As his current role as a lovable lunkhead judo player in Dr. Champ winds to a close, Jung Kyeo-woon is busy lining up his next gig, and has joined the new SBS drama Sign, which co-stars Park Shin-yang and Kim Ah-joong.
The thing is, I really want to enjoy the idea of Hyun Bin somehow landing on top of Ha Ji-won for their new drama Secret Garden and seeing what ridiculous plot contrivance is employed to get our characters into such a position oh-so-coincidentally but I'm too distracted by the shiny be-sequined jacket that he's wearing, and the matching sparkly racing stripe running down his pant legs. Who do you think you are,Kwon Sang
Er I can't be the only one who finds this news random. The production company of upcoming spy drama Athena: Goddess of War has announced that a famous Hollywood screenwriter will be acting in the drama: It's Douglas Day Stewart of 1980s hits The Blue Lagoon and An Officer and a Gentleman.
As previously mentioned, Kim Ah-joong (Accidental Couple, above) and Park Shin-yang (Painter of the Wind) will soon be returning to broadcast airwaves with their new drama, initially titled Heaven, which has now been renamed Sign and given a slot on SBSs upcoming TV schedule.
Runaway's resident bitchy mastermind Yoon Son-ha (okay, she's more of a bitchy middle-manager) was recently in a car accident. Initially all sides had asserted that her accident would not affect the drama at all, but the writer-PD duo have decided to write her out of the upcoming scripts because she is not yet able to resume filming.
Park Shin-hye (You're Beautiful, Cyrano Dating Agency) has been busy crossing borders for her latest drama project, a Taiwanese drama adaptation of Japanese manga series Hayate the Combat Butler. Just what exactly is a combat butler? I don't know, but I can imagine that it'd be handy to have one around. And really, what kind of butler would you be if you weren't combat-ready?
Underrated (imo) actress Lee Yoon-ji (Dandelion Family) has come onboard the Korean Fame-like drama series Dream High, in which lots of idol stars will act as aspiring versions of themselves, playing high school students in an arts school. Lee will play a teacher at the school who is characterized by elegant, perfect style and strong charisma, who cultivates young stars of tomorrow.
Kim So-yeon has confirmed her guest stint on highly-anticipated IRIS spin-off Athena: Goddess of War. Round of applause! She'll be reprising her IRIS role as kickass Northern intelligence agent Kim Sun-hwa, and will be joined by her commanding officer Park Chul-young, played by the awesome Kim Seung-woo.
Kim Seung-woo (IRIS) drops by for a cameo in the next episode of his wife's drama, Queen of Reversals. Aw, what a good hubby. The drama stars his wife Kim Nam-joo and his friend Jung Jun-ho (also of IRIS) as a married couple, so it's especially good-natured of him to take the time to support them, and a great source of in-jokes for the cast.
Finally! Somebody looking like a man in this drama! I was beginning to worry. In all of the promotional material up until now, everybody in upcoming drama Mary Stayed Out All Night looked like a pretty girl. Everyone.
It was big news when Lee Min-ho was cast as a womanizing PI in the kdrama adaptation of the famous manga and anime series City Hunter, which was hugely popular in the 1980s. So what has the production team suddenly worried?
If you've been watching Monday-Tuesday sports-medical drama Dr. Champ, then you've been waiting for this as long as I have. I normally don't do spoilers, but I honestly couldn't help myself. This one's too cute. But I'm warning you: Proceed at your own risk. SPOILERS AHEAD. Seriously. Turn back now. It's for your own good. If you have ANY self-restraint, you will stop now, and be pleasantly surprised next week. I swear, you will be. It'll be better that way. Honest. Don't say I didn't warn you, and don't tell me I ruined it all, because I'm telling you right now, to walk away and never look back.
Finally, news of Group 8?s golf drama Birdie Buddy, which has been given a tentative airdate of March 2011, according to one representative from the production company on November 2.
There are things that cannot be expressed through annual awards ceremonies. The big trophies are not enough to describe the gratitude we feel for the dramas that contributed to brightening our days during the past year. This is why 10Asia is presenting the Thank You" list in which we selected 10 memorable dramas. This is a shout-out to all those ...
Just like the results on year-end awards ceremonies, no choice will be supported by everyone. A drama cannot be considered 'better' just because more people have seen it nor can it be considered 'proper' just because more people like it. The drama, director, writer and actor of the year picked by the reporters and critics of 10Asia are strictly bas...
My Princess, the next romantic-comedy series to come from Secret Garden writer Kim Eun-sook, has now filled out its primary quartet with the addition of Ryu Soo-young (Lawyers of Korea) in his first project after fulfilling his military service.
Stills for the last shoot (sob!) are out for Sungkyunkwan Scandal, which airs its final two episodes today and tomorrow. (Beware of photo spoilers, in case youre keeping yourself away from hints about unaired stuff they arent too spoilery, but they do show upcoming scenes.)
Upcoming weekend drama Secret Garden has already been sold abroad, more than two weeks before its premiere date. Looks like the star-studded combo of Hyun Bin and Ha Ji-won was enough to get it sold on name recognition alone. I know I'll be tuning in to the first week just based on the cast. Well, that and to see what on earth a fantasy-action-melodrama is. Okay, and also to see Binnie acting like a girl, once he gets body-swapped with Ha Ji-won. Because that? Has potential.
Looks like the news is finally confirmed: Eric is on for action drama Poseidon, which is set in the world of the maritime police and has already cast Kim Kang-woo as a lead. This news has been floating around for a few weeks, but only as unconfirmed rumor, as with a few other names like idol star U-Know Yunho. (Yunho's casting is still undecided.)
Actor Jang Keun-suk's single album set for release in Japan in late-March has topped the weekly pre-order charts of top retailer HMV.According to the website by HMV, one of Japan's most popular online shopping sites for music, DVD, and games, Jang's upcoming album "Maxi" set for release on March 23 in a limited edition version including a DVD,...
Korean actress Choi Ji-woo is likely to take on a role in an upcoming medical drama tentatively titled "Medical School," returning to the small screen after a two year hiatus. "Choi said that she liked the drama as soon as she read the synopsis," an official from her agency told 10Asia over the phone on Monday. "However, as of right now nothing has...
Korean film "Detective K: Secret of Virtuous Widow" debuted on top of the local box office, according to the estimates of the Korean Box Office Information System (KOBIS) for the weekend of January 28 to 30. "Detective K," starring Kim Myung-min, Oh Dal-soo and Han Ji-min, drew in a total 621,110 viewers during the three-day period after openin...
A special TV program of Korean actor Song Joong-ki on his trip to Japan will air next month, according to the show's broadcaster QTV on Monday. QTV announced through a press release that the show titled "I'm Real Song Joong-ki," produced in two-parts, will go on air on February 4 and 10, while they also unveiled several photographs of the actor ...
jan 28 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide
Top Hallyu star Ryu Si-won became a dad yesterday, Ryu's agency R's Company announced on Friday.A PR official at R's told 10Asia over the phone that Ryu's wife gave birth to a 2.8 kilogram baby girl at around 4:30 p.m. on Thursday at a hospital in Seoul.The official said both the mother and newborn child are healthy and that Ryu is currently spendi...