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Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Shin Dong Wook tracks down your ex-boyfriend
by | June 26, 2008 | 25 Comments
Have you missed Shin Dong Wook (Soulmate, War of Money)? He recently shot these promo pictures on a Seoul rooftop for his upcoming job as the new MC of cable reality show [Chasing Your] X-Boyfriend (on Mnet). He’ll be the third host following fellow actors Jae Hee and Jang Geun Seok for the show that... More »

Drama Casting & News
SBS washes hands of Daemul
by | June 26, 2008 | 6 Comments
At this point I think we’re all just better off writing off the series Daemul (Big Fish) as a no-go; that way, if it ever gets made, we can be pleasantly surprised. But things aren’t looking good for the already troubled drama. Daemul hit problems early on with director issues, causing the original PD, Kim... More »

Drama Recaps
When Night Comes: Episode 2
by | June 25, 2008 | 32 Comments
So yeah… not a great drama. It’s too bad since the two leads are entertaining together and they’ve got that bickering, competitive one-upmanship vibe going strong. But the rest of the plot, the directing, the cheesy music… meh. I haven’t found much on the director or the two writers, which is usually an indicator that... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 3
by | June 24, 2008 | 24 Comments
Kind of a boring episode. What I enjoyed about Strongest Chil Woo last week was its absurdity — the over-the-top action and goofy tone. Today we got an attempt at a serious episode with acting that attempted to match the story’s tone, but Chil Woo‘s strengths (if you can call them that) don’t lie in... More »

Drama Recaps
When Night Comes: Episode 1
by | June 23, 2008 | 26 Comments
To be brief? Based on Episode 1, I found When Night Comes (also Every Night or Every Time It’s Night) to be part fun, and part corny. Its attempts to be slick and cool keep the action moving, but aren’t entirely successful — and while they’re not complete failures either, it falls short of its... More »

Celebrity News
Won Bin back onscreen
by | June 23, 2008 | 29 Comments
It probably isn’t the comeback you were all hoping for, but Won Bin is back on screens hawking coffee for Maxim T.O.P. Parent company Dongseo Foods explains picking him for his post-military masculine image, which suits the brand’s concept of appealing to late-twenties, early-thirties coffee enthusiasts who can appreciate the “unique aroma” and “special qualities”... More »
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Celebrity News
I wonder if she knows what that looks like
by | June 23, 2008 | 30 Comments
I know we’ve all probably been guilty of the “whorey Hyori” play on words at one point, but now she’s she’s just helping everyone arrive at that conclusion, isn’t she? Here she poses for her promo poster (“It’s Hyorish!”) for her recently leaked third album (which officially releases in early July). Hopefully this time, her... More »

Drama Casting & News
From sob princess to ab princess
by | June 22, 2008 | 34 Comments
Lee Da Hae is hitting the gym in preparation for her role in the high-budget drama East of Eden (Song Seung Heon, Yeon Jung Hoon, Lee Yeon Hee, Han Ji Hye). At 170 cm tall (about 5 foot 7), weighing a mere 47 kg (105 pounds) and known for her slim figure, she can’t possibly... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Shoo sheds name, expands resumé
by | June 22, 2008 | 9 Comments
Former pop singer of SES fame Shoo is joining her groupmates in branching out to an acting career (Eugene has appeared in several dramas, most recently Three Dads, One Mom, while Bada had a recent turn on the musical stage). She’s also ditching her stage name, Shoo, instead reverting to her real name, Yoo Soo-young,... More »
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Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Hye Jung heads West
by | June 21, 2008 | 28 Comments
Twenty-six-year-old movie actress Kang Hye Jung, whom I loved as the quirky Hana in last year’s underrated drama series Flowers For My Life, is prepping to make her (sigh, another one?) Hollywood debut. According to her management, YG Entertainment, she’ll be filming in Los Angeles later this year, but they remained mum on the details,... More »

Kpop News
Profile/Giveaway #2: YI SUNG YOL
by | June 20, 2008 | 152 Comments
First, I’d like to say that I know having lots of ads can be distracting on blogs. I’ve deliberated a lot on which ad blocks to use or not, and I’m never perfectly satisfied. But the ads are also why I’m able to give away free stuff like this, so there’s that silver lining. Since... More »