Open Thread
Open Thread #59
by | November 28, 2008 | 30 Comments
  Everyone (in the U.S.) have a good Thanksgiving? Anyone going Black Friday shopping? Personally, the thought of getting out at the crack of dawn to fight hundreds of crazed bargain-hunting fiends over marginally lower prices for crap I can’t afford anyway has never appealed to me. (That, and I’m... More »


Celebrity News
Kim Rae-won gets back to the kitchen
by | November 28, 2008 | 8 Comments
At least in a figurative sense. Before Kim Rae-won took on the role of a young chef in Gourmet, he was reputed to be a fair cook in his own right. Now he’s revealed his own cookbook: Delicious Fare by Kim Rae-won. (The Korean title plays with the character names... More »


Celebrity News
Han and Theron meet at Dior
by | November 27, 2008 | 13 Comments
Eastern Barbie meets Western Barbie? Han Chae-young (of the upcoming Boys Before Flowers) poses with Hollywood glamour goddess Charlize Theron at the “Christian Dior and Chinese Artists” art exhibit in Beijing. The gala event took place at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art on the 15th; Theron is the spokesmodel... More »


Drama Casting & News
“World” gets a music video
by | November 27, 2008 | 13 Comments
The World They Live In is getting trounced in the ratings, but it’s still putting out a music video, perhaps in an attempt to raise its profile. (By the way, I’m working on getting guest recappers on board to take over the series, so if we’re lucky things may get... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Ah-in surprises Antique viewers
by | November 27, 2008 | 8 Comments
Aw, isn’t he adorable? (Reminds me of Coffee Prince‘s Kim Dong-wook.) Yoo Ah-in (assassin Heuk San of Strongest Chil Woo) attended a screening of his latest movie, Antique, and surprised 200 excited fans with his unannounced appearance. After watching the movie, in which Yoo plays a former gifted boxer who... More »


Pop Culture & Society
Actress faces jail time for adultery
by | November 26, 2008 | 58 Comments
I hadn’t intended on posting about actress Ok So-ri‘s current adultery case, because South Korean law is one subject that I freely admit is beyond me. But the news has hit the international newswire, so here we go: The 39-year-old Ok, who enjoyed most of her popularity in the ’90s... More »


Celebrity News
Jang Yoon-ju’s Dream showcase
by | November 26, 2008 | 5 Comments
Jang Yoon-ju has been one of Korea’s top fashion and runway models for the past eleven years, appearing in all the big name magazines and doing some international work as well. She’s also releasing her first album as a singer. She’s not a complete newb; she’s expressed her love of... More »


Celebrity News
Jo Seung-woo waits for his army papers
by | November 26, 2008 | 4 Comments
Next up for military enlistment: 28-year-old Jo Seung-woo (Tazza, Go Go 70). He’ll go sometime next month, although a rep from his management company says that because he hasn’t received the official paperwork yet, Jo isn’t certain of the exact date. Jo had just finished filming his last film this... More »


Theater/Musicals
200 Pound Beauty musical opens
by | November 26, 2008 | 12 Comments
If you’re a regular reader here, you probably won’t have that much trouble placing this particular famous singer in the lead role of 200 Pound Beauty, the musical edition, which held its “press call” and open rehearsal on November 26. Song Chang-eui of Golden Bride plays the role originally played... More »


Drama Casting & News
Another hero role for Lee Junki
by | November 25, 2008 | 43 Comments
After a short break following his sageuk drama Iljimae, Lee Junki is back with his next project: an SBS weekend drama called Strange Heroes (working title). In Strange Heroes, Lee Junki is a man who’d spent his life using his genius purely for the sake of furthering his own success.... More »


Drama Casting & News
Tazza ends [open thread]
by | November 25, 2008 | 19 Comments
Okay, I’m trying something new here, so please let me know what you think. SBS’s Tazza ended its run today on episode 21, and to send it off, I’m kicking off an open thread. I can’t possibly cover all the dramas out there, but I know you all are watching... More »