Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 22
by | December 18, 2009 | 39 Comments
Hello all! Sorry for the hiatus… computer issues coupled with some apartment redecorating had kept me away from the wonderful world wide web. I just recently caught episode 22 and was glad to see the relationship between Hyun-soo and Jung-in develop a bit and pass the early stages of bubbly... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #114
by | December 18, 2009 | 319 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 5
by | December 17, 2009 | 93 Comments
I think this drama is going to exhaust me. One, because it looks like the emotions will be gripping. But also two, because it’s a drama that has little moments that pack a punch, which can be parsed in so many ways. These kinds of dramas are tons of fun... More »

Drama Casting & News
A Chinese drama comeback for Jang Nara
by | December 17, 2009 | 35 Comments
Singer-actress Jang Nara is probably more popular nowadays in China than in Korea, and she has just announced that she’ll be headlining her next project — a Chinese drama. She began filming in late November in Shanghai, her father-manager Joo Ho-sung revealed belatedly via her official website. (I don’t know... More »

Celebrity News
Early photos of a young Go Soo
by | December 17, 2009 | 54 Comments
With actor Go Soo‘s profile newly raised for starring in SBS’s Will It Snow For Christmas?, old photos have resurfaced of the star. Above are his graduation photos from middle school and high school; below are photos from his debut days. All I’ll say is, what a good-looking kid. (His... More »

Celebrity News
Jang Jin-young’s wedding photo
by | December 17, 2009 | 34 Comments
Actress Jang Jin-young died of stomach cancer in September, after which it was belatedly revealed that she had been secretly married. She had wed her husband, Kim Young-kyun, while in the U.S. for cancer treatment, and registered the marriage to make it official in Korea just days before her passing.... More »

Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 4
by | December 16, 2009 | 109 Comments
Yes, Will It Snow For Christmas is shaping up to be standard melodrama stuff, in terms of story. Still, I’d say it’s excellently drawn standard melodrama (which makes it not so standard after all?). Trust me, you won’t find anyone who’s more reluctant to dive into the melo genre, but... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Hye-soo the vampire
by | December 16, 2009 | 47 Comments
Vampires may be the trend right now, but I think they don’t often look so chic. Here’s sexy siren Kim Hye-soo (Style) in vampire makeup for an “art marketing” campaign for Fissler Korea. The goal is to take an artistic view to their advertising, using the skills of photographer Kang... More »

Celebrity News
(Three of four) Hallyu stars arrive in Japan
by | December 16, 2009 | 115 Comments
Won Bin, Jang Dong-gun, Song Seung-heon Three of Hallyu’s biggest stars — Song Seung-heon, Jang Dong-gun, and Won Bin — arrived at Japan’s Haneda Airport to an excited crowd of fans on the afternoon of December 16. They are in the country for an event titled “Hallyu Four of a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Mi-yeon returns to television with Man-deok
by | December 16, 2009 | 13 Comments
This is news that had been floating around for a while (and denied, then floated again), but now it’s confirmed: Lee Mi-yeon is making her drama comeback — eight years after her last sageuk Empress Myung Sung — in another historical epic, Merchant Kim Man-deok. The drama is based on... More »

Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 3
by | December 15, 2009 | 115 Comments
Oh, Go Soo, I have missed you. If his acting here is any indication, his dark role in the recent film Into the White Night has got to be killer. Can’t wait to see it. Now that we’re past the initial glow and into the meat of the story, I... More »