Chungmuro/Film News
Gu Hye-sun casts new movie
by | December 27, 2009 | 21 Comments
Twenty-five-year-old actress Gu Hye-sun is at work on her new film Magic [요술] , and has cast her female lead: Seo Hyun-jin, a former pop singer turned actress. Seo Hyun-jin got her start in 2001 with the SM girl group M.I.L.K, and went on to act in musicals and dramas... More »


Drama Recaps
Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 32-34
by | December 26, 2009 | 23 Comments
Better late than never? Rewatching this drama now, two months after it has ended, actually reminds me why I was so drawn to it in the first place. As a simple family comedy, there are no big stars, special effects, or cutting-edge stories — just relationships that are heartwarming and... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Jung-jae added to The Housemaid
by | December 26, 2009 | 24 Comments
Oh, this makes me SO happy. Lee Jung-jae (Typhoon, Oh Brothers) has been cast as the husband in the highly anticipated remake of classic Korean film The Housemaid, putting him in the middle of a confrontation between veteran actress Jeon Do-yeon and rising star Seo Woo. The remake of the... More »


Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 8
by | December 25, 2009 | 105 Comments
Note that there will be no new episodes of Will It Snow For Christmas next week, because of SBS’s year-end awards shows. Episode 9 will air on January 6, which, by the way, is when Chuno premieres on KBS. As for the title, well, I guess it didn’t snow on... More »


Kpop News
Artist profile: Lucid Fall
by | December 25, 2009 | 37 Comments
I posted up a song, “Les Miserables,” from Lucid Fall‘s new album this week for the Episode 7 Will It Snow For Christmas recap, which got me once again marveling at how wonderfully composed his songs are. The track has a Part 2 sung by a woman, and the two... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #115
by | December 25, 2009 | 438 Comments
  Merry Christmas, or, if you observe a different holiday, Happy Holidays! SONG OF THE DAY Paolo Nutini – “Tricks of the Trade” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #114 Open Thread #113 Open Thread #112 Open Thread #111 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Triple: Episode 15
by | December 24, 2009 | 18 Comments
I admit I approached Triple recaps with a bit of a “Let’s get this over with, sigh” attitude, but rewatching this episode reminded me of all the little touches that I enjoyed about it. I’ve been meaning to finish off this drama for ages, and never entertained the idea of... More »


Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 16
by | December 24, 2009 | 42 Comments
(written by samsooki, editing, design, and a very MERRY CHRISTMAS TO JAVABEANS and all City Hall’ers by 0timelost and cleown) Episode 16 – “Love Like Your Heart Has Never Been Broken.” One of the things that I love about this drama is the fact that the characters get right back... More »


Drama Casting & News
Posters for SBS’s Pick the Stars
by | December 24, 2009 | 29 Comments
New posters are also out for SBS’s other Monday-Tuesday drama Pick the Stars (airing alongside Jejoongwon in Angel’s Temptation‘s slot), featuring its two leads, Choi Jung-won (Kingdom of the Stars) and Kim Ji-hoon (Love & Marriage). In the drama, Choi Jung-won has to grow up suddenly when her parents’ death... More »


Drama Casting & News
Pasta’s official posters released
by | December 24, 2009 | 25 Comments
Following the release of some preliminary promo shots, MBC’s Pasta has released its first official posters, featuring (in the order above) Gong Hyo-jin, Lee Seon-kyun, Honey Lee, and Alex. Not much more info about the plot has been given, however, other than the general description of their work at an... More »


Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 7
by | December 23, 2009 | 89 Comments
A happy note on the ratings: Will It Snow For Christmas had been holding its breath for a ratings upswing once IRIS ended, and it has gotten its wish: the numbers, which have hovered in the 8%-9% range, shot up to 16.4% for this episode. Without its blockbuster rival, it... More »