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Drama Casting & News
Never say she didn’t suffer for her art
by | July 30, 2008 | 9 Comments
If you notice something strange about Lee Hana‘s appearance in the upcoming finale of her drama Women in the Sun, it’s because was recently hurt while filming. Furthermore, the injury was to her face — underneath her eye, to be exact. A scene shot on the 27th involved one character attempting to block another from... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 14
by | July 29, 2008 | 12 Comments
A good episode, with an even better ending. Maybe it’s Chil Woo‘s frequently kooky directing, or its seemingly low production value (it definitely doesn’t have the money poured into it that its competitors do), but I think the drama’s rather good plotting has been obscured by other factors. (Or maybe it’s just been that way... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kicking off Go-sa: Bloody Midterms
by | July 29, 2008 | 5 Comments
Not only were the cast and staff present for the press conference for upcoming horror flick Go-sa: Bloody Midterms, other celebs were also on hand for the “VIP event” on the evening of July 29 at Seoul’s Yongsan CGV Theater. The thriller stars Lee Beom-soo, ex-Seeya singer Nam Gyuri in her acting debut, Kim Bum,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jae Hee’s Mandate
by | July 29, 2008 | 15 Comments
With only one week left before Jae Hee enlists for active duty, he’s out promoting his latest film, Mandate. On July 29, he and the cast of the “fantasy thriller” Mandate: Mission from God assembled at the Catchlight in Seoul’s Hongdae neighborhood for the film’s showcase. (Jae Hee was asked by reporters about the rumors... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 13
by | July 28, 2008 | 7 Comments
Some pretty good acting all around today. (Not from our series leads. But that’s to be expected?) Well, Yoo Ah-in (Orroz) is actually pretty good, doing a good job depicting repressed and intense. His scenes with Gu Hye-sun are solid, particularly when he’s acting injured — he gets the pained shudders and labored breathing down... More »

Celebrity News
The face of Hallyu
by | July 28, 2008 | 26 Comments
Coming off a great past year with two back-to-back hit dramas (Iljimae and Time of Dog and Wolf), Lee Junki has been selected as the face of Hallyu — at least for the upcoming 2008 Seoul Hallyu Festival as its spokesperson and PR rep. A rep for the festival explained, “Through projects like The King... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Spying femme fatale Park Shi-yeon
by | July 28, 2008 | 13 Comments
Park Shi-yeon (recently of dark drama La Dolce Vita) takes on the role of a spy in the new movie Dachimawa Lee: Bye, Villain! Take the Express Train to Hell [다찌마와 리: 악인이여 지옥행 급행열차를 타라], a comedic action spy film which from all appearances looks like a period Bond flick by way of Mr.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Bye-bye, Daemul
by | July 28, 2008 | 10 Comments
Stick a fork in it, Daemul is done. Over. Finito. After all its recent problems including the departure of its original PD, the high-budget SBS drama based on the popular manhwa has been removed from SBS’s upcoming lineup, and now its stars Go Hyun-jung and Kwon Sang-woo have been officially released. They are now free... More »

Drama Recaps
Gourmet: Episodes 11 & 12
by | July 27, 2008 | 10 Comments
On paper, some of the Gourmet storylines seem rather trifling. Cow hunts, beef taste tests, chef competitions, butchery challenges… But for some reason, even though some of the plots sound not-quite dramatically interesting, the episodes still manage to be really watchable. For this reason, I wouldn’t say Gourmet is an excellent drama, but it’s still... More »

Kpop News
Summer Vacation with Rain
by | July 27, 2008 | 19 Comments
As announced, supa-star Rain held his fanmeeting and birthday party (called “Summer Vacation with Rain”), at Olympic Hall in Seoul’s Olympic Park on July 27. The event commenced at 3pm, hosted by MC Kim Jae-dong, who made his TV debut around the same time as Rain’s singer debut. That familiarity made for a light-hearted time... More »

Kpop News
Byul’s Wanted date
by | July 26, 2008 | 8 Comments
More couples show off their relationships openly: On the 24th, solo vocalist Byul posted pictures on her personal homepage of herself with Jeon Sang-hwan of the R&B vocal group Wanted, which were reportedly taken back in September in Los Angeles. They look too cute. The couple met back in the summer of ’06 at church... More »