Help out Boys Over Flowers on Netflix
by | November 5, 2009 | 76 Comments
I received an email from someone at YA Entertainment, which, as you may know, is the company that licenses Korean dramas for sale with English subtitles. I’m passing it along for all of you with accounts at Netflix to help get more Korean dramas available at the online rental service:... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hero premiere postponed a week
by | November 5, 2009 | 14 Comments
After lead actress Kim Min-jung dropped out and Yoon So-yi was brought in to replace her, MBC’s upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Hero only had a week till its premiere to reshoot with its new lead, making for an impossible undertaking. Thankfully, broadcaster MBC has decided to go ahead and delay the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Tang Wei selected as Hyun Bin’s leading lady
by | November 5, 2009 | 33 Comments
Casting has been confirmed and Hyun Bin will in fact be acting alongside Lust, Caution actress Tang Wei in his new movie, the remaking of 1966’s classic Late Autumn (aka Manchu, 만추). The plot features a three-day love story between a woman who is let out of prison on a... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 9
by | November 4, 2009 | 241 Comments
A very cute episode that dials back some of the angst and adds in more of the funny. By the way, it seems many people are still confused about who knows what, so here’s where we stand as of the end of Episode 8: Tae-kyung knows that Mi-nyeo is a... More »

Song Chang-eui returns as Hedwig
by | November 4, 2009 | 11 Comments
After a few years of film and drama projects, actor Song Chang-eui (Cinderella Man, Boys Don’t Cry, Scale of Providence) is keeping his promise to fans in returning to the title role of the musical Hedwig (aka Hedwig and the Angry Inch). He had originally taken the role of the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The Host 2 to be film sequel and video game
by | November 4, 2009 | 16 Comments
Concept artwork for “The Host 2″ The Host [괴물] is one of Korea’s top box office hits of all time, and now a sequel AND a video game have been announced, to be produced simultaneously. Given the success of the predecessor, it appears producers are going all-out — their plan... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cast of You’re Beautiful buoyed by fan support
by | November 3, 2009 | 143 Comments
Fan support has been ardent, to say the least, for the SBS drama You’re Beautiful and its young cast. The drama’s lead, Jang Geun-seok, had expressed feeling disappointment that the ratings remain lower than hoped for and that he’d felt responsible as the main cast member. In reaction, fans to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon So-yi pinch-hits for Hero as new leading lady
by | November 3, 2009 | 36 Comments
Innnteresting…? MBC has tapped Yoon So-yi to be the last-minute replacement for Kim Min-jung in Hero after the latter was forced to drop out a week before the drama’s scheduled premiere. This has thrown the Hero production for a loop, since all previously shot scenes will have to be redone,... More »

Drama Casting & News
IRIS’s popularity still falls short of expectations
by | November 3, 2009 | 57 Comments
At first, I was a little taken aback at the way the following article frames IRIS‘s popularity in terms of disappointment, because it burst onto the scene with a big splash and has maintained a comfortable lead over its competition. But I suppose this all points to where expectations play... More »

Drama Casting & News
Nam Sang-mi is the Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang
by | November 3, 2009 | 44 Comments
KBS’s current Monday-Tuesday show, Princess Has Returned [공주가 돌아왔다], has been pretty unremarkable (in ratings and in response) and ends on a similarly quiet note this week. On the other hand, I’m looking at the show to take over its slot next week with some interest — Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Four character posters for Lee Jun-ik’s new film
by | November 2, 2009 | 38 Comments
King and the Clown director Lee Jun-ik‘s latest movie, Like the Moon Escaping from Clouds [구르믈 버서난 달처럼], has released character posters for its four leads, and they are simply gorgeous. Based on a manhwa created by Park Heung-yong, this movie is set in the Joseon era as a revolutionary... More »