Drama Casting & News
If you thought Iris’s kiss scene was hot… (Spoiler alert)
by | October 18, 2009 | 79 Comments
…then get ready for more romantic developments between two of the drama’s sexy spies. The production has released a new still from this week’s upcoming Episode 3, no doubt to tantalize viewers into tuning in and hoping to break 30% in the ratings in its second week. Tags: IRIS... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Bum gets flashy for Bisang
by | October 18, 2009 | 35 Comments
(I’m not sure whether I think Kim Bum‘s cornrows make him look badass or adorably benign in that trying-too-hard sort of way. Actually, I think I do know.) In any case, the young actor has a new film coming out, Bisang [비상, or Flight], which he filmed before his recent... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Love Is Blind stills featuring Kang Ji-hwan
by | October 18, 2009 | 38 Comments
First we saw Lee Jia‘s supposed transformation into an ugly duckling, now we see her dapper co-star in the telecinema project Love Is Blind [내눈에 콩깍지], Kang Ji-hwan(mine). It does seem that due to Kang Ji-hwan’s “visual impairment,” the unattractive and unpersonable character played by Lee Jia will be portrayed... More »

Drama Casting & News
A new look for Kim Min-jung in Hero
by | October 18, 2009 | 41 Comments
Actress Kim Min-jung (New Heart), who came onboard Hero after Han Ji-min dropped out, has a new look for the drama, one meant to draw out her professional side as a female cop. On the one hand, I think Kim is a talented actress who looks cute with the short... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 4
by | October 17, 2009 | 33 Comments
This episode had a quite a bit less hustle and bustle compared to the first 3 episodes, but showcased a subtler side. It still had its energy, but maybe with a little restraint. I missed Jung-in a little bit, but appreciated the bits of tranquility. I’m hoping that the directing... More »

Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episode 1
by | October 16, 2009 | 155 Comments
Pretty badass, yo. IRIS is an expensive drama, and it totally shows. I can’t say that the drama took my breath away, but it was very entertaining, and I can see why it burst on the scene with such a strong start. And then improved on it the following day.... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 3
by | October 16, 2009 | 41 Comments
Hello all! To help alleviate some of javabean‘s lovely recap work, 3 guest bloggers (including yours truly, dw4p) will be taking over the Smile (Smile, You) series. This is my first time doing recaps of this nature, so I may have some growing pains… bear with me! Just a quick... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Junki as a nightclub waiter in Hero
by | October 16, 2009 | 18 Comments
Lee Junki may be playing a reporter in the new MBC drama Hero, but in these stills, he’s playing the part of a nightclub waiter. (The articles don’t specify why, but I suspect he is undercover.) A source from the production said, “Lee Junki is so slick as he acts... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #105
by | October 16, 2009 | 236 Comments
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Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 4
by | October 15, 2009 | 196 Comments
The ratings battle looks like it’s going to be Iris‘s to lose, but at least You’re Beautiful improved slightly from yesterday. (Their numbers came in at a respective 25.3% and 8.9%. Heading to the Ground sank further to hit its series low, a 3.3%.) I don’t really buy the argument... More »

Drama Casting & News
Stills from telecinema project Love is Blind
by | October 15, 2009 | 47 Comments
Here’s the newly released poster for Love is Blind [내눈에 콩깍지], the segment of the telecinema project starring Lee Jia and Kang Ji-hwan. The romantic comedy features Kang Ji-hwan as a good-looking, capable, and charming guy who falls for an unattractive woman (Lee Jia) while experiencing a visual impairment that... More »