Celebrity News
Yoon Sae-yoon goes for an “Antique” wedding look
by | May 13, 2009 | 33 Comments
I guess everyone wants to have a memorable wedding photo, and this looks kinda cute. Some people, like actor Jung Tae-woo, go for vintage hanboks, while others, like popular comedian and TV host Yoo Sae-yoon (above), opt instead for… mimicking a popular movie poster? Yoo, the variety show personality of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cinderella Man fights back, sues Fashion King
by | May 13, 2009 | 39 Comments
See, now this is just funny. First, fashion-world-centered drama Cinderella Man was accused of plagiarism by the folks behind the proposal for Fashion King. Then Style announced its casting and called itself the Korean Devil Wears Prada. Magazine Allo announced its casting and also made a reference to The Devil... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Ji-tae and Yoon Jin-seo’s fateful love triangle
by | May 13, 2009 | 13 Comments
Yoo Ji-tae, Yoon Jin-seo After acting together in Oldboy six years ago, Yoo Ji-tae (A Star’s Lover) and Yoon Jin-seo (Return of Iljimae) are teaming up for a new movie. The film is called Bimilae or Secret Love [비밀애], and paints the couple in a “secretive, sad love” when Yoon... More »

Drama Casting & News
Style fights to keep Magazine Allo off the air
by | May 13, 2009 | 31 Comments
Oh, brother. Y’know how I just posted about Magazine Allo‘s casting? Apparently now SBS is pissed off that Magazine Allo is too much like their drama Style (the one starring Lee Jia, at left), which is set to air one month after Allo. They’re throwing around words like “plagiarism” and... More »

Celebrity News
The Blue reunite, reminisce on Sang Sang Plus
by | May 12, 2009 | 25 Comments
Lee Jung-jae, then and now It’s nostalgia day! Old ’90s vocal duo The Blue is back with comeback activities, which means its two actor-singer members (Kim Min-jong and Sohn Ji-chang) are back in action and promoting their reunion. Thus the two old friends recently appeared on Sang Sang Plus 2... More »

Drama Casting & News
Magazine Allo set for June premiere
by | May 12, 2009 | 29 Comments
So, so pretty: Han Chae-young and Kim Haneul Just a few days ago, I was talking about the upcoming trend of fashion dramas. Another new style-related series, tentatively titled Magazine Allo [매거진 알로], has announced its two leading ladies and, given the milieu — a competitive fashion magazine — Han... More »

Drama Casting & News
Failing Ja Myung Go may call it quits early
by | May 12, 2009 | 43 Comments
News is starting to leak that SBS’s Ja Myung Go [자명고] is hurrying to wrap up and will very likely end early, falling short of its initial 50-episode plan to sign off at Episode 39. Ouch. I actually feel sorry for the drama production, because it’s like they’ve essentially given... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Gun-mo cameos as a bad first date
by | May 12, 2009 | 11 Comments
Oh, I love Kim Gun-mo. I love that he songwrites his music, starting back in the day before kpop singers wrote their own stuff. Well, most still don’t, but he always wrote his. I love that he has a playful touch to his music. And I love that in his... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 10
by | May 11, 2009 | 57 Comments
(Love Shin’s expression in the above shot; he’s reacting to the fact that his sister-in-law seems chummier with Joong-ho than he was expecting.) Can you believe it? Things get even darker, by a shade. Also, I enjoyed a couple symbolic beats that particularly stood out. I’m liking how each episode... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Bum turns tough guy for new drama
by | May 11, 2009 | 47 Comments
New project! Kim Bum‘s had pretty good luck with projects — Unstoppable High Kick, East of Eden, Boys Before Flowers — and we’ll see if he can keep the streak going with his new drama. He’s just announced his next role, in the SBS Monday-Tuesday drama Dream [드림], which also... More »

Drama Casting & News
Shoots nearing completion for Friend
by | May 11, 2009 | 40 Comments
(Hyun Bin, is that really you?) One of the buzzworthy dramas this year is the remake of the 2001 film Friend [친구], which is being adapted for television in MBC’s Friend, Our Legend [친구, 우리들의 전설]. Aside from the casting, the drama has a few things going for it that’s... More »