Drama Casting & News
Hometown of Legends / Legendary Hometown
by | August 6, 2008 | 28 Comments
Summer is the season for chilly gothic and horror entertainment, so KBS takes the post-Women in the Sun time slot to launch its new horror series, Hometown of Legends, as its Wednesday-Thursday programming for the month of August. Or, should I say, new OLD series. There was an earlier version... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 16
by | August 5, 2008 | 9 Comments
A lot better than the previous episode, since all the stuff that was set up in Episode 15 starts to play out now. (Still no Zorro, Orroz, or fancy horse tricks, though. I’m being patient — they’re probably winding up for the big finish, with four episodes remaining — but... More »

Celebrity News
(Probably) not a woman-beater after all
by | August 5, 2008 | 3 Comments
Way back in January, actor Song Il-kook had a run-in with a female reporter, Kim Soon-hee, leading to some pretty ugly allegations. Their confrontation reportedly arose when she asked the actor for an interview and he refused. While he stuck to his statement that he hadn’t touched her, that their... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Haneul in Italy
by | August 5, 2008 | 9 Comments
A couple more photos have been released in promotion for the upcoming broadcast of cable program Kim Haneul’s Travel Diary in Italy, which airs on August 6 and 13 as an On Style and ETN joint production. Kim Haneul filmed the show back in April and traveled through Florence, Milan,... More »

Celebrity News
And another one bites the (army) dust
by | August 5, 2008 | 13 Comments
Jo Hyun-jae follows Jae Hee and Lee Ki-chan for army duty on August 5. I kind of love the image above, drawn up by fans depicting a combat boot shackled (with love!) to a traditional woman’s gomushin shoe. (The poster is one of many produced by his fan club Ever... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 15
by | August 4, 2008 | 8 Comments
This was an episode with a lot of maneuvering for future conflicts. That means that there are a lot of things going on, and we see lots of hints at what’s to come — but as an individual episode, it wasn’t as fun as I’ve come to expect of Chil... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Happy movie press conference day to you
by | August 4, 2008 | 9 Comments
Upcoming comedy film Baby and Me already had its media/press event on the 31st, but cast and crew gathered again on August 4 for a combined press conference and birthday party for 22-year-old lead actor Jang Geun-seok (born in 1987, he’s 21 by American standards). Fans gathered at the event... More »

Drama Casting & News
Taking time to cast F4
by | August 4, 2008 | 36 Comments
Much-anticipated drama adaptation Boys Before Flowers, aka the Korean Hana Yori Dango, is taking a little longer than anticipated to complete its casting. With the immense popularity of the preceding adaptations in Japan and Taiwan, it’s no surprise they’re taking particular pains in the casting process. A representative of production... More »

Celebrity News
Bye (again, and for real)
by | August 4, 2008 | 25 Comments
  Bye, Jae Hee. (Singer Lee Ki-chan, in white, enlisted for service on the same day, August 4.)   Tags: army duty, Jae Hee... More »

Drama Recaps
Gourmet: Episodes 13 & 14
by | August 3, 2008 | 14 Comments
Sometimes I’m amazed at how much story Gourmet can make out of a simple plot point or cooking competition — most of our plots thus far have centered on either the successorship competition or the beef battle. I’ve got no problem with cooking contests, and they offer opportunities for lots... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Jae-won to make his drama return
by | August 3, 2008 | 37 Comments
It’s been two years since he last acted in the drama Hwang Jini (and before that Great Inheritance and Wonderful Life), but the man with the killer smile, Kim Jae-won, has finally picked his next project (woot woot) — as the leading man of a Chinese drama. Set to start... More »