Posts Tagged ‘Dae Jang Geum’

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum watch: Lee Young-ae agrees, October goal set
by | March 29, 2014 | 81 Comments
So MBC has had a decade-long fixation—nay, obsession—with reviving its onetime smash hit drama Dae Jang Geum (aka Jewel in the Palace), which had monster ratings and got exported to something like 60+ foreign countries and was on the frontlines of promoting Hallyu 1.0. They have clung and clung and clung to the idea, and... More »

Drama Casting & News
MBC greenlights Dae Jang Geum 2, puts brakes on Unprecedented
by | January 7, 2014 | 31 Comments
MBC is really, really not giving up on this Dae Jang Geum 2 idea, and is in the thick of plans (again) to bring it about (again). But at least things are shaping up more plausibly this time, because Dae Jang Geum 2 has gotten on the broadcast schedule for this fall, according to a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum 2 in the works again (really, they swear)
by | October 18, 2013 | 65 Comments
“Dae Jang Geum is back for a sequel” — we’re back to this old chestnut, are we? I’m pretty sure we’ve written about this rumor for yeaaaaars (yup, for at least four), and yet MBC keeps insisting that they’re going to do a Dae Jang Geum 2. Honestly. Definitely. Uh huh. To refresh our memories... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum sequel confirms production plans
by | September 17, 2012 | 73 Comments
Really? We’re still going with the Dae Jang Geum sequel idea, a full decade after the fact? O…kay. MBC has announced a confirmation of production plans for the sequel series to their 2003 smash sageuk hit Dae Jang Geum (aka Jewel in the Palace), which was an enormous success not only at home but internationally... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Young-ae in talks for Dae Jang Geum sequel
by | May 10, 2012 | 70 Comments
Okay, I’ll believe this when I see it, because it’s going to take a lot to wrangle a star like Lee Young-ae back to the small screen, and in a repeat of the role that has made her beloved the world over, no less. But anyway, the rumor is out that Lee is considering (or... More »

Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum sequel postponed
by | June 3, 2009 | 25 Comments
I’d heard some rumblings for a while about a sequel to uber-Hallyu smash hit Dae Jang Geum being in the works, but I kind of figured it was one of those constant rumors. However, the production announced on June 3 that the drama project is not canceled, and despite initial plans to produce a Dae... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The Year in Review, Part 3: Dahee Fanel’s drama round-up
by | December 28, 2007 | 47 Comments
[And now for Dahee Fanel's comprehensive take on the past year! --javabeans] First of all, I’d like to bow my head in deep gratitude to Javabeans, the highly esteemed writer of this blog, for inviting me to post a few thoughts here. I hope she won’t regret her decision after reading what I have to... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
The Sageuk Bandwagon
by | September 6, 2007 | 50 Comments
(This cap from Episode 1 of The Story of Hyang Dan cracks me up. Choi Shi Won’s expression here is priceless as his Mong Ryong ignores bimbotastic Chun Hyang for the sweet and plucky Hyang Dan.)   Yunno, I might just have to rethink my opinion on the whole sageuk thing. And by “rethink,” I... More »