Drama Casting & News
Cha In-pyo heads new KBS drama
by | November 24, 2009 | 17 Comments
Actors Cha In-pyo (Crossing, Hanbando) and Han Go-eun (Can Anyone Love, Capital Scandal) have just been cast to head a new KBS1 daeha drama, or period project. The series is called Great Family [명가] and will premiere on January 2. The story deals with one wealthy family that experiments with... More »

Drama Recaps
Hero: Episodes 1-2
by | November 23, 2009 | 45 Comments
I don’t think it’s surprising that Hero started off with low ratings (5.4.% and 4.9%) because its two rivals — KBS’s IRIS, SBS’s You’re Beautiful — are currently in full swing. With the latter ending this week, it’ll be interesting to see how Hero‘s numbers fare in another week’s time... More »

Drama Casting & News
A.N.JELL holds its last concert
by | November 23, 2009 | 176 Comments
As previously announced, the cast of SBS’s You’re Beautiful held another mini-concert on November 23, where footage was shot for the drama’s final episode, which airs this Thursday. The mini-concert was held at Seoul’s Melon AX Hall at 6pm and featured all four of its main cast members — Jang... More »

Drama Casting & News
Weekend dramas stay strong
by | November 23, 2009 | 62 Comments
Smile, Three Brothers, Loving You a Thousand Times It’s a good time to be a weekend drama: Saturdays and Sundays are home to a number of thriving dramas these days. Leading the pack is KBS’s family drama Three Brothers, which again surpassed the 30% mark this weekend. Following the highest-rated... More »

Celebrity News
Fans anticipate Chun Jung-myung’s upcoming army discharge
by | November 23, 2009 | 42 Comments
Yay! With so many twentysomething actors heading off for military service, it’s always nice to see others finishing up and heading back. I’m especially excited to see Chun Jung-myung returning to civilian status this month, and fans are starting to prepare their welcome when he is discharged on November 27.... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 17
by | November 22, 2009 | 130 Comments
OMG, WOW. There isso much heart in this episode—the best so far!! Someone remind me to close my slack-jawed mouth before I start drooling over Kang Hyun-soo. Special shoutout: at last! The Han River appears in a Kdrama as more than just a place to scream/vent or have secret arguments/trysts.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Queen of Housewives gets a Season 2
by | November 22, 2009 | 42 Comments
It’s rare, but it happens: the drama Queen of Housewives is getting a second season. According to an MBC representative, the drama will air its Season 2 next fall, and if it is successful, more seasons may follow. From MBC’s point of view, turning a drama into a multiple-season series... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Hyo-seo cast as Won Bin’s love interest
by | November 22, 2009 | 9 Comments
The female lead has been cast for Won Bin‘s new movie Ajusshi [아.저.씨.], and it’s relative fresh face Kim Hyo-seo. Ajusshi is the second film for director Lee Jung-beom, whose first was 2006’s Cruel Winter Blues, a “Korean-style noir” with Sol Kyung-gu and Jo Han-seon. Ajusshi garnered attention the moment... More »

Drama theme-song ringtones
by | November 22, 2009 | 161 Comments
Somehow the mention of ringtones came up on the last Open Thread, and I posted some ringtones that I’d made of You’re Beautiful OST songs. I got some requests, so I thought I’d put more up in a separate post, in case anyone else was interested. (These are short mp3... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episodes 15-16
by | November 21, 2009 | 83 Comments
A first date with your crush. The jitters, the excitement. Now imagine the date as a 3-way with your crush’s mother. Isn’t that every girl’s fantasy? But our plucky heroine is satisfied even with this scene, grazing his hand in the ocean of popcorn, with his mother’s watchful eye boring... More »

Drama Casting & News
A.N.JELL to hold a second mini-concert
by | November 21, 2009 | 109 Comments
Prior to the drama’s premiere, a mini-concert had been staged featuring A.N.JELL, the band within the drama You’re Beautiful, for concert scenes that were used in an early episode. With the drama coming to a close, producers have announced that they’ll be holding a second mini-concert in two days’ time.... More »