Drama Casting & News
Park Ha-sun cast as queen in Dong Yi
by | January 16, 2010 | 25 Comments
Historical drama Dong Yi has cast Park Ha-sun to play the role of Queen In-hyun, the second wife of King Suk-jong. Han Hyo-joo plays the lead character Dong-yi, a water maid who later became royal consort and gave birth to a future king; Ji Jin-hee plays King Suk-jong. Queen In-hyun... More »

Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episodes 3-4
by | January 15, 2010 | 68 Comments
I know, I know. When I recapped Episodes 1 & 2, I said that I was done recapping Wish Upon a Star. My reason was that while the drama was fun, it’s a light watch that might be better enjoyed with the freedom to fast-forward and skip at points. However,... More »

Celebrity News
Jang Geun-seok embarks on an Asian tour
by | January 15, 2010 | 208 Comments
My first reaction was, “Huh? A tour for what? Is he jumping the gun on a singing career?” But as it turns out, Jang Geun-seok is planning a three-month (March through May) promotional tour through Asia to build buzz for the Asian broadcasts of his latest drama, You’re Beautiful, as... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Myung-min eyes television return with Giant
by | January 15, 2010 | 29 Comments
Kim Myung-min is a top contender for the SBS series Giant, and as he and his people have made a verbal agreement with producers, it looks pretty likely that he’ll take the role. The drama is set against the 1970s backdrop of incipient urban development in Korea, and the love... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #118
by | January 15, 2010 | 535 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 12
by | January 14, 2010 | 68 Comments
As with the last episode, I thought the first half of the episode started out a bit tired. Things were kind of expected and I was feeling antsy. However, the last half makes up for it — things pick up and get more exciting, and there are some really interesting,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chuno breaks 30% in its second week
by | January 14, 2010 | 57 Comments
Looks like it’s going to be a huge sensation: KBS’s Chuno just aired its fourth episode, and already it has passed the 30% ratings threshold. According to TNS Media numbers, Chuno pulled in a 30.8%, up against Will It Snow For Christmas, which has returned to its IRIS-era numbers with... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 19
by | January 14, 2010 | 73 Comments
(written by samsooki, with 0timelost and cleown) Episode 19 – Invictus: The End of Mayor Shin. Mayor Shin Mi Rae, in a stunning move, refuses to sign the MOU (Memorandum of Understanding) contract or any authorization to begin selling the land to Dae Han Group. The landowners are beyond riled... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cinderella’s Sister casts Chun Jung-myung
by | January 14, 2010 | 86 Comments
OMG, I almost never get my dream casting choices. When I suggested Chun Jung-myung for the male lead of Cinderella’s Sister — which stars Moon Geun-young in the misunderstood stepsister role and Seo Woo as the kind Cinderella — I had no clue he’d actually be cast in it! This... More »

Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 11
by | January 13, 2010 | 70 Comments
After the wonderful, moving Episode 10, I was a little nervous about the one that would follow. Ep 10 was so satisfying that I almost didn’t want to continue, because it was obvious we’re in for more conflict: I thought, “Ah, I could just stop here and be happy.” I... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hero star watches finale with fans
by | January 13, 2010 | 12 Comments
MBC’s Hero is ending tomorrow, and its star Lee Jun-ki is marking the event by watching the finale with fans in a special screening. This event will host 300 members of his official fan club and be held on January 14 in Seoul’s Kangnam Samsung-dong Megabox theater. In addition to... More »