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Kpop News
Because world stars need home fanbases too
by | July 22, 2008 | 18 Comments
First he had that (as predicted) rather forgettable turn in Speed Racer. Then there was that Kung Fu Panda theme song he recorded that was overshadowed by Cee-Lo’s better (and “official”) version, after which he spent some time in Germany bulking up to shoot Ninja Assassin. After such an extended stretch of time away from... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 11
by | July 21, 2008 | 8 Comments
There was actually some pretty decent emoting by Eric today. I think he’s a mostly uneven actor who’s capable of occasional strong performances (see: Que Sera Sera), but for the most part I find his role as Chil Woo pretty laughable. Not because of him, per se, but because of the overall tone of the... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Let the (interview) game begin
by | July 21, 2008 | 5 Comments
SBS’s new show Interview Game opened up its studio on the 21st for a press conference. The show is hosted by a panel of four actors — Go Jun-hee, Kim Ji-suk, Geum Bo-ra, and Yeom Kyung-hwan — and covers a range of topics in its interviews, often with a serious tone, from family, career plans,... More »

Drama Recaps
My Sweet Seoul: Episode 11
by | July 20, 2008 | 10 Comments
I like the opening animated sequences of My Sweet Seoul because they’re usually cute, literal representations of the metaphors Eun-soo uses in the drama itself. In this one, for instance, wall meets wall at the corner. A small flower springs up where they connect, windows are created on both walls, the blooms flourish, and Young-soo... More »

Celebrity News
A child heartthrob-in-training
by | July 20, 2008 | 32 Comments
Guess who? Check out this stud-to-be, stayin’ alive in his shiny polyester shirt (that pointy collar!), rockin’ the ’70s look well into the ’80s. A cable program recently revealed this childhood photo of pretty-man Daniel Henney, and it wasn’t long before the image hit the interwebs. What do you think, can you see the resemblance?... More »

Celebrity News
Heading stateside for a (romantic?) working vacation
by | July 20, 2008 | 11 Comments
Looks like openly affectionate lovebirds Kim Jung-eun and Lee Seo-jin will be vacationing in the U.S. (very) shortly. The couple was spotted on the morning of Sunday the 20th at Incheon International Airport, although they weren’t photographed together as they arrived and checked in separately. Lee Seo-jin arrived first, reportedly between 9:30am and 9:50am, but... More »

Celebrity News
One last song before I go
by | July 19, 2008 | 16 Comments
Jo Hyun-jae is joining fellow Three Dads, One Mom star Jae Hee by enlisting for his military service on the same day. Well, it’ll be a second time for Jo, who was only in training a few days before leaving to film a drama, who now re-enlists (for reals, this time?). He held his last... More »

Celebrity News
Kwon Sang-woo and Sohn Tae-young: The wedding frenzy
by | July 18, 2008 | 75 Comments
I’ll admit, I wasn’t really planning to cover Kwon Sang-woo’s wedding news, but it’s everywhere right now so I’ll highlight the key points: Kwon Sang-woo held a press conference on July 18 in Seoul’s Plaza Hotel to confirm the rumors that have been swirling since people got wind of his romance with fellow actress Sohn... More »

Drama Casting & News
Falling through blue sky screen
by | July 18, 2008 | 9 Comments
Lee Dong-wook falls (way, way) down in a scene for the upcoming finale for La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life) airing this weekend. If you’ve seen the first five minutes of the series, you can kind of predict how this scene plays out. In the drama, this scene shot in the studio supposedly takes place... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #39
by | July 18, 2008 | 25 Comments
  Friday at last! Oh thank heaven. Morcheeba – “Sao Paulo,” my favorite Morcheeba song. [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #38 Open Thread #37 Open Thread #36 Open Thread #35 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
My Sweet Seoul: Episode 10
by | July 17, 2008 | 28 Comments
Let this be a lesson to me: A drama featuring someone with whom I have fundamental character issues, no matter how well-done the series, will be as much disappointment as enjoyment. It’s turned my initial admiration for a well-crafted series into a love-hate relationship. (Well, more like-dislike.) I imagine the series is sweet and wonderful... More »