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Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Il Woo’s girlfriend-y wishes
by | November 17, 2007 | 47 Comments
  Young actor and soon-to-be university student Jung Il Woo, known for his “killer smile” (…which you can’t see in the pic, I know), is in a new movie, My Love. The omnibus film (several short films linked loosely by theme) features five separate couples, and its stars include Kahm Woo Sung, Choi Kang Hee,... More »

Kpop News
Kim Jae Wook’s “ice fortress”
by | November 16, 2007 | 37 Comments
The Dear Cloud music video that Kim Jae Wook, aka Coffee Prince‘s Waffle Sun Ki, had agreed to appear in for free (because the band members are his close friends) has come out, along with the band’s first album. Watch the video below. The MV is for the main track off the album, “얼음요새” (Ice... More »

Drama Recaps
Insoon Is Pretty: Episode 2
by | November 16, 2007 | 42 Comments
Huh. Well now, this is unexpected: I did not like Episode 2. I’m used to finding second episodes to be a marked improvement from the first, but rarely the opposite. It’s strange for me to find an episode 1 to be good and the following markedly less so. Episode 1 was subtly moving, understated and... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #4
by | November 16, 2007 | 37 Comments
Do you get Netflix guilt? I’ve had the same DVD for the past few months and I know what a horrible waste of money that is, but for some reason the longer I hold onto it, the more insistent I am that I MUST watch it before returning. Because it would be a REAL waste... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Seon Kyun’s dream role
by | November 15, 2007 | 17 Comments
Thirty-two-year-old actor Lee Seon Kyun, whose career has taken a recent dramatic upswing following back-to-back hits in the series White Tower and Coffee Prince Store #1, was recently on SBS’s Midnight TV Entertainment (aired on the 14th). On the show, he discussed his “dream” to play a reckless profligate character. (The word he used, “han-ryang,”... More »

Celebrity News
Clean and fair Kim Myung Min
by | November 15, 2007 | 25 Comments
Like I needed another reason to like Kim Myung Min. If you asked me who my favorite Korean actors are, I’d have a hard time answering, but if you asked me who I think is the best, Kim Myung Min really flies to the top of that list. He’s equally capable of being intense (White... More »

Celebrity News
by | November 14, 2007 | 75 Comments
Gong Yoo, Jo In Sung As Male Stars Enlist in Military Service En Masse in 2008… Will It Leave Behind Another Void? A Korean man cannot avoid his military service, and stars at the busiest time in their careers are no exception. Male stars generally reveal their thoughts on military service upon reaching the appropriate... More »

Drama Recaps
Mixed-up Investigative Agency: Case 8
by | November 14, 2007 | 13 Comments
Ah, the great schism. Our band of misfits is, very temporarily, the disbanded misfits. Aw. Some pretty strong acting, mixed with angst and betrayal and byootiful scenery. Oh yeah, and the mysterious backstory of Eun-jae’s childhood trauma is revealed! SONG OF THE DAY Brazilian Taco – “Man.” How could I NOT dig a (Latin-inflected Korean... More »

Kpop News
You be the judge: Lee Da Hae’s single
by | November 13, 2007 | 81 Comments
Well, you’ve seen the photos, you’ve heard about the song, and maybe you’ve seen the clips of her video. But now you can listen to both versions of the Lee Da Hae rendition (Korean and English) of the song “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll” and judge for yourselves. As for me, I wouldn’t say it’s... More »

Kpop News
Minwoo credits/blames Dong Wan for going solo
by | November 13, 2007 | 37 Comments
Minwoo was on an episode of the talk show Yashimmanman that aired on the 12th, where he talked about being the first of the Shinhwa boys to go solo — citing oversensitive Dong Wan as one of his reasons.   (God, will you look at those eyes? How can a guy have such pretty anime-like... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Byung Heon on a concert tour
by | November 13, 2007 | 7 Comments
Looks like Lee Da Hae isn’t the only one giving the singing career a go. So is actor Lee Byung Heon, who’s embarking on a concert tour in Japan, which hits major cities Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya, and Fukuoka, beginning on the 15th and ending on the 28th.   This is no mere song or two... More »