Drama Recaps
Joseon X-Files: Episode 11
by | December 3, 2010 | 20 Comments
Episodes 11 and 12 are really two parts of one story (as were Episodes 7 and 8 ) and aired on the same night, so I considered writing them up together. But I think there’s enough to talk about in this one alone, although I plan to have 12 up... More »


Drama Casting & News
A rain-soaked shoot for Sign
by | December 3, 2010 | 50 Comments
SBS’s medical-forensic-crime drama Sign is one that admittedly doesn’t capture my interest right now, but I think there’s the possibility for it to be better than I’m thinking. Until I remember that the writer also wrote Yoon Eun-hye’s flop My Fair Lady and Kim Sun-ah’s flop When Night Comes (and... More »


Theater/Musicals
Song Chang-eui takes a bow for Werther
by | December 3, 2010 | 13 Comments
TV, film, and musical actor Song Chang-eui has been busy lately, recently wrapping up a weekend drama in Life Is Beautiful, in which he was one-half of a much-talked-about gay couple, and now the curtain has also dropped on the Seoul run of Sorrows of Young Werther, his most recent... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #164
by | December 3, 2010 | 400 Comments
  SONG OF THE DAY Walkmen – “Woe Is Me” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #163 Open Thread #162 Open Thread #161 Open Thread #160... More »


Celebrity News
Gong Hyo-jin and Ryu Seung-beom take on their first couple ad
by | December 3, 2010 | 30 Comments
I love when real-life couples act as couples in acting projects; that meta awareness adds just a little something extra to the cute. Such is the case with this couple, who are not only adorable together but talented to boot — Gong Hyo-jin (Pasta) and Ryu Seung-beom (No Mercy) —... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Ryeo-won cast in new drama
by | December 2, 2010 | 30 Comments
Jung Ryeo-won has confirmed her return to television in the upcoming KBS drama Sonagi, or Shower, to air in the spring. It’ll be her first drama in two years, since her much-hyped fusion-sageuk drama Ja Myung Go painfully flopped (reviews weren’t bad but the drama got low ratings comparative to... More »


Drama Casting & News
Queen of Reversals gets extended
by | December 2, 2010 | 45 Comments
Huh. I’m a bit surprised to hear that MBC is giving Queen of Reversals an extension, because its ratings performance could only be called disappointing. Perhaps also mediocre. It’s been steadily hovering in safe-but-unremarkable range at around 10%, which is a far cry from the 30% that Queen of Housewives... More »


Theater/Musicals
Lee Hyun-woo gets Footloose
by | December 2, 2010 | 39 Comments
Child-actor-turned-budding-adolescent-actor Lee Hyun-woo is expanding his acting scope and taking to the stage for a musical production of Footloose, where he’ll play the leading role of Ren, famously played by Kevin Bacon in the original movie. The character’s a city boy who moves to a small town that has banned... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jae to reprise Housemaid role
by | December 2, 2010 | 32 Comments
Lee Jung-jae has just signed on to star in The Housemaid: The Male Edition. Would that be The Butler? Or The Houseboy? ‘Cause that would be So. Awesome. I guess no one wants to let a good thing go. The Housemaid was a hit at Cannes this past year, not... More »


Drama Recaps
It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl: Episodes 2-3
by | December 1, 2010 | 62 Comments
With this week’s episodes completing the introductory, premise-establishing phase of new SBS drama It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl, I feel like I can now make a judgment call, when I’d been holding off after last week’s broadcast of Episode 1 — I’d felt the story was still incomplete because of the... More »