Drama Recaps
My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 16 (Final)
by | September 30, 2010 | 487 Comments
Dear Show, How do I love Thee? Let me count the ways. 1. Your hero is Woongtastic. 2. Your heroine is the cutest thing since cats started having babies. 3. You do crazy things, but then you recover with The Cute. 4. You hurt, but you hurt so good. 5.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Gumiho Girlfriend goes out on top
by | September 30, 2010 | 73 Comments
The ratings switched around for Thursday’s drama broadcasts, placing SBS’s fantasy-romantic-comedy series My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho in first place with a 19.9% as the drama concluded its run. (No spoilers in this post.) KBS’s action-comedy Runaway Plan B slipped a few percentage points but maintained a strong showing with... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Siwon tackles high action in the streets of Japan
by | September 30, 2010 | 75 Comments
Speaking of Athena, now it’s Choi Siwon‘s turn for some of the attention. He’s pictured in these stills on location in Japan, where his appearance attracted quite a bit of bystander interest. No doubt some (most?) of that stems from his idol star status as one of the many pretty... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Park Bo-young picks her next project
by | September 30, 2010 | 25 Comments
Finally! And yay! Park Bo-young is ending an involuntary two-year hiatus with a new movie. Already a top-flight actress at the age of 20, she has fielded numerous offers from films and dramas and has settled on She’s Looking At Me [그녀가 날봐요], a “human melodrama” (which basically means a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cha Seung-won in recovery following surgery
by | September 30, 2010 | 29 Comments
A few conflicting reports are making the rounds today, so here are the nuts and bolts and you can make of them what you will: In mid-September, Cha Seung-won left the Japan shoots for his upcoming drama Athena when he contracted an acute bacterial virus infection, and now reports state... More »

Drama Recaps
My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 15
by | September 29, 2010 | 154 Comments
I was expecting a lower-key, sort of mellow episode today, and sure enough, we get the typical Episode 15 lull. The episode contains some necessary moments and does truthfully need to go through some of this stuff before heading into the finale — otherwise the ending feels unearned and jammed... More »

Drama Casting & News
Runaway explodes onto the scene with a 20% premiere
by | September 29, 2010 | 129 Comments
I’d expected high numbers for Runaway Plan B, but even so I’m surprised: 20.7% is an excellent start — hitting that number midway through would be a hit, but to get it in Episode 1 is rare. It speaks to the star power of Rain and answers the question of... More »

Celebrity News
Bae Doo-na shows her sexy side for Vogue
by | September 29, 2010 | 27 Comments
Wow — Bae Doo-na usually takes on a more girl-next-door image, but she’s downright sexy for this new fashion spread for Vogue. It’s enough to make you double-take (at least I did), since I’m used to her casual, dressed-down look, such as in her drama God of Study earlier this... More »

Drama Recaps
Sungkyunkwan Scandal: Episode 8
by | September 29, 2010 | 251 Comments
Dear Dr. Quinn, Is it possible to die of: (a) too much hiccupping; (b) curiosity and fright; (c) broken ideals; or (d) having one’s pride slashed to pieces? If yes to any of the above, please hurry to SKK as quickly as possible. There are four strapping young men (?)... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Hyo-jin joins Mary Stayed Out All Night
by | September 29, 2010 | 40 Comments
Kim Hyo-jin returns to television in the highly anticipated Mary Stayed Out All Night, which has already got me pumped up for its main trio of Moon Geun-young, Jang Geun-seok, and Kim Jae-wook. Those three end up in a tangle of fake marriage shenanigans (Mary gets involved in a “simulated... More »

Drama Recaps
I Am Legend: Episode 16 (Final)
by | September 28, 2010 | 116 Comments
Thanks so much to javabeans and girlfriday for letting me write up the recaps to I Am Legend. It was a fun ride – and I hope you all enjoyed it too! I apologize for the lateness of this recap, so, on to the final episode! [And a big thanks... More »