Chungmuro/Film News
The Housemaid’s teaser video
by | March 24, 2010 | 62 Comments
Rawr! The preview video is out for The Housemaid‘s remake, and it’s pretty damn sexy. The music, the ambiance, the juxtaposition (literal and figurative) of Jeon Do-yeon‘s sly maid character — with those sneaky sidelong glances! — and Seo Woo‘s young wife character… I have a feeling I may not... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Shi-yeon cast in Noh Hee-kyung special
by | March 24, 2010 | 9 Comments
KBS is reviving its one-act drama programming (last seen in 2008 with the now-dead Drama City) with its upcoming Drama Special series, and the first star to be featured is Park Shi-yeon. She will play the lead in the premiere installment titled Red Candy (a working title), which is also... More »

Drama Casting & News
Last-minute cast changes to Birdie Buddy
by | March 24, 2010 | 8 Comments
Yoo Inna, Lee Mi-sook Casting changes are not usually a big deal and they’re pretty common in general, but I think when a drama goes through more than one significant drop-out at a late stage, things start looking shaky. Birdie Buddy first lost Seo Ji-hye as its star shortly after... More »

Drama Casting & News
Posters for Prosecutor Princess
by | March 24, 2010 | 47 Comments
Prosecutor Princess has (finally!) released its promo posters, and I think the main thing I take away from them is major shoe envy. (Of Kim So-yeon, that is. I’m not sure how I feel about the lace-up boots on the supposedly mysterious lawyer character played by Park Shi-hoo. On the... More »

Drama Recaps
Oh My Lady: Episode 2
by | March 23, 2010 | 62 Comments
Episode 2 continues the light, comic feel of Episode 1. For those of you who felt Episode 1 was too familiar and conventional, plot-wise, perhaps the added complication in Episode 2 will capture your interest. Yes, it’s rather like Speed Scandal: The Drama Version — but hey, who doesn’t want... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Producers talk about High Kick’s controversial ending
by | March 23, 2010 | 124 Comments
(Spoiler alert: Don’t read this post if you don’t want to know how the series High Kick Through The Roof ended.) There have been complaints about the rather dramatic way the series went out last week, and the producers PD has spoken up to explain, if not defend, their choice.... More »

Drama Casting & News
MBC’s Dong Yi off to solid start
by | March 23, 2010 | 34 Comments
Another Monday-Tuesday drama premiered this week, MBC’s historical series Dong Yi. It wasn’t able to top its competitors with its first outing, but its initial 11.4% held its own against SBS’s medical sageuk Jejoongwon (13.2%) and KBS’s comic trendy show Birth of the Rich (15.5%). As is often the case... More »

Drama Recaps
Oh My Lady: Episode 1
by | March 22, 2010 | 108 Comments
Cute show. Challenging, no. But amusing, generally yes. It pretty much delivered what I expected: some conventional setups and kdrama cliches, with a cute lead boy (Choi Siwon may have the body of a man but he’s firmly in boy-man territory for me) and a lovable leading lady. (I am... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Min Hyo-rin cast as lead in Romantic Movement
by | March 22, 2010 | 19 Comments
Min Hyo-rin is taking the lead in a new project, a short film adapted from the novel Romantic Movement by Swiss writer Alain de Botton. This is an omnibus project taking the first five chapters of the original novel and dividing them among four directors, each of whom is in... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Mother wins Best Picture at Asian Film Awards
by | March 22, 2010 | 17 Comments
Director Bong Joon-ho‘s thriller Mother, starring Kim Hye-ja as a mother determined to clear her son (Won Bin) of murder charges, picked up three awards at the recent Asian Film Awards, among them Best Picture and Best Actress. Director Bong also won the award for Best Screenplay with co-writer Park... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The Housemaid wraps filming
by | March 22, 2010 | 19 Comments
The anticipated remake of psychological thriller The Housemaid — starring Jeon Do-yeon, Lee Jung-jae, and Seo Woo — has wrapped production after three months of filming. It has also released a new set of four stills, which feature the three lead actors and veteran actress Yoon Yeo-jung. The film has... More »