Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episodes 3 & 4
by | April 15, 2009 | 68 Comments
Holy moly, this show is intense. Because of the scriptwriter, this drama’s point of comparison has generally been Sandglass or Legend (which she wrote), but I think the closest comparison is really 2007′s Devil (aka Mawang). Story of a Man is dark, it’s complicated, it’s densely plotted and you’re not... More »


Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 16
by | April 15, 2009 | 19 Comments
This episode is an example of why I find dramas so much more enjoyable without spoilers, because I’d known what the big moment was going to be and was therefore less affected than I ought to have been. That doesn’t take away from the overall quality of the episode, though.... More »


Drama Casting & News
New posters for Iris
by | April 15, 2009 | 68 Comments
……and nope, still not interested. (I mean, Lee Byung-heon (The Good, The Bad, The Weird) and Kim Tae-hee (Love Story in Harvard) look good… but why do I keep getting a Lobbyist vibe from this production?) KBS’s 20-episode action series Iris [아이리스] will hold its production press conference next month... More »


Drama Casting & News
First look: Six Months begins filming
by | April 14, 2009 | 29 Comments
First stills have been released as Six Months [식스먼스], the new KBS drama starring Kim Ah-joong and Hwang Jung-min, began filming earlier this week. Cast and crew left Korea on April 12 for a four-night, five-day overseas shoot in Guam, which commenced on the morning of the 13th at PIC... More »


Celebrity News
Jung Il-woo trades Iljimae for European vacation
by | April 14, 2009 | 43 Comments
With his drama series Return of Iljimae now finished, actor Jung Il-woo is off to Europe for a long-awaited vacation. Because Return of Iljimae shot much of its footage prior to airing, this means he has spent the past eight months working exclusively on that drama production. As we know,... More »


Celebrity News
Won Bin visits Gambia for UNICEF
by | April 14, 2009 | 44 Comments
While Won Bin hasn’t been doing much acting in the past few years, he has been busy as the Korean goodwill ambassador for UNICEF, and recently traveled to a relief center in the west African nation of The Gambia. Won Bin’s two-week trip spanned from April 4 through 13, and... More »


Drama Casting & News
Newest addition to Triple completes main cast
by | April 14, 2009 | 14 Comments
A fresh face has been added to MBC’s Triple: 27-year-old actress and model Kim Hee, a rising “CF queen” who’s been seen in advertisements for numerous brands like Lotte, Anycall, Basic House, KTF, Yahoo, and Missha cosmetics. Kim doesn’t play a skater; she’s the sole female (lucky her!) out of... More »


Celebrity News
MBC documentary special features Kim Myung-min
by | April 13, 2009 | 77 Comments
Kim Myung-min is probably the top actor in Korea right now, and is certain to go down as one of the greats of all time. He’s also an interesting case because he has come into stardom late into his career, but unlike so many other actors, the fervent appreciation for... More »


Celebrity News
Joo Ji-hoon headed to Japan for birthday fanmeeting
by | April 13, 2009 | 36 Comments
(The funny thing is, if a woman were to wear this outfit, it would be dubbed “menswear-inspired.” And yet, on a man, it looks strangely womenswear-inspired.) Come May, Joo Ji-hoon will return to Japan a year and a half after his last fanmeeting there. The event(s) will take place in... More »


Celebrity News
Kim Seok-hoon hospitalized following car accident
by | April 13, 2009 | 27 Comments
Over the weekend, actor Kim Seok-hoon of the current weekend sageuk series Iron Empress [천추태후, or Empress Cheon-chu] was in a car accident, and apparently the injuries are more serious than first guessed. The accident occurred late on Saturday night, when Kim had been traveling back to Seoul after filming.... More »


Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 15
by | April 12, 2009 | 26 Comments
Aw, look at that smile. It’s what made Jung Il-woo famous, but we haven’t seen much cause for it lately. (I remember reading in an old interview — before his Iljimae days — that he’d been cast in High Kick because at his audition, he’d accidentally messed up a line... More »