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Drama Recaps
Mixed-up Investigative Agency: Case 9
by | November 19, 2007 | 9 Comments
Mixed-up Investigative Agency really stepped up its game in Episode 9. From what I’ve seen in the next few episodes, the bar of the series has been raised in its latter half. I’ve been liking the series but haven’t been addicted to it, and though I wouldn’t say I’m quite in addiction territory, the series... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Tae Woong shows off his jewelry
by | November 19, 2007 | 8 Comments
Uhm Tae Woong is another actor I respect for his intensity and talent, as well as his range. It’s also great to see him coming into his own in recent years, no longer just pop singer Uhm Jung Hwa’s little bro but a bona fide celebrity in his own right. Now he’s garnering notice not... More »

Kpop News
Cultivating the Lolita complex
by | November 18, 2007 | 28 Comments
Wonder Girls: “Tell me!”   The following article brings up an interesting point but is ultimately pretty weak in its assessments. But it IS mainstream press, so I suppose that’s to be expected. In any case, the topic is worth noting, even if the article makes the Lolita complex sound like a natural part of... More »

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 »