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Chungmuro/Film News
Trailer and stills for conspiracy thriller Moby Dick
by | July 16, 2011 | 35 Comments
It’s a movie I had been waiting for… for almost a full year. I’ll probably have to wait that long till it hits us stateside, but conspiracy thriller Moby Dick has been out in theaters in Korea, and I sort of let it slip by me, with so many summer dramas on my plate. But... More »

Drama Recaps
I Need Romance: Episodes 3-10
by | July 15, 2011 | 160 Comments
Time to check back in with cable rom-com I Need Romance. It’s past halfway, so I thought I’d weigh in on where the show has gone since we met the girls and set the stage for complications, hijinks, and of course, romance. It continues to be breezy but not fluffy, which I like, and I... More »

Drama Recaps
You’ve Fallen For Me: Episode 6
by | July 14, 2011 | 247 Comments
It’s a bit of an angst-go-round this episode, as Shin faces some harsh truths and Kyu-won finally realizes her heart. Though it’s hard not to hate anyone who makes Kyu-won’s life difficult, I do appreciate their youthful journeys into and out of love. Tags: featured, Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Hyun-jin, Park Shin-hye, Song Chang-eui, You've Fallen... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hunter: Episode 15
by | July 13, 2011 | 367 Comments
The prosecutor is hot on his trail and it looks like someone’s secret identity isn’t going to be secret for very long. Could the City Hunter maybe just take a wee break from saving the world so that he can focus on maintaining his cover? My blood pressure would surely appreciate it. Tags: City Hunter,... More »

Drama Recaps
Myung-wol the Spy: Episode 2
by | July 12, 2011 | 116 Comments
This show is friggin’ hilarious. I love the sense of humor of it – it’s like a farce, but played straight, like a dark comedy. The North Korean stuff feels like Dr. Strangelove which is right on the money, and the setup is perfectly ridiculous, but totally engaging. It’s like half-war-comedy, half-screwball-romance, which is refreshingly... More »

Drama Recaps
Miss Ripley: Episode 13
by | July 11, 2011 | 108 Comments
It’s the villains’ episode to shine, and Hirayama and Lee Hwa rock it. I really wish Hirayama had been in more of the drama from the start, instead of cooling his heels for so long. But hey, it’s worth the wait, since Miri has built up her tower, and now he’s here to both speed... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jin and Lee Min-jung in Wonderful Radio
by | July 8, 2011 | 39 Comments
Here’s our first look at Lee Jung-jin (Runaway Plan B) and Lee Min-jung (Midas) on the set of their upcoming romantic comedy film Wonderful Radio. I don’t know what’s going on with Lee Jung-jin’s hair there, but perhaps it’s a character quirk? If they’re trying to go for unkempt hair as a character statement, they... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Stills released from You’re My Pet
by | July 8, 2011 | 142 Comments
Finally! Here’s our first look at stills from the set of the highly anticipated romantic comedy film You’re My Pet, starring Jang Geun-seok and Kim Haneul, due out later this year. I thought they were never going to make this movie. Seriously, it’s been eons since the project was announced, then halted, then restarted, but... More »

Drama Recaps
You’ve Fallen For Me: Episode 4
by | July 7, 2011 | 193 Comments
I like it much better this week, now that we’ve gotten past the introductions and into the musical, with crushes, competition, and egos galore. It’s a familiar setup, but if you’re a fan of musicals like me, there’s no business like show business. Bring on the divas. Tags: featured, Jung Yong-hwa, Lee Hyun-jin, Park Shin-hye,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Su Ae cast in Kim Soo-hyun’s Forget Me Not
by | July 7, 2011 | 101 Comments
Looks like the first big star is lined up for highly anticipated drama Forget Me Not, from star writer Kim Soo-hyun (Life Is Beautiful). The lead role will be played by Su Ae, who is one of those rare actresses who is awesome at EVERYTHING: drama, comedy, action. I haven’t seen her mime, but I... More »

Drama Recaps
City Hunter: Episode 13
by | July 6, 2011 | 296 Comments
I feel like this show stabs me and then bleeds me dry, every single episode. Is this what dating a vampire is like? Because the rush, the addiction… I know it’s bad for my health, but I can’t stop. Show, I know you’re just going to love me, then leave me, but why can’t I... More »