Drama Casting & News
Kang Eun-tak completes love triangle in Fine Windy Day
by | January 21, 2010 | 25 Comments
When I posted a few days back about the new daily drama Fine Windy Day [바람불어 좋은날], the one major cast member missing in all the news was Kim So-eun‘s second love interest (the first is Jin Yi-han of Conspiracy in the Court and Who Are You). The role has... More »


Celebrity News
Im Joo-hwan in Arena
by | January 21, 2010 | 41 Comments
I think this ought to make a few people happy! Im Joo-hwan is in the February issue of men’s magazine Arena, and he’s looking pretty good. One article calls the look masculine and even “macho,” but I think he looks more pretty to me. You know, while some fashion mag... More »


Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 13
by | January 20, 2010 | 50 Comments
I’ve watched enough dramas to know that a bit of story fatigue at this point is to be expected. Part of it is on my end, and part of it is on the drama’s end. But since we’re pretty near the end now, I’m telling myself to remain optimistic. This... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Eom Ki-joon cast as a psychopath
by | January 20, 2010 | 18 Comments
THIS has me excited! Eom Ki-joon (Hero, The World They Live In) has picked thriller film... More »


Drama Casting & News
Rough start for The Woman Who Still Wants to Marry
by | January 20, 2010 | 29 Comments
MBC was hoping for better, but the Wednesday premiere of its new trendy series The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry only brought in a 5.5% rating (AGB Nielsen numbers). Looks like Chuno is strengthening its hold with a 30.8%, while melodrama Will It Snow For Christmas brought in an... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Young-ae signs on with new management
by | January 20, 2010 | 16 Comments
Lee Young-ae has signed with Song Seung-heon‘s independent management company, Storm S Company, which is the firm Song established after his contract with his former management ended last year. While I don’t normally pay attention to news about actors’ management shifts, there has been a lot of speculation over whether... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Hit film Jeon Woo Chi gets a manhwa series
by | January 20, 2010 | 9 Comments
Kang Dong-won‘s fantasy-hero film Jeon Woo Chi has had a strong box office performance, and at last count had sold 5.2 million tickets. Riding that success comes a manhwa series bearing the same name, which will be released in book form as well as via an online subscription service. Although... More »


Drama Recaps
The Ending Scene to My Love Patzzi: Is This Love, Or Am I Dreaming?
by | January 19, 2010 | 100 Comments
In an effort to get a full analysis of whether My Love Patzzi had an ambiguous ending (as proposed by javabeans) or not, I feel the only possible way to do this is is to go ahead and re-translate from scratch, and then recap, the Final Episode scene where Jang... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Rebuttal #2: A case against My Love Patzzi and the delusions of Samsooki’s Jang Nara obsession
by | January 19, 2010 | 86 Comments
Once upon a time there lived a wee little goldfish. From her little plastic castle inside her little glass fish bowl she often glimpsed views of a television screen that housed human beings, many of whom cried rivers of tears due to something called “cancer” and sometimes bowed down to... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Rebuttal #1: If heroine alienates core bread-n-butter audience, drama is a dud, even if a few misguided males beg to differ
by | January 19, 2010 | 84 Comments
Gauntlet, thrown and accepted! Well, see now, I think there are a few misconceptions I’ve got to clear up right off the bat. First off, this idea that I somehow have good taste. HA! Have you seen my drama ratings? Second, that there’s such a great divide between the “elite... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Why I like Jang Nara and My Love Patzzi: A Defense against the Tyranny of dahee fanel and javabeans, and Why Square Holes Are Problematic
by | January 19, 2010 | 126 Comments
Biting off more than one can chew is not only the proper methodology for eating saltwater taffy, but it is also a way of life for me – how else can we find our limits except by risking failure? And so, as I have been weaned on Mmes. Dahee’s and... More »