‘Lee Beom-soo’


Drama Casting & News
The one and a half faces of Lee Beom-soo for noir drama Last
by | June 29, 2015 | 14 Comments
Omgahhhhhh, Last, you’re killin’ me here. Why won’t any of your videos move? Why don’t people say things, do things, act things? Why is this your promotional strategy, JTBC? This teaser picture features Lee Beom-soo as an underworld boss who clashes with the series’ protagonist, Yoon Kye-sang, the fund manager who loses everything in a... More »


Drama Casting & News
Fistfights in the rain for JTBC thriller Last
by | June 22, 2015 | 15 Comments
JTBC’s upcoming weekend thriller drama Last has a couple teasers out now, which do a lot of teasing and not really any telling. Mostly, I want JTBC to assure me that yes, there will be moving pictures in this show, right? Not just a bunch of still images, set to music like some kind of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Comedy film franchise Marrying the Mafia gets drama remake
by | June 15, 2015 | 23 Comments
Jung Jun-ho, Lee Beom-soo There’s a new drama in the works that’s being called a movie adaptation of the family comedy Marrying the Mafia (or more literally Family’s Honor), the ten-year-long franchise that’s put out five films from 2002 to 2012. It’s a family-friendly series that basically does variations on the first movie: Jung Jun-ho... More »


Drama Casting & News
JTBC picks up Yoon Kye-sang thriller Last, D-Day to follow
by | June 12, 2015 | 18 Comments
There’s been some back and forth at cable network JTBC over scheduling its drama lineup for the rest of the year — disaster medical drama D-Day has been casting in the hopes of being picked up for the July Friday-Saturday slot following Beloved Eun-dong, but in the end it went to Last, the thriller that’s... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Han Hyo-joo and the many faces of the man who loves her
by | June 2, 2015 | 93 Comments
I’ve been really impatient for the first teaser for Beauty Inside, and it’s finally here. The supernatural romance movie is the first feature film outing from commercial director Baek Jong-yeol, about a man who wakes up in a different body every time he goes to sleep, and the woman who comes to love him anyway.... More »


Drama Casting & News
News bites: October 31, 2014
by | October 31, 2014 | 12 Comments
As widely reported this week, Shin Hae-chul, one of the most influential artists in Korean music, passed away on October 27 as a result of complications from a massive heart attack he had suffered a few days prior. TK of Ask a Korean did an excellent write-up on the legend as part of his 50... More »


Drama Recaps
Triangle: Episode 26 (Final)
by | July 31, 2014 | 97 Comments
Here lies what was once a promising show, though it may be hard to remember the good times when Triangle spent the last few weeks with one foot already in the grave. As far as finales go, it’s by and large not the worst you’ll ever see, and I imagine there might even be a... More »


Drama Recaps
Triangle: Episode 25
by | July 29, 2014 | 15 Comments
We’re finally in the finale week for Triangle, where even more death threats are issued, more conversations are played out from beginning to end, and more plans are set into motion. Getting through to youngest brother Yang-ha proves to be more difficult than either Young-dal or Dong-soo expected, but perhaps they can make some kind... More »


Drama Recaps
Triangle: Episode 24
by | July 24, 2014 | 40 Comments
More threats are issued, more theoretical wars are waged, and more scenes are devoted to following not-so-vital pieces of information around than you would’ve ever thought possible. I honestly wish I had better news as we head toward finale week, but I’ve actually become increasingly convinced that Triangle is less about the reunion of its... More »


Drama Recaps
Triangle: Episode 23
by | July 22, 2014 | 33 Comments
That’s a helluva pissed off expression if I’ve ever seen one. As more baddies are brought to light and more people on Young-dal’s side are threatened, Young-dal finds it increasingly harder to keep his anger in check. Now if you’re thinking that tidbit would prompt the evil chaebols to get hustlin’ on their ever-present-but-not-really-urgent threat... More »


Drama Recaps
Triangle: Episode 22
by | July 17, 2014 | 20 Comments
We’ve officially circled back to plotting and planning with minimal follow-through, which is its own kind of letdown for anyone weathering the meandering pace in the hopes that the emotional payoffs, however sparse, will make it all worthwhile. While this hour isn’t bereft of important brotherly connections, it certainly takes its sweet time exploring them,... More »