‘Im Shi-wan’

Chungmuro/Film News
Crime movie One Line: Lee Jong-seok out, Im Shi-wan in?
by | October 7, 2015 | 29 Comments
I guess this means that Lee Jong-seok passed on the new crime movie One Line, because now Im Shi-wan (Misaeng) is fielding offers to headline the project. Well I can certainly see what image they’re going for in casting the lead. Im is coming off of shoots from his period film Thoughts of Oppa, which... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
51st Baeksang Arts Awards
by | May 26, 2015 | 216 Comments
The Baeksang Arts Awards are back with their 51st installment, awarding prizes in both film and television. Most of the entries were fairly predictable, though the night wasn’t without a few surprise wins. One of the big surprises was variety PD Na Young-seok being named the Daesang winner in the TV category; although I wouldn’t... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Im Shi-wan chooses period film Thoughts of Oppa
by | March 19, 2015 | 24 Comments
It seems like everyone’s been waiting on pins and needles for Im Shi-wan to choose his follow-up project to last year’s hit drama Misaeng. For good reason too, since expectations are high for the idol-actor who turned heads in his big screen debut (The Attorney opposite Song Kang-ho) and then became the mascot of the... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: February 28, 2015
by | February 28, 2015 | 38 Comments
Baro (God’s Gift – 14 Days, Answer Me 1994) has his first starring role opposite Lee Mi-yeon (Merchant Kim Man-deok) in a movie short called That’s Not It. Commissioned by W Korea as part of their short film project, the film will show Lee as an actress waiting in anticipation for her secret date in... More »

Celebrity News
Im Shi-wan: “I had to take Misaeng”
by | January 4, 2015 | 103 Comments
Four years after debuting in idol group ZE:A, Im Shi-wan is having his moment: He took the Everyman character of office worker Jang Geu-rae in Misaeng (or Incomplete Life) and turned it into something extraordinary, with a standout performance as the guy almost every viewer could relate to. It wasn’t his first role (he had... More »

Drama Casting & News
2014 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2014 | 198 Comments
Red carpet time! The year-end station awards are upon us, and MBC is up first with their Drama Awards for 2014. MBC isn’t historically known for making a whole lot of sense when it comes to how they hand out trophies at the end of the year, though to be fair, they’re not the only... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: December 27, 2014
by | December 27, 2014 | 40 Comments
Im Shi-wan is hot, hot, hot after his appearance in Misaeng; it’s said he’s received nearly 50 scripts and offers and that he’s currently reviewing them all as he vacations in the Philippines with the Misaeng team (now that’s what I call a wrap party!). He’ll likely select a movie for his next project, but... More »

Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 20 (Final)
by | December 24, 2014 | 305 Comments
Get the hankies ready — not just because this is the final episode of what has become one of the best dramas of the year, but also because we (and everyone else) must figure out what life is like at One International without our beloved Chief Oh. Because life still goes on, and everyone rallies... More »

Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 19
by | December 22, 2014 | 165 Comments
Finale week is upon us, and it’s an emotional one. I dare you to try going through this episode without tearing up once, because you may just not be human if you can do so. This is Chief Oh’s episode all around, as he struggles yet again to find the balance between his values and... More »

Drama Recaps
Misaeng: Episode 18
by | December 18, 2014 | 148 Comments
Sales Team 3 throws its heart and soul into the executive director’s China project, but when it starts to feel like something’s not quite right about the deal, they wonder if they should continue. Failure could mean the end of Sales Team 3, as well as the end of Geu-rae’s career at One International, and... More »

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2014 Blue Dragon Awards
by | December 17, 2014 | 104 Comments
As one of the biggest awards ceremonies in the industry, the 35th Blue Dragon Awards turned out a number of stars and covered a pretty good spread of titles in its winners list—a few films took home multiple trophies, but there wasn’t a single movie sweeping every category. It was nice to see a fair... More »