Drama Casting & News
Han Hyo-joo goes from Cinderella to Chuno
by | July 13, 2009 | 26 Comments
Jang Hyuk, Han Hyo-joo, Oh Ji-ho With her hot drama Brilliant Legacy heading toward its close (and achieving a 40% rating), Han Hyo-joo has picked out her next drama, which she’ll begin filming right away. The series is Chuno [추노, or Pursuing Servants] and it casts Han in the role... More »


Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 4
by | July 13, 2009 | 68 Comments
(written by Samsooki, editing, layout, design and tireless efforts by 0timelost, cleown, and mead33) City Hall: Episode 4 – Who Will Be Inju City’s Miss Baendaengi 2009? Episode 4 begins with the Baendaengi contestants working on a Habitat for Humanity type of project for an old woman – another one... More »


Drama Casting & News
The man who can’t get ratings
by | July 13, 2009 | 118 Comments
This is an interesting article, in that it looks at the low numbers faced by current Monday-Tuesday drama The Man Who Can’t Get Married and analyzes it from a cultural perspective. Most low-rated dramas (that aren’t disasters of writing/acting) tend to explain their disappointing numbers in terms of being too... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoga School’s dark and twisty (har) teaser poster
by | July 13, 2009 | 27 Comments
Can I just say: Owwwwwwwwwwww. That’s the official promo poster for the upcoming film Yoga School [요가학원], and with the horror-meets-yoga theme, I see what they were going for. Perhaps inadvertently, however, the effect strikes me as a lot more comical than scary, with a hint of camp — which... More »


Celebrity News
Jeon Ji-hyun at Chanel couture show
by | July 12, 2009 | 27 Comments
Jeon Ji-hyun (or Gianna Jun) received an invitation to the Chanel haute couture collection in Paris, which she attended on July 7. The invitation was extended by Chanel’s head designer and creative director Karl Lagerfeld; Jeon hobnobbed among some of the event’s elite, which included royalty, Chinese actress Zhou Xun,... More »


Drama Recaps
Triple: Episode 8
by | July 12, 2009 | 71 Comments
Somebody commented (sorry, I forget who) in a previous post that this is a drama whose flavor gets lost in the retelling, and to an extent I’ve got to agree. Well, all dramas lose something in the recapping process — there’s no way mere words can equal acting, filming, music,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Nam Sang-mi’s supernatural horror thriller
by | July 12, 2009 | 16 Comments
Nam Sang-mi‘s newest is a mystery horror film, which is literally translated to Faithless Hell [불신지옥, Bulshin Jiok] (which may not be the eventual English title it takes on). It has now fixed upon a release date in the prime summer horror season: August 13. The film had initially been... More »


Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 3
by | July 12, 2009 | 51 Comments
(written by Samsooki, editing, layout, design and many many late nights by 0timelost, cleown, and mead33) City Hall: Episode 3 – Of Baendaengis and Men We left off Episode 2 with Jo Gook and BB discussing the future of Inju as one would discuss buying or selling a condo. BB... More »


Celebrity News
Lee Junki back in Japan
by | July 11, 2009 | 14 Comments
Lee Junki enjoys quite a lot of popularity in Japan, so it’s no wonder he’s going back for another set of fan concerts. He’ll be at Kobe Kokusai Hall and Pacifico Yokohama National Conventional Hall on July 18 and 19 for the events, which also commemorate the reopening of official... More »


Drama Recaps
City Hall: Episode 2
by | July 11, 2009 | 58 Comments
(written by Samsooki, editing, layout, design and fierce debating by 0timelost, cleown, and mead33) City Hall: Episode 2 – Oh, My Virgin Eyes! The Miss Baendaengi Money Laundering Scheme is a go, and the Mayor orders newly appointed Vice-Mayor, Jo Gook, to take responsibility for the project. Jo Gook smells... More »


Drama Casting & News
Another look at Style promo photos
by | July 10, 2009 | 37 Comments
This batch is better than the last group of promotional stills from Style with their ugly blue backdrop (which I do know will probably be used to swap in some cutesy background images later — but my question is, why didn’t they bother to do that first before officially releasing... More »