Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 17
by | January 5, 2010 | 39 Comments
(written by samsooki, with 0timelost and cleown) Episode 17 – Trial By Ordeal: the Judgment of Shin Mi Rae. While the concept of trial by ordeal is probably most easily associated with Medieval Europe, equally loathsome practices were institutionalized in ancient China and Korea as well, all of it based... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bae Yong-joon’s drama canceled
by | January 5, 2010 | 23 Comments
Bad news for fans anticipating his comeback: Bae Yong-joon‘s drama Drops of God has been dropped due to several production issues. A source with the production company Keyeast, of which Bae is a major shareholder, said on December 5, “Even if the drama were to be produced, it would be... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bae Soo-bin added to Dong Yi
by | January 5, 2010 | 50 Comments
Something tells me that Brilliant Legacy fans are gonna flip: Bae Soo-bin will once again be teaming up with Han Hyo-joo in the historical drama Dong Yi. (Then again, as the series has already cast Ji Jin-hee as the king who takes Han’s water maid character as his concubine, this... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The new Monday-Tuesday lineup: First impressions
by | January 4, 2010 | 80 Comments
As I’ve been saying recently (I sound like a broken record, I know), today saw the rare circumstance of four new drama series all premiering on the same night. There’s a lot of interest to see which one(s) will emerge victorious, but so far there’s no clear winner, as the... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
More High Kick cameos with Shinji, Danny Ahn
by | January 4, 2010 | 11 Comments
Another Unstoppable High Kick alum is making a reappearance on its spinoff sitcom, High Kick Through the Roof. In the original series, Koyote singer Shinji was one of the adults in the middle generation who played an aspiring singer and ex-wife to Choi Min-yong; she will appear on High Kick... More »

Drama Casting & News
Woman Who Still Wants To Marry to premiere mid-month
by | January 4, 2010 | 12 Comments
The cast has been filled out for MBC’s upcoming The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, and the drama recently held its prayer ceremony as the drama team readies for its mid-January premiere. The drama features three thirtysomething women and their love lives and careers, centering around Park Jin-hee, Eom... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Tae-woong is Cyrano
by | January 4, 2010 | 25 Comments
Uhm Tae-woong may have had a somewhat flat performance in the historical drama Queen Seon-deok, but he can be positively riveting in contemporary works. Let’s see how he does when he takes on a romantic comedy, as he’s just been cast as the lead in a movie called Cyrano (working... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Jung-won in Wish Upon a Star
by | January 3, 2010 | 35 Comments
No surprise to see more promotional stills and reports out about another new show; this time it’s SBS’s trendy drama Wish Upon a Star (which I previously referred to as Pick the Stars; I’m glad SBS Global came up with a better-sounding English title for the drama). The 20-episode romantic... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoo Seung-ho and Kim Su-ro play chicken in God of Study
by | January 3, 2010 | 28 Comments
New stills for KBS’s upcoming God of Study feature lead cast member Yoo Seung-ho (who plays a rebellious teenage troublemaker) engaging in a motorcycle race with Kim Su-ro. Yoo Seung-ho’s character comes from a struggling household and delivers Chinese food as a side job; as they run into each other... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama special Father’s House brings in strong praise
by | January 3, 2010 | 32 Comments
I’d briefly mentioned the two-episode special drama Father’s House, which pairs Choi Min-soo in his acting return with young rising actor Kim Soo-hyun, who recently drew buzz for his performance playing Go Soo’s younger character in Will It Snow For Christmas. The drama aired both its episodes last Monday on... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Seon-kyun presents Pasta staff with gifts
by | January 3, 2010 | 26 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun, who is headlining MBC’s Pasta, has given gifts to the drama staff, just as the show is about to go on the air this week. The presents of 70 jackets were given on January 1 and Lee explained, “This winter is especially cold and the staff is suffering... More »