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Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Je-hoon turns Phantom Detective for comic-action-noir Detective Hong Gil-dong
by | April 30, 2016 | 45 Comments
Finally it’s almost here! Detective Hong Gil-dong: Missing Village (English title: Phantom Detective) is premiering on May 4. Starring Lee Je-hoon (Signal) as the badass anti-hero Hong Gil-dong, this neo-noir action flick is brought to you by director Jo Sung-hee, the same man behind fantasy-melo film A Werewolf Boy. Man with no memories. A hero... More »

Drama Casting & News
Meet the beautiful knights of Hwarang: The Beginning
by | April 4, 2016 | 208 Comments
You know what, I was wrong. Really wrong — to believe that Park Seo-joon (She Was Pretty) was good-looking in only a quirky, unconventional way, and not at all the pretty-boy way. Because looking at these freshly released promo images for KBS’s upcoming drama Hwarang: The Beginning, I found him fitting right in to the... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: April 2, 2016
by | April 2, 2016 | 41 Comments
Lee Sang-yoon Heads, ask and ye shall receive. During an interview on March 30, Lee Sang-yoon said about a Liar Game 2: “The director, writers, and all of us actors believe the sequel will happen.” He went on to explain that barring scheduling conflicts, all involved hope to begin production on the project later this year or early... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hwarang confirms cast, secures summer broadcast on KBS
by | January 5, 2016 | 46 Comments
Summer? I have to wait until summer to see Park Seo-joon again? It’s like a cruel tease, this news. Though really, I’m just super happy that he signed on to headline the new youth sageuk Hwarang: The Beginning, about the original flower boys of the Silla dynasty. The new drama from Oh Boy Pictures (Flower... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Thing vs. Thing: Image ruinations
by | November 11, 2015 | 95 Comments
javabeans: With She Was Pretty, Answer Me 1988, and the upcoming Oh My Venus in our collective consciousness at the moment, we’re reminded once again that dramaland loves its image ruinations. Or maybe it’s just that audiences love pretty people making themselves look uglier for the sake of drama. Not that they look actually ugly,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Seo-joon, Go Ara, Park Hyung-shik courted for historical drama
by | November 2, 2015 | 73 Comments
My first thought with this casting news is, Wow, that’s a pretty cast, followed closely by, Please don’t be 50 episodes long. ‘Cause I want to be watching this drama if they get these actors to sign on. A new sageuk is in the works called Hwarang, about the young and beautiful Hwarang warriors of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Answer Me 1994 meets Answer Me 1988
by | October 28, 2015 | 34 Comments
Oppa-yaaaaaa! Answer Me 1994’s Jung Woo and Go Ara made a surprise visit to the set of Answer Me 1988, which I hope means that we’ll be seeing a cameo from them in the newest installment of the series. Worlds would collide, given how many actors are in both shows, but that’s just the sort... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: December 20, 2014
by | December 20, 2014 | 17 Comments
Lee Je-hoon (Secret Door) and Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) have not only confirmed Detective Hong Gil-dong, but they’ve already started filming — hooray! Go Ara will play a Watson-type to Lee’s Sherlock-ish character, while Park Geun-hyung (awww, Geun-hyung halbae) will play the elusive villain that the otherwise successful detective has been tracking for twenty... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2014 Women in Film awards Yeom Jung-ah, Chun Woo-hee
by | December 5, 2014 | 46 Comments
On December 4, the 2014 Women in Film Festival held a small awards ceremony to acknowledge achievement in film by women. Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) was the MC for the event, and Kim Min-hee (Temperature of Love) was among the guests. The top honor went to Yeom Jung-ah for her performance in Cart, a... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Disaster film Pandora adds Kim Nam-gil, possibly Go Ara
by | December 4, 2014 | 29 Comments
Disaster film Pandora, which began casting a few months ago with Kim Myung-min in a leading role, is finalizing the rest of its cast with the latest news naming Kim Nam-gil (The Pirates) as a confirmed addition and Go Ara (You’re All Surrounded) as a possibility. Pandora comes from director Park Jung-woo of Deranged, another... More »