Celebrity News
Kim Jae-won gives fans a tour of Seoul
by | February 13, 2009 | 19 Comments
From February 13 through 15, Kim Jae-won (Hwang Jini, Great Inheritance) is holding a special event for a select group of 120 lucky Japanese fans, in which the actor personally will guide the group in a three-day tour of Seoul. The tour is being filmed and produced as a special... More »

Drama Casting & News
Showing some brotherly love for Cain & Abel
by | February 13, 2009 | 36 Comments
So Ji-sub and Shin Hyun-joon may be cast as competitive brothers embroiled in strife, but they look anything but antagonistic in front of reporters, no? SBS is about to premiere its new drama, the (long, long-)awaited Cain & Abel, which follows the just-ended Star’s Lover on Wednesdays and Thursdays. (With... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #70
by | February 13, 2009 | 41 Comments
  TGIF indeed. Well, I’ve had a busy week. What about you?   SONG OF THE DAY Feist – “So Sorry” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #69 Open Thread #68 Open Thread #67 Open Thread #66   No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 5
by | February 12, 2009 | 21 Comments
I really liked this episode. It sets up its conflict nicely, and the emotions were really there. It’s rare that I like all the main characters in a drama, but I do here — they all seem like real people and not just stand-ins for conflict and plot manipulation. (Excepting... More »

Drama Casting & News
Will Boys Before Flowers be extended?
by | February 12, 2009 | 61 Comments
Maybe, maybe not. KBS is in talks with production company Group Eight to extend the massively popular Boys Before Flowers by two installments, bringing the episode count to 26. I’m sure we could see this coming — KBS hasn’t seen a Monday-Tuesday hit in ages and is eager to hang... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Iris gets a drama and a movie
by | February 12, 2009 | 37 Comments
Kim Tae-hee, Lee Byung-heon Who else thinks this is a bad — or very odd — idea? Lee Byung-heon and Kim Tae-hee‘s much-anticipated match-up in the upcoming action-spy drama, Iris, will also be producing — simultaneously — a film version. Producers from Taewon Productions say, “The movie will be produced... More »

Celebrity News
Yoon Eun-hye’s photo collection sparks bidding war
by | February 11, 2009 | 38 Comments
The woman of many artistic hobbies, Yoon Eun-hye, is publishing a photo collection. The project is to be a limited edition collection with only a thousand copies produced — half of which will be sold in Korea, and half in Japan, where she enjoys strong popularity from roles in Coffee... More »

Enter the Boys Before Flowers giveaway and contest!
by | February 11, 2009 | 66 Comments
  Raise your hand if you like giveaways! And parodies. And clever fan videos. (And Kim Joon and Kim Bum.) In response to all those Boys Before Flowers parody videos, reader saharial volunteered to put up an OST prize for our own contest for best fan-made parody video. I thought... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ogamdo’s hot new faces
by | February 11, 2009 | 21 Comments
Top: Jung Eui-chul, Kim Dong-wook, Song Joong-ki. Bottom: Lee Shi-young, Shin Se-kyung, Lee Sung-min There’s a new omnibus film coming out, Ogamdo (not sure yet if it’ll get an English title), which is the next project for Happiness director Heo Jin-ho. While it stars some marquee names (Jang Hyuk, Kim... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon-ah cast as Kwon Sang-woo’s jailbait love interest
by | February 11, 2009 | 41 Comments
This is such a bizarre pairing to me — Yoon-ah, actress and singer of pop group Girls Generation (SNSD), is being paired as love interest to Kwon Sang-woo (Bad Love). It’s weird, right? There’s nothing wrong with either; it’s that they’re from entirely different spheres. The 33-year-old Kwon has been... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 12
by | February 10, 2009 | 243 Comments
EVER so much better. Does one writer get the odd-numbered episodes, and another the even ones? Because this isn’t the first time I’ve noticed Tuesday episodes are much better than Monday ones. (Only one person is credited for scriptwriting this series, so this is a rhetorical question.) Don’t get me... More »