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Regarding guest blogging
by | January 25, 2010 | 63 Comments
You’ve probably noticed that there have been a number of guest posts cropping up, from the year-end review series to the recaps of dramas like City Hall, IRIS, and Smile. The latest to join me is waterleaf, who wrote the post below and has graciously volunteered to keep writing from... More »


Celebrity News
Kim Yuna writes book
by | January 25, 2010 | 20 Comments
  Famous Korean skater, 20-year old Kim Yuna, will be releasing a personal narrative book on January 29th, called Kim Yuna’s 7 Minute Drama. The book walks through her figure skating career starting at the young age of 7 through topics more mundane such as music choice as well as... More »


Drama Casting & News
Idol star Taecyeon up for Cinderella’s Sister
by | January 25, 2010 | 111 Comments
Huh. After unconfirmed reports initially spread the rumors, now it has been announced that idol star Taecyeon of boy band 2PM will be making his acting debut in the upcoming Cinderella’s Sister. This news was confirmed on January 25 via phone interview with a source at the drama’s production company,... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 6
by | January 24, 2010 | 51 Comments
Episode 6 kicks off the next phase of this drama, in a fun way. Everything has now been set up, and although saying that Episodes 1-5 were setup ground makes it sound like they’re slow, in fact it’s quite the opposite. They’ve been fast-paced and funny, with a healthy amount... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sohn Ye-jin headlines Personal Taste
by | January 24, 2010 | 131 Comments
OMG wut??? I totally did NOT expect it, but how exciting it this? Sohn Ye-jin is returning to television in the romantic-comedy drama Personal Taste opposite Lee Min-ho! The drama adaptation (of a novel) has been revived after fizzling in 2008, and recently cast Boys Before Flowers‘s breakout star Lee... More »


Drama Recaps
Chuno: Episode 4
by | January 24, 2010 | 38 Comments
Hi, I’m hjkomo. You may recall that I wrote a guest year-end review last month, and now, here is my very first drama recap on Dramabeans. I’d like to thank javabeans for inviting me to be a part of this fabulous blog and for the years of boundless entertainment. I’d... More »


Celebrity News
CF features brainy couple Go Soo and Kim Tae-hee
by | January 24, 2010 | 78 Comments
Check out this cute new CF starring Go Soo and Kim Tae-hee, which is making viewers laugh with its dryly funny tone. The advert is for Hana Bank and shows the two stars, both known for being smart as well as beautiful, as a couple sitting amidst shark-infested waters worrying... More »


Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episodes 14-15
by | January 24, 2010 | 12 Comments
First off, I have to apologize – I have made several mistakes, in my last recap and before, which episode 14 made very clear. When Hyun Joon drops Seung Hee off after she’s released by the North Koreans, he drops her off at (his and) Sa Woo’s home – not... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 5
by | January 23, 2010 | 86 Comments
All right, all right, so I lied (twice). I honestly didn’t think I’d feel compelled to continue recapping this drama, and I expected youth hit God of Study and/or light-n-sweet Pasta to trump the good-natured Wish Upon a Star. But those other two have started lagging while my interest in... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Jun-ho and Shin Hyun-joon buddy up as comic cop duo
by | January 23, 2010 | 25 Comments
Jung Jun-ho, Shin Hyun-joon Jung Jun-ho, most recently of blockbuster drama IRIS, is keeping up with a busy schedule as he adds two new films to his upcoming agenda, one of which he shoots with his good friend Shin Hyun-joon (Cain and Abel). First is Ice Rain [얼음비], which he... More »


Drama Recaps
Pasta: Episode 4
by | January 22, 2010 | 136 Comments
I think this is going to be my last Pasta recap. I’m enjoying this series for the chemistry between Lee Seon-kyun and Gong Hyo-jin and I still think that there are solid elements to this drama, but given the landscape at the moment, it’s just not commanding my attention. I’ll... More »