Celebrity News
Han Ji-hye models her shoe brand
by | October 12, 2009 | 18 Comments
Earlier this year, actress Han Ji-hye announced she would be designing a line of shoes with designer Jinny Kim, aptly called “H by JINNY KIM.” Soon her designs will be available for sale as part of the brand’s Fall/Winter collection; Han also models her own designs in the catalog. Han... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sunwoo Sun signs on for Will It Snow On Christmas
by | October 12, 2009 | 8 Comments
Sunwoo Sun is one of the unknown faces catapulted to mainstream popularity after her role in this year’s Queen of Housewives. (She played the unhappy wife of another of its breakouts, Yoon Sang-hyun.) She has announced her follow-up role in the SBS drama Will It Snow On Christmas? [크리스마스에 눈이... More »

Drama Casting & News
KBS’s new family drama Three Brothers
by | October 12, 2009 | 32 Comments
KBS has a new family drama in the lineup for weekends, Three Brothers [수상한 삼형제], which follows recent hit Sons of Sol Pharmacy. Perhaps in search of the same success, Three Brothers seems to be aiming for a similar tone and premise (though perhaps a bit less comedic than Sol... More »

Drama recap status update
by | October 12, 2009 | 56 Comments
I’ve been reading a lot of comments wondering about recaps lately, so I thought I’d put up a post to let you know where things stand. You’re Beautiful: Ongoing. Smile: I hope to keep this going. If things get very busy, I may not be able to keep up in... More »

Drama Casting & News
SBS premieres new series Angel’s Temptation
by | October 12, 2009 | 27 Comments
Han Sang-jin of the just-ended Sons of Sol Pharmacy and Bae Soo-bin of Brilliant Legacy are two actors from the #1 and #2 dramas of the year (ratings-wise), and now they team up for Angel’s Temptation, which is SBS’s new revenge drama premiering today. The interesting thing about this casting,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Iris sells to seven countries
by | October 11, 2009 | 27 Comments
I’ve heard of a lot of Korean dramas getting sold to other countries (most often to Japan) prior to the drama’s television premiere, but Iris has just upped the ante by selling to seven. The action-spy-thriller series begins this Wednesday on KBS, but even before anyone gets to sample a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Sol Pharmacy’s finale makes it top-rated drama of the year
by | October 11, 2009 | 15 Comments
As noted in the previous post about weekend drama ratings, Sons of Sol Pharmacy ended on a strong note. Its Sunday finale brought KBS a series (and year) high with ratings of 48.6%. This also means that it has surpassed SBS’s Brilliant Legacy to claim top spot of the entire... More »

Drama Casting & News
Tentative starts for new weekend dramas
by | October 11, 2009 | 35 Comments
Eugene of Creating Destiny Two new dramas premiered this weekend, to mixed reactions: MBC’s Creating Destiny starring Eugene, above, and KBS’s Hot-Blooded Salesman, starring Chae Jung-ahn and Park Hae-jin. Perhaps Tamra fans will feel vindicated (or further insulted?) to know that the drama that replaced it (after Tamra was unceremoniously... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 2
by | October 10, 2009 | 263 Comments
I have a good feeling about this drama. Everyone is well-cast and the writers do a great job subverting cliches and twisting angsty moments into a punchline. Love that. I enjoyed this episode even more than Episode 1, which was already pretty jam-packed with hilarity. SONG OF THE DAY Lee... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hero gets pop-star cameos and a Japanese broadcast
by | October 10, 2009 | 18 Comments
Driven by the star power of Lee Junki, MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Hero [히어로] has been licensed for a Japanese broadcast even before it airs in Korea. This is not that surprising when one considers Lee Junki’s widespread popularity throughout Asia, but what IS surprising is the recent admission that... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kang Ji-hwan, Lee Jia in telecinema project
by | October 9, 2009 | 16 Comments
Finally, some more news about that large-scale, multiple-installment, Korean-Japanese co-produced “telecinema project.” The release date has been set as November 5 for the segment starring Kang Ji-hwan (Level 7 Civil Servant) and Lee Jia (Style), which has a new title: Love Is Blind [내눈에 콩깍지]. I think the new title... More »