Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Hee-sun makes acting comeback in Chinese film
by | March 10, 2010 | 16 Comments
Actress Kim Hee-sun will be returning to the big screen in a Chinese film, titled Warring States (戰國) . Kim hasn’t been active in recent years, since her 2007 marriage and the birth of her first child; her last acting role was in 2006’s drama series Smile Again, and her... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Psychic showdown between Kang Dong-won, Go Soo
by | March 10, 2010 | 39 Comments
Good news! Actors Kang Dong-won and Go Soo will be acting together in a new movie, a thriller-comedy (!) titled Psychic [초능력자]. Go Soo’s casting has just been finalized, while Kang had been attached early on in the process. Kang plays a man possessing supernatural skills, while Go Soo takes... More »

Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 18
by | March 9, 2010 | 103 Comments
This episode shares a similar tone to yesterday’s, which means it was a little mellower, in a positive way. Also, just when I was wondering at the logic of certain actions (which seemed like they were stretching a bit thin), we got a more thoughtful explanation for them. It was... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dong Yi’s official posters
by | March 9, 2010 | 44 Comments
Speaking of new Monday-Tuesday dramas, here’s a look at another: MBC’s Dong Yi comes out the same day as SBS’s Oh! My Lady, albeit an hour later in the regular prime-time slot. These new posters feature Dong Yi‘s lead actress in the title role, Han Hyo-joo. In reference to her... More »

Drama Casting & News
Oh My Lady releases preview and promo photos
by | March 9, 2010 | 102 Comments
How cute are they? A bunch of stills, behind-the-scenes photos, and the preview are out for SBS’s upcoming Oh! My Lady, which is two weeks from its premiere. Chae Rim looks adorable, and Choi Siwon ain’t looking too bad himself. Tags: Chae Rim, Choi Siwon, Lee Hyun-woo, Moon Jung-hee, Oh... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Hyun Bin and Tang Wei wrap filming on Late Autumn remake
by | March 9, 2010 | 52 Comments
Hyun Bin will no longer be in Seattle, as filming has wrapped on Late Autumn, the remake of a ’60s classic that co-stars Tang Wei. The film had begun shooting in the Seattle are on January 12 (where Hyun Bin’s girlfriend, Song Hye-gyo, reportedly visited him). The film wrapped with... More »

Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 17
by | March 8, 2010 | 67 Comments
I liked this episode — it was a little mellower than the previous ones. Given the prominence of Jae-young’s dramatics in those prior episodes, I consider this a good thing. (Also: hardly any Jae-young today!) As we head toward the drama’s finish, we’re dealing less with the crazy bitchy rival... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jang Geun-seok takes the lead in You’re My Pet
by | March 8, 2010 | 167 Comments
Only one news outlet is reporting this, but Jang Geun-seok has reportedly been finalized as the lead in the Korean movie version of You’re My Pet, a remake of Japanese drama Kimi wa petto. The movie had gone through an earlier casting round and selected Kim Hyun-joong as the cute... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bad Guy releases first set of stills
by | March 8, 2010 | 48 Comments
SBS’s Bad Guy won’t premiere until May, but here’s our first look at the three lead characters, played by Kim Nam-gil, Han Ga-in, and Kim Jae-wook. (None yet of actress Oh Yeon-soo, who completes the main foursome.) These photos come from the production’s recent trip to Gero-onsen, one of the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Interview with Pasta’s scriptwriter
by | March 8, 2010 | 26 Comments
Here’s an interview with Seo Sook-hyang, who is the scriptwriter behind MBC’s drama Pasta. (The interview came out before last week’s two episodes aired.) With Pasta, Seo is now in her third miniseries, having previously written 2006’s Mr. Goodbye and 2008’s Lawyers of Korea, and has earned the designation of... More »

Drama Recaps
Personal Taste (the novel): Part 1
by | March 7, 2010 | 87 Comments
I got my hands on the Personal Taste novel a little while ago, and started reading to whet my appetite for the upcoming drama (March 31!). I knew I’d be interested in this story based on the general premise — a man pretends to be gay in order to room... More »