Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 17
by | November 22, 2009 | 130 Comments
OMG, WOW. There isso much heart in this episode—the best so far!! Someone remind me to close my slack-jawed mouth before I start drooling over Kang Hyun-soo. Special shoutout: at last! The Han River appears in a Kdrama as more than just a place to scream/vent or have secret arguments/trysts.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Queen of Housewives gets a Season 2
by | November 22, 2009 | 42 Comments
It’s rare, but it happens: the drama Queen of Housewives is getting a second season. According to an MBC representative, the drama will air its Season 2 next fall, and if it is successful, more seasons may follow. From MBC’s point of view, turning a drama into a multiple-season series... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Hyo-seo cast as Won Bin’s love interest
by | November 22, 2009 | 9 Comments
The female lead has been cast for Won Bin‘s new movie Ajusshi [아.저.씨.], and it’s relative fresh face Kim Hyo-seo. Ajusshi is the second film for director Lee Jung-beom, whose first was 2006’s Cruel Winter Blues, a “Korean-style noir” with Sol Kyung-gu and Jo Han-seon. Ajusshi garnered attention the moment... More »

Drama theme-song ringtones
by | November 22, 2009 | 161 Comments
Somehow the mention of ringtones came up on the last Open Thread, and I posted some ringtones that I’d made of You’re Beautiful OST songs. I got some requests, so I thought I’d put more up in a separate post, in case anyone else was interested. (These are short mp3... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episodes 15-16
by | November 21, 2009 | 82 Comments
A first date with your crush. The jitters, the excitement. Now imagine the date as a 3-way with your crush’s mother. Isn’t that every girl’s fantasy? But our plucky heroine is satisfied even with this scene, grazing his hand in the ocean of popcorn, with his mother’s watchful eye boring... More »

Drama Casting & News
A.N.JELL to hold a second mini-concert
by | November 21, 2009 | 109 Comments
Prior to the drama’s premiere, a mini-concert had been staged featuring A.N.JELL, the band within the drama You’re Beautiful, for concert scenes that were used in an early episode. With the drama coming to a close, producers have announced that they’ll be holding a second mini-concert in two days’ time.... More »

Celebrity News
Shin-yi publishes a novel
by | November 21, 2009 | 6 Comments
More and more actors are putting out books, it seems. Add Shin-yi (Partner) to that list, who his till now been mostly known for playing quirky characters with strong personalities. Now she’s taking a stab at fiction writing with the novel Fox In a Bear Mask [곰의 탈을 쓴 여우].... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Kang-woo to join Dong Yi
by | November 20, 2009 | 26 Comments
Ooh. Kim Kang-woo is about to join the cast of sageuk drama Dong Yi, which stars Ji Jin-hee as Joseon’s King Sook-jong and Han Hyo-joo as water maid (Dong-yi) turned concubine (later named Sook-bin). A production source confirmed that he has been offered the role, and the decision is 90%... More »

Drama Casting & News
Chuno’s Lee Da-hae and Oh Ji-ho spend first night together
by | November 20, 2009 | 32 Comments
How is it that all the stills from Chuno look so intriguing? I just hope the actual drama itself doesn’t disappoint, because I’m going to be expecting a pretty high level of quality. These newest stills feature Lee Da-hae with runaway slave Oh Ji-ho, and are described as a “heartbreaking... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #110
by | November 20, 2009 | 318 Comments
  SONG OF THE DAY Lofty Heights – “Skeleton Apples” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #109 Open Thread #108 Open Thread #107 Open Thread #106 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 14
by | November 19, 2009 | 318 Comments
Once again, we run the gamut of emotions from light to heavy, which I always find to be a welcome thing when a drama heads to its more serious moments. Yes, some of the conflicts amp up in this episode, but it also has more of its trademark goofy parody... More »