Drama Casting & News
Hyo-joo cast as Jaejoong’s love interest
by | October 22, 2008 | 22 Comments
Remember how DBSK’s Hero Jaejoong was all set for his acting debut in the joint Korea-Japan project, Heaven’s Postman? His co-star has been cast, and it’s Iljimae‘s Han Hyo-joo. The series is notable for its famous Japanese drama writer Kitagawa Eriko (Long Vacation) and its I’m Sorry, I Love You... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo makes a surprising(ly hot?) Iljimae
by | October 21, 2008 | 66 Comments
O_O This is a PURELY SUPERFICIAL judgment, but looking at the newly released stills of Jung Il-woo dressed as Iljimae (above), I start to feel hope for MBC’s upcoming The Return of Iljimae. If you’d asked me months ago whether Lee Junki or Jung Il-woo would have looked better as... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Where Kim Bum leads, Yoo Seung-ho follows
by | October 21, 2008 | 10 Comments
I recently made the comparison between Kim Bum in East of Eden (“little Song Seung-heon”) to Yoo Seung-ho in Legend (“Korea’s Little Brother,” with his So Ji-sub-ian looks), and now they’re starring in a film together. The film is titled “71” and takes as its backdrop real events of the... More »


Celebrity News
Your Pieces by Tablo
by | October 21, 2008 | 22 Comments
Tablo‘s previously announced collection of short stories, named Your Pieces, is rousing strong interest. According to the publishing company, internet pre-orders started last week, and the volume shot up to the top 10 in just five short hours. Over the weekend, it occupied the top seller spot — and the... More »


Drama Casting & News
The Return of Iljimae
by | October 21, 2008 | 31 Comments
To differentiate itself from the SBS Iljimae that aired earlier this year, MBC is unveiling a new name for its version: The Return of Iljimae. (The title is meant to avoid confusion with the Lee Junki drama, but I think it’s equally confusing. Who wants to bet there’s still a... More »


Celebrity News
Fashion Week runway features Lee Yeon-hee
by | October 21, 2008 | 14 Comments
The runway show for designer Jo Sung-kyung at Seoul’s Fashion Week featured two actors leading the pack of fashion moddles, East of Eden‘s Lee Yeon-hee and Women In the Sun‘s Jung Kyeo-woon (also of La Dolce Vita). The show took place on the afternoon of October 21 at the Seoul... More »


Celebrity News
News bites: October 20, 2008
by | October 20, 2008 | 24 Comments
Actor Lee Wan (Insoon is Pretty) revealed on a Yashimmanman episode taped on October 20 that Kim Tae-hee (above) doesn’t look so hot when at home and that she’s prettier onscreen than in person. Spoken like a true kid brother out to annoy big sis. East of Eden is killing... More »


Drama Casting & News
Main cast almost complete for Cain & Abel
by | October 20, 2008 | 14 Comments
Although the media is careful to say the details aren’t finalized, they are reporting that Han Ji-min (Capital Scandal, Yi San) is on the shortlist to fill out the main cast of SBS’s Cain & Abel. Either she is really close to being cast, or the media is jumping the... More »


Drama Recaps
Painter of the Wind: Episode 5
by | October 20, 2008 | 37 Comments
This episode had some aggravating scenes, which made me a little grumpy. But it also had some really beautiful scenes (GAYNESS!), and that pretty much balanced everything out. I will note, however, that I’m still waiting for a really stand-out episode from Painter, quality-wise. But good things come to those... More »


Drama Casting & News
Introducing “The World They Live In”
by | October 20, 2008 | 45 Comments
The anticipated new drama The World They Live In is set to take over the Monday-Tuesday prime-time slot for KBS. On October 20, the series starring Song Hye-gyo and Hyun Bin in their drama comebacks held its production press conference. Not only does this drama boast Song’s return to television... More »


Drama Casting & News
Fans flock to get a glimpse of Ji-woo-hime
by | October 19, 2008 | 11 Comments
We’re all protective of our favorite stars (to varying degrees), but the Japanese are particularly so with Choi Ji-woo, aka “Ji-woo-hime,” who’s been one of Japan’s favorite Hallyu stars since Winter Sonata. Currently, she’s working on the new SBS drama A Star’s Lover with Yoo Ji-tae and Lee Ki-woo, and... More »