Joint Security Area the musical
by | January 28, 2010 | 16 Comments
Ten years after director Park Chan-wook‘s film Joint Security Area made a splash as the highest-grossing Korean film at that time, a stage musical adaptation is being planned. A producer with the musical explained on the 28th that the stage version is being produced for a theatrical run later this... More »

Drama Recaps
Chuno: Episode 5
by | January 28, 2010 | 82 Comments
Last episode, Dae-Gil and his little band of Choi, Wang-Son and the new addition their party, the dancing strumpet Seol-Hwa have caught up with Tae-Ha on the riverbank as Tae-Ha travels down river in a skiff. This has turned into a real adventure, and we have second meeting between the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Nam Sang-mi leaves drama over “difference of opinion”
by | January 28, 2010 | 17 Comments
Nam Sang-mi had been cast in “language master” writer Kim Soo-hyun’s upcoming drama series Life Is Beautiful, but has quit at this late date; filming is to begin in two weeks and the drama set to air one to two months hence. Nam’s role in this drama would have come... More »

Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 15
by | January 27, 2010 | 50 Comments
Good episode, or frustrating episode? I think a little of both. But now that we’re in the last week, I’m just looking forward to tomorrow’s finale. Granted, this writer is not known for sweet, perfect happy endings, and given her track record I think we can hope for mild happiness... More »

Drama Casting & News
Im Joo-hwan and Rie in MBC special drama
by | January 27, 2010 | 35 Comments
Tamra the Island‘s Im Joo-hwan has a drama series coming up (campus series What’s Up), but first he’ll be seen in an MBC special drama called Hyunhaetan Marriage War [현해탄 결혼전쟁]. He’ll star with Rie (full name Akiba Rie), a Misuda (Global Talk Show) panelist from Japan. The story is... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Le Grand Chef 2 screens in the U.S.
by | January 27, 2010 | 29 Comments
Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle is getting an American theatrical release, and will show in twenty cities, including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. According to a source with the film, this is the first time a Korean movie will be screened in the U.S. while still screening... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Bum performs live for drama, sings for OST
by | January 27, 2010 | 34 Comments
Kim Bum plays an indie-band musician in his new drama, MBC’s The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, and he shows off some of his own guitar-playing skills in this week’s two episodes, to air on the 27th and 28th. The scene was shot on the 23rd in a Hongdae... More »

Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 7
by | January 26, 2010 | 68 Comments
Best episode so far! It’s funny and adorable, with more character and plot development. I almost even found the Jung family scenes interesting (or, at least, not UN-interesting). All the characters are growing into their quirks, particularly the kids. SONG OF THE DAY Peppertones – “지금 나의 노래가 들린다면” (If... More »

Celebrity News
BOF introduces newcomer Kim Soo-hyun
by | January 26, 2010 | 73 Comments
Kim Soo-hyun is a pretty new face in the biz, but the 21-year-old actor has already grabbed viewers’ attention with two recent back-to-back performances (in Will It Snow For Christmas and the short special drama Father’s House) that earned him a wave of praise. A few days ago, his official... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chae Rim and Choi Siwon in Oh My Lady
by | January 26, 2010 | 119 Comments
This kind of seems like an odd pairing, but perhaps the story will carry it: Chae Rim (Dal Ja’s Spring) and Super Junior’s Choi Siwon have been cast as the leads in SBS’s new drama Oh My Lady. Chae Rim plays an ordinary housewife who becomes the manager of a... More »

Drama Casting & News
SBS drama OB-GYN’s eye-catching posters
by | January 26, 2010 | 28 Comments
I’m still not excited about SBS’s OB-GYN, but they did whip up some interesting (and oddly pretty) posters that evoke the pregnancy/medical theme. (See more photos from the shoot below.) In addition to the main cast, which features Jang Seo-hee, Go Ju-won, Seo Ji-seok, Jung Ho-bin, Lee Young-eun, and Song... More »