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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 »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jia trades in her shortbow for a violin bow
by | April 1, 2008 | 42 Comments
Joining Kim Myung Min in the upcoming MBC drama Beethoven Virus is Lee Jia, the Korean-American who made a huge splash with her acting debut as Bae Yong Joon’s love interest Sujini in last year’s fantasy-historical epic Legend [Taewangsashingi]. In Beethoven Virus, Kim Myung Min portrays a strong-willed, perfectionist orchestra conductor, while Lee Jia has... More »

Celebrity News
Park Yong Ha embraces his inner polka-dotted geek
by | March 31, 2008 | 22 Comments
He may portray a curt, no-nonsense television PD in his role on On Air, but it’s geek chic for the fashion magazines — Park Yong Ha takes on round-rimmed glasses and a casual, just-rolled-out-of-bed image for April’s Elle issue. Tags: Park Yong-ha, photo shoots... More »

Celebrity News
One Fine Day with Sung Yuri
by | March 31, 2008 | 39 Comments
Over the weekend, Sung Yuri held her first solo fanmeeting in her ten-year-long career (having pursued her acting after gaining her start as part of pop girl band Fin.K.L.). (An aside: Sung Yuri’s had a tough time gaining recognition as an actress, but I’ve been seeing articles floating around in recent days acknowledging that Hong... More »

Drama Recaps
Who Are You: Episode 8
by | March 30, 2008 | 20 Comments
My big question heading into Who Are You? was whether the handling of the body-possession of Seung Hyo would create weird Electra complex moments for Young In. Thus far I’m glad to report that I haven’t found the developing Young In–Seung Hyo relationship to be creepy; and in fact Episode 8 brings more opportunities for... More »

Kpop News
“And to think, when Shinhwa started we were only yea high!”
by | March 30, 2008 | 34 Comments
Shinhwa members at their 10th Anniversary Live in Seoul concert, March 30, for which they sold approximately 22,000 tickets to their two performances. The group celebrates while boasting some questionable styling choices — I count at least three ajummas and a gigolo in their midst. Meanwhile, group member Minwoo prays for another ten years: Tags:... More »

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