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Your addiction stories: Giveaway winner announced
by | July 3, 2010 | 172 Comments
Goong (Princess Hours) kick-started its share of obsessions When we asked for your kdrama addiction stories, we were expecting some funny, outrageous tales of wonder and woe. But even so, we were amazed at the extreme lengths you’ve all gone through in the name of your passion. We’re also tickled... More »


Podcasts
Dramabeans Podcast #2
by | July 3, 2010 | 82 Comments
Here it is, Dramabeans Podcast #2! Wherein javabeans and girlfriday discuss: Recapping; our favorite rainy-day dramas; our thoughts on oppa and noona; Coffee House; shipper wars; love triangles, as used in Boys Before Flowers; and also as used in Dawson’s Creek; Bad Guy; and a comparison of Road No. 1... More »


Theater/Musicals
Wish Upon a Star’s Joo Ji-won heads to the stage
by | July 2, 2010 | 5 Comments
Those of you who watched Wish Upon a Star earlier this year will know that the family — the five little kids — were the highlight with their warm rapport and adorable ways. Joo Ji-won, who played precocious middle child Cho-rok, will now be turning her acting attentions to the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
The Demolished Man opens strong
by | July 2, 2010 | 14 Comments
Kim Myung-min‘s new thriller The Demolished Man released on Thursday, and has topped the Korean box office. In those two days, the film has drawn nearly 200,000 admittances, which puts sales at a brisk pace. That made it second in overall ticket sales, and the top Korean film. (Beating it... More »


Celebrity News
Jang Nara becomes an associate university professor
by | July 2, 2010 | 48 Comments
I find this a bit odd, but: singer-actress Jang Nara (Sky and Sea, My Love Patzzi) has been appointed an associate professor in China, at its Beijing Huajia University. On June 30, she received her letter of appointment from the school’s president (pictured here). Jang Nara is probably more popular... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #142
by | July 2, 2010 | 140 Comments
  SONG OF THE DAY The Magic Kids – “Summer” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #141 Open Thread #140 Open Thread #139 Open Thread #138 No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Coffee House: Page 10
by | July 1, 2010 | 188 Comments
I’ve read a lot of comments maligning Jin-soo, but I’ve got to say, I LOVE him — as a character. As a person, he’s frustrating and selfish and infuriating, but as a character? Rich, complex, and intriguing. He’s showing a lot more depth than we could have guessed at the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Gumiho: Tale of the Fox Child holds drama press conference
by | July 1, 2010 | 25 Comments
Kim Yoo-jung, Seo Shin-ae On July 1, the cast of KBS’s Gumiho: Tale of the Fox Child held their production press conference. And while Han Eun-jung is the headliner, I’m wondering if (and hoping that) the two girls actually run away with the story. Kim Yoo-jung plays Han’s half-human, half-fox... More »


Celebrity News
Jung Soo-young to marry on Friday
by | July 1, 2010 | 41 Comments
Comic actress Jung Soo-young (Coffee House) has announced her upcoming wedding just a day in advance. Jung also announced that she is currently two months pregnant; the couple kept their plans under wraps to keep the affair low-key. The groom is her boyfriend of six years, who is a stage... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Song Joong-ki and dog in the sequel to Heart Is
by | June 30, 2010 | 48 Comments
I almost feel like Song Joong-ki‘s new movie Heart Is… 2 (aka Hearty Paws 2 or 마음이2) is totally taking a cheap shot — not only are they throwing the adorable Song at us, we’ve also got one beautiful dog and its ridiculously adorable puppies. Who’s got any brainpower left... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ratings drop further for Bad Guy and Road No. 1
by | June 30, 2010 | 67 Comments
Kim Jae-wook, So Ji-sub Ouuuuch. Looks like the World Cup really did a number on SBS’s postponed dramas. While Monday-Tuesday’s Coffee House dropped to a 5.6% (from approximately 9%) after two weeks off the air, Wednesday-Thursday’s Bad Guy had an even bigger fall — down from 15% to 5.6%. Yikes.... More »