Drama Casting & News
Hyun Bin and Kim Min-joon are friends again
by | June 9, 2009 | 39 Comments
Hyun Bin, Kim Min-joon (Cute.) With baseball drama Strike Love winding down on MBC, its replacement series is getting ready to air: Friend, Our Legend [친구, 우리들의 전설], which is the television remake of the immensely successful 2001 film Friend. The series stars Hyun Bin (The World They Live In)... More »

Celebrity News
Panda ambassador Song Hye-gyo
by | June 9, 2009 | 57 Comments
Sometimes you hear about people like the guy who got hurt after trying to hug a panda bear and you think, “Oh, people are so stupid, they’re called panda BEARS for a reason!” And then you see pictures like this of Song Hye-gyo (The World They Live In, Full House)... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Hyun-joo puts up her dukes
by | June 9, 2009 | 18 Comments
More new stills are out from law drama Partner, and feature main star Kim Hyun-joo (as an “ajumma lawyer”) getting into the boxing ring — with a middle school student. In this particular episode, Kim’s character takes on a physical bout with disorderly young students. And no, it’s not a... More »

Celebrity News
Joo Ji-hoon seeks 1 year in prison
by | June 9, 2009 | 77 Comments
Joo Ji-hoon arrives at court on June 9 Correction: Apologies, I read further to see that the punishment is not final. The prosecutors sought the stated prison terms for the accused, but the official sentencing comes in two weeks. Joo Ji-hoon appeared at the Seoul Central District Court on June... More »

Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Kang Ji-hwan (Part 2)
by | June 8, 2009 | 48 Comments
  Continuing from the previously posted Part 1… Tags: interviews, Kang Ji-hwan... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won and Song Kang-ho are sworn brothers
by | June 8, 2009 | 15 Comments
Kang Dong-won, Song Kang-ho Song Kang-ho and Kang Dong-won playing friends? (Or frenemies?) Ooh, I like this pairing. In the upcoming action movie Sworn Brothers [의형제], Song Kang-ho, an ex-agent of the National Intelligence Service who acts before he thinks, is paired with Kang Dong-won, who plays a cool-headed spy... More »

Drama Casting & News
Round two: Magazine Allo vs. Style
by | June 8, 2009 | 19 Comments
Allo’s Han Chae-young, Lee Jia and Style Oh, I want Magazine Allo and Style to fight forever and ever, and keep the lulz flowing! Their back-and-forth sniping is sorta going to meta levels, isn’t it? After all, would you really expect less of two summer dramas starring glamour queens and... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 17
by | June 7, 2009 | 58 Comments
AIIIIEEEEE SO GOOD. It’s not often a drama will make me gasp in horror/surprise, but I totally did in this episode. SONG OF THE DAY Beautiful Days – “약국” (Pharmacy) [ Download ] Tags: Kim Kang-woo, Park Ki-woong, Park Shi-yeon, Park Yong-ha, Philip Lee, Story of a Man... More »

Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Kang Ji-hwan (Part 1)
by | June 7, 2009 | 69 Comments
I told ya I’d have some goodies coming up, didn’t I? IS Plus is one of those lighter entertainment news/gossip sources, but one thing I like is their series of “drinking interviews,” which are pretty much exactly like they sound: The reporter goes out to eat and drink with a... More »

Celebrity News
Artists and entertainers: Where do they work?
by | June 6, 2009 | 30 Comments
Here’s something a little different. Cine 21 has an eleven-part profile of the workspaces of various entertainers, artists, and creative-arts professionals, which caught my eye because I am obsessed with workspaces. Well, maybe not obsessed, but very, very, very interested. I constantly fiddle with mine, think of ways to rearrange... More »

Drama Recaps
The Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 9-12
by | June 5, 2009 | 22 Comments
Cuuuute. This show is so sweet, but not saccharine. I find romance is best done sprinkled liberally with humor to undercut the sappiness, and so far The Sons of Sol Pharmacy achieves a good balance on that score. For instance: In the above screencap, the boys sing to Mama Song... More »