Chungmuro/Film News
Additional preview for Secret Reunion
by | December 28, 2009 | 18 Comments
A longer “special preview” has been released for the upcoming action-thriller Sworn Brothers (which is the Korean title, 의형제), also called The Secret Reunion, which comes from director Jang Hoon, who also directed the So Ji-sub–Kang Ji-hwan action film Rough Cut (aka A Movie Is a Movie). The film stars... More »

Kpop News
Lee Yo-won sings for special soundtrack
by | December 28, 2009 | 42 Comments
Actress Lee Yo-won, who played the title role in MBC’s Queen Seon-deok, is making her singing debut on a Special OST Part 2 for that drama with the track “Bi-dam” or “비담 (悲談).” (As you probably know, Bi-dam is the character played by Kim Nam-gil, (SPOILER?) with whom Deok-man shares... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Da-hae takes on a male disguise for Chuno
by | December 27, 2009 | 58 Comments
Lee Da-hae dresses in drag in these latest stills for the upcoming fusion action sageuk Chuno (Pursuing Slaves), although I think the men’s clothes hardly obscure her gender at all. (Of all the recent ladies we’ve seen dressing as men — Lee Yo-won, Moon Geun-young, heck, even Park Shin-hye —... More »

Drama Recaps
Triple: Episode 16 (Final)
by | December 27, 2009 | 39 Comments
Done! Finally! I’m pretty conflicted about Triple‘s end — part of that has to do with the plot, but it’s more to do with the drama as a whole. More on that below. SONG OF THE DAY Triple OST – “짙은 바람” by Sub [ Download ] Tags: Kim Hee,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Christmas snowfall results in Christmas date
by | December 27, 2009 | 31 Comments
Will It Snow For Christmas hasn’t (yet?) incorporated a snow motif into the drama proper, but the producers have been hosting a tie-in event for the drama’s fans. They had promised that if it snowed anywhere in Korea over Christmas Eve or Christmas day, they would select winners to go... More »

Drama Casting & News
Behind the scenes from Pasta’s outdoor shoot
by | December 27, 2009 | 16 Comments
Here is our first look behind the scenes on the set of MBC’s Pasta, which had previously released its promo stills and posters. Since the drama is set in an Italian restaurant, much of filming takes place indoors, but apparently whenever the shooting heads outside, the actors have been greeted... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Gu Hye-sun casts new movie
by | December 27, 2009 | 21 Comments
Twenty-five-year-old actress Gu Hye-sun is at work on her new film Magic [요술] , and has cast her female lead: Seo Hyun-jin, a former pop singer turned actress. Seo Hyun-jin got her start in 2001 with the SM girl group M.I.L.K, and went on to act in musicals and dramas... More »

Drama Recaps
Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 32-34
by | December 26, 2009 | 23 Comments
Better late than never? Rewatching this drama now, two months after it has ended, actually reminds me why I was so drawn to it in the first place. As a simple family comedy, there are no big stars, special effects, or cutting-edge stories — just relationships that are heartwarming and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jae added to The Housemaid
by | December 26, 2009 | 24 Comments
Oh, this makes me SO happy. Lee Jung-jae (Typhoon, Oh Brothers) has been cast as the husband in the highly anticipated remake of classic Korean film The Housemaid, putting him in the middle of a confrontation between veteran actress Jeon Do-yeon and rising star Seo Woo. The remake of the... More »

Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 8
by | December 25, 2009 | 105 Comments
Note that there will be no new episodes of Will It Snow For Christmas next week, because of SBS’s year-end awards shows. Episode 9 will air on January 6, which, by the way, is when Chuno premieres on KBS. As for the title, well, I guess it didn’t snow on... More »

Kpop News
Artist profile: Lucid Fall
by | December 25, 2009 | 37 Comments
I posted up a song, “Les Miserables,” from Lucid Fall‘s new album this week for the Episode 7 Will It Snow For Christmas recap, which got me once again marveling at how wonderfully composed his songs are. The track has a Part 2 sung by a woman, and the two... More »