Drama Recaps
Smile: Episodes 7-8
by | October 30, 2009 | 34 Comments
How the mighty have fallen… As soyjoy mentioned in her last recap, watching an episode twice makes the shortcomings glaringly obvious. This definitely isn’t a masterpiece that needs to be seen more than once. It’s not surprising for a 50-episode series to be drawn out, but I think some plot... More »


Drama Casting & News
Heading to the Ground cut again
by | October 30, 2009 | 35 Comments
Honestly, this has to suck for Heading to the Ground: Not only did MBC already cut the broadcast down by several episodes due to poor ratings, it has made an additional cut. What seems worse (to me) is the way in which they approached the matter, because viewers found out... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #107
by | October 30, 2009 | 248 Comments
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Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 8
by | October 29, 2009 | 337 Comments
So good! Certainly still high on the angst factor, but still gets a lot of chuckles. It’s been a long time since I’ve felt this level of excitement and anticipation about a drama. There have been a few gems that I adore, which are excellent examples of quality dramas, but... More »


Celebrity News
A new look for Park Yong-ha’s new album
by | October 29, 2009 | 27 Comments
Yiiikes. Love ya, dude (Story of a Man rules all, y’all), but singer-actor Park Yong-ha‘s artwork for his new Japanese single album is, um, maybe not the best way to showcase his lovely features. Don’t get me wrong, I know there’s a concept at work — I just think it’s... More »


Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 7
by | October 28, 2009 | 352 Comments
Great episode! I was a little uneasy about whether the drama would start to flag once the initial excitement had worn off, but I think it’s still going strong. There are some nice moments in this episode, although (thankfully) they manage to be sweet without being saccharine. (Sorry for the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Jang Geun-seok flooded with CF offers
by | October 28, 2009 | 55 Comments
Like Park Shin-hye, Jang Geun-seok is experiencing a rise in popularity leading the drama You’re Beautiful. In fact, he’s basking in the CF offers that have been rolling in recently, thanks to the drama. He’s already been featured in numerous CFs (SK Telecom’s Samsung phone, Etude House, Black N Jean),... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Shin-hye is tired but happy
by | October 27, 2009 | 87 Comments
The following is an interview with Park Shin-hye in Movieweek about her role as the crossdressing nun (apprentice) in You’re Beautiful. I think she, like Jang Geun-seok, had shown a lot of potential at a young age but sorta glided by in average performances for a while. But in this... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hero’s first poster shows a comic side to Lee Junki
by | October 27, 2009 | 14 Comments
Maybe MBC’s newsroom drama Hero will be better than its artwork. Because I think most of us agree that the artwork for the drama (such as the official promo photos and some of its behind-the-scenes stills) is looking a bit lackluster. The copy on the top reads, “Look out for... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Character posters for fantasy-action film Jeon Woo Chi
by | October 27, 2009 | 27 Comments
A whole slew of (lovely!) character posters has been released for Kang Dong-won and Im Soo-jung‘s upcoming fantasy-hero film Jeon Woo Chi [전우치]. Directed by Tazza‘s Choi Dong-hoon, the movie has attracted buzz for its solid cast and its blockbuster-level budget of 10 billion won. The cast includes Kim Yoon-seok... More »


Celebrity News
Jang Hyuk to welcome second child
by | October 27, 2009 | 15 Comments
Actor Jang Hyuk has announced his happy news: after being married last year, he’s now expecting his second child. Jang broke the news while doing press for his new movie, the racy, adultery-themed Penthouse Elephant [펜트하우스 코끼리], with what the reporter calls “a very bashful expression.” This announcement comes late... More »