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Theater/Musicals
Honey Lee’s acting debut
by | February 25, 2008 | 38 Comments
Former Miss Korea Lee Ha-nui, otherwise known as Honey Lee, has been busy acting as a television broadcast MC and as a model for various CFs and clothing brands ever since she placed in the finals for last year’s Miss Universe pageant. And now she’s branching out into acting, preparing for her debut — in... More »


Celebrity News
News bites: February 25, 2008
by | February 25, 2008 | 11 Comments
Actor-singer Lee Seung Gi broke a finger on the 23rd while filming his segment for the popular Happy Sunday variety program, and underwent surgery. Although he doesn’t think the injury is overly serious, he’ll most likely have stop his broadcast activities for the immediate future. Aw. Actress and former Baby VOX popstarlet Yoon Eun Hye... More »


Celebrity News
Busy actors find time to cross-promote
by | February 24, 2008 | 17 Comments
Hong Gil Dong actors Jang Geun Seok (stoic prince Chang Whe) and Kim Rina (jealous noble lady Eun Hye) were on hand in Myungdong in Seoul on the 24th for an autograph signing, but not for drama-related purposes. Both are brand models for EXR, a line of sporty and trendy casualwear, which announced they will... More »


Drama Casting & News
A look at SBS’s upcoming “I Love You”
by | February 23, 2008 | 18 Comments
SBS’s current Monday-Tuesday drama, sageuk King and I, is coming to a close, and moving to replace it is the upcoming drama billed as “a lively and sweet love story for a different, new-generation couple,” I Love You. The romantic-comedy series is based on a manhwa of the same name, whose creator also wrote the... More »


Drama Casting & News
One more reason to watch “East of Eden”
by | February 22, 2008 | 25 Comments
I’ll admit I’m not much enticed by upcoming MBC drama East of Eden, partly because it’s slated for 50 episodes, and that’s just too long for me. Sometimes I’ll catch parts of a long-running daily show or sitcom because those are easy to skip episodes and still remain relatively current; but a 50-episode drama is... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #18
by | February 22, 2008 | 24 Comments
Not too much to report today. Let’s see — Oscars are on Sunday. Yawn. I’d probably skip them entirely if not for Jon Stewart, although his brand of humor tends not to go over well at these events. I think I spent more time cringing the last time he hosted. Well, at least it wasn’t... More »


Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 16
by | February 21, 2008 | 78 Comments
The Hong sisters are getting better at plot transitions — today we get a new storyline, a new baddie — although I still think they’ve got much room for improvement. But their stories have consistently been dramatic and engaging, which isn’t always an easy feat when you’re working with multiple different plots that don’t connect... More »


Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 15
by | February 20, 2008 | 54 Comments
You know what we haven’t had in a while? A feel-good episode. It’s nice to have one — and a chance to breathe — in the midst of all the Sturm und Drang of the previous episodes. Plus, I really liked Chang Whe in this one. (Shocking?) I don’t know if he’ll continue along this... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Byul, Jang Geun Seok — and baby makes three
by | February 20, 2008 | 33 Comments
Doll-faced actress Kim Byul (of the uncommonly good sports drama Taereung National Village, and Clazziquai’s “Sweety” music video opposite Lee Junki) has been cast opposite Jang Geun Seok (of the current fusion sageuk Hong Gil Dong — but if you spend any time on this site you already know that, lol) in a new movie,... More »


Celebrity News
Win a date with Clazziquai
by | February 19, 2008 | 7 Comments
  Who wants a date with Clazziquai? Talk about star endorsement. SK Telecom is conducting a Thrilling Star Date promotion, which is open to people enrolled in its wireless music portal service SBS Music Star Channel. A random lottery will pick out the winners of a “date,” to take place on March 8 — with... More »


Drama Casting & News
New Heart wins ratings, Hong Gil Dong wins repeats
by | February 19, 2008 | 19 Comments
Hong Gil Dong is performing decently well in the ratings — it’s not soaring, but holding steady in its initial 15% range against the hit medical drama New Heart, which has risen with its latest episode to break the 30% mark. (Their third rival barely compares; Bulhandang [Con Man] is struggling, having sunk to nearly... More »