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Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 10
by | September 30, 2008 | 30 Comments
I’m actually liking the side characters more as we progress… Don’t get me wrong, the main relationship is the whole point of this drama, but I’m warming up to Kyung-hwan, and even — surprisingly — Kang-hyun’s mother. Maybe I just like immature characters? SONG OF THE DAY Kim Yeon-woo – “이미 넌 고마운 사람” (Already... More »


Celebrity News
Kim Jae-wook in Japan
by | September 30, 2008 | 42 Comments
Talk about shooting to fame. Kim Jae-wook is still a relative newbie, currently acting in Kingdom of the Wind after breaking out as “Waffle Sun-ki” in last year’s Coffee Prince, but already he’s had his first overseas fanmeeting. On September 27 in Tokyo, he met his Japanese fans for his Kim Jae-wook’s 1st Japan Fan... More »


Celebrity News
Warm-Hearted celebs share with disabled children
by | September 30, 2008 | 8 Comments
Nine members of the entertainment-world service organization “Tasamo” [따사모, which is short for “Gathering of Warm-Hearted People”] held an event on the 29th in the name of building relationships with the Social Welfare Society. The organization also donated 4 million won’s worth of educational materials for disabled children, including touch plasma monitors. The members of... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Finding her Soul Mate in New Zealand
by | September 29, 2008 | 6 Comments
“Barbie Doll” Han Chae-young is taking the lead in a Korea-New Zealand co-production, Soul Mate, to be directed by New Zealander Scott Reynolds (When Strangers Appear). Backed by New Zealand production company Eyeworks Touchdown and a Korean film house, Soul Mate is a horror movie telling the story of an Asian woman living in New... More »


Drama Recaps
Gourmet: Episode 24 (Final)
by | September 29, 2008 | 47 Comments
Instead of another foodpr0n montage, I thought it would be fitting to do something a little different for this last episode. Gourmet really has been, all along, more about execution than inventiveness (ordinary events, but depicted well), and this is once again exemplified in Episode 24. To wit: I could sum up the episode in... More »


Celebrity News
News bites: September 29, 2008
by | September 29, 2008 | 13 Comments
It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these, huh? Newlywed Park Eun-hye is returning to work following a recent miscarriage of what would have been her “honeymoon baby” (she wed in April). She plans to attend the upcoming Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), which screens her film Night and Day. Speaking of which,... More »


Celebrity News
Happy birthday, Hyun Bin
by | September 29, 2008 | 19 Comments
Hyun Bin just celebrated his birthday (his 27th) with a large-scale fanmeeting, hosted at the Dome Art Hall at the Children’s Grand Park in Seoul, on September 27 (actual birthday September 25). With approximately 2,000 fans present, the event took the title “2008 Hyun Bin Fan Meeting & Birthday Party — The Present… HYUNBIN” (what... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Secret agent man Kang Ji-hwan
by | September 28, 2008 | 25 Comments
Kang Ji-hwan really is keeping busy, making the most of this productive and successful time in his career. (He did back-to-back dramas, shooting Capital Scandal before launching himself directly into the eight-month-long commitment with Hong Gil Dong, after which he kept active promoting his recent film with So Ji-sub, A Movie Is a Movie (aka... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
The current drama landscape: An overview
by | September 28, 2008 | 54 Comments
It seems we suddenly have a ton of new dramas out, and I was starting to feel a bit lost. So here’s a brief overview of the dramas currently airing, some of which I’m following regularly and some that I haven’t committed to sticking with yet. For the series I plan to keep watching, I’ll... More »


Celebrity News
Kwon Sang-woo weds Sohn Tae-young (finally)
by | September 28, 2008 | 63 Comments
After all the hullaballo, Kwon Sang-woo finally married Sohn Tae-young today (September 28), and I for one am glad, since we won’t be having to hear about it anymore. The couple gave a press conference prior to the wedding, as the wedding itself was closed to the press. Sohn Tae-young wore a Kenneth Pool gown,... More »


Theater/Musicals
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 »