Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Kang Ji-hwan (Part 1)
by | June 7, 2009 | 69 Comments
I told ya I’d have some goodies coming up, didn’t I? IS Plus is one of those lighter entertainment news/gossip sources, but one thing I like is their series of “drinking interviews,” which are pretty much exactly like they sound: The reporter goes out to eat and drink with a... More »


Celebrity News
Artists and entertainers: Where do they work?
by | June 6, 2009 | 30 Comments
Here’s something a little different. Cine 21 has an eleven-part profile of the workspaces of various entertainers, artists, and creative-arts professionals, which caught my eye because I am obsessed with workspaces. Well, maybe not obsessed, but very, very, very interested. I constantly fiddle with mine, think of ways to rearrange... More »


Drama Recaps
The Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 9-12
by | June 5, 2009 | 22 Comments
Cuuuute. This show is so sweet, but not saccharine. I find romance is best done sprinkled liberally with humor to undercut the sappiness, and so far The Sons of Sol Pharmacy achieves a good balance on that score. For instance: In the above screencap, the boys sing to Mama Song... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #86
by | June 5, 2009 | 155 Comments
  What’s up, folks? I’m actually (probably) on a plane as this Open Thread posts — I’ll be on a trip for the weekend so posting will be a little lighter, but be sure to check back ’cause I’ve got some goodies planned! Hehe. Gotta love delayed blog-posting functionality. Er,... More »


Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 16
by | June 4, 2009 | 44 Comments
Ooh, more goodness abounds! I’m actually sad this drama’s ending next week. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a series on so many levels — for the acting, writing, directing, music, suspense, and perhaps most importantly, for the pure fun factor. (I know there are lots of criteria... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jang Geun-seok cast as murder suspect
by | June 4, 2009 | 33 Comments
Actors Jung Jin-young and Jang Geun-seok worked together in the 2007 Lee Jun-ik film Happy Life, and are re-teaming for a new film, Itaewon Murder Case [이태원 살인사건]. The story unfolds after a university student is found dead from a violent stabbing in the restroom of a fast-food restaurant in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Strike Love wraps up two weeks early
by | June 4, 2009 | 21 Comments
Aw, this is too bad. MBC’s baseball drama Strike Love has been underperforming in its weekend time slot, and is now reducing its episode order. Rather than the planned 20, the drama will now end with Episode 16. MBC says that their agreement with the production company allows for anywhere... More »


Drama Casting & News
Brilliant Legacy gets extended
by | June 3, 2009 | 59 Comments
A drama that performs well right out of the gate is a drama the broadcast station wants to hold on to, so it’s no surprise that SBS’s Brilliant Legacy has confirmed a two-episode extension. Currently halfway through its run, the series is closing in on 30% ratings. Furthermore, a source... More »


Drama Casting & News
Dae Jang Geum sequel postponed
by | June 3, 2009 | 27 Comments
I’d heard some rumblings for a while about a sequel to uber-Hallyu smash hit Dae Jang Geum being in the works, but I kind of figured it was one of those constant rumors. However, the production announced on June 3 that the drama project is not canceled, and despite initial... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Scenes from youth action film Bisang
by | June 3, 2009 | 33 Comments
Kim Bum and Kim Byul‘s new “youth action film” Bisang [비상] is busily filming and has been releasing stills (such as these previously posted photos of the two actors’ kiss scene). Kim Bum plays “Shi-bum,” an aspiring movie actor whose first love is “Soo-kyung,” played by Kim Byul. The latest... More »


Drama Casting & News
Fresh stills from Partner
by | June 3, 2009 | 41 Comments
Lee Dong-wook Sorry, sorry! I try not to write too much about one thing at once (as a reader, I prefer reading about diverse projects rather than the same thing all the time), but I saw these new stills and couldn’t NOT share, right? Ah, well, when it rains (news)... More »