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Who Are You: Episode 8
by | March 30, 2008 | 20 Comments
My big question heading into Who Are You? was whether the handling of the body-possession of Seung Hyo would create weird Electra complex moments for Young In. Thus far I’m glad to report that I haven’t found the developing Young In–Seung Hyo relationship to be creepy; and in fact Episode 8 brings more opportunities for... More »


Kpop News
“And to think, when Shinhwa started we were only yea high!”
by | March 30, 2008 | 34 Comments
Shinhwa members at their 10th Anniversary Live in Seoul concert, March 30, for which they sold approximately 22,000 tickets to their two performances. The group celebrates while boasting some questionable styling choices — I count at least three ajummas and a gigolo in their midst. Meanwhile, group member Minwoo prays for another ten years: Tags:... More »
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Drama Recaps
Who Are You: Episode 7
by | March 29, 2008 | 29 Comments
The rules are changing! The series is still funny and enjoyable, but now we get more into the mystery aspect. Plus, Seung Hyo’s hard, cold exterior starts softening, which continues through Episode 8. Aw. Perhaps proportionally, Yoon Kye Sang’s really growing on me too, not just as an actor but as fangirl eye candy. And... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji Hoon streaks through Myungdong
by | March 29, 2008 | 14 Comments
And no, that’s not a metaphor. Actor Kim Ji Hoon actually had to streak through Seoul’s busy Myungdong district for his new show, Why Did You Come To Our House? (which premiered yesterday, the 28th). On press conference day for the new SBS Friday drama, Kim Ji Hoon described that scene as being the hardest... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #23
by | March 28, 2008 | 25 Comments
  Couldn’t have said it better myself: It’s been a long week. Thank god it’s Friday!   SONG OF THE DAY Spoon – “I Summon You” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS: Open Thread #22 Open Thread #21 Open Thread #20 Open Thread #19 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Behind-the-scenes special
by | March 28, 2008 | 39 Comments
Well, Hong Gil Dong is officially over. A “special” broadcast Thursday wrapped things up with the cast and director on the set of the series and ran through the usual dog and pony show — behind-the-scenes snippets, some outtakes, hosts asking the cast a bunch of soft questions about the experience. As a source of... More »


Celebrity News
Not to get your hopes up, but…
by | March 27, 2008 | 23 Comments
…Won Bin (Taegukgi, Autumn Fairy Tale), may be, possibly, hopefully, making his long-awaited comeback! Finally! (Maybe.) He’s been out of the spotlight for nearly four years (two of which were due to his military service) and hasn’t seemed in a particular hurry to return to the spotlight after his last movie, 2004′s My Brother, or... More »
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Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 24 (Final)
by | March 26, 2008 | 231 Comments
Wow. Um, wow. The more I think about the ending of Hong Gil Dong, the more I like it. I’ve mentioned that the series was starting to feel repetitive in recent episodes, and I’d wondered how this episode would wrap everything up to satisfaction. Some people aren’t going to be happy, and I admit my... More »


Drama Casting & News
An actor to be grateful for
by | March 26, 2008 | 46 Comments
Obviously I love Kang Ji Hwan, but I didn’t have to add any superlatives to the following praise given by Hong Gil Dong‘s writing team, the Hong sisters. Normally I take these kinds of end-of-series interviews with a pinch of salt (because the comments are almost always going to be positive — who wants to... More »


Celebrity News
If I can’t see the big scary model, she can’t see me [Oh snap]
by | March 25, 2008 | 8 Comments
Mixed-up Investigative Agency‘s Yeh Jiwon (in white) masks herself from an angry frowny model at Fashion Week. March 24, designer Lim Seon Wook. Tags: Yeh Ji-won... More »


Drama Casting & News
Eric’s last pre-military project
by | March 25, 2008 | 17 Comments
Eric will be enlisting for his mandatory military service by September of this year, but first he’ll eke out one more project — a sageuk drama. According to his management, Eric felt a strong pull to the script — a “comedic heroic sageuk” already drawing cursory comparisons to Hong Gil Dong — and is currently... More »