Drama Casting & News
Cast fills out for MBC’s Royal Family
by | February 2, 2011 | 30 Comments
A few more actresses have been added to MBC’s Royal Family, the drama about the love story between a chaebol woman and the younger man she supports on his rise to becoming a prosecutor, who then returns the favor and supports her. Those two roles have been filled by Yeom... More »


Drama Recaps
Dream High: Episode 9
by | February 1, 2011 | 367 Comments
Woot! It’s Dance-Off Time! It’s glitter and gold and rivalries galore, as we find out just how much the tables have turned in 200 days. Some people come back with moves, others come back with feelings, and some show up with remorse and a new attitude. Let the games begin.... More »


Drama Casting & News
First (vague and inexplicable) look at SBS’s Midas
by | February 1, 2011 | 88 Comments
These two teasers are just about the most uninformative previews EVER, but hey, for those of you looking forward to the upcoming drama Midas, at least it’s something? Sure, it’s meant to be a tease, but almost takes that word too far since we barely get a glimpse of the... More »


Celebrity News
Gong Hyo-jin’s quirky charm in High Cut
by | February 1, 2011 | 66 Comments
I adore eclectic, fashion-forward Gong Hyo-jin (Pasta), despite never understanding what she’s wearing and why she looks good in it. It’s a mystery of the universe, but I’m guessing it has something to do with her unique gamine charm. She’s the opposite of the tries-too-hard starlet; she looks younger than... More »


Drama Recaps
Dream High: Episode 8
by | January 31, 2011 | 241 Comments
Awww, yeah! I love when the tables turn in a drama, when the rules change and there’s constant motion in a plot. I’m really liking the pace of this drama — things move briskly enough that we’re never in danger of plodding along, but not so speedily that they don’t... More »


Drama Casting & News
49 Days begins filming
by | January 31, 2011 | 97 Comments
The upcoming SBS fantasy-romance drama 49 Days began filming last week and held its first outdoor shoots on January 31, about six weeks in advance of its premiere when it takes over Sign’s Wednesday-Thursday timeslot. Lee Yo-won (Queen Seon-deok) stars as a woman who gets possessed by the spirit of... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
A Korean Ocean’s Eleven in the works
by | January 31, 2011 | 46 Comments
A Korean Ocean’s Eleven? Starring Lee Jung-jae? SIGN ME UP. Choi Dong-hoon, the director of the hit fusion action comedy Jeon Woo Chi, is back with a new movie titled Thieves, and Lee Jung-jae is currently in final talks to star. The film unfolds as a gang of thieves joins... More »


Celebrity News
Jang Geun-seok, the outdoor háikər
by | January 30, 2011 | 198 Comments
girlfriday: Oh, Jang Geun-seok. Sigh. javabeans: Wait, first, can we talk about this weird-ass campaign? It’s for a clothing brand called… wait for it… Codes Combine Háikər. As in, one who hikes. I mean, haikes. girlfriday: As in, writes haikus? javabeans: Yes. While glaring like Rocky.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Gu Hye-sun directs festival trailer
by | January 30, 2011 | 57 Comments
Actress and budding director Gu Hye-sun is back behind the camera as she takes on the directing of the official trailer for the International Women’s Film Festival in Seoul. She’s done a trailer of this kind before, for 2009’s 7th Asiana International Short Film Festival, so she’s got some experience,... More »


Drama Recaps
It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl: An overview
by | January 30, 2011 | 76 Comments
It’s been a while since I wrote about It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl, but, as noted in this prior thread, despite the many obvious flaws, the drama has had an inexplicable hold on me — and some of you, too. The drama ended a week and a half ago quietly (its... More »