Kpop News
Lee Min-ki rocks out
by | January 29, 2010 | 100 Comments
…wearing a skirt? (Not that I’m that surprised.) Lee Min-ki took the stage on the evening of January 29 at Seoul’s Mel-On Ax Hall for the newly launched “Locksmith Adventure,” the first concert put on by the Locksmith music label. Headliners were the Belgian electronic duo 2 Many DJs, while... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #120
by | January 29, 2010 | 348 Comments
  SONG OF THE DAY Modest Mouse – “The World at Large” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #119 Open Thread #118 Open Thread #117 Open Thread #116 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 16 (Final)
by | January 28, 2010 | 136 Comments
Finally, the end! The angst is over! Phew. Although I didn’t really have specific predictions for how the story would end, I was fairly certain about the tone that would characterize the finale. The result was pretty close to my expectation, so more than anything, I’m relieved. Did I like... More »


Theater/Musicals
Joint Security Area the musical
by | January 28, 2010 | 16 Comments
Ten years after director Park Chan-wook‘s film Joint Security Area made a splash as the highest-grossing Korean film at that time, a stage musical adaptation is being planned. A producer with the musical explained on the 28th that the stage version is being produced for a theatrical run later this... More »


Drama Recaps
Chuno: Episode 5
by | January 28, 2010 | 82 Comments
Last episode, Dae-Gil and his little band of Choi, Wang-Son and the new addition their party, the dancing strumpet Seol-Hwa have caught up with Tae-Ha on the riverbank as Tae-Ha travels down river in a skiff. This has turned into a real adventure, and we have second meeting between the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Nam Sang-mi leaves drama over “difference of opinion”
by | January 28, 2010 | 17 Comments
Nam Sang-mi had been cast in “language master” writer Kim Soo-hyun’s upcoming drama series Life Is Beautiful, but has quit at this late date; filming is to begin in two weeks and the drama set to air one to two months hence. Nam’s role in this drama would have come... More »


Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 15
by | January 27, 2010 | 50 Comments
Good episode, or frustrating episode? I think a little of both. But now that we’re in the last week, I’m just looking forward to tomorrow’s finale. Granted, this writer is not known for sweet, perfect happy endings, and given her track record I think we can hope for mild happiness... More »


Drama Casting & News
Im Joo-hwan and Rie in MBC special drama
by | January 27, 2010 | 35 Comments
Tamra the Island‘s Im Joo-hwan has a drama series coming up (campus series What’s Up), but first he’ll be seen in an MBC special drama called Hyunhaetan Marriage War [현해탄 결혼전쟁]. He’ll star with Rie (full name Akiba Rie), a Misuda (Global Talk Show) panelist from Japan. The story is... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Le Grand Chef 2 screens in the U.S.
by | January 27, 2010 | 29 Comments
Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle is getting an American theatrical release, and will show in twenty cities, including New York, Chicago, Atlanta, and Los Angeles. According to a source with the film, this is the first time a Korean movie will be screened in the U.S. while still screening... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Bum performs live for drama, sings for OST
by | January 27, 2010 | 34 Comments
Kim Bum plays an indie-band musician in his new drama, MBC’s The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry, and he shows off some of his own guitar-playing skills in this week’s two episodes, to air on the 27th and 28th. The scene was shot on the 23rd in a Hongdae... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 7
by | January 26, 2010 | 68 Comments
Best episode so far! It’s funny and adorable, with more character and plot development. I almost even found the Jung family scenes interesting (or, at least, not UN-interesting). All the characters are growing into their quirks, particularly the kids. SONG OF THE DAY Peppertones – “지금 나의 노래가 들린다면” (If... More »