Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episodes 1-2
by | January 10, 2010 | 49 Comments
When writing up my first impressions of the new dramas, I had thought Wish Upon a Star would probably be put to the back burner quickly. I liked it, but it seemed pretty ordinary. But Episode 2 was a lot more interesting than Episode 1 and I find that the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-ho takes the lead in Personal Taste
by | January 10, 2010 | 197 Comments
Lee Min-ho has picked his next project! Remember Personal Taste? Based on a popular novel, the drama adaptation had once been rumored to reunite Goong stars Yoon Eun-hye and Joo Ji-hoon, but after a lot of unconfirmed talk, the project fizzled. The story would have starred the male lead as... More »

Drama Casting & News
New KBS dramas post strong re-broadcast numbers
by | January 10, 2010 | 10 Comments
God of Study, Chuno Both of KBS’s new dramas, God of Study and Chuno, had strong premiere ratings when they ran their first two episodes last week in their respective Monday-Tuesday and Wednesday-Thursday timeslots. They also both brought in rerun numbers of 10.3% when their episodes re-aired, and anytime a... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 18
by | January 10, 2010 | 47 Comments
(written by samsooki, with 0timelost and cleown) Episode 18 – “It’s not your fault I am leaving.” What does it take to break Shin Mi Rae? What her enemies just don’t understand is that Shin Mi Rae is actually two separate people: the protector and the woman. To break Shin... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Lee Na-young takes transgender character to High Kick
by | January 10, 2010 | 20 Comments
Lee Na-young is making the most of her upcoming cameo appearance on MBC’s hit sitcom High Kick Through the Roof, because not only this an unusual television appearance for her, the part also happens to be male. Though the character has nothing to do with her upcoming movie role Dad... More »

Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 10
by | January 9, 2010 | 95 Comments
Oh my goodness, this episode was so good. Probably my favorite yet. (Sorry for the delay; it’s been a hectic week. It doesn’t mean I didn’t want to watch this episode; I honestly just couldn’t get to it.) I was prepared to be content if the drama continued to be... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 24
by | January 9, 2010 | 44 Comments
I’m back from a brief hiatus—huge thanks to dw4p for plowing forward with the recaps for the past month!!!—and I’ve slowly been catching up on Smile. Yes, slowly. I couldn’t believe it at first; I used to be so excited for the weekends to watch these episodes! The fact that... More »

Drama Casting & News
Nam Sang-mi joins Life Is Beautiful
by | January 9, 2010 | 17 Comments
A leading lady has been selected for the next drama from hit writer Kim Soo-hyun, called Life Is Beautiful: bubbly actress Nam Sang-mi. Nam just wrapped up her last drama, the good-natured but underperforming romantic comedy series Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang, and now will join Song Chang-eui, who has been cast... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jae gets sexy for new movie
by | January 8, 2010 | 30 Comments
I only had to read the headline to get excited: Lee Jung-jae Becomes Sexy. (Although, I will argue that he’s been sexy for years, article.) The sexification refers to Lee’s latest role in the highly anticipated remake of The Housemaid. In prior roles he’s shown his masculine, charismatic side (Typhoon,... More »

Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episodes 10-11
by | January 8, 2010 | 11 Comments
Congratulations to IRIS for all the awards won at the KBS Drama Awards! Whether they were well deserved or not, I have to give props to Kim Tae Hee for winning an Excellence Award in acting. She really sold her acting abilities to me by episode 8, and even more... More »

Drama Casting & News
What’s Up adds rising star Im Joo-eun
by | January 8, 2010 | 37 Comments
Im Joo-eun, Im Joo-hwan Ooh, my interest level just went up one (possibly two) notches. Writer Song Ji-nah‘s (Story of a Man, Sandglass) new campus drama What’s Up, which just cast Big Bang’s Daesung, has added a notable new face to its cast in newcomer Im Joo-eun, who made a... More »