Celebrity News
Army duty calls for Kim Jae-won
by | March 23, 2009 | 34 Comments
Kim Jae-won, the hunnam (literally “warm man”) famously of the “killer smile,” is up for his mandatory military service: he departed for basic training on March 23. The Hwang Jini and Wonderful Life actor, who recently turned 28, held one last event last month when he had hosted a Seoul... More »

Celebrity News
Etude House’s new face Lee Min-ho
by | March 22, 2009 | 97 Comments
Lee Min-ho takes on yet another endorsement deal to join the others on his ever-growing list: brand model for cosmetics line Etude House. (He adds this to all the jeans, apparel, food, beverage, and cell phone advertisement deals he’s racked up since the start of Boys Before Flowers a mere... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Yumi’s busy 2009
by | March 22, 2009 | 18 Comments
I love quirky rising actress Jung Yumi for her ability to seem effortlessly natural and take on various different guises. Ever since her wonderful turn in 2007′s intense drama series Que Sera Sera, I’ve been eager to see her new projects, and now I’ve got a whole slew to choose... More »

Drama Recaps
A Star’s Lover: Episodes 15-17
by | March 21, 2009 | 48 Comments
I know it’s super-late, but I said I wouldn’t quit, and I haven’t. As much as this drama frustrates me, there’s something about it that makes me want to stick around to see the ending, even if it is mixed in with so many exasperating plot runarounds that just lead... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 13
by | March 20, 2009 | 22 Comments
Not only was this a great episode, I could feel the tension building for the future, promising a whole slew of great episodes to follow this one. It’s a wonderful (and remarkable) thing to have faith that a drama will deliver. A lot of times, even a very strong series... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #75
by | March 20, 2009 | 135 Comments
  As always, Open Threads mean you’re free to run wild (er, within the bounds of good taste, of course!), so have at it. SONG OF THE DAY Kings of Convenience – “Toxic Girl” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #74 Open Thread #73 Open Thread #72 Open Thread... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Ah-joong and Hwang Jung-min together for Six Months
by | March 20, 2009 | 38 Comments
This is pretty big casting news: Kim Ah-joong and Hwang Jung-min are being paired as romantic leads in the upcoming miniseries Six Months [식스먼스]. The KBS Wednesday-Thursday drama is described as sweet and happy, and the brief description tickles my interest in just the right way — Hwang Jung-min plays... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Sun-ah takes on Allure, City Hall
by | March 19, 2009 | 49 Comments
Kim Sun-ah shows her sexy side again for her latest photo shoot, this time for beauty magazine Allure. The shoot is described as “chic and modern,” though I think it’s also got a retro flapper vibe with her bobbed hairstyle. The new look accompanies her next role; Kim’s next drama... More »

Drama Casting & News
First teaser for Story of a Man
by | March 19, 2009 | 21 Comments
Kim Kang-woo KBS’s Story of a Man [남자이야기] is revving up promo for its premiere (to follow Boys Before Flowers), starting with these character posters and its first teaser video (watch below). Despite the hype, my initial impression is that the Song Ji-nah-penned corporate-crime-thriller series probably won’t be a match... More »

Drama Casting & News
Back to work for Sohn Tae-young
by | March 19, 2009 | 23 Comments
We’ve been hearing a lot about Kwon Sang-woo‘s recent projects following his marriage and the birth of his first child, and now it’s wifey Sohn Tae-young‘s turn. She’ll be making her television return only three months after giving birth to the couple’s son in February. Sohn will be starring in... More »

Drama Casting & News
F4 sings for a special edition OST
by | March 18, 2009 | 120 Comments
And the new tunes keep coming! The production of Boys Before Flowers has put out another supplemental soundtrack, which they’re calling an “F4 Special Edition” OST. Not only does this mini-album contain new songs, there are plans for more to come — each member of F4 (that’s Lee Min-ho, Kim... More »