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Open Thread
Open Thread #19
by | February 29, 2008 | 24 Comments
Happy Leap Year (Day?)! Any Leap Year babies here? Poor kids — I always wondered if they had to relegate their birthdays to February 28 or March 1. Been behind on the news (and everything!) this week, so tell me, what have I missed? SONG OF THE DAY Feist – “Monarch.” I know they’re/she’s most... More »

Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 18
by | February 28, 2008 | 48 Comments
Ooh. Who else was afraid for a second that our hero had crossed over to the dark side? A great moment, wasn’t it? SONG OF THE DAY Heritage – “Mama Song” [ zShare download ] Tags: Hong Gil Dong, Jang Geun-seok, Kang Ji-hwan, Sung Yuri... More »

Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 17
by | February 27, 2008 | 43 Comments
Just when I’d thought we’d settled into a pattern of plots and bad guys, trust the Hong sisters to mix things up. Yay for unpredictability. SONG OF THE DAY Sorri (소히) – “누구에게” (To whom) [ zShare download ] Tags: Hong Gil Dong, Jang Geun-seok, Kang Ji-hwan, Sung Yuri... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Another “Host”-inspired creature feature
by | February 27, 2008 | 15 Comments
Now here’s interesting casting. Charismatic actor Uhm Tae Woong has recently been cast in director Shin Jeong-won’s latest film (prior work includes Sisily 2km), titled Chaw [차우] — I’m not sure what that means, so am guessing it’s an onomatopoeic term. In any case, while I normally don’t get excited about mega-expensive blockbusters, and certainly... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Sun Ah leads her Girl Scouts
by | February 26, 2008 | 38 Comments
Check out the newly released promo poster for Kim Sun Ah‘s (long-awaited) comeback project, the caper comedy Girl Scouts. She’s had a lot of hold-ups in the three years following her notable role as Samsoon in My Name Is Kim Samsoon, and the article draws our attention to her “perfect S-line” (as though we’d miss... More »

Honey Lee’s acting debut
by | February 25, 2008 | 38 Comments
Former Miss Korea Lee Ha-nui, otherwise known as Honey Lee, has been busy acting as a television broadcast MC and as a model for various CFs and clothing brands ever since she placed in the finals for last year’s Miss Universe pageant. And now she’s branching out into acting, preparing for her debut — in... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: February 25, 2008
by | February 25, 2008 | 11 Comments
Actor-singer Lee Seung Gi broke a finger on the 23rd while filming his segment for the popular Happy Sunday variety program, and underwent surgery. Although he doesn’t think the injury is overly serious, he’ll most likely have stop his broadcast activities for the immediate future. Aw. Actress and former Baby VOX popstarlet Yoon Eun Hye... More »

Celebrity News
Busy actors find time to cross-promote
by | February 24, 2008 | 17 Comments
Hong Gil Dong actors Jang Geun Seok (stoic prince Chang Whe) and Kim Rina (jealous noble lady Eun Hye) were on hand in Myungdong in Seoul on the 24th for an autograph signing, but not for drama-related purposes. Both are brand models for EXR, a line of sporty and trendy casualwear, which announced they will... More »

Drama Casting & News
A look at SBS’s upcoming “I Love You”
by | February 23, 2008 | 18 Comments
SBS’s current Monday-Tuesday drama, sageuk King and I, is coming to a close, and moving to replace it is the upcoming drama billed as “a lively and sweet love story for a different, new-generation couple,” I Love You. The romantic-comedy series is based on a manhwa of the same name, whose creator also wrote the... More »

Drama Casting & News
One more reason to watch “East of Eden”
by | February 22, 2008 | 25 Comments
I’ll admit I’m not much enticed by upcoming MBC drama East of Eden, partly because it’s slated for 50 episodes, and that’s just too long for me. Sometimes I’ll catch parts of a long-running daily show or sitcom because those are easy to skip episodes and still remain relatively current; but a 50-episode drama is... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #18
by | February 22, 2008 | 24 Comments
Not too much to report today. Let’s see — Oscars are on Sunday. Yawn. I’d probably skip them entirely if not for Jon Stewart, although his brand of humor tends not to go over well at these events. I think I spent more time cringing the last time he hosted. Well, at least it wasn’t... More »