Drama Casting & News
Sohn Hyun-joo cast as Poseidon’s baddie
by | December 12, 2010 | 23 Comments
Upcoming maritime police drama Poseideon — starring newly army-discharged Eric, new father Kim Kang-woo, and Thirst’s Kim Ok-bin — has its baddie, and it’s Sohn Hyun-joo, a familiar drama face who’s probably best known for funny ajusshi roles. In Poseidon, he’ll play the man in charge of the elite Poseidon... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Sang-woo joins Believe in Love
by | December 12, 2010 | 25 Comments
Lee Sang-woo (Life Is Beautiful, Penthouse Elephant) just wrapped on the set of the family drama Life Is Beautiful as one half of the most talked about onscreen couple in a long time–a loving, healthy gay couple, opposite Song Chang-eui. He’s going from one family drama to the next, as... More »

Drama Recaps
Secret Garden: Episode 9
by | December 11, 2010 | 215 Comments
With our leads back to “normal,” Episode 9 turns back to the romantic developments and dials down the wacky, which I suppose is necessary though I’ll admit to missing the zany physical comedy of the past few episodes, because some of those body-switch bits were truly hysterical. True, they were... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Na-young wraps drama, turns to film
by | December 11, 2010 | 25 Comments
Fresh off her latest drama, action-comedy Runaway Plan B, actress Lee Na-young is turning to the big screen for her next role. Though contracts haven’t been signed yet, reports indicate that she will likely be acting next in the movie Howling, starring opposite the ubiquitous Song Kang-ho (Blue Salt, Secret... More »

Drama Casting & News
First Lady Ha Hee-ra in KBS’s President
by | December 11, 2010 | 49 Comments
With Runaway Plan B now over, KBS turns its attention to new drama President, to air on Wednesdays and Thursdays opposite that other presidential show, Daemul. You can bet there’ll be a lot of interest in comparing the two, even though Daemul is heading into its final stretch and will... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Trailer for comedic period mystery Joseon’s Great Detective
by | December 10, 2010 | 46 Comments
The character posters and trailer are out for Joseon’s Great Detective: Secret of the Wolfsbane, which looks like it could be a hoot. The film is highly stylized and peppered with action and comedy, which has me sitting up in interest — plus, it stars A-list leading man Kim Myung-min... More »

Drama Casting & News
Coffee Prince novelist and scriptwriter signs on for new drama
by | December 10, 2010 | 34 Comments
Coffee Prince novelist and scriptwriter Lee Jung-ah (also known as Lee Sun-mi) has contracted with production company Chorokbaem Media, the company behind hit series Chuno, Jumong, and High Kick, for whom she will be writing a new drama project. According to a Chorokbaem representative, they’re aiming for Lee Jung-ah’s new... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ha Ji-won revisits Damo for Secret Garden
by | December 10, 2010 | 118 Comments
Ha Ji-won finds herself back in Joseon-era costume for the upcoming episode of her current rom-com series Secret Garden, which airs this weekend. Ha is pictured above holding a script titled “Are You In Pain? So Am I,” which I presume is the new movie production that Ra-im, her stuntwoman... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #165
by | December 10, 2010 | 283 Comments
  Just as a reminder, if you haven’t yet entered the BlogHer/Intel giveaway for a $250 Best Buy gift card (as well as an Intel-powered laptop), you still have time to do it — the promotion is on through December 22. Check out the review post for more information. Now... More »

Drama Casting & News
Mary Stayed Out All Night replaces writer
by | December 10, 2010 | 169 Comments
Looks like drama in K-dramaland. KBS’s Monday-Tuesday drama Mary Stayed Out All Night, starring Jang Geun-seok and Moon Geun-young, has announced the departure of its screenwriter, In Eun-ah (Goong, Love and Marriage, Hon). She’s reportedly left the production of her own accord, and will be replaced by new head writer... More »