Drama Casting & News
Kim Hye-soo’s new Wed-Thurs drama My Happy Home
by | October 15, 2010 | 21 Comments
When Playful Kiss wraps up next week, a new 16-episode drama will take over: My Happy Home [즐거운 나의집], starring Style’s Kim Hye-soo, which is being described as a “Korean Desperate Housewives.” That means a murder mystery will play a pivotal role in the story, which features a cast of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hyun Bin and Yoon Sang-hyun play to type in Secret Garden
by | October 15, 2010 | 90 Comments
Hyun Bin as an urbane city professional and Yoon Sang-hyun as a playboy? Yup, talk about making full use of typecasting. In Secret Garden, Hyun Bin once again adopts an aloof personality and sharp dressing style as the owner of a department store who possesses a “cold charisma.” He’ll body-swap... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #157
by | October 15, 2010 | 700 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Playful Kiss: Episode 14
by | October 14, 2010 | 640 Comments
Lordy, I didn’t think we’d EVER get here. But here we are, and what a breath of fresh air it is to see Robot Boy stepping up to own his feelings. What’s even better is what he does afterwards, because as awesome as the kissing is, it’s much more satisfying... More »

Drama Casting & News
Runaway Plan B ratings continue their slide
by | October 14, 2010 | 93 Comments
I’m actually a little shocked: The latest episode of Runaway Plan B drew a mere 11.9% rating, which is nearly half its strong premiere number. More worrying than that, however, is the steadiness of the downward trend — Episodes 1 through 6 have garnered, in order, a 20.7%, 17.9%, 18.0%,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Daemul replaces writer in its second week
by | October 14, 2010 | 47 Comments
Already, SBS’s Daemul is sitting pretty in first place in its second week — its latest, Episode 3, breezed past KBS’s Runaway Plan B with a 26.4% rating to the latter’s 15.1% — so it comes as a bit of a surprise to hear that the production has replaced its... More »

Celebrity News
Choi Jung-won in Kyushu, Part 2
by | October 14, 2010 | 18 Comments
Actress Choi Jung-won (Wish Upon a Star) recently traveled to Kyushu, Japan, and we’ve already seen the first set of stills from her trip. That means that there isn’t much additional news to note this time, but the photos sure are lovely to look at. (I like this set better... More »

Drama Recaps
Playful Kiss: Episode 13
by | October 13, 2010 | 304 Comments
FINALLY! I’ve been waiting twelve episodes (nearly thirteen, really) for this turn in the story. I’m not saying Ha-ni has to become a different person or that Seung-jo needs to turn into a considerate human being overnight for me to be satisfied — I just needed some balance to this... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Shi-hoo plays the rebel millionaire in Queen of Reversals
by | October 13, 2010 | 59 Comments
It appears that Park Shi-hoo‘s bad-boy chaebol character in Queen of Reversals is somewhat modeled after scene-stealer Tae-bong (played by Yoon Sang-hyun) of the original Queen of Housewives, even if the stories are completely different. Park’s arrogant Gu Yong-shik is the youngest son in a chaebol family, and, as befits... More »

Drama Casting & News
My Princess undergoes a PD switch
by | October 13, 2010 | 59 Comments
Kim Tae-hee and Song Seung-heon‘s new romantic-comedy series, My Princess, is about a month from entering its first shoots for its January 2011 premiere, and has undergone a recent director switch. Originally to be helmed by Hon and Fantasy Couple director Kim Sang-ho, now it’ll be led by Kwon Seok-jang... More »