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Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Sun Ah to make her comeback
by | October 14, 2007 | 19 Comments
Sexy actress Kim Sun Ah, who’d had a fairly lengthy resume but vaulted to superfame in My Name Is Kim Sam Soon, is back after a rather quiet past two years. Her first post-Sam Soon project was supposed to be the legal drama movie Thursday’s Child (she was cast as a tough lawyer in the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Return of the “What the hell–?!” writers
by | October 13, 2007 | 10 Comments
Fascinating. (Although, I’d hate to be called a “What the hell?!” writer. Oh, wait, was that just an invitation? Very well. Everyone gets a freebie “What the hell?!”) Personally, I find the columnist’s conclusion kinda theatrical and pearl-clutchy (isn’t there some parents’ council s/he can join?), but it’s an interesting read nonetheless.   “How could... More »

Celebrity News
And yet, I probably still won’t see it
by | October 12, 2007 | 10 Comments
Huh. So J.J. Abrams is doing the newest Star Trek movie, and at least this time he doesn’t have a TV series to sink while off trying to revive yet another large-scale movie franchise, so good luck to him. And he’s just cast two of his leads: Simon Pegg as Scotty (as in, “Beam me... More »

Drama Recaps
Auction House: Lot 2
by | October 12, 2007 | 11 Comments
Auction House‘s Episode 2 (or, as they call it, Lot 2) was a lot better than its first episode, but still feels like it’s missing something. As with Air City, despite its slick production and competent execution, I feel like the show is just a couple steps away from being something really interesting. Still, enough... More »

Pop Culture & Society
Just a quickie…
by | October 11, 2007 | 25 Comments
…cuz it’s funny, even if it’s in an I-feel-guilty-for-laughing sort of way. South Korea’s hosting an international condom conference this week on Jeju Island, in attendance by the world’s top condom experts (and no, that’s not a euphemism for the everyman, although it should be). Two interesting points: they’ve concluded that condom sizing matters, ergo... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Eon picks his first post-Coffee Prince project
by | October 11, 2007 | 12 Comments
  Actor Lee Eon, fresh from his role as dumb but lovable Min Yub in Coffee Prince (like I really need to identify him on this site, huh?), will be appearing in his first leading role ever, in an upcoming episode of Drama City. Because the long-running KBS2 show is an anthology series, each episode... More »

Kpop News
Oh noes! Jisun leaving Loveholic
by | October 10, 2007 | 38 Comments
  Singer Jisun is leaving popular rock band Loveholic to go solo! The remaining two band members will be looking for a new vocalist as Jisun embarks on a solo career. The decision was made after careful deliberation by all parties involved, including producers and their label Fluxus Music.   SONG OF THE DAY Loveholic... More »

Drama Recaps
Mixed-Up Investigative Agency: Case 1
by | October 9, 2007 | 27 Comments
I’ve decided to stick with the title Mixed-Up Investigative Agency as my preferred translation for the title of KBS’s new action-comedy drama 얼렁뚱땅 흥신소, which has been translated a number of different other things, all of which I dislike. (I did kinda like one person’s translation using the word “wacky,” but I’ve got my own... More »

Celebrity News
Park Jiyoon’s “Secret Garden”
by | October 9, 2007 | 9 Comments
I know I just posted about Park Jiyoon not long ago, but in the spirit of discussing artists with hidden talents, here’s another bit of news about the singer-actor. It’s no secret that Park Jiyoon’s an amateur photographer; she hasn’t been very active in the acting or kpop arenas for a while; her last album... More »

Celebrity News
The “News” as news
by | October 8, 2007 | 6 Comments
Surely there’s some irony, isn’t there, in reporting on the news as an item of news? …yes? …no? In any case, MyDaily reports that two of Korea’s premier actors (that’s premier, NOT premiere — sorry, pet peeve), Jang Dong Gun and Jeon Do Yeon will be featured on a CNN feature called “Eye on South... More »

Kpop News
Yes, but what does it SAY?!
by | October 7, 2007 | 27 Comments
Okay, this post has nothing to do with kdramas, but I occasionally post song lyrics and Tablo sometimes acts, so I’m covered. Not that it matters. Just saying. Rapper and songwriter (and yes, sometimes actor) Tablo has revealed a short story he wrote in English on the variety show Sunday, Sunday Night. Tablo’s quite famous... More »