Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 20
by | August 15, 2009 | 14 Comments
Return of Iljimae is back! I know, I know, it’s been ages since I started this drama. I’ve been determined to finish it for a long time, but time kept slipping away from me. I figured that having a goal to shoot for would help move things along, so in... More »

Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Han Hyo-joo (Part 1)
by | August 15, 2009 | 43 Comments
The last (and first) drinking interview I posted was with Kang Ji-hwan (Part 1 and Part 2). Here’s a new one featuring Han Hyo-joo, recent star of SBS’s hit weekend show Brilliant Legacy. Like Kang Ji-hwan’s, this one is also divided into two parts (Part 2 will be up soon!).... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Haeundae eyes the 10 million ticket threshold
by | August 15, 2009 | 13 Comments
Despite being several weeks into its release, eyes are on disaster film Haeundae this weekend at the box office as the film is expected to break the 9 million mark in viewers. As of reports on Saturday morning, the 15th, the film has sold more than 8.5 million tickets, putting... More »

Drama Recaps
Tamra the Island: Episode 2
by | August 14, 2009 | 34 Comments
Funny and sweet. The characters are lively and the scenery continues to be gorgeous; the island setting and time period give this drama a bright dash of whimsy. Like with Episode 1, there are still some rough patches, but on the whole I got a kick out of this episode.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Yo-won doubles her filming workload
by | August 14, 2009 | 49 Comments
Actress Lee Yo-won‘s schedule has just kicked into double-time as she adds a project to her schedule, even though she is currently busy acting in the hit MBC sageuk Queen Seon-deok as its title character. Filming on the movie Bean Paste [된장] began this week (August 11), which comes after... More »

Drama Casting & News
Western actors becoming more visible on Korean TV
by | August 14, 2009 | 79 Comments
Here’s an article that takes a look at the growing trend of non-Korean actors being featured on television, which caught my eye because it talks about one of the leads in the new weekend comic drama Tamra the Island, which I’m enjoying. “Foreigners on television are no longer unfamiliar” On... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #96
by | August 14, 2009 | 258 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Lee Junki and Han Ji-min together in Hero
by | August 13, 2009 | 37 Comments
Finally, some news on Lee Junki‘s new drama, Hero [히어로], which was announced last year but has remained rather quiet. The drama was first titled “Strange Heroes,” then “Unseen War,” and is now back to “Hero,” although the production indicates it is a working title. Cast as the female lead... More »

Drama Recaps
Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 19-21
by | August 13, 2009 | 15 Comments
I gotta say, the storyline about Dad Song and Dad Oh’s history that’s developed in the next batch of episodes is probably one of my least favorite parts about this show. I thought it was a bit too pedestrian, and frankly, it’s not all that convincing (more on that after... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hon contemplates an extension
by | August 13, 2009 | 17 Comments
MBC’s new horror-thriller Hon (Soul) aired its third and fourth episodes this week, but even before those broadcasts, the station had begun talks of extending the series. The drama is doing well in its Wednesday-Thursday slot, looking strong out of the gate and buzz increasing for the well-produced, chilling story... More »

Celebrity News
Goodbye, Kim Rae-won
by | August 13, 2009 | 87 Comments
Oh, this makes me sad. We frequently see male entertainers head off to enlist in their mandatory army duty so it’s not like this comes as a surprise, but I’ll really miss Kim Rae-won as he serves over the next two years. Kim Rae-won isn’t the most conventionally good-looking actor... More »