Drama Casting & News
So Ji-sub re-enters army training
by | December 12, 2009 | 28 Comments
In order to achieve wartime verisimilitude in his upcoming MBC drama Road No. 1, actor So Ji-sub is re-entering army training. He had been discharged from his own two-year military service in 2007, but wants to brush up on his shooting and combat skills and will go through intensive training... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Yun-jin in Harmony
by | December 12, 2009 | 14 Comments
Kim Yun-jin (often called “world star” because of her role in U.S. drama series Lost), has a new Korean film coming out, her first Korean role since 2007’s Seven Days. In Harmony [하모니], Kim plays a prisoner who joins the prison choir in order to have a one-day outing with... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 14
by | December 11, 2009 | 80 Comments
(written by samsooki, intelligence and wisdom provided by 0timelost and cleown) Tags: Cha Seung-won, City Hall, Kim Sun-ah... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kim Bum cast as Park Jin-hee’s younger boyfriend
by | December 11, 2009 | 38 Comments
Interesting! Kim Bum has been confirmed for MBC’s upcoming The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, which stars Eom Ji-won and is a sequel to 2004’s The Woman Who Wants To Marry. He’s currently busy with initial character work, as he’ll be playing the younger boyfriend to Park Jin-hee (War... More »

Celebrity News
Choi Jin-sil’s slanderer given lighter punishment on appeal
by | December 11, 2009 | 51 Comments
Deceased actress Choi Jin-shil‘s netizen tormentor (identified only as Baek, female) has been penalized with 40 million won fine ($35,000) in an appeal trial, which reverses her earlier sentencing. Baek is the netizen who slandered and harassed Choi, even calling the actress at home, before Choi committed suicide last October.... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 21
by | December 11, 2009 | 43 Comments
It was totally unexpected but my wishes are finally fulfilled and I get some real quality Sung-joon (and Ji-soo) time. With the Hyun-soo/Jung-in/Jung-kyung issue percolating, the Sung-joon/Ji-soo line is a welcome addition. I have some mixed feelings on how the whole love triangle thing was handled in this episode, but... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #113
by | December 11, 2009 | 627 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Kwon Sang-woo for IRIS 2?
by | December 10, 2009 | 102 Comments
With Lee Byung-heon most likely leaving the IRIS franchise behind when the series ends later this month, how would you feel about Kwon Sang-woo stepping in as the next leading man? According to Kwon himself, he was offered that possibility. On December 11, he appeared on the KBS morning show... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Bong Joon-ho series at LACMA
by | December 10, 2009 | 18 Comments
If you’re in Southern California and have some time this weekend, you may want to check out the “Everything is a Mystery: Four Films by Bong Joon-ho” series at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) this weekend. Director Bong will even been in attendance for the Mother screening... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Go-sa sequel on the rocks?
by | December 10, 2009 | 8 Comments
Last month, a sequel was announced for last year’s summer horror flick Go-sa: Bloody Midterms, also called Death Bell (starring Lee Beom-soo, Nam Gyuri, Kim Bum). However, two recent press conferences for the sequel project have been abruptly canceled without adequate reason, leading to puzzlement over why. Go-sa 2 is... More »

Celebrity News
Eugene publishes beauty book
by | December 10, 2009 | 20 Comments
Singer-turned-actress Eugene (currently in the weekend series Creating Destiny) is putting out her own book of beauty techniques and tips, called Eugene’s Beauty Secrets. The book was opened to preorders on December 10, and contains photos the star took herself on filming sets, personal anecdotes, and the beauty knowledge she... More »