Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Beom-soo’s action comedy Where Is Jung Seung-pil?
by | October 3, 2009 | 6 Comments
Lee Beom-soo (On Air) sure is busy this year; he has yet another movie coming out soon, in which he stars with Kim Min-sun (Portrait of a Beauty) as an engaged couple. The action comedy is called Where Is Jung Seung-pil? [정승필 실종사건] and features Lee as a kidnapped man;... More »

Drama Casting & News
Stars weigh in on Swallow the Sun’s end
by | October 2, 2009 | 35 Comments
Swallow the Sun was never on my radar — I tried really hard to understand what was going on, but Episode 1 made my head hurt — but it has performed well throughout its run. (The story went all over the place (Vegas, Africa, Jeju Island), but I suppose it... More »

Drama Casting & News
Heading’s abrupt story changes prompt viewer complaints
by | October 2, 2009 | 72 Comments
Viewers are apparently unhappy with the recent events of MBC’s Heading to the Ground, and I can’t say I blame them — because, doth mine eyes deceive me? Has the drama’s main star U-Know Yunho actually been packed off to a mental hospital? The drama is now halfway through, and... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #103
by | October 2, 2009 | 299 Comments
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Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 14
by | October 1, 2009 | 91 Comments
Like the past three (or so) episodes, I think Episode 14 is rife with weird, illogical moments. But unlike the past three episodes, at least this one has a couple of nice, conflict-ridden scenes to make up for it. No, it doesn’t make up for all of the shortcomings, but... More »

Celebrity News
Hollywood dreams for Jung Ryeo-won
by | October 1, 2009 | 23 Comments
Add Jung Ryeo-won (Ja Myung Go) to the growing ranks of Hallyu stars aiming to make the leap to Hollywood. Jung visited the U.S. last month for a meeting at the request of a film studio representative. Although she had received some calls of interest last year, this was her... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Ki-woong is autistic again
by | October 1, 2009 | 15 Comments
Nam Sang-mi, Park Ki-woong Park Ki-woong (Story of a Man) is the latest to join the cast of KBS’s drama Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang [천하무적 이평강], which has already cast Nam Sang-mi (Gourmet), Ji Hyun-woo (My Sweet Seoul), Cha Ye-ryun (A Star’s Lover), and Seo Do-young (Friend, Our Legend). Pretty decent... More »

Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 13
by | September 30, 2009 | 66 Comments
I wish My Fair Lady would go full-on crazy, because even though they’re halfway there already, the drama’s still clinging to the semblance of a conventional trendy series. I think at this point they’d do better to have fun running wild with the nonsense rather than struggling to play it... More »

Drama Casting & News
New fantasy web series casts Seo Hyo-rim, SS501’s Kim Kyu-jong
by | September 30, 2009 | 16 Comments
Seo Hyo-rim (The World They Live In) and SS501 member Kim Kyu-jong have been cast to act together in something that has me curious — a “web toon drama” (a drama that is based on a manhwa) that mixes animation with live action. The fantasy series is called SETI [세티],... More »

Drama Casting & News
Go Hyun-jung gives extravagant gifts to drama crew
by | September 30, 2009 | 31 Comments
You often hear of actors giving out presents to crew members, but it’s usually something small — T-shirts, jackets, or cosmetics that they endorse — and there’s no shame in small gifts. Go Hyun-jung, star of the MBC drama series Queen Seon-deok, however, has given 150 portable game players (Nintendo... More »

Drama Casting & News
Iris gets explosive
by | September 29, 2009 | 45 Comments
Now that we’ve gotten those pesky character introductions out of the way, let’s turn our attention to what Iris is really about: explosions! Apparently, lots of them, judging from the fresh batch of stills of KBS’s action thriller drama, which hits airwaves in (finally!) two weeks. The drama production boasts... More »