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by | October 9, 2009 | 267 Comments
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Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 16 (Final)
by | October 8, 2009 | 257 Comments
Oh my gosh, this was one of the worst finales I’ve ever seen. I’ve been leaving room for the drama to upswing at the eleventh hour, but now that it’s over I can say with certainty that this is a gross disappointment. I can’t say it’s the worst last episode... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 1
by | October 8, 2009 | 189 Comments
A few things about You’re Beautiful: Trademark Hong sisters comedy. In my book, this is a good thing. Yes, it goes overboard a little. But because of the abundant sense of humor, this lands it in corny-awesome territory for me, not corny-embarrassing. Jang Geun-seok (and the rest of the group,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Opening red carpet at the 14th Pusan International Film Festival
by | October 8, 2009 | 81 Comments
On October 8, the 14th Pusan International Film Festival, or PIFF, opened in Busan. (Yes, the city takes a different official spelling than the film festival. Blame inconsistent Romanization.) As the largest film festival in Korea, it drew a large list of attendees, as you can see from the long... More »

Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 15
by | October 7, 2009 | 81 Comments
I know, at this point it’s probably more “appropriate” to post a pic of our main couple… but eh, whatever. This one is very cute. Episode 15 makes me sorry for all of us who were holding out hope for an exciting ending, because this episode was rather boring. Things... More »

Drama Casting & News
First look at Hero’s heroes
by | October 7, 2009 | 35 Comments
Another of the year’s highly anticipated dramas is nearing its premiere date: Lee Junki‘s MBC drama Hero [히어로], which features the star as a hot-blooded reporter. On October 8, new stills were released of Lee Junki in action on the set, which follows a previously released still of second lead... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Rabbit and Lizard opens with a screening at PIFF
by | October 7, 2009 | 22 Comments
With the Pusan International Film Festival just a day away, stars are preparing to make their appearances, including Sung Yuri and Jang Hyuk, whose new film Rabbit and Lizard [토끼와 리저드] screens there. This PIFF screening precedes the movie’s wide release later this month (which will be on October 22),... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Secret brings together a “thriller dream team”
by | October 7, 2009 | 26 Comments
Cha Seung-won (City Hall) and Song Yoon-ah (On Air) have a new thriller coming out titled Secret [시크릿], which has just announced its release date as December 3. The film comes courtesy of the writer-director behind the successful 2007 thriller Seven Days, which starred Lost‘s Kim Yun-jin and A Million‘s... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episodes 1 & 2
by | October 6, 2009 | 69 Comments
SBS’s new weekend drama Smile (or Smile, You) got off to a brisk start and seems to be poised to do decently. Is it wildly innovative or surprising? No — but it IS refreshing and fun. Like with so many romantic storylines in dramas, the lovelines here are obvious and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Jin-woo back in daily drama
by | October 6, 2009 | 24 Comments
Aw, bummer: Park Jin-woo is coming back to television (yay), but in a morning drama (eh). He’ll be taking a part in the new KBS2 series I’ll Give You Everything [다줄거야] as a simple, dense guy with good IQ and bad EQ. Park explained at the drama’s October 6 press... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Dong-wook’s stuntman turns actor
by | October 6, 2009 | 23 Comments
What do you think? Does this guy look like Lee Dong-wook? This is Jung Seok-won, a 24-year-old new actor who has been cast in Eugene‘s new weekend drama Creating Destiny. He takes on the role of a freelance cameraman and Ki Tae-young‘s friend. At the October 6 press conference for... More »