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Celebrity News
News bites: April 21, 2008
by | April 21, 2008 | 15 Comments
Phew, lots to talk about today: Get ready to welcome Go Soo back from the military! He completes his mandatory service this week; he’ll be released on the 25th and plans to have a fanmeeting that very day in Seoul. He gets back to work immediately in a play (read here) which premieres in May.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Kye Sang: Thinking deep thoughts, or trying not to trip?
by | April 20, 2008 | 36 Comments
I know, I know. There’s a lot of Yoon Kye Sang on this blog right about now. But contrary to appearances, it’s not that I’m obsessing over him or anything (for reals, yo!). It’s just that he’s in the press a lot these days. His drama, his movies, it’s all a part of the publicity... More »


Kpop News
Horan’s mother-daughter date attracts netizen ire (sigh)
by | April 20, 2008 | 22 Comments
Singer (and essayist) Horan made a recent appearance on the April 19 broadcast of MBC’s Happy Stock Company (or Happy Shares Company), featuring a segment wherein she packed a homemade lunch and had a mother-daughter date at home. In the segment, viewers were surprised to see that her mother suffered from polio at age 5... More »


Celebrity News
That is a whole lotta look you’re wearing, Jang Geun Seok
by | April 20, 2008 | 58 Comments
Won’t someone get Jang Geun Seok a new stylist? (See also: here.) At the CJ Super Race Championship 2008, filming for a cable show (is he playing a pasty-faced gypsy vampire?), Everland Speedway, April 20 . Tags: Jang Geun-seok... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Getting his drink on in Beastie Boys
by | April 19, 2008 | 14 Comments
Frankly, this movie doesn’t look too interesting — it looks pretty, but that’s about it — but it’s some extra eye candy for those of us watching Who Are You? and enjoying Yoon Kye Sang. Who, apparently, isn’t much of a drinker. (Or is too much of one? Heh.) At a press conference for the... More »


Drama Recaps
Rivals (KBS)
by | April 19, 2008 | 36 Comments
Rivals isn’t necessarily a bad show… but there’s something about it that smacks of the ridiculous. Chae Rim is pretty good and so is the subtler Lee Jong Hyuk; they have good chemistry despite a really obvious setup. But there’s something that reminds me really strongly of Air City, and it’s not just the Lee... More »


Celebrity News
Park Shi Yeon in car accident
by | April 19, 2008 | 9 Comments
29-year-old former Miss Korea, former Eric’s Girlfriend and current actress Park Shi Yeon (My Girl, When Spring Comes) is the latest celebrity to be in a car accident rushing to work. On the 18th, she was en route to shoot MBC’s new weekend drama Sweet Life [달콤한 인생, or Bittersweet Life], airing in May, when... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Global Talk Show not quite as global as it thinks
by | April 18, 2008 | 27 Comments
Interesting. Another Misuda panelist in the harsh glare of the media spotlight. I don’t really follow Misuda (Chatting with Beautiful Women, aka Global Talk Show), for various reasons which I’ve mentioned before. But it’s a pretty popular talk show, and has managed to springboard its foreigners-in-Korea panelists to visibility, some even to acting roles or... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #26
by | April 18, 2008 | 22 Comments
  Happy Friday, everyone! Everyone’s talking about the pope, astronauts, Democrat infighting, creepy polygamists sects… What’s going on with you? SONG OF THE DAY Dashboard Confessional – “The Best Deceptions.” Okay, I haven’t liked Dashboard Confessional for several albums — his recent stuff doesn’t have the raw appeal of his earlier music, this ability to... More »


Drama Recaps
Who Are You: Episode 13
by | April 17, 2008 | 44 Comments
I’m pleased with the pacing, given that (unfortunately) many to most of other kdramas start lagging in the home stretch — even the good ones. It’s not that they get bad, but a lot of times it’s like you can feel the fatigue of the production team start setting in. (Mixed-up Investigative Agency is one... More »


Drama Recaps
Who Are You: Episode 12
by | April 16, 2008 | 40 Comments
Aww. One of my favorite shots from the episode. Today’s episode moved a lot of plot points forward. In fact, it’s a little light on the romance angle (compared to, say, Episode 11), although there is a significant development or two on that front as well. (And Yoon Kye Sang is adorable in this one.)... More »