Chungmuro/Film News
Seo Woo faces off against Jeon Do-yeon
by | December 15, 2009 | 15 Comments
Jeon Do-yeon, Seo Woo It was with particular interest that people took notice of Jeon Do-yeon‘s next film project, as it teams the Cannes Best Actress winner (for Secret Sunshine) with award-winning director Im Sang-soo (A Good Lawyer’s Wife) in a remake of a classic movie largely regarded as the... More »

Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episodes 1-2
by | December 14, 2009 | 127 Comments
I have said many a time that I dislike melodrama — as a genre, as a plot device, as a storytelling crutch. Excessive melodrama is what makes makjang dramas popular, but it drives me batty because I hate when stories are emotionally manipulative just for the sake of being emotionally... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoo Seung-ho’s God of Study
by | December 14, 2009 | 47 Comments
Here’s our first look at Yoo Seung-ho in character for KBS’s upcoming God of Study [공부의 신], which is an adaptation of the Japanese series Dragon Zakura. Yoo Seung-ho’s character is tough guy Hwang Baek-hyun, trading his noona-magnet gentle image for a more rough and masculine one. (Something tells me... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hot-Blooded Salesman ends quietly
by | December 14, 2009 | 12 Comments
After a relatively quiet run, KBS’s weekend drama Hot-Blooded Salesman (or simply Hot Blood) ended yesterday with a 9.0% rating (AGB). While not a flop, it’s a bit of a disappointment for the drama starring Park Hae-jin, Chae Jung-ahn, and Choi Chul-ho. The plot of Hot-Blooded Salesmen largely featured the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Order You’re Beautiful director’s cut DVD
by | December 14, 2009 | 143 Comments
You’re Beautiful is putting out a director’s cut DVD, and it’s available for overseas fans to purchase (preorder). The set will have English subtitles and is available as a limited version. The production company has gone out of its way to make this available to overseas fans, but apparently order... More »

Celebrity News
Park Shin-hye’s Love Request
by | December 14, 2009 | 46 Comments
Park Shin-hye, the 19-year-old star of the recent You’re Beautiful, is heading to Nepal for six days as part of KBS1’s Love Request. Like stars who have gone on similar trips before her, the program will follow Park as she donates books and school materials to children growing up in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jejoongwon’s newest promo posters
by | December 13, 2009 | 17 Comments
Not bad, eh? Here are a couple new promo posters for SBS’s upcoming Jejoongwon [제중원], which features Park Yong-woo, Han Hye-jin, and Yeon Jung-hoon as medical students in Korea’s first school of modern medicine. The tagline on both posters reads, “Saving the country through medicine.” (The smaller text on the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Shin Dong-wook joins Pick the Stars
by | December 13, 2009 | 36 Comments
Finally, Shin Dong-wook returns in another drama role. He’s just been tapped to join the SBS weekend series Pick the Stars [별을 따다줘], which has already cast leads Kim Ji-hoon as a rich lawyer and Choi Jung-won as a woman who has to fend for herself after her parents die.... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Byung-heon speaks out
by | December 13, 2009 | 113 Comments
After the story broke about an ex-girlfriend of Lee Byung-heon accusing the star of tricking her into a sexual relationship (which Lee’s side refuted as an attempt at blackmail and extortion), Lee has now responded personally. He posted his feelings in a December 13 message on his homepage, and while... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chuno boasts a solid supporting cast
by | December 13, 2009 | 15 Comments
Ahn Seok-hwan Not only does Chuno have a pretty solid lead cast and crew, it’s beefing up its ranks with a strong supporting cast as well. For instance, there’s Ahn Seok-hwan (above), who’s a familiar face from dramas like Partner, Boys Before Flowers, Painter of the Wind, Spotlight, and Hong... More »

Notice: Server moving this weekend
by | December 12, 2009 | 10 Comments
  Just a notice: Will be doing some server moving and work on the back end of things this weekend, so commenting may be disabled for a short while and you may experience a little downtime. You may not notice much of a change (or so I hope), but this... More »