Jung Kyeo-woon joins the cast of Sign

jan 03 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Jung Kyeo-woon joins the cast of Sign

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.

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Hyun Bin’s on top for Secret Garden

jan 03 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Hyun Bin’s on top for Secret Garden

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

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Hollywood screenwriter acts in Athena

jan 03 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Hollywood screenwriter acts in Athena

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.

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Heaven gets renamed Sign, sets premiere date

jan 03 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Heaven gets renamed Sign, sets premiere date

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 SBS’s upcoming TV schedule.

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Runaway alters scripts in wake of actor accident

jan 02 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Runaway alters scripts in wake of actor accident

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.

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Park Shin-hye to star in Taiwanese drama

jan 02 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Park Shin-hye to star in Taiwanese drama

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?

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Lee Yoon-ji joins idol-laden cast of Dream High

jan 02 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Lee Yoon-ji joins idol-laden cast of Dream High

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.

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Kim So-yeon confirms Athena

jan 02 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kim So-yeon confirms Athena

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.

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Kim Seung-woo cameos for his wife’s Queen of Reversals

jan 02 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kim Seung-woo cameos for his wife’s Queen of Reversals

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.

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Kim Jae-wook looking mighty fine for Mary

jan 02 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Kim Jae-wook looking mighty fine for Mary

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.

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Did Rain steal Lee Min-ho’s thunder?

jan 02 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Did Rain steal Lee Min-ho’s thunder?

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?

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Spoiler: Dr. Champ starts raising the stakes

jan 02 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Spoiler: Dr. Champ starts raising the stakes

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.

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Birdie Buddy finally gets an airdate

jan 02 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Birdie Buddy finally gets an airdate

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.

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[2010 10Asia's Awards] "Thank You" List

jan 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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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 ...

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[2010 10Asia's Awards] Drama & Director of the Year

jan 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

2010 10Asia Awards Drama Director Year

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...

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Ryu Soo-young joins My Princess

jan 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Ryu Soo-young joins My Princess

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.

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Stills from Sungkyunkwan’s last shoots

jan 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Stills from Sungkyunkwan’s last shoots

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 you’re keeping yourself away from hints about unaired stuff — they aren’t too spoilery, but they do show upcoming scenes.)

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Secret Garden sold abroad before premiere

jan 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Secret Garden sold abroad before premiere

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.

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Eric on for Poseidon, Kim Ok-bin still in consideration

jan 01 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Eric on for Poseidon, Kim Ok-bin still in consideration

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.)

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Hyun Bin to attend Berlin Film Festival

jan 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Hyun Bin to attend Berlin Film Festival

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,...

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Choi Ji-woo likely to return to small screen in new medical drama

jan 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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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...

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"Detective K" debuts on top of box office

jan 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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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...

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TV special of Song Joong-ki's Japan trip to air next month

jan 31 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

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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 ...

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Singer-actor Ryu Si-won becomes dad

jan 28 2011 | in Drama & Movie News | by korean-drama-guide

Singer-actor Ryu Si-won becomes dad

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...

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