Celebrity News
Baeksang Award nominees announced
by | January 23, 2009 | 69 Comments
Lee Min-ho and Kim Bum of “Boys Before Flowers” Wow, that’s kind of fast — only three weeks into the drama and already a Baeksang nomination. Both Kim Bum and Lee Min-ho of KBS’s Boys Before Flowers are up for the 45th Baeksang Arts Awards in the same category (new... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #67
by | January 23, 2009 | 25 Comments
  Big week, huh? What’s going on? SONG OF THE DAY Jason Mraz – “A Beautiful Mess” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #66 Open Thread #65 Open Thread #64 Open Thread #63 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
The Return of Iljimae: Episodes 1-2
by | January 22, 2009 | 78 Comments
MBC’s Return of Iljimae premiered on Wednesday, and from the first two episodes, my first impressions are: It is SO pretty. Amazing cinematography. The music is freaking gorgeous. Nice pacing of the story. Pretty solid acting, good casting. Yes, the narration gets annoying.   SONG OF THE DAY Dear Cloud... More »

Drama Casting & News
New stills from Cain & Abel
by | January 22, 2009 | 38 Comments
Cain & Abel has released some new stills to stir up interest as it gears up for its premiere. The series will take SBS’s Wednesday-Thursday slot over from the current drama A Star’s Lover. The release of new photos comes with the opening of the drama’s official website (http://tv.sbs.co.kr/cain). In... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Joon in a fender bender
by | January 22, 2009 | 82 Comments
On the same day as his castmate Kim Hyun-joong‘s small traffic collision, actor Kim Joon (“Woo-bin” of Boys Before Flowers) was also in a minor car accident. Kim Joon’s incident actually occurred first but was reported later; it took place in Seoul on the morning of January 22. The other... More »

Celebrity News
Song Hye-gyo hawks Levi’s Lady Style
by | January 22, 2009 | 16 Comments
Having recently wrapped her latest drama, The World They Live In, which was generally well-received but performed poorly in the ratings, Song Hye-gyo is out with her latest ad campaign. Levi’s has just released their latest ads featuring the pint-sized actress, who sports their “Lady Style” line of apparel (and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Uhm Tae-woong’s sageuk drama debut
by | January 21, 2009 | 28 Comments
Hmm, interesting. Uhm Tae-woong (Devil, Rebirth) is making his sageuk debut in MBC’s Queen Seon-deok, opposite actresses Go Hyun-jung (HIT) and Lee Yo-won (Surgeon Bong Dal-hee). Uhm is one of those wonderfully intense actors — I love watching him act — and no doubt he’ll do his part justice, but... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cinderella Man’s leading lady Han Eun-jung
by | January 21, 2009 | 18 Comments
Han Eun-jung (Lawyers of Korea, Full House) will be the leading lady opposite Kwon Sang-woo‘s pauper-into-prince main character in upcoming MBC drama Cinderella Man. Or should I say, leading lady opposite both of Kwon’s pauper AND prince characters — his Dongdaemun market shopkeeper character (the “pauper”) switches places with a... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: January 21, 2009
by | January 21, 2009 | 19 Comments
Jung Il-woo, Jeon Ji-hyun Today marks the debut of MBC’s Return of Iljimae, starring Jung Il-woo. The series premiered to mixed reactions, with some viewers calling it “refreshing” while others complained about excessive narration. I’m looking forward to it anyway. [My Daily] Jeon Ji-hyun (My Sassy Girl) is caught up... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 6
by | January 20, 2009 | 232 Comments
Oooh, things just got good. (Finally!) Episode 6 got off to a rocky start (I laughed along embarrassedly for the first part), but then they kicked up the angst — and given how this drama fails when attempting cutesy or slapstick humor, this is a much welcome turn. The cast... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lady Castle (possibly) marks Yoon Eun-hye’s TV return
by | January 20, 2009 | 38 Comments
I add the caveat that this may be Yoon Eun-hye‘s television return, because the last time her comeback role was announced (the my-gay-roomie-is-faking-being-gay-and-really-likes-me project Personal Taste), it was then retracted. This time, the project to potentially follow her last drama, 2007′s Coffee Prince, is Lady Castle. Her character is the... More »