Drama Casting & News
My Princess begins rehearsals
by | November 24, 2010 | 94 Comments
Earlier this week, star-studded rom-com My Princess held its first script reading, and I would’ve given my left foot to be a fly on the wall of that room. Because if it went the way I imagine, this drama is going to be one epic crash and burn. Please, someone... More »

[Commercial break] Sponsor and giveaway notice
by | November 24, 2010 | No Comments
This is a compensated review by BlogHer and Intel. All right folks, time for a word on behalf of our sponsors at Blogher, who contacted me about doing a review (and giveaway) on a laptop powered by The Intel® Core™ i5 processor and an Intel® Wireless Display (aka WiDi) adaptor... More »

Drama Casting & News
Noh Min-woo rocks out
by | November 24, 2010 | 87 Comments
Rock drama special Boohwal has undergone a name change. It’s now called… wait for it… Rock Rock Rock. (Geddit? Is it…maybe about…ROCK?) The first set of stills released from the set show leading man Noh Min-woo rockin’ out like it’s 1985. It’s probably more like 1979, but by the high... More »

Drama Recaps
Tamra the Island: Episode 15
by | November 23, 2010 | 16 Comments
That damn Lady in Red! This woman grates on my nerves so much. I have long been wishing for her to stop smirking so infuriatingly smugly, but it seems I have another hour to wait, as she keeps putting all of our characters through twists and turns. The only good... More »

Drama Casting & News
Extension plans nixed for Runaway Plan B
by | November 23, 2010 | 18 Comments
KBS’s action-comedy series Runaway Plan B had been flirting with the idea of a four-episode extension, but that idea has been tabled, according to a source with the drama’s production company on November 23. That source stated, “KBS wanted the extension, but Rain, Lee Na-young and the other cast members... More »

Drama Casting & News
Episode 6 of Mary Stayed Out All Night postponed
by | November 23, 2010 | 180 Comments
Two major events have taken television programming priority in Korea, resulting in the pre-emption of a number of regularly scheduled shows this week. Included in the bunch is Mary Stayed Out All Night — so, no recap today. First off, the recent North Korean bombardment on a South Korean island... More »

Celebrity News
Early 2011 enlistment for Kim Hye-sung
by | November 23, 2010 | 38 Comments
While it’s commonplace for celebrities to delay their mandatory military service as long as possible, young actor Kim Hye-sung (Boy Meets Boy, Unstoppable High Kick), currently 22, is going against the grain and plans to enlist early next year. (Men are sometimes granted deferrals after receiving their first notice to... More »

Drama Recaps
Mary Stayed Out All Night: Episode 5
by | November 22, 2010 | 150 Comments
Oh, jealousy. You always manage to brighten up my day — in a drama, that is. And of all these characters, I’m thrilled that the first one to demonstrate any is the one who makes it most deliciously fun to watch: Mu-gyul the indifferent. He’s still light-years from admitting it,... More »

Drama Recaps
Secret Garden: Episode 4
by | November 22, 2010 | 350 Comments
I didn’t necessarily get the “you’re prettier when you’re angry” thing, but I definitely get it now… Joo-won and Ra-im are totally angry-hot, as in having especially explosive chemistry… when they’re at each other’s throats. I mean, I always knew the bickering hate phase was intended to spark a few... More »

Drama Casting & News
Medical investigation drama Sign begins filming
by | November 22, 2010 | 24 Comments
Having just mentioned MBC’s My Princess, here’s a look at its competition, SBS’s forensic-crime-investigation drama Sign (formerly titled Heaven). The following are the first stills from the drama, which began filming about a week ago. (Sign will get a few weeks’ jump on My Princess, which will be attempting to... More »