Drama Casting & News
Vineyard Man enjoying renewed popularity in Thailand
by | October 15, 2008 | 33 Comments
Television drama ratings have been released for the month of September in Thailand, and six of the top ten series are Korean dramas. AGB Nielsen Media, a media research company, released the numbers, and the 2006 KBS trendy drama The Vineyard Man, starring Yoon Eun-hye and Oh Man-seok, came out... More »

Drama Casting & News
There’s no accounting for Personal Taste
by | October 14, 2008 | 62 Comments
And to think, we almost had Joo Ji-hoon (Devil) and Yoon Eun-hye (Coffee Prince) back together in Personal Taste [개인의 취향], playing a straight guy masquerading as a gay guy to live with a straight girl (who harbors a crush on her gay friend but thinks he’s playing for the... More »

Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 14
by | October 14, 2008 | 35 Comments
This episode probably shouldn’t be taken with too much seriousness, because it felt like everyone regressed for a moment into adolescence and acted like a bunch of kids. It almost seemed like the actors were having a bit of fun — and while it wasn’t, uh, realistic, it was cute... More »

Drama Casting & News
No drama at the 2008 Seoul Drama Awards
by | October 14, 2008 | 41 Comments
Lame, lame, lame. I’d kind of figured that the newish Seoul Drama Awards would be bland (it’s their third year) based on the voting and nominees, so the results weren’t as disappointing as they would have been if I’d taken the Seoul Drama Festival seriously. As it was, there was... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Press day for Boys Don’t Cry
by | October 14, 2008 | 13 Comments
Lee Wan (Insoon is Pretty) and Song Chang-eui (Golden Bride) promoted their new film, Boys Don’t Cry, on October 14 at a somewhat unusual location for movie press conferences: an indoor pojangmacha (streetside food tents) in Seoul’s Cheongdam-dong neighborhood. The film takes place in 1953 following the Korean War and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Vampire priest thirsts for love in “Bat”
by | October 13, 2008 | 24 Comments
It wouldn’t be a Park Chan-wook film with a simple, straightforward plot, would it? In Bat [박쥐], or its English title Thirst, Song Kang-ho (The Good The Bad The Weird, Secret Sunshine, The Host) re-teams with one of Korea’s foremost directors, Park Chan-wook (Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance) — as... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
22 Days to a more grown-up Yoo Seung-ho
by | October 13, 2008 | 14 Comments
Speaking of young boyish actors who have been growing up rather well, let’s add 15-year-old Yoo Seung-ho to the mix. (The guy shot to fame in last year’s Legend playing Yonsama‘s childhood self.) The teenage actor has been cast as the lead in the thriller 22 Days, which is being... More »

Celebrity News
Giving a shout-out from training camp
by | October 13, 2008 | 10 Comments
A week after we said goodbye and sent off actor/rapper Eric to army duty, this photo has been released of the idol star in military camo. He’ll spend four weeks at training camp in South Chungcheong province, city of Nonsan. Tags: army duty, Eric... More »

Celebrity News
The house that Won Bin built
by | October 13, 2008 | 38 Comments
Won Bin is attracting belated notice for the home he had built for his parents in his hometown back in Gangwon-do. Filial piety aside, interest in the home comes from its unique appearance — the home is 387.08 sq. m. (4166 sq. ft.), and was designed, according to the architectural... More »

Drama Casting & News
Auditions for “Friend” pick up steam
by | October 12, 2008 | 10 Comments
It was announced a while ago that 2001’s successful film Friend, starring Jang Dong-gun and Yoo Oh-sung, is getting the television drama treatment by MBC (is this the golden age of the remake miniseries or what?). Now auditions are kicking off to fill out its lead foursome. The two main... More »

Kpop News
EZ Hyoung for My Sassy Girl
by | October 12, 2008 | 15 Comments
All right, here’s some PR in action: A song from EZ Hyoung‘s newly released second album is being used to promote the U.S. version of the romantic drama movie My Sassy Girl. EZ Hyoung’s label Antenna Music is touting this as a big deal, that his song “Beatles Cream Soup”... More »