Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 6
by | December 2, 2008 | 61 Comments
[According to this poll, more than half of you voted for continuing recaps for The World They Live In -- 9% wanted them fast, 26% wanted them well-written, and 33% didn't care as long as they continued. Two readers volunteered to continue with the series, so I'm happy to have... More »


Celebrity News
Baby son makes acting debut with Dad
by | December 2, 2008 | 10 Comments
Cha Tae-hyun‘s son has made his onscreen debut. The 2-year-old Soo-chan (1-year-old by Western calculations) appeared with Dad in his latest movie, Speed Scandal, as one of the children shooting a CF with Dad’s character, a former idol star turned radio DJ. Cha explains that since the production had been... More »


Kpop News
Lee Seon-kyun sings “Boy”
by | December 1, 2008 | 6 Comments
Although actor Lee Seon-kyun is often referred to as The Voice (by us fans, I mean), I didn’t really expect to see him take up singing — not in an official capacity, at least — but here he is, lending his vocals to a track on Yoon Sang‘s upcoming special... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Cameos abound in Sweet Lies
by | December 1, 2008 | 18 Comments
Kim Sun-ah fans have a(nother) reason to watch Park Jin-hee‘s upcoming romantic comedy Sweet Lies, in which Kim (When Night Comes) turns up for a brief cameo. Her involvement had not been previously announced, but was revealed at the movie’s December 1 press preview event. Kim’s character bears her own... More »


Celebrity News
M.Street loses its lead singer to suicide
by | December 1, 2008 | 48 Comments
On December 1, the body of singer Lee Seo-hyun, lead singer of vocal pop group M.Street, was found in a recording studio. The death has been ruled as a suicide by hanging. The primary cause was deemed to be failed stock investments. One source explained that he had invested large... More »


Drama Casting & News
Seoul University opens its gates for Star’s Lover
by | December 1, 2008 | 11 Comments
Yoo Ji-tae and Cha Ye-ryun are shown here filming for A Star’s Lover at Seoul University, marking the first time a drama’s been shot at Korea’s top educational institution. A few productions have been shot at another top school, Yonsei University (Attic Cat, My Sassy Girl), but never before at... More »


Celebrity News
More strong females in Princess Ja-myung
by | November 30, 2008 | 6 Comments
I’ve mentioned two of the upcoming trio of Strong Female Leader sageuks — Empress Cheon-chu and Queen Seon-deok. Now let’s talk about the third, Princess Ja-myung. Jung Ryeo-won (My Girlfriend Has Two Faces) is headlining, and Park Hyo-joo, above, has been added as a noblewoman who was dragged from her... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Jung ready for the Marines
by | November 30, 2008 | 9 Comments
There are several different ways to serve out one’s mandatory military enlistment — some, like Eric, serve desk jobs, usually due to injury (or pulling of bureaucratic strings); others go into the air force, like Ohn Joo-wan; and others (Jae Hee, for instance) serve regular active duty. Singer and sometime... More »


Celebrity News
Share Happiness in Elle
by | November 30, 2008 | 12 Comments
Management company Yedang Entertainment has gotten a bunch of its star-clients into the December issue of Elle magazine under the photo-spread header “Share Happiness.” Included are East of Eden‘s Han Ji-hye (above), along with Lee Jung-jae (Disturbance In Her Barroom), Kim Sun-ah (When Night Comes), and Kim Haneul (On Air),... More »


Celebrity News
Update on Jang Jin-young’s cancer
by | November 29, 2008 | 9 Comments
Jang Jin-young, who was diagnosed with stomach cancer in September, has spent the intervening time receiving treatment. She is now talking to press about her condition in her first interview since the diagnosis. In a phone interview with the MBC program News Who on November 29, the 34-year-old Jang said... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Peppermint losing viewers
by | November 29, 2008 | 5 Comments
Lee Hana’s Peppermint, the music-themed program that replaced the popular Yoon Do Hyun’s Love Letter, has dropped in the ratings since its premiere. The last episode of Love Letter drew a 4.7% rating, while Peppermint‘s premiere dropped to 4.3%. The second outing recorded a further drop down to 3.6%. Note:... More »