Celebrity News
Lee Jin-wook’s off to the army
by | May 6, 2009 | 47 Comments
And another actor heads to fulfill his mandatory military service. This time it’s Lee Jin-wook, the 27-year-old actor from dramas like Air City, Rivals, Smile Again, and Someday. Still, despite a decent filmography built up since his 2003 debut as a Panasonic ad model, he’s unfortunately destined to spend the... More »


Celebrity News
Jung Tae-woo’s vintage-style wedding photos
by | May 5, 2009 | 75 Comments
Now, THIS is how to take an eye-catching, memorable wedding photo. Not that there’s anything wrong with the standard types of tux-n-white-gown photos we normally see, but these vintage-style shots featuring actor Jung Tae-woo and his fiancée Jang In-hee are beautiful and interesting, as well as being out of the... More »


Celebrity News
News bites: May 5, 2009
by | May 5, 2009 | 35 Comments
Philip Lee of “Story of a Man” Must be a slow news week. I keep looking through the latest articles, and while there IS news being posted, none of it really interests me enough to write it up on its own. But that’s what News Bites are for! For instance:... More »


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Author Gu Hye-sun holds fan-signing for Tango
by | May 5, 2009 | 62 Comments
Actress-turned-writer Gu Hye-sun published her novel Tango last month, and it has been selling briskly. The actress is even holding a fan-signing event, which will be held on May 10. It’s doing so well that plans have been announced to adapt the novel to a manhwa as well. I think... More »


Drama Recaps
Strike Love (MBC)
by | May 4, 2009 | 45 Comments
(I know, I used the same picture in the previous post about this drama, but this version of the poster looks cleaner and cooler.) I watched MBC’s new weekend baseball drama, Strike Love [2009 외인구단], without any preconceived notions or expectations. I never read the original comic on which it... More »


Celebrity News
Fashionistas go for a Green Ride
by | May 4, 2009 | 28 Comments
Clothing brand Benetton is launching its “Green Ride Campaign,” with five fashionistas providing the face to their promotional ads: Jung Ryeo-won, above (Ja Myung Go); Gong Hyo-jin (Crush and Blush); Kang Hye-jung (Why Did You Come To My Home?); Choi Kang-hee (My Sweet Seoul); and model-singer Jang Yoon-ju. As part... More »


Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 8
by | May 3, 2009 | 76 Comments
HOLY SCHEISSE THERE IS SO MUCH AWESOME IN THIS EPISODE. This episode was harder to write up because this drama is so dense, packed not only with information but meaningful details, that it feels like such a waste to skip talking about any of them, and that results in waaaay... More »


Celebrity News
Moon Geun-young celebrates 22nd birthday
by | May 3, 2009 | 58 Comments
Moon Geun-young (Tale of Two Sisters, Painter of the Wind) celebrated her 22nd birthday with a group of 700 fans, and it sure looked like she had a good time. The birthday fanmeeting took place on May 2 in Seoul at Moon’s current school, Sungkyunkwan University, where she studies Korean... More »


Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 17
by | May 3, 2009 | 20 Comments
After such a beautiful, refined depiction of Iljimae’s maturation, it’s interesting to see him — and the series — take a darker turn. While I wouldn’t say that the series itself is “realistic” — in that it’s based on a hero comic — the characterizations are absolutely realistic, and that’s... More »


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Lee Min-ho at fansigning event
by | May 2, 2009 | 95 Comments
Sure, Boys Before Flowers star Lee Min-ho has a doofy smile, and perhaps doesn’t have the smolder in real life that his character Jun-pyo did. His last hyped-up CF sucked, and yeah he’s wearing suspenders that don’t actually suspend anything, on top of being dressed like he’s about to break... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Ji-hoon promotes Jeonju International Film Festival
by | May 1, 2009 | 33 Comments
Singer-actor Lee Ji-hoon is currently acting as promotional rep for the 10th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), which kicked off on Thursday. In these photos, he poses at a café in the city of Jeonju on May 1. Lee Ji-hoon (You’re My Destiny) is one of those mid-level actors who... More »