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Chungmuro/Film News
Won Bin and mom
by | April 9, 2008 | 32 Comments
There’s a building buzz around the upcoming film Mother, and it’s not just because of its lead actor, Won Bin. Naturally, Won Bin taking the lead role is news in itself, given that he’s spent the last four years away from the big screen (or small screen, for that matter), and fans have long awaited... More »

Drama Recaps
Three Dads, One Mom: Episodes 1 & 2
by | April 8, 2008 | 69 Comments
Finally caught the first two episodes of the new KBS Wednesday-Thursday drama Three Dads, One Mom, and have a bit of a mixed reaction. On one hand, there’s a very cute quality to the drama, helped in no small part by its appealing cast — and while they’re not quite superstar-famous, all four main cast... More »

Celebrity News
The dilemma of Kang Ji Hwan
by | April 7, 2008 | 51 Comments
Kang Ji Hwan, the dilemma of an actor four years into his debut Coming off his role in the KBS 2TV Wednesday-Thursday drama Hong Gil Dong, which received favorable reviews for its fresh approach, Kang Ji Hwan appears wearing a goldenrod-yellow jacket. This was approximately a week after the drama ended, the impression of the... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: April 5, 2008
by | April 5, 2008 | 30 Comments
On the April 4 broadcast of MBC’s Section TV, Lee Da Hae listed Taiwanese actor-singer-producer Jay Chou as an actor she’d like to work with. Asked why she chose him, she explained, “The first thing is personality. I wonder if we’d be a good match.” I’m sure she means that strictly professionally. Duo Mighty Mouth... More »

Celebrity News
Jo Hyun Jae, bracing self for public outcry
by | April 4, 2008 | 37 Comments
Hmm. Looks like Jo Hyun Jae is in some hot water. The actor recently starred in the film GP506 (which the above pic is from; it’s not a real army pic) and currently stars in the new drama Three Dads, One Mom (for which I’m holding off judgment till I see the second episode —... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #24
by | April 4, 2008 | 18 Comments
  I actually came upon this link from Boing Boing, but check out this woman’s site. Going by the moniker ‘komusin’ (or gomushin, aka old-fashioned rubber shoes), the artist takes everyday photos and adds her own quirky illustrations. They’re adorable: (photos are posted, message-board style, under the third tab on the top). You’ve really... More »

Drama Recaps
Who Are You: Episode 10
by | April 3, 2008 | 33 Comments
I don’t think I can overstate how much I LOVE JEALOUS SEUNG HYO. I think the whole jealousy thing is one of those common female fantasies — a pain in the ass in real life, but for some reason so much fun in fiction. And, the rules evolve yet again! SONG OF THE DAY Beautiful... More »

Drama Casting & News
Moon Geun Young returns to dramas; the sageuk revival continues
by | April 3, 2008 | 27 Comments
It looks like we’ve got a lot of upcoming dramas garnering some buzz from the high profiles of the actors and producers attached. (There’s Daemool with Go Hyun Jung, Kwon Sang Woo; Rivals with Chae Rim; Beethoven Virus with Kim Myung Min, Lee Jia and PD Lee Jae Kyu; Iljimae with Lee Junki; Iljimae with... More »

Drama Recaps
Who Are You: Episode 9
by | April 2, 2008 | 31 Comments
Fun fun fun. The series is getting more interesting, I think. Or maybe that’s just because I’m a fool for romantic developments, which is a big theme in today’s episode. SONG OF THE DAY G.O.D. – “모르죠” (Don’t know). Can’t have a Yoon Kye Sang drama and not post a G.O.D. song, right? This one’s... More »

Celebrity News
Brown-Eyed Girls love layered tops, hope, and you
by | April 2, 2008 | 6 Comments
  R&B pop singers Brown-Eyed Girls record their contribution to the “Hope Song,” which includes participation from other idol groups like Girls Generation, SS501, Super Junior, and Jewelry. Proceeds of the song (on sale in May) will be donated to charitable organizations. Tags: singers... More »

Drama Casting & News
“Friend” gets the drama treatment
by | April 1, 2008 | 10 Comments
Huh. They’re remaking the 2001 film Friend [친구 Chingu] — starring superstar Jang Dong Gun — into a drama?? The original film had earned widespread praise, both domestically and internationally, as well as breaking records with its more than 8 million tickets sold. It was, at the time, the top-grossing Korean film ever. The film... More »