Celebrity News
Two new photo shoots feature Lee Jung-jae
by | August 20, 2010 | 36 Comments
(PREEMPTIVE CLAIMING: MINE!) Lee Jung-jae looks adorably mischievous in this photo spread for Cosmopolitan, as well as the shoot for fashion brand Crocodile For Men below. The Cosmo shoot employs a general Lee-Jung-jae-as-photographer concept, but I’m more interested in his gleefully boyish smile than the camera he’s holding. Below those... More »

Drama Recaps
My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 4
by | August 19, 2010 | 198 Comments
When a show is fast, clever, AND heartfelt, I’m owned, heart and soul. What can I say? I’m a sucker for the wimpy hero, and the super-powered girl who turns his life upside-down. There are so many great reversals—the powerful girl looking up at him like a wide-eyed child, her... More »

Celebrity News
Images from Jang Geun-seok’s latest photo shoot
by | August 19, 2010 | 185 Comments
Yes — no — er? — no — yes. That was my knee-jerk reaction upon seeing the following shots from Jang Geun-seok‘s new photo shoot, which were released on the 20th. According to a rep from Jang’s management team, he participated in this shoot because it had been a while... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Jun-ho confirms Queen of Housewives sequel
by | August 19, 2010 | 26 Comments
Jung Jun-ho will be playing the male lead opposite Kim Nam-joo in Queen of Reversals, which is the second season (spin-off) to last year’s Queen of Housewives. Already I’m enjoying his character description: “Bong Jun-su” enjoyed quite a lot of popularity with the ladies in his youth due to his... More »

Drama Casting & News
First teaser clip for Playful Kiss
by | August 19, 2010 | 167 Comments
First the official posters, now a trailer. This is the first video clip to be released for Playful Kiss, which is short but sets up the initial dynamic nicely in the wordless sequence. I love the nervous, fidgety anticipation of Jung So-min, who is downright adorable — I’m rooting for... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Family sitcom High Kick gets a Season 3
by | August 19, 2010 | 23 Comments
After the success of 2006’s Unstoppable High Kick and 2010’s High Kick Through the Roof, director Kim Byung-wook has signed on with Chorokbaem Media, producers of the first two series, to produce a third season. Both sitcoms were 30-minute daily shows that aired more than 100 episodes and launched the... More »

Drama Recaps
My Girlfriend Is a Gumiho: Episode 3
by | August 18, 2010 | 229 Comments
It’s a wonderful feeling to be excited about a drama again. To be excited to download the new episode, enthusiastic to share thoughts about the newest happenings, and eager to see what happens next. Also: How adorable is this couple? The Hong sisters are so solid at delivering compelling and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Posters are out for Playful Kiss
by | August 18, 2010 | 97 Comments
The Playful Kiss posters are out! I think Jung So-min is kinda doing all the narrative work here, but I remain hopeful that the romance between her and Kim Hyun-joong will be solid and convincing. This may be naive of me, but I’m placing an awful lot of trust in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Gumiho Girlfriend gains (a little) ground on Baker King
by | August 18, 2010 | 34 Comments
Last week, Baker King Kim Tak-gu on KBS scored fantastic numbers with a 44.9% rating (TNS Media) to My Girlfriend Is A Gumiho‘s 12.7% on SBS. This Wednesday, the numbers were 44.0% to 14.6% as Gumiho benefits from word of mouth (and exceptional rerun numbers) for its fresh plot and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Giant overtakes flagging Dong Yi in the ratings
by | August 18, 2010 | 53 Comments
Dong Yi has been the leader in the Monday-Tuesday ratings race from the very start of its run in March, and Giant has been solidly in second place since it came on the scene in May. Both are long-running dramas well into their broadcasts, and now Giant has caught up... More »

Celebrity News
Sohn Ye-jin’s Netherlands shoot for Singles
by | August 18, 2010 | 41 Comments
A week ago, we got a glimpse of Sohn Ye-jin‘s trip to the Netherlands, which she explored after shooting a spread for September’s issue of Singles. Now we get to see images from that shoot, as well as more of the vacation photos of Sohn as she toured the sights.... More »