Posts Tagged ‘Yoon So-yi’

Drama Casting & News
Yoon So-yi pinch-hits for Hero as new leading lady
by | November 3, 2009 | 36 Comments
Innnteresting…? MBC has tapped Yoon So-yi to be the last-minute replacement for Kim Min-jung in Hero after the latter was forced to drop out a week before the drama’s scheduled premiere. This has thrown the Hero production for a loop, since all previously shot scenes will have to be redone, and they have so little... More »


Drama Casting & News
Angel’s Temptation continues the makjang tradition
by | August 22, 2009 | 13 Comments
Did you like SBS’s ratings monster of a drama, the quintessential “makjang” series Wife’s Temptation? Because coming soon to SBS Mondays and Tuesdays is a drama by the same writer, Kim Soon-ok, called Angel’s Temptation [천사의 유혹], and it sounds like the (narrative) craziness is back in full force. Furthermore, directing is First Wives’ Club‘s... More »


Drama Casting & News
2008 SBS Drama Awards
by | December 31, 2008 | 66 Comments
Following MBC’s Acting Awards on the 30th, the 31st saw awards ceremonies for the other two stations. First up: 2008 SBS Drama Awards. (KBS coming up next!) The big news is that the SBS Daesang was awarded to the very young but very talented Moon Geun-young for her gender-bending role in the gorgeously shot historical... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
The current drama landscape: An overview
by | September 28, 2008 | 54 Comments
It seems we suddenly have a ton of new dramas out, and I was starting to feel a bit lost. So here’s a brief overview of the dramas currently airing, some of which I’m following regularly and some that I haven’t committed to sticking with yet. For the series I plan to keep watching, I’ll... 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
City of Glass (and mud)
by | July 16, 2008 | 10 Comments
SBS is gearing up its new weekend drama City of Glass, to follow the currently airing Happiness. The drama began shooting on July 14 in the city of Boryeong in south Chungcheong province, with Yoon Soyi (Auction House, Goodbye Solo) shown here in her role as the lead reporter character. In the photos below, Yoon... More »


Pop Culture & Society
Is celebrity education really education?
by | November 5, 2007 | 33 Comments
(Singer-actor Eugene) Shortly after posting this entry about Tim’s educational background, I saw the following (edited) transcription of the “Star News report” (you can watch the video clip of the segment at that link as well), which discusses celebrities and the way in which they gain admissions to universities in Korea. It’s a topic that... More »


Drama Recaps
Auction House: Lot 3
by | October 25, 2007 | 6 Comments
Cute child actors. Aw. Heart pangs. Cute child actors playing orphans. Poise knife above heart. Cute orphans displaying precocious awareness of their abandonment. Insert knife. Cute precocious orphans who are practically still babies sobbing and clinging to youthful hopes while being forced to exhibit premature adult wisdom. Twist.   Auction House isn’t doing very well... More »


Drama Recaps
Auction House: Lot 2
by | October 12, 2007 | 11 Comments
Auction House‘s Episode 2 (or, as they call it, Lot 2) was a lot better than its first episode, but still feels like it’s missing something. As with Air City, despite its slick production and competent execution, I feel like the show is just a couple steps away from being something really interesting. Still, enough... More »


Drama Recaps
MBC’s Auction House
by | October 3, 2007 | 15 Comments
Anyone else catch the premiere of the new MBC drama Auction House? Ever since I heard about the new format they were attempting, I’ve been keen on seeing if the show was worth watching, despite not having particular interest in auction houses or the goings-on thereof. Auction houses as a backdrop for other, more exciting... More »