Open Thread
Open Thread #74
by | March 13, 2009 | 102 Comments
  Friday Open Thread, go! (If you’re confused about what Open Threads are, they’re exactly that — threads that are open to anything, whether off-topic (technically there’s no such thing as off-topic in an Open Thread) or whatever you feel like talking about.) SONG OF THE DAY Say Hi –... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Min-ho to release a digital single
by | March 12, 2009 | 91 Comments
Huh. Boys Before Flowers star Lee Min-ho is pairing with well-known songwriter Park Geun-tae to release a digital single. A “famous female rapper” is also reportedly featured on the track. Guess he’s not about to let his co-star Gu Hye-sun have all the fun packing her resumé with other activities.... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
From Boy Meets Boy to Friends?
by | March 12, 2009 | 30 Comments
Seo Ji-hoo, Hong Jong-hyun Director Kim Jo Gwang-soo garnered some attention with last year’s queer short film Boy Meets Boy, and now he’s coming out with his follow-up. Called 친구사이?, the title translates to “We’re Friends?” or simply “Friends?” Friends?, like Boy Meets Boy, also deals with queer romance, and... More »


Celebrity News
Gu Hye-sun’s Tango
by | March 12, 2009 | 74 Comments
Currently overworked Boys Before Flowers star Gu Hye-sun now has a title and publication date for her upcoming book: “Tango,” and March 31. Gu Hye-sun: “One day, I was listening to the song ‘Tango’ by Ryuichi Sakamoto, and a lot of stories went through my mind. That’s why I titled... More »


Celebrity News
Han Ji-hye takes on shoe designing
by | March 11, 2009 | 14 Comments
She’s known for having a flair for fashion, and she rocks the red carpet more often than not. Now actress Han Ji-hye, like fellow fashion dabblers Rain and Yoon Eun-hye, is trying her hand — er, foot? — at fashion design. Shoe design, to be exact. Just coming off the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Ja Myung Go kicks off with a whimper
by | March 11, 2009 | 66 Comments
So, who caught the premiere of Jung Ryeo-won‘s new grand historical series Ja Myung Go [자명고]? (It has apparently dropped the “Princess” from its title.) …Nobody? Well, you’re not alone — ratings were abysmal (4.1%), considering the months of hype leading up to it. After trying to maneuver its premiere... More »


Drama Casting & News
Moon Chae-won’s Life is Beautiful
by | March 11, 2009 | 22 Comments
Don’t know this face? You’ll probably be seeing a lot more of it in the future. Moon Chae-won is following up her breakthrough role as Moon Geun-young’s same-sex love interest in last year’s Painter of the Wind with a new leading role in an SBS drama, Life is Beautiful [인생은... More »


Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 19
by | March 10, 2009 | 313 Comments
We’re back to fun and cute, hurrah. I don’t actually think the new songs in this second half are any better than the songs in the first half (and they’re just as inappropriately used). It’s more a matter of not having had the songs hammered into our brains relentlessly (yet?),... More »


Celebrity News
Choi Ji-woo strikes out on her own
by | March 10, 2009 | 29 Comments
Choi Ji-woo is flying solo, leaving her management behind to establish her own company. The glam (and melodrama) queen has ended her contract with Olive Nine, and even before its expiration (on March 1), Choi been approached with many management offers from other large companies. Ultimately, Choi decided to assert... More »


Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 18
by | March 9, 2009 | 265 Comments
You take the good, you take the bad, you take them both (and add a dash of the embarrassing) and there you have: A typical episode of Boys Before Flowers.   SONG OF THE DAY Leessang – “JJJ” [ Download ] Tags: Boys Before Flowers, Gu Hye-sun, Kim Bum, Kim... More »


Drama Casting & News
Sending off East of Eden
by | March 9, 2009 | 158 Comments
With East of Eden finally heading to its close this week — Tuesday will broadcast its final episode — the drama’s stars Song Seung-heon and Yeon Jung-hoon gave a closing press conference on the afternoon of Monday, March 9, at Seoul’s Lotte Hotel. Since I haven’t been covering this drama... More »