Open Thread
Open Thread #89
by | June 26, 2009 | 193 Comments
  I’m moving this weekend! This month has been absolutely insane, with work piling up and the demands of packing and trying to organize a major change around prior commitments… yeesh! If you don’t hear from me, I’ve been crushed by boxes. Smothered by the literal weight of one’s own... More »


Drama Recaps
Partner: Episode 1
by | June 25, 2009 | 72 Comments
Partner got off to its start this week, and it was kind of like I expected: flawed but fairly entertaining. Not a fabulous story, and there are some pretty big plot holes, but the acting keeps it afloat. I hadn’t realized just how much I’d missed Lee Dong-wook — but... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
A movie marriage for Yoo Ji-tae and Yoon Jin-seo
by | June 25, 2009 | 21 Comments
No, not another star romance — these are wedding stills from the upcoming movie Bimilae [비밀애, or Secret Love], starring Yoo Ji-tae (A Star’s Lover) and Yoon Jin-seo (Return of Iljimae, Beastie Boys). The two actors are reuniting after first working together six years ago in the Park Chan-wook film... More »


Drama Casting & News
Newest posters for Friend, Our Legend
by | June 25, 2009 | 24 Comments
Are you excited for the new drama Friend, Our Legend? If you’re not, that’s okay. I’m not, either, despite (or perhaps because of) all the hype. But there are a lot of dramas that I didn’t expect to like initially that I did in the end, so I won’t make... More »


Drama Recaps
Triple: Episode 5
by | June 24, 2009 | 66 Comments
Another cute episode with a lot of cute scenes. I think Triple is starting to settle into its groove — it’s not all the way there yet, but storylines are starting to flow a little more, I think. It’s also a pleasure to watch a drama that is refreshing and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ryu Shi-won rides in Style
by | June 24, 2009 | 34 Comments
SBS’s Style is a fashion drama, but somehow they’ve managed to shoehorn in lead actor Ryu Shi-won‘s well-known penchant for all things racing and cars. These photos were shot on June 23 in the city of Seogwipo in Jeju Island, in which Ryu’s character goes to cover an ATV event.... More »


Celebrity News
Strike Love’s chopped ending will get more development overseas
by | June 24, 2009 | 23 Comments
MBC’s weekend sports drama Strike Love unfortunately got cut off early due to flagging ratings — its initial 20-episode run was cut to 16, even though the production had by that point nearly finished filming all 20. That meant that the last week of the series was rushed to cram... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon Sang-hyun storms the Lady Castle
by | June 23, 2009 | 85 Comments
Ohhhhhh! This was not expected! Queen of Housewives hottie Yoon Sang-hyun (the “thirtysomething Gu Jun-pyo”) has scored big with his follow-up project: acting opposite Yoon Eun-hye in the upcoming romantic comedy series Lady Castle. A lot of name actors had been mentioned as possibilities for this role — I’d heard... More »


Celebrity News
Yonsama and Ji-woo-hime together in Tokyo
by | June 23, 2009 | 31 Comments
Bae Yong-joon and Choi Ji-woo, appearing together in Japan for a Winter Sonata-related event? Will the Tokyo Dome be able to contain the excitement? Choi’s management announced on June 23 that the pair would appear at a special event in Japan on September 29 in advance of the Japanese broadcast... More »


Meta
Ask javabeans…
by | June 23, 2009 | 176 Comments
Um. So I’ve been really bad with emails lately, folks. Well, I’m always prone to being bad with emails, but lately stuff is taking over my offline life and I’ve been really awful, and my inbox is overflowing, and I feel stressed out about that and guilty, but most emails... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Seo Woo takes on a Lolita role in Paju
by | June 23, 2009 | 34 Comments
Lee Seon-kyun, Seo Woo I guess the sexy schoolgirl is never going out of style, but the plot of the upcoming melodrama/romance film Paju [파주] seems like it may have an interesting take. Seo Woo (who won some awards for best new actress at the end of last year for... More »