Celebrity News
Joo Ji-hoon receives his sentencing
by | June 22, 2009 | 96 Comments
On the morning of June 23, Joo Ji-hoon appeared in court to receive his sentencing after pleading guilty to drug use of ecstasy and ketamine, and his fans can relax, since he got off pretty lightly. His punishment is six months of jail with one year of probation (a suspended... More »

Drama Casting & News
Prime-time battle of the ex-FinKL stars
by | June 22, 2009 | 14 Comments
Sung Yuri, Lee Jin Former ’90s pop group FinKL kick-started a couple acting careers, namely with Sung Yuri and Lee Jin, who are set to star in competing dramas this summer. (Fellow FinKL member Ok Joo-hyun has had a successful career as a musical actress, while Lee Hyori — well,... More »

Plans announced for Friend, the musical
by | June 22, 2009 | 7 Comments
Before the drama Friend, Our Legend even gets off the ground, announcements have been made for a musical version in the works. There’s even a new word to describe the trend of movie-turned-musicals (e.g., 200 Pound Beauty, On Air): the somewhat ungainly term “moviecal.” A representative from Friend‘s production company... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 20 (Final)
by | June 21, 2009 | 90 Comments
Ohhhhh, what a freaking great way to go out! I was afraid the ending wouldn’t live up to the series, especially with all the snippets of spoilers floating around… but I loved it. I can see why some might have wanted something different, but I thought it was quite fitting.... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Accidental Couple: A review
by | June 21, 2009 | 68 Comments
Once again, I’m thrilled to have Dahee Fanel guest-posting her thoughts on a drama — in this case, KBS’s recently ended Wednesday-Thursday drama Accidental Couple, aka Just Looking aka That Fool. It’s always a pleasure, Dahee! –javabeans   SONG OF THE DAY Judy Garland – “Over the Rainbow.” [ Download... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Jo Gwang-soo’s second queer film Friends
by | June 20, 2009 | 67 Comments
Lee Je-hoon, Seo Ji-hoo Director Kim Jo Gwang-soo added an entry to the small-but-growing category of Korean queer cinema with his short film Boy Meets Boy, starring rising pretty-boy actor Kim Hye-sung. He is following that with his second film, Friends? [친구사이?], which isn’t quite feature-length but clocks in as... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Hana and Ahn Sung-ki pair up in Fair Love
by | June 20, 2009 | 7 Comments
Lee Hana (Le Grand Chef) is currently appearing in the new MBC drama Triple, but also has an upcoming film project as well, in which she stars opposite top veteran actor Ahn Sung-ki (The Divine Weapon). The movie is Fair Love [페어러브] and recently completed filming. In the movie, Ahn... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Jung-eun prepares for a Kimchi Battle
by | June 19, 2009 | 17 Comments
It was announced a while back that the 2007 hit film Le Grand Chef (which spawned the successful drama series Gourmet) would be coming out with a sequel, which has been cast with a new set of actors. The original film starred Kim Kang-woo, Im Won-hee, and Lee Hana; the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Partner production press conference
by | June 19, 2009 | 28 Comments
With less than a week left till the premiere of new legal drama Partner [파트너], the cast was on hand at the series production press conference on June 19. The drama is KBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday offering and stars Kim Hyun-joo (Insoon is Pretty) and Lee Dong-wook (La Dolce Vita). Partner... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #88
by | June 19, 2009 | 195 Comments
  It’s Open Thread Friday! You know what to do. SONG OF THE DAY Rogue Wave – “Are You On My Side” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #87 Open Thread #86 Open Thread #85 Open Thread #84 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
Triple: Episode 4
by | June 18, 2009 | 61 Comments
Overall, I am really enjoying this show and appreciate the casting, but I think I’m having a problem with Su-in (or is the issue with Lee Hana?). I haven’t decided whether it’s purely a character thing or an acting thing, but if Su-in were one of the seven dwarves, she’d... More »