Posts Tagged ‘Lee Jung-jin’

Drama Casting & News
2013 MBC Drama Awards
by | December 30, 2013 | 240 Comments
Year-end awards are here! At least the first of the bunch is, with MBC putting on its ceremony the night before SBS and KBS follow suit with theirs. These awards ceremonies are historically more like thank-you gifts to actors than actual acting awards based on strength of performances, and it’s a fact I’ve long accepted... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cameos and character posters for tvN’s Basketball
by | October 20, 2013 | 33 Comments
The premiere for tvN’s period drama Basketball is just a day away (Seriously, October, are you trying to kill us? ‘Cause it’s kinda working.) and it looks to be a star-studded opener, with cameos from Lee Jung-jin (Hundred Year Inheritance) and Oh Ji-ho (God of the Workplace) setting the stage right away in the first... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Bo-young wins Daesang at Korea Drama Awards
by | October 3, 2013 | 158 Comments
Aw, what a happy night for Lee Bo-young, who got to arrive on the arm of a noona-killer, pick up the grand prize of the evening, and go home to her new hubby Ji Sung. Sometimes when you’re on fire, you’re on fiyah. The actress took home the top honor at the Korea Drama Awards... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: July 3, 2013
by | July 3, 2013 | 127 Comments
Won Bin, Lee Na-young Birth of a new star couple: News broke that Won Bin and Lee Na-young were spotted on a date together, and the stars have since confirmed that they’re in the early stages of a relationship. They’ve been represented by the same agency since 2011, which is how they got to know... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jung-jin makes cameo for tvN’s Basketball
by | June 28, 2013 | 29 Comments
It’s only a cameo, but here’s another reason (in a growing list of rather compelling ones) to watch out for tvN’s upcoming period drama Basketball, with Lee Jung-jin slated to make a guest appearance. Basketball is set against the complex and compelling backdrop of 1930s and 1940s Korea, during the twilight of the Japanese occupation.... More »

Chungmuro/Film Reviews
Movie Review: Pieta
by | May 25, 2013 | 82 Comments
Continuing director Kim Ki-duk’s legacy of grisly subject matter and general unpleasantness, Pieta made a curious splash at foreign film festivals as well as abroad, earning the Golden Lion award at the 69th Venice International Film Festival as well a few best actress awards for its leading lady, Jo Min-soo, and plenty for its PD,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Teaser and stills from Hundred Year Inheritance
by | December 26, 2012 | 33 Comments
These stills from MBC’s upcoming weekend drama Hundred Year Inheritance look a bit serious for a show that’s supposed to be light and cheery, but there’s no denying Eugene and Lee Jung-jin make a beautiful couple. The drama recently filmed its title sequence in Namhae-gun, pictured here. We get a glimpse of the scene in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eugene’s Noodle Shop releases stills and new title
by | December 21, 2012 | 27 Comments
Weekend drama May Queen is on its way out, so it’s time to turn to its follow-up show, which has new stills and a new name: Once called Third Generation Noodle House, it’s now going by the title Hundred Year Inheritance. Hm, it’s gone from literal to figurative, from descriptive to oblique. Noodle House does... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eugene and Lee Jung-jin headline new weekend drama
by | November 22, 2012 | 47 Comments
New drama alert, and just in time, too: MBC’s current weekend drama May Queen ends in five weeks, and they’ve just cast the show that’ll follow it. It’s a family drama called Third Generation Noodle House, starring Eugene (Baker King King Tak-gu) as the noodle-factory-inheriting heroine and Lee Jung-jin (Runaway, Pieta) as her love interest.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jin, Jo Min-soo as Pieta’s twisted mother-son pair
by | August 3, 2012 | 96 Comments
Huh. So my first thought on seeing this movie poster for Pieta was, “Doesn’t that… kind of… border on sacrilegious?” Followed immediately by, “Oh, it’s Kim Ki-duk. The world makes sense again.” At left, the poster bears the copy “Two people who can never receive forgiveness.” At right, another tagline reads, “Lord have mercy.” That’s... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2011 Blue Dragon Film Awards
by | November 25, 2011 | 65 Comments
Awards, awards, awards! Friday, November 25, was the night of the 2011 Blue Dragon Film Awards, and — no surprise — the winners list was dominated by one of the biggest films of the year, sageuk-action-thriller Bow: The Ultimate Weapon. The film is a David and Goliath story of one man (Park Hae-il) taking down... More »