Drama Recaps
Dr. Champ: Episode 4
by | October 10, 2010 | 78 Comments
I want that cow robe! The fourth episode could easily be named “Truths unleashed”: all the secrets we’ve concealed and that have been concealed from us, will slap our faces. Jealousy, longing, regret; this drama captured my heart by portraying so naturally such painfully human feelings. And it has cute... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kam Woo-sung and Kim Ji-soo’s character stills for King Geunchogo
by | October 10, 2010 | 22 Comments
Here are the first stills for sageuk drama King Geunchogo, which premieres next month on KBS starring Kam Woo-sung as the king and Kim Ji-soo (currently besieged by netizen complaints due to her drunken hit and run) as his love interest. The drama focuses on warrior-king Geunchogo, the 13th ruler... More »

Celebrity News
The girl behind the gumiho: Interview with Shin Mina
by | October 10, 2010 | 141 Comments
Before Shin Mina put on a white dress and started chomping down on cow like it was going out of style, no one ever imagined a gumiho could be so cute. Sixteen episodes later, My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho has come to an end, slaying us all with its mythic... More »

Celebrity News
Kim So-eun wraps drama: “It’s like taking off a winter coat”
by | October 9, 2010 | 51 Comments
For the past nine months, Kim So-eun has been acting in a KBS daily drama, Fine Windy Day (or Good Day For the Wind to Blow). With that drama coming to a close last week, the 21-year-old actress talks in the following interview about how it felt to bear the... More »

Drama Recaps
Dr. Champ: Episode 3
by | October 9, 2010 | 59 Comments
Kyaaaa! Save for one moment of pure fangirl moment, this episode served mostly as an emotional one as it added more dimensions to all the characters in the drama. I wouldn’t say it was completely frustrating to experience more tension between Jo Min Ki and Kim So Yeon, but I... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Real-time thriller Midnight FM’s new posters and trailer
by | October 9, 2010 | 20 Comments
Here are additional posters and stills for thriller-action film Midnight FM, as well as a longer trailer than the one that was previously released. The movie stars Su Ae as a late-night radio DJ, while Yoo Ji-tae, who has so often played gentle, quiet characters, transforms into a nutjob stalker.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Gong Hyo-jin in Rolling Home With a Bull
by | October 9, 2010 | 22 Comments
Gong Hyo-jin‘s next film is the movie Rolling Home With a Bull (which I’d previously translated more literally as How To Travel With a Cow), which will release early next month. In the movie, Gong plays a woman who suddenly shows up in front the ex-boyfriend she broke up with... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Tae-hee only good for television?
by | October 8, 2010 | 69 Comments
Kim Tae-hee is one of the most famous actresses of her age/generation and an undisputed CF queen, and her dramas have typically performed very well. Yet once again her foray into film has yielded bitter results, and the horse-racing-based Grand Prix has had a poor showing at the theaters. In... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Kye-sang and Jung Yumi’s Come, Closer
by | October 8, 2010 | 20 Comments
Yoon Kye-sang (Who Are You?, Road No. 1) and Jung Yumi (Oki’s Movie, Que Sera Sera) (two of my favorites!) are starring in an upcoming movie together, called Come, Closer. This project was announced last year, but news has been fairly quiet about it until now, with the film slated... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Yo-won and Lee Dong-wook in The Recipe
by | October 8, 2010 | 47 Comments
A female director, Lee Dong-wook, Lee Yo-won, AND Ryu Seung-ryong? Consider my interest piqued. The Recipe, also translated directly as ‘Bean Paste’ [된장], is about a murderer on death row, played by Ryu Seung-ryong (Personal Taste), whose last request is to have the bean paste soup he had just before... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #156
by | October 8, 2010 | 408 Comments
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