Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episode 5
by | December 19, 2009 | 24 Comments
I’m starting to feel that the episodes alternate between good, fast-paced forward movement with the story line, and then 1-2 draggy episodes. Episodes 1-2 were fine, even though they were hard for me to get through quickly. But they were the first two – Korean dramas usually need that many... More »


Drama Casting & News
Road No. 1 casts Yoon Kye-sang
by | December 19, 2009 | 37 Comments
Yessssss! Yoon Kye-sang has signed on to join So Ji-sub and Kim Haneul in MBC’s war epic series Road No. 1, which is bound to be one of the big buzz shows of next year. With those three leads in place (as well as Choi Min-soo and Sohn Chang-min), the... More »


Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 6
by | December 18, 2009 | 125 Comments
Six episodes, five recaps, five days. I am TIRED, yo! I’m going to have to let my brain rest over the weekend and watch something really silly. On the other hand, these recaps have been a blast to write, if you couldn’t tell. For a melodrama, the episodes have been... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Scorecard: How did IRIS’s stars measure up?
by | December 18, 2009 | 66 Comments
Lee Byung-heon IRIS‘s scorecard December 17 saw the finale of KBS’s IRIS, which offered a tragic close for its two male leads. It averaged a 27% viewership rating. As though mocking the troubles afflicting Wednesday-Thursdays dramas since last year, it met its end with high ratings in the 20s, producing... More »


Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 22
by | December 18, 2009 | 39 Comments
Hello all! Sorry for the hiatus… computer issues coupled with some apartment redecorating had kept me away from the wonderful world wide web. I just recently caught episode 22 and was glad to see the relationship between Hyun-soo and Jung-in develop a bit and pass the early stages of bubbly... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #114
by | December 18, 2009 | 319 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 5
by | December 17, 2009 | 93 Comments
I think this drama is going to exhaust me. One, because it looks like the emotions will be gripping. But also two, because it’s a drama that has little moments that pack a punch, which can be parsed in so many ways. These kinds of dramas are tons of fun... More »


Drama Casting & News
A Chinese drama comeback for Jang Nara
by | December 17, 2009 | 35 Comments
Singer-actress Jang Nara is probably more popular nowadays in China than in Korea, and she has just announced that she’ll be headlining her next project — a Chinese drama. She began filming in late November in Shanghai, her father-manager Joo Ho-sung revealed belatedly via her official website. (I don’t know... More »


Celebrity News
Early photos of a young Go Soo
by | December 17, 2009 | 54 Comments
With actor Go Soo‘s profile newly raised for starring in SBS’s Will It Snow For Christmas?, old photos have resurfaced of the star. Above are his graduation photos from middle school and high school; below are photos from his debut days. All I’ll say is, what a good-looking kid. (His... More »


Celebrity News
Jang Jin-young’s wedding photo
by | December 17, 2009 | 34 Comments
Actress Jang Jin-young died of stomach cancer in September, after which it was belatedly revealed that she had been secretly married. She had wed her husband, Kim Young-kyun, while in the U.S. for cancer treatment, and registered the marriage to make it official in Korea just days before her passing.... More »


Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 4
by | December 16, 2009 | 109 Comments
Yes, Will It Snow For Christmas is shaping up to be standard melodrama stuff, in terms of story. Still, I’d say it’s excellently drawn standard melodrama (which makes it not so standard after all?). Trust me, you won’t find anyone who’s more reluctant to dive into the melo genre, but... More »