‘Joo Jin-mo’


Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 23, 2016
by | January 23, 2016 | 52 Comments
Yoon Shi-yoon Hooray! Yoon Shi-yoon (Prime Minister and I) will be released from military service (in the Marine Corps, no less) on January 27. His contract with his current agency, Taxi Entertainment, is expiring and the press is anticipating that he’ll branch off on his own. While I might side-eye others starting up their own agency,... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: November 28, 2015
by | November 28, 2015 | 29 Comments
Song Ji-hyo, Joo Jin-mo Song Ji-hyo (Ex-Girlfriend Club) has been filming in China for her role in the Chinese-French-Korean action comedy movie Rush Delivery. In it, the variety star is paired with a mainstay on the Chinese edition of Running Man, Chen He. The film also stars French actor David Belle. [DongA]... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo Jin-mo heads to JTBC for heartbreaking romance drama
by | March 24, 2015 | 60 Comments
If you’re a fan of Joo Jin-mo (Empress Ki), you’ll be happy to hear that he is heading to cable for his next project, JTBC’s Beloved Eun-dong, to air in June. It’s a drama about… well, that’s the catch — I’m not quite sure how to finish that thought. After poring over all the articles... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Friend 2 sets premiere date, releases new trailer and poster
by | October 19, 2013 | 33 Comments
So, the multiple-generations Part 2 isn’t exactly a new idea in the gangster franchise world (Godfather II, anyone?) but if anything can make me invested in a sequel, it’s the tragic besties-turned-bitter-gang-rivals of Friend. Yoo Oh-sung (Faith) reprises his role seventeen years later in the story world of Friend 2, where he unwittingly takes his... More »


Drama Casting & News
Joo Jin-mo as warrior king in Empress Ki
by | October 15, 2013 | 34 Comments
Yesterday we had Ha Ji-won; now it’s her co-star Joo Jin-mo’s turn in the promo spotlight for upcoming drama Empress Ki. (Who wants to bet that tomorrow we’ll get a nice four-shot set of promos featuring third co-star Ji Chang-wook? Not that I’d ever refuse pretty stills of Ji Chang-wook.) Joo Jin-mo makes up one... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Woo-bin infuses fresh blood into Friend 2’s gangster underworld
by | October 11, 2013 | 85 Comments
This is really gonna be Kim Woo-bin’s year, isn’t it? I remember when he was first cast in Friend 2, the anticipated sequel to 2001’s hit gangster-noir film Friend, he was described in terms of being the son of Jang Dong-gun (the character of the original film). But while he’s only got third billing, it... More »


Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: 200 Pound Beauty
by | September 30, 2013 | 64 Comments
Plastic surgery is a thing in Korea in a way that would surprise the denizens of most countries. Only since I started living in Los Angeles, spending time in the heart of the Hollywood entertainment machine, have I started to overhear discussions about plastic surgery in the United States that even come close to the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Empress Ki gathers its cast for script rehearsals
by | September 26, 2013 | 60 Comments
MBC’s upcoming sageuk drama Empress Ki (formerly titled Hwatu) is gearing up for its long run (50 episodes), and assembled its cast earlier this month for script rehearsals. It’s a pretty robust cast, at that, which is enough to stir anticipation: Ha Ji-won has had great success in sageuk roles in the past (Hwang Jini,... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ji Chang-wook courted to romance Ha Ji-won in Empress Ki
by | September 5, 2013 | 56 Comments
Well, it’s a tough job, but someone’s gotta do it. MBC’s upcoming sageuk epic Empress Ki (formerly called Hwatu and now just named for its heroine, likely because everyone kept thinking the drama would be about gambling) is getting back on the casting bandwagon, after early rumors that Jang Geun-seok might star. Ji Chang-wook (Five... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jin Yi-han and Jung Woong-in join sageuk epic Hwatu
by | August 13, 2013 | 47 Comments
So many interesting actors, so little interest in this drama. Aie! I hate when this happens. Jin Yi-han is the latest addition to MBC’s upcoming 50-episode sageuk drama Hwatu, which will star Ha Ji-won as a Goryeo-born woman who becomes Empress Ki of the Yuan dynasty, and Joo Jin-mo as Goryeo’s King Chunghye, who wants... More »




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5 Badass. Omg. Squee.

4 If you squint really hard, those plot holes look smaller.

3 A for effort, C for execution.

2 Is it too late to hire a script doctor? I volunteer as tribute.

1 I want my hour back!

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