Celebrity News
Early 2011 enlistment for Kim Hye-sung
by | November 23, 2010 | 38 Comments
While it’s commonplace for celebrities to delay their mandatory military service as long as possible, young actor Kim Hye-sung (Boy Meets Boy, Unstoppable High Kick), currently 22, is going against the grain and plans to enlist early next year. (Men are sometimes granted deferrals after receiving their first notice to... More »

Drama Recaps
Mary Stayed Out All Night: Episode 5
by | November 22, 2010 | 150 Comments
Oh, jealousy. You always manage to brighten up my day — in a drama, that is. And of all these characters, I’m thrilled that the first one to demonstrate any is the one who makes it most deliciously fun to watch: Mu-gyul the indifferent. He’s still light-years from admitting it,... More »

Drama Recaps
Secret Garden: Episode 4
by | November 22, 2010 | 350 Comments
I didn’t necessarily get the “you’re prettier when you’re angry” thing, but I definitely get it now… Joo-won and Ra-im are totally angry-hot, as in having especially explosive chemistry… when they’re at each other’s throats. I mean, I always knew the bickering hate phase was intended to spark a few... More »

Drama Casting & News
Medical investigation drama Sign begins filming
by | November 22, 2010 | 24 Comments
Having just mentioned MBC’s My Princess, here’s a look at its competition, SBS’s forensic-crime-investigation drama Sign (formerly titled Heaven). The following are the first stills from the drama, which began filming about a week ago. (Sign will get a few weeks’ jump on My Princess, which will be attempting to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ryu Soo-young joins My Princess
by | November 22, 2010 | 37 Comments
My Princess, the next romantic-comedy series to come from Secret Garden writer Kim Eun-sook, has now filled out its primary quartet with the addition of Ryu Soo-young (Lawyers of Korea) in his first project after fulfilling his military service. The drama drew attention early on with the casting of Kim... More »

Drama Recaps
Joseon X-Files: Episode 10
by | November 21, 2010 | 30 Comments
I liked this episode a lot. I appreciate that the writers have taken the care to alternate lighter, funnier episodes with the darker, creepier, and/or more intense ones. The plot in this one is of a stand-alone nature, but since it involves all three members of our Team X-Files, I’m... More »

Celebrity News
Cha Tae-hyun goes carnie for Vogue
by | November 21, 2010 | 32 Comments
What is WITH the crazy fashion spreads lately? Did I win the lottery? I’ve certainly been a good girl this year, so maybe they’re early Christmas presents from Santa. All I know is, there’s definitely something in the water over at those magazine shoots. It’s like they’re just BEGGING for... More »

Drama Recaps
Dr. Champ: Episode 16 (Final)
by | November 21, 2010 | 81 Comments
What?! I loved this moment! Oh… The most beautiful (visually speaking – yes, I loved screencapping this one) drama of the year is about to end, and I’m as happy as a k-drama watcher can be, with a most satisfying ending after weeks of obsessing over such beloved characters. I’d... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eric shows his comic side behind the scenes of Poseidon
by | November 21, 2010 | 34 Comments
Cute! I was thinking that the upcoming maritime-police show Poseidon would be strictly high-action dramatic stuff, but perhaps there’s room for a dose of humor in there as well, based on these behind-the-scenes photos from the filming location. That’s something I’m quite okay with; Eric’s got a pretty good sense... More »

Drama Recaps
Secret Garden: Episode 3
by | November 20, 2010 | 242 Comments
SBS has had a number of dramas with truly beautiful cinematography in the past year — Bad Guy, Dr. Champ, Will It Snow For Christmas, Jejoongwon — and now we can add Secret Garden to that list. I’m really enjoying this drama based on story and acting alone — and... More »

Bae Soo-bin’s next role takes him to the stage
by | November 20, 2010 | 27 Comments
It’s been a busy year for Bae Soo-bin, who has played a face-swapping cuckolded husband on a revenge mission, a devoted guard to a royal concubine, and a loser with a penchant for racy comic books. Now he travels back nearly a century to play a famed writer in a... More »