Drama Casting & News
Promo stills from MBC’s Pasta
by | December 21, 2009 | 64 Comments
Cute. I admit I haven’t been terribly intrigued about MBC’s new drama Pasta — it’s up against Jejoongwon and God of Study, while Chuno airs a few days later — but the promos featuring Lee Seon-kyun (Coffee Prince) and Gong Hyo-jin (Thank You) do look adorable, as does the preview... More »

Celebrity News
Gong Yoo for Mind Bridge
by | December 21, 2009 | 89 Comments
He’s back! (Kind of.) Recently discharged from the army, Gong Yoo (Coffee Prince) indicated that he wouldn’t choose his next acting project till the new year, but he’s back to work as CF model, as you can see in these new shots. He’s representing business casual brand Mind Bridge, alongside... More »

Drama Casting & News
Press conference day for Chuno
by | December 21, 2009 | 60 Comments
The wait is almost over — KBS’s upcoming fusion sageuk thriller Chuno (aka Slave Hunters) is two weeks from its premiere, and held its production press conference on December 21. All the actors from the main cast were present, led by the drama’s three main stars Jang Hyuk, Lee Da-hae,... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Min-ki to hold his first concert
by | December 20, 2009 | 24 Comments
Lee Min-ki, who put out his first solo album this year, is going to be performing at his first concert on January 29. He has sung on various soundtracks and participated as a special guest at other singers’ performances, but this will be the first concert where he performs under... More »

Drama Casting & News
The young cast of God of Study
by | December 20, 2009 | 81 Comments
New posters are out featuring the young cast of KBS’s God of Study, aka the kdrama adaptation of Japan’s Dragon Zakura. The story kicks off when a teacher begins a university prep course with five underperforming students at a high school that is in last place in the academic standings.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Song Hye-gyo cast in Wong Kar-wai’s new film
by | December 20, 2009 | 97 Comments
It’s just been announced (via Chinese portal site Sina.com) that Song Hye-gyo has been cast in Wong Kar-wai‘s upcoming The Grand Master, which already boasts a very solid lineup including Tony Leung, Zhang Ziyi, Chang Chen, Brigitte Lin, and Zhao Benshan. Leung takes on the role of Ip Man, a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Min-soo returns in Father’s House
by | December 20, 2009 | 40 Comments
Actor Choi Min-soo is getting back to work after a scandal (caused by his own bad behavior) threatened to end his career last year. He’s slated for the So Ji-sub war drama Road Number 1, but before that gets off the ground next year, he will also be seen in... More »

Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episode 5
by | December 19, 2009 | 25 Comments
I’m starting to feel that the episodes alternate between good, fast-paced forward movement with the story line, and then 1-2 draggy episodes. Episodes 1-2 were fine, even though they were hard for me to get through quickly. But they were the first two – Korean dramas usually need that many... More »

Drama Casting & News
Road No. 1 casts Yoon Kye-sang
by | December 19, 2009 | 37 Comments
Yessssss! Yoon Kye-sang has signed on to join So Ji-sub and Kim Haneul in MBC’s war epic series Road No. 1, which is bound to be one of the big buzz shows of next year. With those three leads in place (as well as Choi Min-soo and Sohn Chang-min), the... More »

Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 6
by | December 18, 2009 | 125 Comments
Six episodes, five recaps, five days. I am TIRED, yo! I’m going to have to let my brain rest over the weekend and watch something really silly. On the other hand, these recaps have been a blast to write, if you couldn’t tell. For a melodrama, the episodes have been... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Scorecard: How did IRIS’s stars measure up?
by | December 18, 2009 | 66 Comments
Lee Byung-heon IRIS‘s scorecard December 17 saw the finale of KBS’s IRIS, which offered a tragic close for its two male leads. It averaged a 27% viewership rating. As though mocking the troubles afflicting Wednesday-Thursdays dramas since last year, it met its end with high ratings in the 20s, producing... More »