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Drama Casting & News
More awards for Coffee Prince
by | December 4, 2007 | 18 Comments
Glad to see that the actors aren’t the only ones reaping the praise for one of the biggest dramas of the year, and the biggest romantic comedy overall. Which is only apt, since a tremendous amount of its success is owed to its behind-the-scenes magicians, who are if not MORE important than the stars, then... More »


Kpop News
Get personal with Eric
by | December 3, 2007 | 34 Comments
…on his brand-spankin’-new personal website, that is! I’m sure all you Shinhwa fans probably already know this, but rapper and actor Eric just opened his personal homepage today (Dec. 3), and for once it’s not just a cyworld “mini-hompy.” Visit the site at www.munchonghyok.com (which is an unconventional way of spelling his Korean name, but... More »
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Theater/Musicals
Han Chae Young’s offbeat theatrical debut
by | December 3, 2007 | 4 Comments
  Starting on December 7 and running through March 2, 2008, actress (and Korea’s “Barbie Doll” — for her tall, shapely proportions) Han Chae Young begins her performance in the play Inept People [서툰사람들] (alternate translations: “Awkward People,” “Clumsy People”). The play marks Han Chae Young’s debut theatrical role and kicks off the upcoming wave... More »


Kpop News
“Please, for the love of god, lip-synch already!”
by | December 2, 2007 | 86 Comments
Super Junior   “Please just lip-synch!” … “It’s arduous listening to your songs”… “I should be able to watch these singers comfortably, but they make me nervous”… “Watching them sing makes me wonder where they’re messing up”… What could provoke such a response? What I like about the article below (and not just because I... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
The 2007 Korean Film Awards
by | December 1, 2007 | 40 Comments
On December 1, stars gathered in Seoul for the 6th Annual Korean Film Awards, honoring the latest achievements in (what else?) Korean cinema. Notable among its winners were the multiple talents behind one of Korea’s most critically acclaimed films of the year, Secret Sunshine — which won raves at Cannes Film Festival, where its also... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
An early look at The Man Who Was Superman
by | November 30, 2007 | 6 Comments
On the 28th, reporters were invited to check out the filming location and talk with the main players in the upcoming movie The Man Who Was Superman, starring Jeon Ji Hyun and Hwang Jung Min. Described as a “cheerful and warm human drama,” the movie stars Jeon in a complete turnaround from her usual image;... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #6
by | November 30, 2007 | 51 Comments
Don’t really have a “topic” to kick off this Open Thread today… So I’ll just ramble (and you all say, “Don’t you always?”). It’s raining. Ooh, my favorite weather. I plan to get lots of “curling up with a good book” done this evening. One of those books may include Stephen Colbert’s I Am America... More »


Drama Recaps
Mixed-up Investigative Agency: Case 15
by | November 29, 2007 | 12 Comments
What an excellent episode. By far the best to date. Episode 15 had everything — adventure, mystery, suspense, emotion, depth, and yet another well-done cliffhanger ending. In fact, it rather felt like a mini-movie more than an episode of television because of the way it skillfully brought the tension to a head; and yet, there... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Junki gets lots of love from Thai fans
by | November 29, 2007 | 18 Comments
  What a good year to be Lee Junki. He headed a successful drama (Time of Dog and Wolf), won some awards, put out his latest film May 18 (aka Splendid Holiday), and is set to headline the anticipated upcoming Iljimae adaptation. He’s really skyrocketed to fame in the two years since his breakout role... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
How was 2007 for you?
by | November 28, 2007 | 156 Comments
Wow, 2007 really flew by. I can’t believe it’s almost over. And I can’t believe I’ve been at this blog for nearly a year. This time of year inevitably means people start busting out the year-end lists of best and worst. For instance, this poll at Naver listed the Top 11 Dramas of the past... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Chun Jung Myung’s twisted fairy tale
by | November 28, 2007 | 32 Comments
Baby-faced actor Chun Jung Myung‘s last project before beginning his military service early next year will be the soon-to-be-released film Hansel and Gretel, which opens on December 27. The film is described as starting with the jumping-off point of “What if Hansel and Gretel hadn’t returned home, and had to live on in the forest... More »