Drama Recaps
Playful Kiss: Episode 6
by | September 18, 2010 | 309 Comments
We don’t exactly pick up the same momentum started in the last episode, despite my fervent cheers of, “Come on, Show! You can do iiiiiiiiit!” I just adore Ha-ni’s embarrassingly realistic girl-with-a-bleeding-heart-crush so much that I want more for her. More story, more conflict, more…everything. In this episode Seung-jo ups... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Check out the New York Korean Film Festival 2010
by | September 18, 2010 | 34 Comments
Good news for Korean film lovers in the New York area: The New York Korean Film Festival 2010 (NYKFF) will be screening eight Korean films from September 22 through October 3, at both the MoMA and Brooklyn Academy of Music. It looks like a good lineup, too, and includes a... More »

Drama Recaps
I Am Legend: Episode 13
by | September 18, 2010 | 33 Comments
I would name this episode ‘The Rise and Fall (and Rise Again) of Jun Seol Hee.’ More push-and-pull between Seol Hee and her ex-Ji Wook. As others have mentioned in the comments, I do think that I Am Legend is trying to do a lot of things at once. But... More »

Celebrity News
Park Bo-young settles contract dispute with management
by | September 18, 2010 | 18 Comments
Park Bo-young has finally settled the legal battle with her management company, Humane Entertainment, which hopefully means that we’ll be able to see her back onscreen soon. (Finally!) Back in April, Park had filed a complaint against her management company alleging forgery of documents and requesting the termination of her... More »

Drama Recaps
Playful Kiss: Episode 5
by | September 17, 2010 | 200 Comments
Yay! Playful Kiss finally figured out how to tell a story! This was the episode I was waiting for — one that felt complete, had an arc, told a story, was driven by something more than pure fluffy cuteness. It’s too bad this week dropped this drama to new ratings... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Thriller film Psychic releases character posters and stills
by | September 17, 2010 | 58 Comments
New posters and stills are out for the Go Soo/Kang Dong-won thriller Psychic, which pits the two actors against each other in a battle of wills. Er, minds. Kang Dong-won plays the titular psychic who can exert powers over others, while Go Soo plays the only person who is immune... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jejoongwon’s Sean Richard joins Athena
by | September 17, 2010 | 48 Comments
Another addition has been made to upcoming spy drama Athena, which premieres in December (Giant‘s extension has pushed the premiere back from its original November target): Sean Richard (or Sean Richard Dulake), the Korean-American actor who played Dr. Allen in SBS’s medical sageuk show Jejoongwon. If you don’t recognize him,... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #153
by | September 17, 2010 | 300 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
Baker ends on a high; Kiss hits new low
by | September 17, 2010 | 220 Comments
KBS’s heavy ratings winner Baker King Kim Tak-gu ended its 30-episode run on Thursday with its series high, stopping just short of 50% with a finale rating of 49.3% and (I don’t think it’s a spoiler to say) a happy ending. Alas, that meant series lows for both its competitors,... More »

Drama Recaps
My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 12
by | September 16, 2010 | 272 Comments
It’s time for the ultimate showdown: Libido vs. Fox Bead. Who will win? Who will lose? Who will make girlfriday cry? You know which horse I’m backing, but it looks like Show might have a mind of its own. Gah. What’s a girl gotta do for some smoochies ’round here?... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Sung Yuri on the set of Noona
by | September 16, 2010 | 40 Comments
Sung Yuri shows some range on the set of her latest film, Noona, directed by Lee Won-shik. She picked up the project knowing that an indie film wasn’t necessarily going to be a commercial success, but because she really wanted to stretch herself as an actress. Truth be told, I’ve... More »