Drama Casting & News
Iris to be produced as a manhwa
by | August 21, 2009 | 17 Comments
KBS’s “blockbuster action spy drama” IRIS [아이리스] is scheduled to premiere in October, but even before it unveils itself to the public, it has confirmed that it is producing another iteration: a manhwa by well-known manhwa-ka Lee Hyun-sae. The decision to publish the new manhwa comes after negotiations between the... More »

Drama Casting & News
KBS orders extension for Sol Pharmacy
by | August 21, 2009 | 28 Comments
KBS’s Sons of Sol Pharmacy House is currently the top weekend drama (its last episode on the 16th pulled in a 36.3%), and the station has announced a four-episode extension. That means that the comic family drama, which was originally planned for 50 episodes, will end with number 54 instead... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #97
by | August 21, 2009 | 205 Comments
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Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 2
by | August 20, 2009 | 98 Comments
I liked this episode better than Episode 1, not least because of Jung Il-woo! Well, he’s one reason, but I also thought the story was tighter and, as I was hoping, Yoon Eun-hye got to move away from the awkward rich-bitch acting and showed some more emotion. She’s best showing... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Seon-kyun and Seo Woo’s “dangerous moment”
by | August 20, 2009 | 34 Comments
A couple months ago, I mentioned a new movie called Paju starring Seo Woo and Lee Seon-kyun. The two are now featured in a fashion spread for Elle magazine, and I have to say that the photos are lovely. The spread may be a dash more interesting than your typical... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Dong-wook off to basic training next week
by | August 20, 2009 | 43 Comments
Next up: actor Lee Dong-wook is beginning his military service next week. He enlists on August 24. He had looked at postponing his enlistment date, as he is currently filming Bean Paste, a movie with Lee Yo-won. However, that did not go as hoped, and he will be reporting to... More »

Celebrity News
From community service to army duty for Joo Ji-hoon
by | August 20, 2009 | 29 Comments
Antique Bakery and Devil actor Joo Ji-hoon has completed his 120 hours of court-ordered community service. This is part of the punishment handed down by the judge following his indictment for drug use last month. Joo began his community service at the beginning of August at a social welfare center... More »

Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 1
by | August 19, 2009 | 109 Comments
I’ve talked about this drama a lot recently, but on a personal level I’ve been trying to keep expectations down, since the dramas I’ve most anticipated in recent months have generally fallen short of those hopes (Boys Before Flowers, Triple). And as I watched the first episode, I thought my... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 24 (Final)
by | August 19, 2009 | 52 Comments
Ahhhh, another great drama ends. Even though it took me forever to finish writing about this drama, I have to say that it’s one of the best I’ve seen in recent memory. I’m sorry to see it end and wish we had more offerings like it — directed with confidence,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Filming begins on Heading to the Ground
by | August 19, 2009 | 20 Comments
Don’t call him U-Know Yunho anymore; the DBSK idol star wants to be known under his real name, Jung Yun-ho, as he takes on the lead role — and his acting debut — in the MBC soccer drama Heading to the Ground [맨땅에 헤딩]. (Not that this is new; lots... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Soo-kyung sheds comic image for melodrama
by | August 19, 2009 | 12 Comments
The basic premise of I Love You Ten Million Times [천만번 사랑해, also translated less literally to Loving You a Thousand Times] caught my interest because it seems to be full of dramatic possibilities: a young woman becomes a surrogate for a childless couple, then marries into that family. With... More »