The Fever Watch - Dec 2, 2009
Kim Hyun Joong's first role since Boys Over Flowers will reportedly be as a "flower boy" cultivated by a fashion magazine editor played by Soo Ae. Contract negotiations are still under way, but in the meantime you find more details on You Are My Pet, set for a 2010 release, here. In other news, you need to see this very weird video of KHJ's head being recreated into a creepily accurate doll head!
Ko Soo (Piano) and Han Ye Seul star in the SBS Christmas drama Will It Snow For Christmas?, which begins airing December 2. The high-profile romantic drama comes from I'm Sorry I Love You scriptwriter Lee Gyung Hee, and features Ko's first role in four years. It's a classic boy-meets-girl romance, and the question is whether it'll warm your Christmas or arrive as stale as old fruitcake?
You can find the trailer for the independent film Ride Away, starring Han Hyo Joo (Shining Inheritance, Iljimae) and Lee Young Hoon, here. The romantic drama premiered earlier this year at the Jeonju International Film Festival.
Matsumoto Jun will star with Shibasaki Kou in the historical drama Wagaya no Reikishi (Our Family's History) next spring. Jun plays Kou's younger brother, and writer Mitani Koki promises that the drama combines "all the best things about dramas of the Showa period."
Joe Cheng revealed in an interview the lengths to which his fans will go to prove their devotion--for example, after offhandedly remarking that he liked curry fish balls, he was inundated with non-stop curry fish ball packages sent from crazed admirers. Stop the madness!
Japanese drama fans, have a look at this rundown of what you can look forward to from the 2010 winter season, including the historical drama Ryomaden, starring Fukuyama Masaharu (Galileo, The Naminori Restaurant).
Lee Seo Jin (Soul, Yi San) has a lot of fans in Japan, including the Prime Minister and his wife! The first couple met the actor at his hotel for lunch, where they exchanged gifts including homemade kimchi from Lee's mom, and a muffler.