Open Thread
Open Thread #106
by | October 23, 2009 | 353 Comments
My new cat Maeby! Too bad she didn’t come with a sister I could name Surely. Her new favorite game is Catch the Red Laser Dot. My new favorite game is Direct the Laser Dot Back and Forth on the Hardwood Floors so the Cat Slides All Over it Like... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 6
by | October 22, 2009 | 280 Comments
Things just keep getting better. I really love both Shin-woo AND Tae-kyung in this episode. I mean, really. REALLY! (SO sweet.) What’s best is that neither is bad guy, and neither is Mi-nyeo a bad girl. Nobody’s at fault here — it’s the circumstances that have caused this dramatic tangle.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Dong-wook shows off his singing skills
by | October 22, 2009 | 20 Comments
Remember the “music drama” Soul Special, featuring Han Hyo-joo (Brilliant Legacy) and Kim Dong-wook (Partner)? Kim Dong-wook has participated on the soundtrack, which also features artists like Rumble Fish and K.Will, and Kim’s track (“나에게 그대는”) was released online this week to such great response that within the first day... More »


Drama Recaps
Tamra the Island: Episode 3
by | October 22, 2009 | 30 Comments
Although Tamra the Island has finished airing, gallivanter and myself have volunteered to continue Javabeans’ efforts to offer recaps to Dramabeans readers. So, in the next weeks, we’re hoping to share detailed recaps, thoughts and opinions on this little treasure of a drama. Now a side note for Tamra: Unfortunately... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 5
by | October 21, 2009 | 163 Comments
A very cute episode that keeps up the mix of humor and emotion, with a splash of added romance. I’m really liking all the actors/characters in this drama, even the ones who play unappealing roles (like Yoo Heyi), which goes a long way to adding charm to this drama. SONG... More »


Drama Casting & News
Prime-time experiment disappointing for Angel’s Temptation
by | October 21, 2009 | 16 Comments
After several dramas fell to Queen Seon-deok‘s Monday-Tuesday domination over the past several months, SBS tried to experiment with its scheduling in order to protect its new Monday-Tuesday series Angel’s Temptation. It therefore shuffled its broadcast schedule to air Angel’s Temptation at a time where it would be unchallenged by... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Into the White Night holds press conference
by | October 21, 2009 | 31 Comments
Sohn Ye-jin, Go Soo With the theatrical release approaching for dark thriller film Into the White Night (aka Baekyahaeng: Walk Into the White Night), the production held a press conference on the morning of October 21 in Seoul. In attendance were the movie’s two lead stars, Sohn Ye-jin (Open City)... More »


Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 5
by | October 20, 2009 | 34 Comments
Hullo! I’m soyjoy, and I’ll be your guide through episodes 5 & 6. The three of us “Smile” recappers are rotating weekly, so hopefully our stylistic differences won’t throw you off. Luckily, we’re all in agreement that this is an endearing and enjoyable series, so at least the commentary should... More »


Drama Casting & News
Cast promos for MBC drama Hero
by | October 20, 2009 | 44 Comments
We’ve seen the cast of upcoming Wednesday-Thursday drama Hero posing separately (Kim Min-jung, Lee Junki, Eom Ki-joon), and now they pose together as three newspapermen and one police officer. The new cast promo photos feature, from left to right, Eom Ki-joon (Job Well Done), Baek Yoon-shik (Jeon Woo Chi), Lee... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Gu Hye-sun’s film festival trailer
by | October 20, 2009 | 25 Comments
As previously announced, actress Gu Hye-sun took a second stab at directing with a short (1-minute) trailer for the 7th Asiana International Short Film Festival, which was released on October 20. This follows her directorial debut, a short film about euthanasia called The Madonna [aka The Cheerful Caretaker, 유쾌한 도우미].... More »


Celebrity News
November’s Cosmo features Jang Dong-gun
by | October 20, 2009 | 42 Comments
(I don’t know about you, but I actually like seeing an actor photographed with laugh and age lines. It makes their good looks seem real, in a way.) Jang Dong-gun is currently promoting his latest film, Good Morning President, in which he plays a handsome single president, which is also... More »