Drama Recaps
Pasta: Episode 3
by | January 12, 2010 | 74 Comments
This was a cute episode, if a little low-key, which I suppose is Pasta‘s appeal — the light vibe and its realistic, amusing depiction of relationships. Gong Hyo-jin is really what makes this drama work for me. Lee Seon-kyun is, of course, very entertaining as the boss from hell, and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Jin-hee works despite injury on set
by | January 12, 2010 | 11 Comments
With little more than a week left till the drama’s premiere, the new MBC drama The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry briefly halted filming due to an injury sustained by its lead actress, Park Jin-hee, but resumed quickly thereafter. The accident happened while filming a scene where Park’s reporter... More »

Celebrity News
Go Soo: “I didn’t know this role would be this painful”
by | January 12, 2010 | 143 Comments
You’d be hard-pressed to watch SBS’s Will It Snow For Christmas without falling under lead actor Go Soo‘s spell. Even if you counted yourself a fan before this drama premiered last month, there’s something about his presence in this show that commands attention, and fans are definitely taking notice. Here’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
What’s Up casts third lead actor
by | January 12, 2010 | 18 Comments
Following Daesung and Im Joo-eun, a third actor, Jeon Hye-jin, has been named as one of the leads of the upcoming campus drama What’s Up. The drama focuses on students at the musical department of a university and is written by Story of a Man and Sandglass scribe Song Ji-nah.... More »

Drama Recaps
Chuno: Episodes 1-2
by | January 11, 2010 | 53 Comments
Is Chuno exciting? Cinematically stunning? Well-made? Well-acted? Beautifully scored? Entertaining and funny? Yes to all — hell yes. Is it perfect? Well, no. I’m not tripping over myself to worship at the feet of this drama, although I can see why it might elicit that reaction in others. But there’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Nam-gil turns into a Bad Guy
by | January 11, 2010 | 107 Comments
Queen Seon-deok‘s breakout star Kim Nam-gil, aka Bi-dam, has picked his next project: he’ll take the lead role in the drama Bad Guy [나쁜남자], which will be directed by PD Lee Hyung-min of Snow Queen, I’m Sorry, I Love You and Sangdoo, Let’s Go To School. (The drama was also... More »

Drama Casting & News
God of Study emerges as leader on Mondays & Tuesdays
by | January 11, 2010 | 25 Comments
Week 2 has yielded more of a disparity between the new Monday-Tuesday shows — while Week 1 was pretty close between all the contenders, it seems the viewers have by now selected their favorites, and the numbers reflect those choices. AGB Nielsen numbers put KBS’s school drama God of Study... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoo Hana joins cast of Paradise Ranch
by | January 11, 2010 | 27 Comments
Yoo Hana, who played the adorably bubbly Eun-ji in Sons of Sol Pharmacy, has been cast as the romantic counterpart to DBSK’s Choi Kang Changmin in the upcoming drama Paradise Ranch. She joins Lee Yeon-hee (East of Eden) and Joo Sang-wook (Queen Seon-deok) in this story “set against the beautiful... More »

Celebrity News
First post-army fanmeeting for Gong Yoo
by | January 11, 2010 | 59 Comments
Following his December 8 discharge from military service, Coffee Prince‘s Gong Yoo held his first fanmeeting after returning to civilian life. The event, titled “694 Days Waiting for Gong Yoo,” was held on January 10 at Seoul’s Yonsei University and boasted an audience numbering 1,000, which included fans who flew... More »

Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episodes 1-2
by | January 10, 2010 | 49 Comments
When writing up my first impressions of the new dramas, I had thought Wish Upon a Star would probably be put to the back burner quickly. I liked it, but it seemed pretty ordinary. But Episode 2 was a lot more interesting than Episode 1 and I find that the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-ho takes the lead in Personal Taste
by | January 10, 2010 | 194 Comments
Lee Min-ho has picked his next project! Remember Personal Taste? Based on a popular novel, the drama adaptation had once been rumored to reunite Goong stars Yoon Eun-hye and Joo Ji-hoon, but after a lot of unconfirmed talk, the project fizzled. The story would have starred the male lead as... More »