Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 21
by | August 16, 2009 | 7 Comments
This episode really gets the action going, which is welcome because, as I mentioned in the previous recap, I prefer more personal storylines to politics. Not that politics is bad — it adds depth and historical context, certainly — but I like both in a nice balance. SONG OF THE... More »

Celebrity News
Song Seung-heon’s photo shoot for W
by | August 16, 2009 | 37 Comments
I have no idea what exactly it is that actor Song Seung-heon (East of Eden) is doing holding onto two dangling pieces of string in a dark cave while flexing his abs, but I suppose that’s hardly the point. Well, aside from the flexing abs part of it. These new... More »

Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Han Hyo-joo (Part 2)
by | August 16, 2009 | 48 Comments
Continuing from Part 1 of the drinking interview with Han Hyo-joo, here’s Part 2:   “No more talk of scandals… I’ve been hurt a lot” What drinking habits do you have? Nothing in particular. My face doesn’t redden, either. If I really drink a lot, I get a little sentimental.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Friend will not be ending early
by | August 16, 2009 | 16 Comments
…in case you were wondering, which you probably weren’t. MBC’s weekend miniseries Friend, Our Legend [친구, 우리들의 전설] has not had the buzzed-about broadcast run it was hoping for when it adapted one of the biggest box-office hits in Korean film history and cast name stars like Hyun Bin and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Please take care of My Fair Lady
by | August 16, 2009 | 45 Comments
The pre-premiere prayer ceremony is a standard practice for films and movies, and the production of My Fair Lady [aka Please Take Care of the Young Lady, aka 아가씨를 부탁해] held theirs on the afternoon of August 16 to wish for a successful broadcast run. The ceremony was attended by... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 20
by | August 15, 2009 | 14 Comments
Return of Iljimae is back! I know, I know, it’s been ages since I started this drama. I’ve been determined to finish it for a long time, but time kept slipping away from me. I figured that having a goal to shoot for would help move things along, so in... More »

Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Han Hyo-joo (Part 1)
by | August 15, 2009 | 43 Comments
The last (and first) drinking interview I posted was with Kang Ji-hwan (Part 1 and Part 2). Here’s a new one featuring Han Hyo-joo, recent star of SBS’s hit weekend show Brilliant Legacy. Like Kang Ji-hwan’s, this one is also divided into two parts (Part 2 will be up soon!).... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Haeundae eyes the 10 million ticket threshold
by | August 15, 2009 | 13 Comments
Despite being several weeks into its release, eyes are on disaster film Haeundae this weekend at the box office as the film is expected to break the 9 million mark in viewers. As of reports on Saturday morning, the 15th, the film has sold more than 8.5 million tickets, putting... More »

Drama Recaps
Tamra the Island: Episode 2
by | August 14, 2009 | 34 Comments
Funny and sweet. The characters are lively and the scenery continues to be gorgeous; the island setting and time period give this drama a bright dash of whimsy. Like with Episode 1, there are still some rough patches, but on the whole I got a kick out of this episode.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Yo-won doubles her filming workload
by | August 14, 2009 | 49 Comments
Actress Lee Yo-won‘s schedule has just kicked into double-time as she adds a project to her schedule, even though she is currently busy acting in the hit MBC sageuk Queen Seon-deok as its title character. Filming on the movie Bean Paste [된장] began this week (August 11), which comes after... More »

Drama Casting & News
Western actors becoming more visible on Korean TV
by | August 14, 2009 | 79 Comments
Here’s an article that takes a look at the growing trend of non-Korean actors being featured on television, which caught my eye because it talks about one of the leads in the new weekend comic drama Tamra the Island, which I’m enjoying. “Foreigners on television are no longer unfamiliar” On... More »