Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 20
by | December 4, 2009 | 69 Comments
This was one of the first episodes in quite awhile that I didn’t fawn over. I’m starting to feel that Jung-in and Hyun-soo’s relationship is moving into the sugary sweet arena, which makes me a bit antsy. The drama has done a good job of keeping things organic and need... More »

Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episode 3
by | December 4, 2009 | 47 Comments
My fave bad guy Hello everyone! I’m kaedejun – and I will be doing the recaps for IRIS starting with episode 3. I know that it was the biggest competition against the much beloved You’re Beautiful – of which I am completely addicted to and love as much as Coffee... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #112
by | December 4, 2009 | 520 Comments
  SONG OF THE DAY Emma-Lee – “That Sinking Feeling.” I’ve just discovered Emma-Lee, and I’m totally in love with this song. [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #111 Open Thread #110 Open Thread #109 Open Thread #108 No tags for this post.... More »

Celebrity News
Jang Geun-seok buried in drama offers
by | December 3, 2009 | 111 Comments
(What an adorable picture. It’s like Jang Geun-seok’s softer personality with Hwang Tae-kyung’s sharper wardrobe, which is, if we must split things up between them, the better way to do it.) In any case, it comes as no surprise that Jang Geun-seok, coming off his very popular role in the... More »

Celebrity News
Uhm Tae-woong in Nylon
by | December 3, 2009 | 40 Comments
Thirty-five-year-old actor Uhm Tae-woong has been acting as Kim Yu-shin for the past several months in MBC’s Queen Seon-deok, and now sheds the historical costuming for his new photo spread in Nylon. I think he’s been rather overshadowed by his more dynamic co-stars Go Hyun-jung and Kim Nam-gil, but what... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Bum is poised to take flight
by | December 3, 2009 | 25 Comments
It’s been a little while since Dream faded from airwaves, but its star Kim Bum is getting ready to launch his new movie, Flight [비상], which will be released next week. Here’s a recent interview with the actor talking about those two projects and his acting life after Boys Before... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Phone bought for Hollywood remake
by | December 3, 2009 | 31 Comments
Ha Ji-won‘s 2002 horror film Phone [폰] will be getting a remake to be produced by U.S. company Imprint Entertainment in conjunction with Korea’s MiroVision. The news was announced in a December 3 press conference attended by reps from each company, as well as Ahn Byung-ki, the director of the... More »

Drama Casting & News
From the set of Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang
by | December 2, 2009 | 19 Comments
Here’s an on-set look at KBS’s Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang, which has taken up a small corner of the Monday-Tuesday prime-time lineup. While Queen Seon-deok rakes in the big numbers (although they did drop precipitously by over 10% after the exit of one big character who shall remain nameless for spoiler... More »

Drama Casting & News
Will It Snow for Christmas kicks off new midweek ratings battle
by | December 2, 2009 | 42 Comments
SBS premiered a new drama series today, melodrama Will It Snow for Christmas? starring Go Soo in his big television comeback and Han Ye-seul. (I haven’t watched it yet; I’ll let you know what I think when I’ve had the chance.) The numbers aren’t terribly different from last week’s lineup,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
2009 Blue Dragon Film Awards
by | December 2, 2009 | 54 Comments
Kim Ok-bin, of vampire thriller “Thirst” It’s that time of year again: awards season! On December 2, the 30th Blue Dragon Film Awards were held at KBS Hall in Yoido, Seoul, hosted by actors Kim Hye-soo and Lee Beom-soo. Considering the recent slump in the Korean movie industry, it was... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Yong-hwa follows in the grand tradition of kdrama second leads
by | December 2, 2009 | 118 Comments
10 Asia takes another look at an up-and-comer, this time focusing on You’re Beautiful‘s resident “towel guy” and unrequited lover, Kang Shin-woo aka newbie actor Jung Yong-hwa. He may have not gotten THE girl in the drama, but he sure won over all the others in the real world. Jung... More »