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Drama Recaps
Mixed-up Investigative Agency: Case 16 (Final)
by | December 6, 2007 | 34 Comments
Last episode is here! To be honest, I kinda dragged my feet on this one, not just because episode recaps take much more time than anything else, but because I didn’t want to face the blankness of having nothing to watch for the immediate future (and don’tcha know, avoidance always solves problems!). Plus, I feel... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: December 6
by | December 6, 2007 | 19 Comments
Hm, nothing really catches my eye too much today. Here are just a few items in the news: Samsoon actress Jung Ryeo Won (above) has cut her hair and grown an unexpected 2.5 centimeters (at age 26!) from the height she’d always believed herself to be, 166cm. Some people have all the luck. Goong and... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
“P.S. I Love You” vs. “The Letter”
by | December 5, 2007 | 101 Comments
I know I cannot be the only person to have noticed the similarities. When I first started seeing ads for the new Hilary Swank movie P.S. I Love You, I was struck with the storyline and figured it must be another case, as with Il Mare and My Sassy Girl, of Hollywood adapting a popular,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hong Gil Dong staffers pray for success
by | December 5, 2007 | 22 Comments
  Comedic fusion historical drama Hong Gil Dong has an airdate! (It’s January 2, 2008, on KBS2.) On the set location on the 3rd, actors Kang Ji Hwan, Sung Yuri, and Jang Geun Seok offered up prayers and spiritual rites in hopes that their filming will progress safely and successfully. Crew members and the drama’s... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Junki’s Thai welcome, five thousand strong
by | December 4, 2007 | 23 Comments
  Now, this is what I call a warm welcome:   As you may recall, actor Lee Junki was set to open his official Thai fan club, and received a royal invitation to participate in the annual Christmas light festival and the king’s birthday celebration while he was in the country. He’s currently in Thailand... More »

Drama Casting & News
More awards for Coffee Prince
by | December 4, 2007 | 18 Comments
Glad to see that the actors aren’t the only ones reaping the praise for one of the biggest dramas of the year, and the biggest romantic comedy overall. Which is only apt, since a tremendous amount of its success is owed to its behind-the-scenes magicians, who are if not MORE important than the stars, then... More »

Kpop News
Get personal with Eric
by | December 3, 2007 | 33 Comments
…on his brand-spankin’-new personal website, that is! I’m sure all you Shinhwa fans probably already know this, but rapper and actor Eric just opened his personal homepage today (Dec. 3), and for once it’s not just a cyworld “mini-hompy.” Visit the site at (which is an unconventional way of spelling his Korean name, but... More »

Han Chae Young’s offbeat theatrical debut
by | December 3, 2007 | 4 Comments
  Starting on December 7 and running through March 2, 2008, actress (and Korea’s “Barbie Doll” — for her tall, shapely proportions) Han Chae Young begins her performance in the play Inept People [서툰사람들] (alternate translations: “Awkward People,” “Clumsy People”). The play marks Han Chae Young’s debut theatrical role and kicks off the upcoming wave... More »

Kpop News
“Please, for the love of god, lip-synch already!”
by | December 2, 2007 | 86 Comments
Super Junior   “Please just lip-synch!” … “It’s arduous listening to your songs”… “I should be able to watch these singers comfortably, but they make me nervous”… “Watching them sing makes me wonder where they’re messing up”… What could provoke such a response? What I like about the article below (and not just because I... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The 2007 Korean Film Awards
by | December 1, 2007 | 40 Comments
On December 1, stars gathered in Seoul for the 6th Annual Korean Film Awards, honoring the latest achievements in (what else?) Korean cinema. Notable among its winners were the multiple talents behind one of Korea’s most critically acclaimed films of the year, Secret Sunshine — which won raves at Cannes Film Festival, where its also... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
An early look at The Man Who Was Superman
by | November 30, 2007 | 6 Comments
On the 28th, reporters were invited to check out the filming location and talk with the main players in the upcoming movie The Man Who Was Superman, starring Jeon Ji Hyun and Hwang Jung Min. Described as a “cheerful and warm human drama,” the movie stars Jeon in a complete turnaround from her usual image;... More »