Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 16 (Final)
by | November 26, 2009 | 485 Comments
Well, here we are: the final episode. I liked it quite a lot, and thought it tied up our ends nicely. I enjoyed the way the main conflict was resolved, and while it wasn’t perfect, I like its balance between hitting that dramatic climax and reminding us of its sense... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-hoon returns with another lawyer role
by | November 26, 2009 | 19 Comments
Kim Ji-hoon played a smart lawyer in the fluffy romantic comedy Love & Marriage, and now he’s been cast as another lawyer in the upcoming SBS drama Pick the Stars [별을 따다줘], opposite Han Ji-hye. The drama draws a love story between two co-workers at an insurance company, with Kim... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 15
by | November 25, 2009 | 234 Comments
I enjoyed this episode more than I thought I might. I was concerned that the usual Episode 15 angst would frustrate me (based on past Hong Sisters trends), but I was really pleased with how the conflict plays out. Some nice acting, and a few great scenes. SONG OF THE... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Seon-kyun becomes a father
by | November 25, 2009 | 20 Comments
Congratulations to Mr. Voice, Lee Seon-kyun (Coffee Prince, White Tower), and his new bride Jeon Hye-jin! The two are now parents, and welcomed their first son on November 25. Both mother and child are healthy. The couple married six months ago after being together for six years. At the time... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 18
by | November 25, 2009 | 70 Comments
Love is in the air! To prove it, Hyun-soo will kiss Jung-in… if it kills him. Haha! So as not to give away any spoilers, let’s just say that he makes a lot of kissy faces in this episode. The relationship between Jung-in and Hyun-soo develops very quickly and sweetly... More »

Celebrity News
Profile on Hong Sisters writing duo
by | November 24, 2009 | 139 Comments
Scriptwriters Hong Mi-ran, Hong Jung-eun With SBS’s You’re Beautiful ending this week, I thought I’d like to take a look at the brains behind its wonderfully addicting appeal. I’ve compiled the information below from various interviews over the past few years and highlighted some of their statements about their past... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eom Ji-won is the woman who wants to marry
by | November 24, 2009 | 6 Comments
MBC is making a sequel to its 2004 drama The Woman Who Wants To Marry with the aptly titled The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry. Cast as the lead in the comic and upbeat story is film actress Eom Ji-won, who makes her return to television after six years... More »

Drama Casting & News
Go Soo makes a double comeback
by | November 24, 2009 | 18 Comments
It’s been a while since Go Soo has been seen onscreen — he had drama roles in 2005’s Marrying a Millionaire and Green Rose, but he has taken his time returning to acting after his army discharge. Now he has not one but two new projects, one film and one... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cha In-pyo heads new KBS drama
by | November 24, 2009 | 17 Comments
Actors Cha In-pyo (Crossing, Hanbando) and Han Go-eun (Can Anyone Love, Capital Scandal) have just been cast to head a new KBS1 daeha drama, or period project. The series is called Great Family [명가] and will premiere on January 2. The story deals with one wealthy family that experiments with... More »

Drama Recaps
Hero: Episodes 1-2
by | November 23, 2009 | 45 Comments
I don’t think it’s surprising that Hero started off with low ratings (5.4.% and 4.9%) because its two rivals — KBS’s IRIS, SBS’s You’re Beautiful — are currently in full swing. With the latter ending this week, it’ll be interesting to see how Hero‘s numbers fare in another week’s time... More »

Drama Casting & News
A.N.JELL holds its last concert
by | November 23, 2009 | 176 Comments
As previously announced, the cast of SBS’s You’re Beautiful held another mini-concert on November 23, where footage was shot for the drama’s final episode, which airs this Thursday. The mini-concert was held at Seoul’s Melon AX Hall at 6pm and featured all four of its main cast members — Jang... More »