Sitcoms/Variety Shows
High Kick Through the Roof begins filming
by | August 23, 2009 | 5 Comments
The upcoming High Kick Through the Roof, the new MBC sitcom brought to you by the makers of Unstoppable High Kick, started filming this month and has already put in its first all-nighter. The family sitcom’s first day on the set was August 20 at the Ilsan Dream Center in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Angel’s Temptation continues the makjang tradition
by | August 22, 2009 | 13 Comments
Did you like SBS’s ratings monster of a drama, the quintessential “makjang” series Wife’s Temptation? Because coming soon to SBS Mondays and Tuesdays is a drama by the same writer, Kim Soon-ok, called Angel’s Temptation [천사의 유혹], and it sounds like the (narrative) craziness is back in full force. Furthermore,... More »

Celebrity News
Jo Hyun-jae talks about army life
by | August 22, 2009 | 42 Comments
Here are a few recently released photos of actor Jo Hyun-jae (Three Dads, One Mom), currently serving since his enlistment last August. Usually we’ll see a celebrity head off for military service and not hear about him until his discharge two years later. Every so often, you’ll get some news... More »

Drama Casting & News
Luxury cars turn heads in Style
by | August 22, 2009 | 19 Comments
I tend to agree with viewers of SBS’s Style that, despite its title, the fashions and feel of the drama lack a certain stylish flair. (Kim Hye-soo is looking fierce, but everything and -one else feel somewhat bland.) However, the drama sure isn’t skimping on the parade of luxury cars,... More »

Celebrity News
Choi Kang-hee to publish a book
by | August 21, 2009 | 4 Comments
One thing makes me wary of this announcement that Choi Kang-hee, cute and quirky actress of dramas like My Sweet Seoul, is putting out a book. Not because she’s writing a book in the first place, but because of the fact that it is described as “mini-homepage-like.” (As in, like... More »

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 »