Drama Casting & News
Chae Rim prepares for new role in Good Job
by | February 15, 2009 | 44 Comments
Chae Rim is returning to television with a new short haircut and a new skill (pottery). She’s taking the lead in MBC’s weekend drama Good Job (which literally translates to the somewhat redundant-in-English “Good job, good job”), starring opposite Eom Ki-joon in the role recently vacated by Myung Se-bin. Her... More »

Celebrity News
Ha Jung-woo for Basso Wicus
by | February 15, 2009 | 19 Comments
Ha Jung-woo (The Chaser) ups the sophistication factor in his new shoot for the latest ad campaign for clothing brand Basso Wicus. He shot the ads earlier this month; a rep of the clothing company said they’d chosen Ha to represent them because when conducting surveys for Basso Wicus among... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Ji-woo wants a cameo on Cain and Abel
by | February 15, 2009 | 24 Comments
When Choi Ji-woo‘s drama A Star’s Lover premiered, her Stairway to Heaven co-star Shin Hyun-joon made a cameo appearance in Episode 1 as her ex-boyfriend. Now she wants to return the favor. Shin’s new drama Cain and Abel is set to take over Choi’s timeslot (SBS, Wednesdays and Thursdays) this... More »

Celebrity News
Can you spot the future F4 heartthrob?
by | February 14, 2009 | 40 Comments
The honeys of the uber-popular Boys Before Flowers have been shown to be master athletes (snerk) at everything from racecars, ice hockey, rugby, swimming, horseback riding, and kayaking — but apparently one of them was also quite the gifted soccer player in his childhood. We’ve already seen what these boys... More »

Choi Jung-yoon’s First Time
by | February 14, 2009 | 7 Comments
Actress Choi Jung-yoon is receiving positive reviews and lots of applause for her stage debut role in a play called My First Time — which, yes, refers to sex. (The play is rated adults-only for its sexual-themed dialogue.) The play originated off-Broadway in 2007 and features actors relating first-time sexual... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Jae-won gives fans a tour of Seoul
by | February 13, 2009 | 19 Comments
From February 13 through 15, Kim Jae-won (Hwang Jini, Great Inheritance) is holding a special event for a select group of 120 lucky Japanese fans, in which the actor personally will guide the group in a three-day tour of Seoul. The tour is being filmed and produced as a special... More »

Drama Casting & News
Showing some brotherly love for Cain & Abel
by | February 13, 2009 | 36 Comments
So Ji-sub and Shin Hyun-joon may be cast as competitive brothers embroiled in strife, but they look anything but antagonistic in front of reporters, no? SBS is about to premiere its new drama, the (long, long-)awaited Cain & Abel, which follows the just-ended Star’s Lover on Wednesdays and Thursdays. (With... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #70
by | February 13, 2009 | 41 Comments
  TGIF indeed. Well, I’ve had a busy week. What about you?   SONG OF THE DAY Feist – “So Sorry” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #69 Open Thread #68 Open Thread #67 Open Thread #66   No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 5
by | February 12, 2009 | 21 Comments
I really liked this episode. It sets up its conflict nicely, and the emotions were really there. It’s rare that I like all the main characters in a drama, but I do here — they all seem like real people and not just stand-ins for conflict and plot manipulation. (Excepting... More »

Drama Casting & News
Will Boys Before Flowers be extended?
by | February 12, 2009 | 61 Comments
Maybe, maybe not. KBS is in talks with production company Group Eight to extend the massively popular Boys Before Flowers by two installments, bringing the episode count to 26. I’m sure we could see this coming — KBS hasn’t seen a Monday-Tuesday hit in ages and is eager to hang... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Iris gets a drama and a movie
by | February 12, 2009 | 37 Comments
Kim Tae-hee, Lee Byung-heon Who else thinks this is a bad — or very odd — idea? Lee Byung-heon and Kim Tae-hee‘s much-anticipated match-up in the upcoming action-spy drama, Iris, will also be producing — simultaneously — a film version. Producers from Taewon Productions say, “The movie will be produced... More »