Author Archive

Hello again, Franceska
by | September 27, 2008 | 6 Comments
Remember the vampire sitcom Hello Franceska? The quirky three-season series that was made by Soulmate director Noh Do-chul starring Jung Ryeo-won, Lee Kyeon, and, later, Hyun Young? Well, now it’s been adapted for the musical stage, starring Choi Jung-won as Franceska (the musical actress, not the Kingdom of Wind star), which was played by Shim... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoo Gun’s Fight Club
by | September 27, 2008 | 8 Comments
Haven’t heard about Yoo Gun in a while. The actor from dramas Hello God and Bad Couple has signed up for a new cable series Fight [맞짱], which is pegged as a “real fighter drama.” The eight-episode series features Yoo as a hot-blooded fighter in a “fight club.” (Oh, that‘s new.) Still, it’s not really... More »

Celebrity News
Singing the Power of Love
by | September 26, 2008 | 21 Comments
Actor Lee Minki (Mixed-up Investigative Agency and Dal Ja’s Spring) is lending his hitherto-unknown vocal talents to a track with Korean electronica/pop singer Sheean in a collaboration with Japanese electronica/Shibuya-kei artist FreeTEMPO. The song, titled “Power of Love,” was released as a digital single today. Lee Minki managed to squeeze in recording time with Sheean... More »

Celebrity News
Speaking up for adoption
by | September 26, 2008 | 2 Comments
Nam Sang-mi joins others stars who have previously participated in the campaign to promote the adoption of handicapped children. As part of the campaign with Holt Children’s Services, Nam took her promo photo with a child afflicted with a brain injury who is partially paralyzed in one side. She said, “He can’t express himself through... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #49
by | September 26, 2008 | 31 Comments
  Just got my big fat election booklet in the mail! Have y’all registered to vote yet? You have until October 20 (at least in California) to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 4 election, but why wait? > > Register to vote! < < My credo: If you don’t vote, you officially waive... More »

Drama Casting & News
Triple is officially awesome
by | September 25, 2008 | 93 Comments
…and it hasn’t even aired yet! That’s it. Triple has just shot up — over Song Hye-gyo and Hyun Bin, over the Korean Hana Yori Dango — as my new most anticipated drama. Because on top of casting Lee Seon-kyun, then following with Yoon Kye-sang, they’ve now rounded out their lead trio with… …Kang Ji-hwan!... More »

Celebrity News
Nam Sang-mi: Prim, punk, and sexy
by | September 25, 2008 | 13 Comments
Nam Sang-mi, who recently wrapped her latest drama Gourmet, departs from her usual innocent image and goes a little sexier for the October issue of Ecole Luxe magazine. The photo spread takes the title “Prim, Punk Girl, Sexy Star… Nam Sang-mi is Free.” (Um, okay.) The new photos show off her “chameleon-like” ability to take... More »

Celebrity News
Jang Jin-young begins treatment for cancer
by | September 25, 2008 | 25 Comments
Actress Jang Jin-young is only 34, but she’s just delivered the shocking news that she’s been diagnosed with a stomach cancer. On the 25th, her management rep revealed, “When Jang Jin-young went to the hospital for a recent medical treatment, she received the diagnosis for stomach cancer. Starting on the 25th, she will begin treatment... More »

Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 9
by | September 24, 2008 | 36 Comments
There’s usually one noteworthy episode that marks the turning point in a drama, and for Love & Marriage, this was it. Squeeeee! There’s a difference between an “OMG, romantic, sweet, kissy ooh!” squee, and an “Aww, yeah, The Drama has kicked in” squee. For the first eight episodes, it’s been the former: a light, fluffy... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The cast of “Sa-kwa” does the press whirl
by | September 24, 2008 | 13 Comments
The 24th was press preview day for the cast of upcoming movie Sa-kwa [사과, which could mean apple or apology], and while this doesn’t necessarily look like my cup of tea, I do like the actors involved: Moon Sori (Legend), Lee Seon-kyun (White Tower), and Kim Tae-woo (Woman on the Beach). The preview (below) also... More »

Celebrity News
“See, when you run out of pants, just put your feet through a jacket!”
by | September 24, 2008 | 25 Comments
Oh no! It’s a return of the Front-Butt Pants of Doom! Bae Doo-na is its latest victim; I’d thought we’d seen that last of those horrific things, because surely only the sartorially challenged Jae Hee would wear such a monstrosity, and hopefully just the once. We don’t expect it of an actress who’s known for... More »