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Big Bang’s Seung Ri, shy with the ladies
by | April 13, 2008 | 16 Comments
Pop idol Seung Ri is less Big Bang and more Big Bang Theory (CBS) — “reading” his book upside-down here — in his lead role in the just-opened musical Sonagi (Shower). Seoul, April 10, 2pm, Sejong Center for the Performing Arts, M Theatre. Performance runs through May 5. More musical info here. Tags: Big Bang,... More »

Drama Casting & News
From pretty boys to figure skates
by | April 12, 2008 | 13 Comments
The adorably apple-cheeked director with the resounding belly laugh — Coffee Prince‘s PD Lee Yoon Jung, that is — is taking on her next project: a figure-skating drama for MBC titled Triple. The drama may not be that much of a stretch for her; prior to hitting it big with Coffee Prince, Lee Yoon Jung... More »

Kpop News
Kim Dong Wan rushed to the emergency room
by | April 11, 2008 | 23 Comments
Uh-oh. Shinhwa singer and sometimes actor Kim Dong Wan was rushed to the emergency room after collapsing in the studio while recording for his solo album on the 11th. On the 12th, his management issued the statement: “While Kim Dong Wan was working on recording for his second album, he suffered from abdominal pains and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
When Boy Meets Boy
by | April 11, 2008 | 39 Comments
I admit the first thing that struck me about Kim Hye Sung was his adorable baby face. But although he’s part of the newest generation of good-looking, trendy young stars, he seems to be slowly differentiating himself from his peers and taking some personal care (and risks) into his acting choices. He’s one I’ve got... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #25
by | April 11, 2008 | 20 Comments
  This week I found a couple of fantastic book-related sites/services, and now I’m hooked getting my information uploaded and organized (you know how the first few days are after joining a service, right?). This one’s my favorite:, which is essentially a huge book-trading site. I cannot believe I took so long to discover... More »

Drama Recaps
Who Are You: Episode 11
by | April 10, 2008 | 69 Comments
I’ve honestly enjoyed every minute of Who Are You? so far (and been pretty surprised at how much I like this heart-warming, seriously laugh-out-loud drama), but imho, today’s episode was the first real standout. Fantastic episode, on multiple fronts. (Man, I am SO BUMMED we don’t get another ep this week.) SONG OF THE DAY... More »

Drama Recaps
Three Dads, One Mom: Episode 3
by | April 10, 2008 | 63 Comments
I wasn’t sure I’d be continuing to cover Three Dads, One Mom (and I’m still not convinced), but I had time to watch it tonight with its competition postponing its episodes for the day. (The drama received a hefty ratings bump as well, nearly tripling from its very low premiere numbers of approx 5% to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Broadcast delays for Who Are You?, On Air
by | April 9, 2008 | 12 Comments
I hadn’t even realized until I went to download the episode for today that Who Are You? and On Air did not broadcast their latest episodes today due to the general election coverage. Both series will air their eleventh episodes instead tomorrow, the 10th. (Three Dads, One Mom, on the other hand, did air its... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Won Bin and mom
by | April 9, 2008 | 32 Comments
There’s a building buzz around the upcoming film Mother, and it’s not just because of its lead actor, Won Bin. Naturally, Won Bin taking the lead role is news in itself, given that he’s spent the last four years away from the big screen (or small screen, for that matter), and fans have long awaited... More »

Drama Recaps
Three Dads, One Mom: Episodes 1 & 2
by | April 8, 2008 | 69 Comments
Finally caught the first two episodes of the new KBS Wednesday-Thursday drama Three Dads, One Mom, and have a bit of a mixed reaction. On one hand, there’s a very cute quality to the drama, helped in no small part by its appealing cast — and while they’re not quite superstar-famous, all four main cast... More »

Celebrity News
The dilemma of Kang Ji Hwan
by | April 7, 2008 | 51 Comments
Kang Ji Hwan, the dilemma of an actor four years into his debut Coming off his role in the KBS 2TV Wednesday-Thursday drama Hong Gil Dong, which received favorable reviews for its fresh approach, Kang Ji Hwan appears wearing a goldenrod-yellow jacket. This was approximately a week after the drama ended, the impression of the... More »