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Drama Recaps
My Sweet Seoul: Episode 3
by | June 16, 2008 | 14 Comments
I still like My Sweet Seoul, but I’m still not entirely sold on it, one reason being a lack of connection with Choi Kang Hee‘s character (I’ll explain the other reasons later). It’s not her acting, because she’s a pretty good actress. And it’s not necessarily her character’s personality — I’m willing to buy that... More »

Kpop News
Just why is Mighty Mouth such a star magnet?
by | June 16, 2008 | 18 Comments
Here’s what I wanna know: Which industry bigwig is brand-new rap duo Mighty Mouth servicing sexually? Or bribing? Or blackmailing? First, Yoon Eun Hye lent her vocals to their debut single, “I Love You,” and her high-profile collaboration helped the track shoot to the top of music charts with stunning speed. The song was then... More »

Celebrity News
Bold move, considering his fashion track record
by | June 15, 2008 | 17 Comments
Jae Hee (Delightful Girl Chun Hyang, Three Dads One Mom) and Yoo Ah In (Strongest Chil Woo, Boys of Tomorrow) have just opened up a fashion business together. Ballsy move, considering the various hits and misses they’ve had — or rather, that Jae Hee has had, since I’m not too familiar with Yoo Ah In.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Thumbs (and trunks) up for Chil Woo
by | June 15, 2008 | 10 Comments
Eric‘s be-trunked friend from Laos (named “Kam” or “Kahm”) makes its appearance in episode 6 of Strongest Chil Woo (as a diplomatic gift from China). The above photos were taken on the set location in Seoul. KBS’s brand-new drama premieres June 17. Tags: Strongest Chil Woo... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: June 14, 2008
by | June 14, 2008 | 21 Comments
Ara and Jang Geun Seok are dolling up and gettin’ down in an online teaser ad for a cosmetics brand, showing off what is being dubbed their “techtonic” Tecktonik dance. Touted as sexy and cute, I’d use any another term — dorky-cute, disco-lite, uber-goofball? — instead. 21-year-old Moon Geun Young opens up in an interview... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Oh, how quickly they grow up
by | June 13, 2008 | 10 Comments
Oy. Remember how young Kim Bum looked in his best Harry Potter gear just this past March? Or how about a mere six months ago, when he came out sporting a more mature look but still retained traces of his adolescent features? It looks like he’s grown up all of a sudden — no more... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #34
by | June 13, 2008 | 21 Comments
  So this week I was a good little citizen bee and served out my jury duty, which was a big ol’ plate of annoying. Not the jury duty itself, which is something I agree is an important civic obligation (the nice way of saying, if ya wanna be an American and enjoy its attendant... More »

Drama Casting & News
Will star Japanese writers and Korean production bring drama gold?
by | June 12, 2008 | 13 Comments
The Korean Foundation of International Cultural Exchange is working with the Japan Broadcast Writers Association in a joint “TV drama project,” which was announced at the TV Drama Writers’ Conference of East Asia, held in the city of Sasebo in Nagasaki Prefecture on June 10 and 11. Plans were announced for a drama series in... More »

Celebrity News
New clothes for Barbie
by | June 12, 2008 | 26 Comments
I’ll admit I don’t really care so much about this news, but the pictures sure are pretty — they’re so bright and lively and candy-colored. Korea’s “Barbie Doll” (so noted for her tall, leggy and well-endowed proportions) Han Chae Young (Delightful Girl Chun Hyang, Fireworks) is joining the celebrity trend and launching her own clothing... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hyun Bin’s comeback (times two)
by | June 11, 2008 | 37 Comments
Hyun Bin adds a film, I’m Happy, to his year-end plans, bringing his upcoming project count to two. He’d first gotten his fans excited for his long-awaited comeback with the recent announcement that he would be returning to television by the end of the year. Cast opposite Song Hye Gyo in November’s KBS miniseries The... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Su Ae, singin’ in the rain
by | June 11, 2008 | 34 Comments
Su Ae displays her sexier side in a newly released still from her upcoming period film, director Lee Joon-ik‘s You’re Far Away. In the 1971-set film, Su Ae’s character transforms from an ordinary woman living in the countryside to a sexy wartime singer in order to find her husband, who’s fighting in the Vietnam War.... More »