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Open Thread #105
by | October 16, 2009 | 236 Comments
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Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 4
by | October 15, 2009 | 196 Comments
The ratings battle looks like it’s going to be Iris‘s to lose, but at least You’re Beautiful improved slightly from yesterday. (Their numbers came in at a respective 25.3% and 8.9%. Heading to the Ground sank further to hit its series low, a 3.3%.) I don’t really buy the argument... More »


Drama Casting & News
Stills from telecinema project Love is Blind
by | October 15, 2009 | 47 Comments
Here’s the newly released poster for Love is Blind [내눈에 콩깍지], the segment of the telecinema project starring Lee Jia and Kang Ji-hwan. The romantic comedy features Kang Ji-hwan as a good-looking, capable, and charming guy who falls for an unattractive woman (Lee Jia) while experiencing a visual impairment that... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 3
by | October 14, 2009 | 121 Comments
Another cute, funny episode. The characters are really growing on me, and we’re starting to see a little depth with them (some more than others). I don’t know how dramatic this drama will get, but I usually enjoy the level of comedy-versus-angst in a Hong sisters drama. SONG OF THE... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jejoongwon’s production team at prayer ceremony
by | October 14, 2009 | 18 Comments
Is that not a beautiful photo? Jejoongwon [제중원], the drama also called the “Joseon-era White Tower,” held its customary opening prayer ceremony on the afternoon of October 14 as the series heads into filming. Jejoongwon has been steadily preparing its production over the past year and is the follow-up for... More »


Drama Casting & News
Iris’s strong start endangers Heading’s ending
by | October 14, 2009 | 27 Comments
Uh-oh. MBC may be getting ready to let that axe fall for the third time this year. I’m reading conflicting reports about its soccer drama Heading to the Ground, but it’s not looking good. KBS’s blockbuster drama IRIS has just premiered with a very strong rating in the 20% ballpark.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Iris and Chuno run into production disputes
by | October 14, 2009 | 18 Comments
With only a day before its airdate, the premiere of Iris was thrown into question as the drama’s production company, Taewon Entertainment, announced a dispute with its broadcaster, KBS. After a day of negotiations, the two sides did reconcile and come to an agreement, meaning that the Wednesday premiere of... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Film “Paju” featured in Yoon Sang music video
by | October 13, 2009 | 7 Comments
Everyone’s favorite voice Lee Seon-kyun (Triple) has again teamed up with famous songwriter Yoon Sang for the latter’s latest music video, which takes scenes from the former’s new movie, Paju. The film, which co-stars Seo Woo, happens to be earning good early buzz at the currently running Pusan International Film... More »


Drama Casting & News
Behind the scenes with You’re Beautiful’s cast
by | October 13, 2009 | 155 Comments
SBS’s You’re Beautiful showed off its Ilsan, Kyunggi-do, filming location on the afternoon of October 13 for an open set day. The cast showed some behind-the-scenes activities (and new hairstyles!) and gave interviews with the media, who were on hand to watch some new scenes being shot. If you’ve been... More »


Celebrity News
Actresses enjoy success as bestselling authors
by | October 13, 2009 | 5 Comments
Actress Choi Kang-hee (My Sweet Seoul) published her essay collection at the end of September, and within only ten days it’s already become a bestseller. The collection is titled Choi Kang-hee, A Little Child’s Little Happiness and has shot to the top ten of various bestseller lists. Currently, the volume... More »


Celebrity News
Han Ji-hye models her shoe brand
by | October 12, 2009 | 18 Comments
Earlier this year, actress Han Ji-hye announced she would be designing a line of shoes with designer Jinny Kim, aptly called “H by JINNY KIM.” Soon her designs will be available for sale as part of the brand’s Fall/Winter collection; Han also models her own designs in the catalog. Han... More »