News Bits: 9/23/10 Edition

Seo Shin Ae reminds me of the Korean version of Abigail Breslin – both are cute, and Seo doesn’t really take risky roles, but does act in roles that are more mature. Or maybe she’s trying to be like Moon Geun Young. Anyways, this gal is going to appear in a KBS drama special called Boy Meets Girl. She plays a 12 year old genius who gets into a specialized high school. All she knows is to study, but that changes when she meets a middle-aged man with no talents himself.

Look at how she used to be when she was younger – the girl is growing up gracefully! Don’t change Shin Ae!

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With cameo appearances from Park Shin Hye and UEE to start, and news that Jang Geun Suk‘s schedule is freeing up for a new drama, rumors are hitting full force that the entire A.N.Jell band will cameo in My Girlfriend is a Gumiho! I want to refrain from saying it’s confirmed (even though some news sources are reporting it as so) because they still have to work out the schedules of all the band members, plus the news is making me so happy and giddy with glee that I would be crushed if it ended up not going through. It would be the BEST THING EVAAAA if it could happen. 😀

If it just ends up being Park Shin Hye and Jang Geun Suk – that would be cool too – as long as the two of them are together as a coupling and Tae Kyung gets jealous when Lee Seung Gi is affectionate towards Park, or if Go Mi Nam is jealous that Lee Seung Gi is overly affectionate with Shin Min Ah – because then:

Mi Nam: Hyung-nim! Why aren’t you like that with me!?

Tae Kyung: What are you talking about? You should be grateful I let you be my number one fan before anyone else!

source: nate news, soompi

My Girlfriend is a Gumiho: Episodes 1-2 – First Impressions

This drama is AWESOME! It’s too cute, too fun, too hilarious for words. I really enjoy this drama, and it’s because the Hong Sisters have managed to make it really fun and entertaining. It’s not overbearing on the emotional dramatic beats, which is one of the things I like about the Hong Sisters.

And the acting! Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah are such winners! I’m SO GLAD that they went with Shin for the role of Gu Mi Ho. I was happy when it was first confirmed, and I’m beyond ecstatic now. The Hong Sisters really have a way in making their female leads cute and fresh, without being too much of a cliche or pathetic. It’s happened in you’re Beautiful, My Girl, Delightful Girl Choon Hyang, and Hong Gil Dong (in the little that I’ve seen of the last one).

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News Bits: 8/3/10 Edition

Aww – isn’t this cute? Lee Seung Gi and Shin Min Ah appeared in variety show “Strong Heart” to help promote My Girlfriend is a Gumiho.

Aiii! I really can’t wait for this drama to air!

In other casting news though, producers are still looking for someone to replace Park Yong Ha in the drama Tian Mi Mi or Comrades, a Love Story. They are looking for someone who is a close colleague to Park as a way to pay some homage to him; they also believe that only a close colleague would be best suited for the role. That leaves Won Bin, So Ji Sub, and Ryu Si Won as top contenders. Though So Ji Sub is like a real brother no doubt, he’s already in Road No. 1 and I think one more drama would lead to overexposure in a bad way. (After all, Road No. 1 isn’t a ratings hit either.) I’d really like Won Bin to be cast, but they can always pull something like the movie “The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus,” where Johnny Depp, Jude Law, and Colin Farrell took over Heath Ledger’s role after Ledger’s premature death. Yoon Eun Hye is still signed on for the drama.

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Behind the Scenes of My Girlfriend is a Gumiho

I love how evil-yet-sweet Shin Min Ah looks.

The series is gearing up for a premiere on August 11 after Bad Guy. The drama released some behind the scenes images and official portraits of Lee Seung Gi. Lee’s character is apparently a rich grandson who is also spoiled and lazy, and just wants to be an action star. Shin Min Ah’s character looks like she’ll be setting him straight in his ways (whether it is by ‘threat of using force’ or by ‘firm persuasion’ is up to interpretation…). Hyo Min’s character is now made less of a “fairy girl who likes Lee” and more like a tomboy who is good friends with both Lee and Shin’s characters.

Wow – I’m truly excited for this series now!

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News Bits: 7/7/10 Edition

Who loves Wu Zun? I do! So I want to watch the new drama he has with Rainie Yang (Sunshine Angel) even though I’ve become more annoyed by Rainie through the years.

They filmed a scene where he was subjugated to the powerful hits of Rainie Yang. By the way – she’s a strong, tiny girl. She slapped him five to six times, going at it completely for the sake of realism, and caused his face to swell up. She also hit his chest really hard, causing him to bruise. Wow – Wu Zun, Workout Extraordinaire, got bruised easily. His character must have either really annoyed her, or must have really done something bad to her. Or – it could be that Wu Zun made a lot of bloopers with his lines.

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News Bits: 6/26/10 Edition

And, the South Korean Red Devils are no more… 😦 They lost to Uruguay 2-1 today during the Round of 16. Oh boy was the goal struck by Lee Chu Young something!

Anyways, another cast member has been added to My Girlfriend is a Gumiho – Hong Sisters’ alum Byun Hee Bong (God of Study, the sickly grandfather in My Girl) will star as Lee Seung Gi’s grandfather. I’m betting that he’s going to be the lovable, amusing grandfather who loves Shin Min Ah‘s gumiho, and will constantly slap his dorky grandson on the head. 😀

Lee Seung Gi also changed his twitter profile to In case you’re following.

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