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Chungmuro/Film News
Soo-hyun confirmed for Idris Elba movie The Dark Tower
by | July 15, 2016 | 40 Comments
While many Korean actors have been heading to China to expand their careers, Soo-hyun (Monster) has been making a name for herself in Hollywood. She played brilliant geneticist Dr. Helen Cho in Avengers: Age of Ultron, and she has just been confirmed for a role in Idris Elba‘s (The Jungle Book, Pacific Rim) upcoming film,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Tears, guns, and revenge drive Monster’s first teaser
by | March 18, 2016 | 41 Comments
It took a little digging, but I eventually managed to find the first teaser for MBC’s revenge-melo series Monster, which has apparently taken the restrict-all-social-media-availability approach to promotion, which seems rather counterproductive if you ask me. It’s too bad, since I like the look of the show; we’ll just have to see if MBC decides... More »

Drama Casting & News
(Kim) Soo-hyun joins melodrama Monster as spy second lead
by | February 15, 2016 | 30 Comments
After circling on the casting-go-round for a while, MBC’s upcoming revenge melodrama Monster is finally winding down, its main casting complete. Kang Ji-hwan was cast last month as the hero out to seek his revenge against the greedy rich elites who trampled his family, followed by Park Ki-woong as a dissipated chaebol villain, Jo Boa... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
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 »

Chungmuro/Film News
2014 Busan International Film Festival’s opening red carpet
by | October 2, 2014 | 59 Comments
It’s red carpet season! I both love and hate awards/festival season (fall-winter, mostly) because on one hand, it’s never a burden to look at scores of beautiful people strutting a formal event looking (mostly) their best, but on the other, these posts can be massive and a pain to compile. But let our pain be... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
It’s official: Actress Kim Soo-hyun cast in Avengers 2
by | March 5, 2014 | 65 Comments
After weeks of speculation, The Walt Disney Company (Korea) has finally confirmed the casting of actress Kim Soo-hyun in Marvel Studios’ superhero blockbuster, Avengers: Age of Ultron. The actress will play a villainess in a supporting role, and will be billed as Claudia Kim in the movie’s credits – a wise decision, as the collective... More »

Drama Casting & News
Level 7 Civil Servant adds to its spy count
by | November 22, 2012 | 36 Comments
javabeans: Two ladies have been added to Level 7 Civil Servant, which now I just want to call Secret Servant War or some such, just to make it more interesting. girlfriday: That would be a very different drama. My main qualm with the title is that I cannot for the life of me say it... More »

Dramabeans Podcast #13: Standby
by | August 5, 2012 | 51 Comments
Hello, folks! This is a podcast we hadn’t planned, exactly, but ended up recording because that just seemed easier, given how far along we’re in Standby at this point, compared to the last time we covered it. It’s a show that I’ve been watching regularly, and while it’s not rocking my world, there are enough... More »

Drama Recaps
Standby: An introduction
by | April 16, 2012 | 63 Comments
MBC kicked off its new sitcom Standby last week, and if you’ve been following my updates on the show, you’ll know I’ve been anticipating its premiere. That’s mostly thanks to its endearing main cast—Ryu Jin playing bumbling, Lee Ki-woo going mischievous, Jung So-min back on TV, period—and the workplace setup. (Family sitcoms can be great,... More »