatale role. Initially, her character Mi-jin tries to approach Jin-yi (Lee Na-young) in order to kill her, as part of covering up her own... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Posters for Won Bin’s thriller film Ajusshi
by | July 7, 2010 | 33 Comments
Official posters are out for Won Bin‘s new thriller film Ajusshi, which has also just announced its release date. It comes out next month, and in case you missed the last post, here’s where you can watch the trailer. (And will you just look at those eyes! I’m a sucker... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sugar’s Park Su-jin cast as Lee Seung-gi’s first love
by | July 7, 2010 | 38 Comments
My Girlfriend is a Gumiho has cast Park Su-jin, a member of the kpop group Sugar, as Lee Seung-gi’s first love in the upcoming SBS drama. You may recognize the 24-year old actress from smaller roles in Boys Before Flowers (as Kim Bum’s first love), Queen Seon-duk, and Loving You... More »

Drama Casting & News
Han Ji-min signs on to Noh Hee-kyung’s new drama
by | July 7, 2010 | 37 Comments
A year after her last drama, Cain and Abel, Han Ji-min is signing on to a new drama project, which is the next project for A-list screenwriter Noh Hee-kyung. In the upcoming Love, Hurt, and Showers [연애, 상처 그리고 소나기], Noh writes “a story of a family and those around... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama series The Musical begins filming
by | July 6, 2010 | 27 Comments
The drama series The Musical entered its first shoots on July 4, and here are stills of two if its stars, Gu Hye-sun (Boys Before Flowers) and Ok Joo-hyun (the musical Cats). The first shoot had aspiring musical actress Go Eun-bi (Gu Hye-sun) watching “stage diva” Bae Kang-hee (Ok Joo-hyun)... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-ho declines lead, Playful Kiss still looking for its cast
by | July 6, 2010 | 161 Comments
Aw, man. For one brief moment I got totally excited. One story published today reports that Lee Min-ho has been cast as the lead in Playful Kiss, aka the remake of Itazura na Kiss / It Started With A Kiss. And girlfriday and I literally, and I mean literally-out-loud, squealed... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Character stills from Invincible, aka A Better Tomorrow’s remake
by | July 6, 2010 | 58 Comments
Invincible [Mujeokja, or 무적자] is the Korean remake of the 1986 Hong Kong mobster noir film A Better Tomorrow, and just wrapped filming on July 1 at Gamcheon Port in Busan. The shoot lasted just over five months, having begun on January 25 and including location filming abroad in Thailand.... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ji-hye as a femme fatale for Nylon
by | July 6, 2010 | 27 Comments
More magazine spreads! Han Ji-hye‘s photo shoot for the July issue of Nylon magazine takes that (overused) concept of the femme fatale as its theme. Her spread is an homage to the 2005 Nylon spread shot by French photographer Jean-Francois Lepage, and she therefore shows an expressionless, cold look in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Athena gets a broadcast date and teaser poster
by | July 5, 2010 | 62 Comments
First off, that is one cheesy-looking poster. But more importantly: IRIS spinoff Athena: Goddess of War has gotten a concrete spot on the broadcast schedule, and will be premiering in November. For some reason I had assumed that it would be on KBS, as was the original IRIS, but nope:... More »