Drama Recaps
Cinderella’s Sister: Episode 11
by | May 9, 2010 | 69 Comments
How far these two have come, right? I wish it had come a little earlier, because the shouting and fighting has been getting tiresome for a while now. This drama surely has enough dramatic territory to mine without worrying that a détente between the sisters would detract from the tension... More »


Drama Casting & News
Giant kicks off with two-hour premiere
by | May 9, 2010 | 20 Comments
In an bid to capture viewers’ eyes quickly, the 50-episode Giant, which airs tomorrow, will start off with a two-hour premiere broadcast. This is a tactic sometimes employed by bigger productions who want to get a lot of story out at once to entice audiences into returning; I recall East... More »


Drama Recaps
Personal Taste: Episode 12
by | May 8, 2010 | 191 Comments
With most of the anticipated angst swiftly dealt out of the way in the last episode (SO green with envy this week, javabeans), we enter a new stage of development concerning “The Secret of Sang-go-jae.” A clever title, since the meaning is threefold: the secret of Sang-go-jae’s design, the family... More »


Drama Recaps
Oh My Lady: Episode 13
by | May 7, 2010 | 70 Comments
The drama is stepping things up, which is a good sign since I thought the last two episodes were already a marked improvement. Despite his relative inexperience, after seeing Choi Siwon act in Hyang Dan three years ago I was expecting him to be decent. But I wasn’t expecting him... More »


Celebrity News
Ha Ji-won and bro featured in Green Ride campaign
by | May 7, 2010 | 42 Comments
Clothing brand Benetton is back with its annual Green Ride campaign (here’s a look at last year’s crop of star representatives), which promotes an eco-friendly lifestyle. This year they are represented by Ha Ji-won and her younger brother Jeon Tae-soo, who are pictured together above, as well as Song Joong-ki,... More »


Celebrity News
Kim Yuna’s Festa On Ice fitting in Elle
by | May 7, 2010 | 24 Comments
Olympic gold medalist Kim Yuna is currently featured in ELLE atZINE, the fashion magazine’s website. The pictures show the figure skating champion at a fitting with fashion designer Lee Sang-bong, whom she’d sought out in preparation for her ice show last month, Festa On Ice. Mostly I’m posting because I... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #134
by | May 7, 2010 | 394 Comments
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Drama Casting & News
On the set of Cinderella’s Sister
by | May 6, 2010 | 70 Comments
After all the angst and tears that have characterized Cinderella’s Sister recently, I have to say it’s refreshing to take a look at the following series of photos. They’re from the set of the KBS drama and give us a behind-the-scenes look at the cast when they’re not all doom... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Sun-ah quits I Am Legend
by | May 6, 2010 | 75 Comments
Bummer. Kim Sun-ah is dropping SBS’s I Am Legend, the drama that was to star her as a woman who reinvents herself as a rock band singer after going through a divorce with her high-flying lawyer husband. A source with the SBS drama department stated on May 7 that Kim... More »


Drama Casting & News
Coffee House couple photos, Eun-jung’s MV stills
by | May 6, 2010 | 56 Comments
(Gah, I keep writing Coffee Prince accidentally instead of Coffee House. Did they not anticipate this association? Then again, perhaps they did and made it on purpose.) Anyway. Here are a few new stills from SBS’s Coffee House. I know there were a lot of questions about who was the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Will Jeon Ji-hyun be Rain’s woman in drama comeback?
by | May 6, 2010 | 56 Comments
Nothing’s confirmed yet, but news is being floated about the possibility of Jeon Ji-hyun (aka Gianna Jun) joining Rain‘s drama comeback project, the KBS drama called Runaway (or Fugitive) written and directed by the Chuno pair, Chun Sung-il and PD Kwak Jung-hwan. On May 6, a rep from KBS said,... More »