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Drama Casting & News
First script read for blockbuster melodrama Descended From the Sun
by | June 3, 2015 | 63 Comments
It’s so nice to see Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) fresh out of army and back at work. He wasted no time and jumped right into the first script read for his comeback drama Descended From the Sun, opposite Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, the Wind Blows). The new project from star writer Kim Eun-sook (Heirs, Gentleman’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: May 9, 2015
by | May 9, 2015 | 50 Comments
Jung Il-woo, Kwak Dong-yeon Aww, this movie sounds cute, but what is it about Korean men being cast as C-level executives of IT companies in Chinese movies? In Rise of a Tomboy, Jung Il-woo (Records of a Night Watchman) will play the CEO of an IT firm, who’s very pragmatic on the job but who,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Star cast confirmed for healing romance Descended From the Sun
by | April 2, 2015 | 75 Comments
This isn’t surprising news (since both casting possibilities were reported a while ago), but at least it’s confirmed: Song Hye-gyo (That Winter, the Wind Blows) will be teaming with Song Joong-ki (Nice Guy) in the drama Descended From the Sun, which is the new project from the Heirs, Gentleman’s Dignity, and Secret Garden writer Kim... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: February 7, 2015
by | February 7, 2015 | 51 Comments
Kim Jae-wook (Age of Feeling) has been cast as the lead in There’s Another Road. Billed as a movie that will demonstrate that even the briefest of human encounters can provide healing, Kim will play a policeman who is ready to give up on life. He’ll travel to Chuncheon in what he decides will be... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Roaring Currents continues to smash records
by | August 19, 2014 | 69 Comments
Roaring Currents is on its way to breaking every Korean box office record possible. Greatest opening? Check — 680K people went to see it on opening day. Highest mid-week attendance? Yes, the movie handily broke earlier records, with 980K folks seeing it on a weekday. Greatest number of tickets sold in a single day? Yep,... More »


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Lee Chung-ah, Chun Min-hee join Battle of Yeonpyeong
by | July 29, 2014 | 11 Comments
While we already knew Kim Mu-yeol, Jin Gu, and Lee Hyun-woo had scored parts in the Battle of Yeonpyeong, the female cast members have finally been revealed: Lee Chung-ah (Wonderful Mama, Flower Boy Ramyun Shop) will play the lone female naval officer, while relative newcomer Chun Min-hee will portray the wife of Jin Gu’s character.... More »


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Battle of Yeonpyeong roars back with a new cast
by | July 11, 2014 | 8 Comments
Sidelined after shake-ups in both investors and distributors, the film Battle of Yeonpyeong is back with a modified script and an all-new cast. Less than a week after his discharge from the army, Kim Mu-yeol (Eungyo, Bow: The Ultimate Weapon) has signed on for the role of naval hero Lieutenant Commander Yoon Young-ha, replacing Jung... More »


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Choi Min-shik dons Admiral Lee Soon-shin’s armor in Roaring Currents
by | June 21, 2014 | 22 Comments
Blockbuster film Roaring Currents (literal translation: Battle of Myeongryang, Whirlwind Sea) looks ahmaaazing, and I will be so bummed if it doesn’t live up to its hype. In it, veteran Hallyu star Choi Min-shik (who needs no introduction, but from New World, Oldboy, Shiri and No. 3, to name a few) has tackled the iconic... More »


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Kang Haneul, Jin Gu join cast of C’est Si Bon
by | April 20, 2014 | 22 Comments
The details are falling into place for C’est Si Bon, the highly anticipated retro film based on the rise of Korean folk music in the ‘70s, which will mix fiction and reality and hone in specifically on the iconic folk group Twin Folio. C’est Si Bon is the name of the legendary live music café... More »


Drama Recaps
Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek: Episode 1
by | February 23, 2013 | 66 Comments
This first episode of Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek, KBS’s newish Monday-Tuesday drama, ended up being a lot more engaging than I thought. The story sets up pretty quickly, and the relationships between the characters are established immediately. No need for waiting on a long buildup! If that is how the series is going to be... More »


Drama Casting & News
Upbeat, colorful teasers for Ad Genius
by | January 29, 2013 | 44 Comments
Teasers are out for KBS’s upcoming Ad Genius Lee Tae-baek, and I have to say that there’s something about that image above that just makes me Aww. It’s a cliche of an image—country bumpkin in awe of the big city—but it’s endearing to see a charming, good-natured sort of hero, isn’t it? Reminds me of... More »