‘Story of a Man’

Drama Casting & News
Yoo Ji-tae signs on to new Song Ji-nah drama Healer
by | July 21, 2014 | 14 Comments
Yoo Ji-tae is coming back! To television, for one thing, but also to acting—the Hwang Jini, Traces of Love, and Oldboy star has been focusing his efforts in recent years on directing, and thus hasn’t been taking on very many acting projects. Aside from a Japanese film (The Tenor), he hasn’t acted in a movie... More »

Drama Casting & News
Story of a Man wins at Houston International Film Festival
by | April 20, 2010 | 37 Comments
KBS’s thriller series Story of a Man, also known as The Slingshot, has picked up an award — the Bronze Remi — at the 43rd WorldFest–Houston International Film Festival, which has just announced its winners. The drama won in the “TV Series – Dramatic” category. The festival is dedicated to independent works (and doesn’t accept... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
2009 Editors’ Picks [Year in Review, Part 6]
by | December 31, 2009 | 110 Comments
Here we are! The last of the year-end review series. This post is something new, but I thought it would be an interesting experiment. Although each of us reviewers has our personal favorites, which we outlined in our personal reviews, it’s a different thing to move past preference and try to be objective in a... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
All told, a pretty fun year [Year in Review, Part 4]
by | December 29, 2009 | 142 Comments
After a pretty meh 2008, I was ready for the drama landscape to fire back up with 2009. And while there were a number of misses and disappointments — isn’t there always? — I was pretty satisfied with the dramas I watched in 2009. I still don’t think there were as many top offerings as,... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
A newbie reviews 2009 [Year in Review, Part 3]
by | December 29, 2009 | 154 Comments
My pick for Drama of the Year: City Hall. I’ll start of with an admission.  When javabeans asked me to give my thoughts on 2009, I was pretty excited, and agreed without much thought.  After all, 2009 was the best year of k-drama watching I’ve ever had.  But then it hit me: 2009 was also the... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
How was 2009 for you?
by | December 6, 2009 | 410 Comments
With the year coming to an end, that means it’s time to take stock of the past twelve months (well, eleven really) in kdramas. The broadcast stations will be holding their awards ceremonies at the end of the month, and I’m working on my wrap-up of 2009’s offerings — as are some very talented (and... More »

Drama theme-song ringtones
by | November 22, 2009 | 161 Comments
Somehow the mention of ringtones came up on the last Open Thread, and I posted some ringtones that I’d made of You’re Beautiful OST songs. I got some requests, so I thought I’d put more up in a separate post, in case anyone else was interested. (These are short mp3 clips that you can download... More »

Celebrity News
Park Ki-woong scores a timely hit
by | July 5, 2009 | 20 Comments
Another interview with a Story of a Man cast member! Like his castmate Kim Kang-woo, I’ve previously featured an interview with Park Ki-woong, but these 10 Asia features are such great reading. (I don’t get why there aren’t similarly in-depth interviews with the drama’s actual star, Park Yong-ha! I’ve seen some really basic pieces floating... More »

Celebrity News
Han Yeo-woon: The face of purity
by | June 29, 2009 | 41 Comments
When Story of a Man began, actress Han Yeo-woon, who played Kim Kang-woo’s good-hearted younger sister, wasn’t even a blip on the radar. She’d had a supporting role playing a junior baker in My Name is Kim Sam-soon, but was hardly a household name. As Story of a Man progressed, however, she took on an... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Kang-woo isn’t so clean-cut anymore
by | June 26, 2009 | 43 Comments
This article/interview with Kim Kang-woo talking about the end of Story of a Man isn’t nearly as good as this in-depth one from a while back (“Birth of a Devil”), but now that the drama’s over, I’m looking to ease the withdrawal with some more interviews with its actors. A couple more to follow soon!... More »