Drama Casting & News
Seo Woo is Cinderella to Moon Geun-young’s evil stepsister
by | December 23, 2009 | 55 Comments
Seo Woo, Moon Geun-young Oh, interesting! Seo Woo has just been cast as the good, kind Cinderella character in KBS’s upcoming miniseries Cinderella Unni, or Cinderella’s Sister. This pits her against Moon Geun-young, who was recently cast as the titular stepsister. Seo Woo is several years older than Moon, but... More »

Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episodes 6-7
by | December 23, 2009 | 16 Comments
I’m doing two episodes because IRIS has already ended, and I’m sure there are plenty of people who already know the ending. I, however, don’t – and therefore I’m trying to get there as fast as I can! These two episodes got this reaction from me: “Whoaaa…” And episode 6... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jejoongwon’s production press conference
by | December 23, 2009 | 24 Comments
Han Hye-jin, Yeon Jung-hoon December 23 was production press conference day for SBS’s upcoming medical period drama, Jejoongwon. The cast came dressed in character in their 1880s attire. In addition to leads Park Yong-woo, Yeon Jung-hoon, and Han Hye-jin, also featured are Sean Richard; a new actress with a famous... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Hyun-joo puts out an essay book
by | December 23, 2009 | 21 Comments
Actress Kim Hyun-joo (Partner) has come out with her own book, Hyun-joo’s Hand-Crafted Story, which was published on December 23 and for which she held a promotional event at Seoul’s Ritz Carlton Hotel. The book features Kim’s own needlework and knitting, as well as photos and personal essays. As a... More »

Celebrity News
Seo Woo and Im Joo-hwan reteam for CF
by | December 22, 2009 | 36 Comments
Seo Woo and Im Joo-hwan are reteaming for a new CF, after playing a couple in MBC’s fusion sageuk drama Tamra the Island. The two, who had once been linked in dating gossip, shot the commercial in Sydney, Australia, for a new phone from KT Tech Ever. The shoot depicts... More »

Drama Casting & News
Queen Seon-deok ends with Episode 62
by | December 22, 2009 | 93 Comments
Two dramas wrapped up today, paving the way for several new entries in the new year. On MBC, its long-running ratings monster Queen Seon-deok posted up a very respectable 35.7% with its finale, but while its number would be huge by any other standards, with Seon-deok it was met with... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Fair Love turns Ahn Sung-ki into Korea’s Oppa
by | December 22, 2009 | 45 Comments
I’ve previously mentioned the movie Fair Love, which depicts a romance unfolding between a 50-something bachelor (Ahn Sung-ki) and his friend’s 20-something daughter (Lee Hana). The film, which is described as light-hearted and humorous, was well-received at Pusan International Film Festival, and has now released a preview trailer, which is... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Mother, Thirst take home Director’s Cut Awards
by | December 22, 2009 | 29 Comments
This year’s 12th Director’s Cut Awards were given out on December 21, and the top winners this year were Thirst, Park Chan-wook‘s stylish vampire-horror film starring Song Kang-ho as a vampire priest, as well as Bong Joon-ho‘s Mother, whose Kim Hye-ja is earning a number of accolades as the titular... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Sun-ah’s Harper’s Bazaar shoot
by | December 21, 2009 | 53 Comments
City Hall‘s Kim Sun-ah goes sexy and chic for her latest fashion spread, which can be seen in January’s issue of Harper’s Bazaar Korea. Kim explained, “As my interest in photography increases, each shoot I do feels fresh and new, since it allows me to reveal another, hidden side to... More »

Drama Casting & News
KBS airs IRIS special broadcast this week
by | December 21, 2009 | 21 Comments
KBS’s action drama IRIS wrapped last week with a series high rating of 39.9%, and follows this week with a special broadcast that features unaired footage and NGs. They’ll fill out the hour with the actors’ favorite scenes, as well as behind-the-scenes clips and footage spanning the drama’s ten-month-long shoots,... More »

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 »