Drama Recaps
A Star’s Lover: Episode 8
by | January 4, 2009 | 45 Comments
Well, things are chugging along nicely. I wonder at how the secondary romances (Woo-jin, Eun-young) will continue, because we’re not even halfway through and our main coupling looks like it’s hitting its stride. I tend to find the trickiest part of romantic dramas to be striking the right balance of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Drama trends for 2009
by | January 4, 2009 | 33 Comments
Note: The following is taken from a Korean article, so the opinions therein aren’t necessarily my own. Still, it’s a look into the trends we can expect in the coming year of dramas. (For instance: Not one, but TWO figure-skating dramas?) 2009 looks like a bright new year. This year,... More »


Celebrity News
Rapper G to debut in Japan
by | January 4, 2009 | 3 Comments
So Ji-sub is making his Japanese singing (well, rapping) debut, reports a Japanese newspaper. The actor put out a single last year using the name “G” and appeared in the MV; after the song’s release, it was belatedly revealed that the “faceless rapper” G was in fact So Ji-sub. Now... More »


Drama Recaps
A Star’s Lover: Episode 7
by | January 3, 2009 | 27 Comments
Again, I found this episode a little predictable, but still enjoyable. That just may become the theme for A Star’s Lover (predictable but appealing), and for now, I’m okay with that. There are enough moments — like the end of this episode — that keep my interest up for the... More »


Celebrity News
Fan frenzy surprises even Kim Myung-min
by | January 3, 2009 | 52 Comments
It’s Kang-mae mania! Kim Myung-min (Beethoven Virus, White Tower) held a fan signing event on January 3, and although he doesn’t typically fall into the category of idol star or crowd generator, he had just that effect with the thousand fans in attendance. The event was to promote his new... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jeon Ji-hyun has the geeks excited
by | January 2, 2009 | 11 Comments
CNN has put up its list of “15 Movies for Geeks in 2009,” and the Hallyu contingent actually has a decent showing on it. Jeon Ji-hyun‘s (aka Gianna Jun) Hollywood debut movie Blood the Last Vampire sits in the #3 slot, behind Fanboys at #1, Coraline at #2. Meanwhile, Park... More »


Celebrity News
Kim Tae-hee wants recognition as a real actor
by | January 2, 2009 | 21 Comments
Kim Tae-hee (Fight) will be the next guest on the Park Joong-hoon Show, the new KBS talk show that recently kicked off its run with a rare interview with movie star Jang Dong-gun last month. (She, like Jang, is known to be good friends with host Park.) The program has... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #64
by | January 2, 2009 | 20 Comments
  First open thread of the year! I’ve never made it a habit to make new year’s resolutions (in fact, I tend to actively avoid the activity — because why court certain failure?), but I admit after such a crazy, turbulent year, there’s a definite appeal to wiping that slate... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Fans support Insadong Scandal
by | January 1, 2009 | 20 Comments
Kim Rae-won (Gourmet) and Uhm Jung-hwa (Seducing Mr. Perfect) are currently shooting their upcoming movie, the art-themed Insadong Scandal, and fans have been doing their part in making the filming process a little more bearable for their stars and the production team. Recently, the film set in Busan was visited... More »


Celebrity News
The Bae Yong-joon book
by | January 1, 2009 | 38 Comments
I mentioned that Bae Yong-joon (Winter Sonata, Legend) was working on a photo guidebook when I last posted about him (about Yonsama kimchi), and now here’s a little more info about the project, titled tentatively (and I really hope it’s just the working title) I Love Korea. Recently Bae wrote... More »


Meta
Happy New Year!
by | January 1, 2009 | 41 Comments
Happy New Year, everybody! May the year 2009 not suck as badly as 2008 did. No tags for this post.... More »