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 »

Drama Casting & News
Jin-Bum couple in the Woman Who Still Wants to Marry
by | January 8, 2010 | 76 Comments
Aww. I’ll admit that when 20-year-old Kim Bum was first cast to play 32-year-old Park Jin-hee‘s boyfriend in the upcoming Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, I wasn’t sure how this would play out. She’s gorgeous and youthful, but Kim Bum — well, he’s practically a baby, right? But seeing... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #117
by | January 8, 2010 | 329 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Pasta: Episode 2
by | January 7, 2010 | 58 Comments
Another cute episode. Nothing earth-shattering here, but Episode 2 continues the light, breezy tone of the premiere and brings in more of the supporting cast. I continue to love Gong Hyo-jin, who is so good at showing a mix of insecurity and strength, as well as Lee Seon-kyun, who must... More »

Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 9
by | January 7, 2010 | 86 Comments
With this drama’s break last week, I wonder if it lost some momentum for the viewers. That week off may have also allowed some stirrings of discontent to grow, which had been mere traces at the end of Episode 8. Without new content to occupy our thoughts, all we had... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Myung-min is the Demolished Man
by | January 7, 2010 | 23 Comments
…and that’s not referring to the bodily stress he put himself through while playing an ALS sufferer in his last movie, My Love By My Side. Actor Kim Myung-min‘s next project is a thriller film called The Demolished Man [파괴된 사나이]. (No, it doesn’t have anything to do with the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Su Ae takes on a serial killer
by | January 7, 2010 | 15 Comments
Actress Su Ae has chosen her next project, and it’s her first thriller, a movie called Late Night FM [심야의 FM]. The news was announced on December 7 by the film’s production, and will feature a story where the nephew/niece of a radio DJ (Su Ae) is kidnapped while she’s... More »

Drama Recaps
God of Study: Episodes 1-2
by | January 6, 2010 | 75 Comments
While watching the batch of Monday-Tuesday second episodes, God of Study was hovering on my “to-drop” list. Frankly, I probably had the highest hopes for this drama, and while I found things be hopeful about in Episode 1, it was contingent upon factors that weren’t quite materializing in Episode 2.... More »