Drama Casting & News
Jejoongwon’s production team at prayer ceremony
by | October 14, 2009 | 18 Comments
Is that not a beautiful photo? Jejoongwon [제중원], the drama also called the “Joseon-era White Tower,” held its customary opening prayer ceremony on the afternoon of October 14 as the series heads into filming. Jejoongwon has been steadily preparing its production over the past year and is the follow-up for... More »

Drama Casting & News
Iris’s strong start endangers Heading’s ending
by | October 14, 2009 | 27 Comments
Uh-oh. MBC may be getting ready to let that axe fall for the third time this year. I’m reading conflicting reports about its soccer drama Heading to the Ground, but it’s not looking good. KBS’s blockbuster drama IRIS has just premiered with a very strong rating in the 20% ballpark.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Iris and Chuno run into production disputes
by | October 14, 2009 | 18 Comments
With only a day before its airdate, the premiere of Iris was thrown into question as the drama’s production company, Taewon Entertainment, announced a dispute with its broadcaster, KBS. After a day of negotiations, the two sides did reconcile and come to an agreement, meaning that the Wednesday premiere of... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Film “Paju” featured in Yoon Sang music video
by | October 13, 2009 | 7 Comments
Everyone’s favorite voice Lee Seon-kyun (Triple) has again teamed up with famous songwriter Yoon Sang for the latter’s latest music video, which takes scenes from the former’s new movie, Paju. The film, which co-stars Seo Woo, happens to be earning good early buzz at the currently running Pusan International Film... More »

Drama Casting & News
Behind the scenes with You’re Beautiful’s cast
by | October 13, 2009 | 156 Comments
SBS’s You’re Beautiful showed off its Ilsan, Kyunggi-do, filming location on the afternoon of October 13 for an open set day. The cast showed some behind-the-scenes activities (and new hairstyles!) and gave interviews with the media, who were on hand to watch some new scenes being shot. If you’ve been... More »

Celebrity News
Actresses enjoy success as bestselling authors
by | October 13, 2009 | 5 Comments
Actress Choi Kang-hee (My Sweet Seoul) published her essay collection at the end of September, and within only ten days it’s already become a bestseller. The collection is titled Choi Kang-hee, A Little Child’s Little Happiness and has shot to the top ten of various bestseller lists. Currently, the volume... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ji-hye models her shoe brand
by | October 12, 2009 | 18 Comments
Earlier this year, actress Han Ji-hye announced she would be designing a line of shoes with designer Jinny Kim, aptly called “H by JINNY KIM.” Soon her designs will be available for sale as part of the brand’s Fall/Winter collection; Han also models her own designs in the catalog. Han... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sunwoo Sun signs on for Will It Snow On Christmas
by | October 12, 2009 | 8 Comments
Sunwoo Sun is one of the unknown faces catapulted to mainstream popularity after her role in this year’s Queen of Housewives. (She played the unhappy wife of another of its breakouts, Yoon Sang-hyun.) She has announced her follow-up role in the SBS drama Will It Snow On Christmas? [크리스마스에 눈이... More »

Drama Casting & News
KBS’s new family drama Three Brothers
by | October 12, 2009 | 32 Comments
KBS has a new family drama in the lineup for weekends, Three Brothers [수상한 삼형제], which follows recent hit Sons of Sol Pharmacy. Perhaps in search of the same success, Three Brothers seems to be aiming for a similar tone and premise (though perhaps a bit less comedic than Sol... More »

Drama recap status update
by | October 12, 2009 | 56 Comments
I’ve been reading a lot of comments wondering about recaps lately, so I thought I’d put up a post to let you know where things stand. You’re Beautiful: Ongoing. Smile: I hope to keep this going. If things get very busy, I may not be able to keep up in... More »

Drama Casting & News
SBS premieres new series Angel’s Temptation
by | October 12, 2009 | 27 Comments
Han Sang-jin of the just-ended Sons of Sol Pharmacy and Bae Soo-bin of Brilliant Legacy are two actors from the #1 and #2 dramas of the year (ratings-wise), and now they team up for Angel’s Temptation, which is SBS’s new revenge drama premiering today. The interesting thing about this casting,... More »