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Drama Casting & News
Press conference day for Friend, Our Legend
by | June 17, 2009 | 32 Comments
MBC’s much-awaited drama adaptation of the 2001 movie Friend, titled Friend, Our Legend [친구, 우리들의 전설], is set to premiere in a couple weeks, and the cast and crew held their drama production press conference on June 17 in Seoul. The cast has some rather large shoes to fill, and none more so than Hyun... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hyun Bin and Kim Min-joon are friends again
by | June 9, 2009 | 39 Comments
Hyun Bin, Kim Min-joon (Cute.) With baseball drama Strike Love winding down on MBC, its replacement series is getting ready to air: Friend, Our Legend [친구, 우리들의 전설], which is the television remake of the immensely successful 2001 film Friend. The series stars Hyun Bin (The World They Live In) and Kim Min-joon (Tazza) as... More »

Drama Casting & News
Shoots nearing completion for Friend
by | May 11, 2009 | 40 Comments
(Hyun Bin, is that really you?) One of the buzzworthy dramas this year is the remake of the 2001 film Friend [친구], which is being adapted for television in MBC’s Friend, Our Legend [친구, 우리들의 전설]. Aside from the casting, the drama has a few things going for it that’s drumming up early interest: It’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Tazza ends [open thread]
by | November 25, 2008 | 19 Comments
Okay, I’m trying something new here, so please let me know what you think. SBS’s Tazza ended its run today on episode 21, and to send it off, I’m kicking off an open thread. I can’t possibly cover all the dramas out there, but I know you all are watching a bunch of stuff and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Auditions for “Friend” pick up steam
by | October 12, 2008 | 10 Comments
It was announced a while ago that 2001’s successful film Friend, starring Jang Dong-gun and Yoo Oh-sung, is getting the television drama treatment by MBC (is this the golden age of the remake miniseries or what?). Now auditions are kicking off to fill out its lead foursome. The two main roles are already cast —... More »

Drama Recaps
Tazza: Episode 1
by | September 21, 2008 | 11 Comments
You know, I fully expected to dislike Tazza. I didn’t have many expectations, and I doubted that the drama version would be able to effectively capture what made the film version such a hit — I imagined it would be what you might expect if you had to cut down The Sopranos to air on... More »

Drama Casting & News
A black press day for Tazza
by | September 8, 2008 | 10 Comments
Tazza actors and crew (Jang Hyuk, Han Ye-seul, Kim Min-joon, Kang Sung-yeon) came out on the afternoon of September 8 for the drama’s production press conference, all decked out in black to observe the death of Ahn Jae-hwan, which they’d received word of just earlier that day. Apparently the actors put on a bright face... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2nd Chungmuro International Film Festival
by | September 3, 2008 | 33 Comments
Stars came out in full force, from A-listers and all the way down, to the opening night of the 2nd Chungmuro International Film Festival, held on September 3. The celeb list boasted some big-name actors and even a few kpoppers (Girls Generation) who turned out in fine feather on the red carpet. (Well, minus a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Min-joon gets a leg up on Jang Hyuk
by | September 1, 2008 | 6 Comments
Stars Jang Hyuk and Kim Min-joon of new drama Tazza take a leap of faith (har, har) from a bridge in Busan in recent shoots for the series. This particular scene takes place when the two hoodlums are chased to the bridge and escape by jumping the railing and landing on a speeding truck. To... More »

Drama Casting & News
Taking a gamble with Tazza
by | August 11, 2008 | 18 Comments
New stills are out for upcoming gambling drama Tazza, featuring its main cast: Han Ye-seul (above), Kim Min-joon (below left), and Jang Hyuk, getting into trouble as always (below center and right). The stills were taken from a shoot for the title sequence at the drama’s gambling-den set, which is located in Kyunggi-do. A rep... More »

Drama Recaps
Insoon Is Pretty: Episode 2
by | November 16, 2007 | 42 Comments
Huh. Well now, this is unexpected: I did not like Episode 2. I’m used to finding second episodes to be a marked improvement from the first, but rarely the opposite. It’s strange for me to find an episode 1 to be good and the following markedly less so. Episode 1 was subtly moving, understated and... More »

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3 A for effort, C for execution.

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

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