Drama Casting & News
The Princess Has Returned on KBS
by | September 14, 2009 | 10 Comments
This hasn’t really been on my “to-watch” radar, but KBS has just launched a new Monday-Tuesday series, The Princess Has Returned [공주가 돌아왔다], which follows the disappointing revival of last year’s popular ghost-story series Hometown of Legends. The Princess Has Returned kicked off today and stars veteran film actress Hwang... More »

Drama Casting & News
Iris’s profiler Kim Tae-hee
by | September 14, 2009 | 22 Comments
Now that big action drama Iris is about to premiere, here’s a look at Kim Tae-hee in new stills from the spy show, where she plays the country’s top profiler. As a member of the NSS (the national security agency), she develops romantic storylines with two of her colleagues, played... More »

Drama Casting & News
King Yoo Seung-ho makes his Seon-deok appearance
by | September 14, 2009 | 33 Comments
Teen star Yoo Seung-ho (Legend, Fourth Period Murder Mystery) is finally making his appearance on the sageuk series Queen Seon-deok, which is currently sitting far ahead of its competition in the Monday-Tuesday ratings game. On September 14, the production released the latest images of Yoo on its homepage, dressed as... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Eun-hye sheds tears at acting criticism
by | September 13, 2009 | 142 Comments
Yoon Eun-hye was much-loved for her spunky portrayals of characters in dramas Goong and Coffee Prince, and has a solid track record of picking hit projects. So it’s no surprise that anticipation was sky-high for her comeback drama, KBS’s My Fair Lady — and while it’s performing decently with ratings... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-jung takes a second walk down the aisle
by | September 13, 2009 | 12 Comments
Lee Min-jung first walked down the aisle for her role in Boys Before Flowers, and now takes a second turn as a bride in her upcoming drama, Smile [그대웃어요]. The SBS drama is Lee’s first leading role, and features her in a riches-to-rags role; her sassy, rash character is dumped... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jang Geun-seok gets into character for You’re Beautiful
by | September 13, 2009 | 62 Comments
In the new Hong sisters trendy drama You’re Beautiful [미남이시네요], Jang Geun-seok (Beethoven Virus) shows a bright, charming personality as the team leader of a budding idol group of aspiring teen pop stars. (The drama’s title is also a play on the name of the character played by Park Shin-hye,... More »

Celebrity News
My Name Is: Im Joo-eun
by | September 13, 2009 | 9 Comments
With MBC’s horror-thriller Hon being lauded as a well-made drama and its unknown lead actress garnering a lion’s share of the attention, Im Joo-eun has made a definitive leap to the big time. Here’s a look at the actress and how she beat out more than a thousand competitors to... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Shi-young responds to detractors
by | September 13, 2009 | 23 Comments
Lee Shi-young seems like a strong person with a sense of perspective, and she has once again surprised people with her frank response to her critics. The actress who rose to fame through her role in Boys Before Flowers, followed by her stint on We Got Married with now-ex-boyfriend Jun... More »

Drama Casting & News
Filming set to begin on Jejoongwon
by | September 12, 2009 | 5 Comments
Of the new drama series still to come this year, SBS’s Jejoongwon [제중원] hasn’t been buzzed about much, but I think it has the potential to be pretty interesting. Starring Yeon Jung-hoon (East of Eden), Han Hye-jin (Terroir), and Park Yong-woo (Cell Phone), the drama is set in the late... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ji-min signs her donation book
by | September 12, 2009 | 21 Comments
Actress Han Ji-min (Cain & Abel) has put out a book titled We’re Already Friends — Han Ji-min’s Philippines Donation Book, which includes stories of her time spent in a deep mountain village in the Philippines helping at a village school. (The book also contains drawings, which Han drew herself.)... More »

Hwang Jung-min takes the lead in Wedding Singer
by | September 11, 2009 | 13 Comments
Aw, this is one project I wish I could see in person. (Often I read about theater productions and feel left out by being halfway around the world.) The always-wonderful film and theater actor Hwang Jung-min (Accidental Couple, Happiness) is taking on the lead role in the musical version of... More »