Drama Casting & News
Lee Soo-kyung sheds comic image for melodrama
by | August 19, 2009 | 12 Comments
The basic premise of I Love You Ten Million Times [천만번 사랑해, also translated less literally to Loving You a Thousand Times] caught my interest because it seems to be full of dramatic possibilities: a young woman becomes a surrogate for a childless couple, then marries into that family. With... More »

Drama Casting & News
Production of Chuno begins filming
by | August 18, 2009 | 22 Comments
Here’s the first still released of Chuno [or Pursuing Servants, aka 추노], the new action sageuk drama on KBS. The production began filming on August 13 in Suwon with Oh Ji-ho; main lead Jang Hyuk began filming the following day. Jang Hyuk plays a man who was originally of high... More »

Drama Casting & News
Don’t miss Song Joong-ki in My Fair Lady
by | August 18, 2009 | 24 Comments
Adorrrrrable baby-faced Song Joong-ki (My Precious You, Frozen Flower) is scheduled to make a cameo in the first episode of My Fair Lady, which airs this week. I was planning on watching anyway, but I just love him in Triple (Poong-ho and Haru scenes are my favorite part of the... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 23
by | August 18, 2009 | 12 Comments
What a packed episode — so much happens! Iljimae has gone through a lot in his relatively short life thus far, and it seems like his life will never be calm. When it feels like his work will never be over, will he be able to ever be happy and... More »

Celebrity News
Would you like some Lee Min-ho with your coffee?
by | August 18, 2009 | 38 Comments
Ah, who cares if Lee Min-ho is overexposed following his Boys Before Flowers success; boy is cute, and talented. Actually, I did care that he was so overexposed when he was constantly in the news for CF deals and follow-up drama promotion, but he’s actually been lying low for a... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Posters unveiled for My Love By My Side
by | August 17, 2009 | 32 Comments
Wow. We’ve already heard that Kim Myung-min (Beethoven Virus) would be losing a significant amount of weight as he filmed his latest movie, My Love By My Side [내 사랑 내 곁에], but the end result is even more startling than previously noted. You can see how gaunt he is... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 22
by | August 17, 2009 | 13 Comments
Ohhh, this is such a good episode. I freaking love it. It’s intense, and plot-twisty, and suspenseful. What more could you ask for, really? Well, maybe ONE thing… SONG OF THE DAY Mot – “11 Over 8″ [ Download ] Tags: Jung Hye-young, Jung Il-woo, Kim Min-jong, Return of Iljimae,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Another actor collapses on set
by | August 17, 2009 | 22 Comments
This is probably callous of me, but another actor faints on set and all I’ve got to say is: Ho-hum. It was belatedly revealed over the weekend that Kim Bum fainted on the set of his SBS drama Dream, and was released from the hospital visit after a brief stay... More »

Kpop News
Well, that’s dramatic
by | August 17, 2009 | 40 Comments
Continuing the grand tradition of over-the-top, supertragic kpop music videos is this latest one starring actors Lee Min-jung (Boys Before Flowers) and Kim Seung-woo (How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor), for new male pop group December. The MV was shot on the afternoon of August 17 in Yangju, Kyunggi province.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eom Ki-joon turns reporter in Hero
by | August 17, 2009 | 6 Comments
Actor Eom Ki-joon — adorable in Job Well Done and a charming bastard in The World They Live In — has been added to the new MBC drama Hero, aka the Lee Junki vehicle also starring Han Ji-min. The drama features all three as reporters, with Lee Junki’s character recklessly... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 21
by | August 16, 2009 | 7 Comments
This episode really gets the action going, which is welcome because, as I mentioned in the previous recap, I prefer more personal storylines to politics. Not that politics is bad — it adds depth and historical context, certainly — but I like both in a nice balance. SONG OF THE... More »