Chungmuro/Film News
Secret agent man Kang Ji-hwan
by | September 28, 2008 | 25 Comments
Kang Ji-hwan really is keeping busy, making the most of this productive and successful time in his career. (He did back-to-back dramas, shooting Capital Scandal before launching himself directly into the eight-month-long commitment with Hong Gil Dong, after which he kept active promoting his recent film with So Ji-sub, A... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
The current drama landscape: An overview
by | September 28, 2008 | 54 Comments
It seems we suddenly have a ton of new dramas out, and I was starting to feel a bit lost. So here’s a brief overview of the dramas currently airing, some of which I’m following regularly and some that I haven’t committed to sticking with yet. For the series I... More »


Celebrity News
Kwon Sang-woo weds Sohn Tae-young (finally)
by | September 28, 2008 | 63 Comments
After all the hullaballo, Kwon Sang-woo finally married Sohn Tae-young today (September 28), and I for one am glad, since we won’t be having to hear about it anymore. The couple gave a press conference prior to the wedding, as the wedding itself was closed to the press. Sohn Tae-young... More »


Theater/Musicals
Hello again, Franceska
by | September 27, 2008 | 6 Comments
Remember the vampire sitcom Hello Franceska? The quirky three-season series that was made by Soulmate director Noh Do-chul starring Jung Ryeo-won, Lee Kyeon, and, later, Hyun Young? Well, now it’s been adapted for the musical stage, starring Choi Jung-won as Franceska (the musical actress, not the Kingdom of Wind star),... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoo Gun’s Fight Club
by | September 27, 2008 | 8 Comments
Haven’t heard about Yoo Gun in a while. The actor from dramas Hello God and Bad Couple has signed up for a new cable series Fight [맞짱], which is pegged as a “real fighter drama.” The eight-episode series features Yoo as a hot-blooded fighter in a “fight club.” (Oh, that‘s... More »


Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 6
by | September 27, 2008 | 20 Comments
BV tends to err on the side of the predictable, but it’s an enjoyable watch, nonetheless. Que l’amour est beau! As always, many thanks to Luv for lending her screencaps. SONG OF THE DAY Loptimist – “Ghostwrite” [ Download ] Tags: Beethoven Virus, Jang Geun-seok, Kim Myung-min, Lee Jia... More »


Celebrity News
Singing the Power of Love
by | September 26, 2008 | 21 Comments
Actor Lee Minki (Mixed-up Investigative Agency and Dal Ja’s Spring) is lending his hitherto-unknown vocal talents to a track with Korean electronica/pop singer Sheean in a collaboration with Japanese electronica/Shibuya-kei artist FreeTEMPO. The song, titled “Power of Love,” was released as a digital single today. Lee Minki managed to squeeze... More »


Celebrity News
Speaking up for adoption
by | September 26, 2008 | 2 Comments
Nam Sang-mi joins others stars who have previously participated in the campaign to promote the adoption of handicapped children. As part of the campaign with Holt Children’s Services, Nam took her promo photo with a child afflicted with a brain injury who is partially paralyzed in one side. She said,... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #49
by | September 26, 2008 | 31 Comments
  Just got my big fat election booklet in the mail! Have y’all registered to vote yet? You have until October 20 (at least in California) to be eligible to vote in the Nov. 4 election, but why wait? > > Register to vote! < < My credo: If you... More »


Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 5
by | September 25, 2008 | 34 Comments
Have tried to make the recap more coherent instead of jumping from scene to scene, as is my wont. Screencaps credit to Luv. KMM, the consummate conductor. SONG OF THE DAY Beethoven Virus OST – “들리나요” (Do you hear it) by Tae Yeon [ Download ] Tags: Beethoven Virus, Jang... More »


Drama Casting & News
Triple is officially awesome
by | September 25, 2008 | 93 Comments
…and it hasn’t even aired yet! That’s it. Triple has just shot up — over Song Hye-gyo and Hyun Bin, over the Korean Hana Yori Dango — as my new most anticipated drama. Because on top of casting Lee Seon-kyun, then following with Yoon Kye-sang, they’ve now rounded out their... More »