Celebrity News
November’s Cosmo features Jang Dong-gun
by | October 20, 2009 | 42 Comments
(I don’t know about you, but I actually like seeing an actor photographed with laugh and age lines. It makes their good looks seem real, in a way.) Jang Dong-gun is currently promoting his latest film, Good Morning President, in which he plays a handsome single president, which is also... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Byung-heon and Josh Hartnett in Vogue Korea
by | October 19, 2009 | 51 Comments
Lee Byung-heon not only has a new drama out (that would be the action blockbuster Iris), his noir thriller film I Come With The Rain was just released in Korea, in which he acts with Josh Hartnett. This explains the promotion that both stars are doing now, such as their... More »

Drama Casting & News
Seon-deok stars’ $136K gift to drama staff
by | October 19, 2009 | 40 Comments
The Queen Seon-deok largesse, she continues. And here I thought co-star Go Hyun-jung‘s gifts to the crew (worth $16,000) were pricey. Lee Yo-won, who plays the titular queen, and her co-star Uhm Tae-woong have teamed up to present their cast with expensive padded jackets — a total value of 160... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Jung Il-woo cameos on High Kick Through the Roof
by | October 19, 2009 | 17 Comments
It was announced at the start that High Kick Through the Roof, the sitcom sequel to 2006’s very popular Unstoppable High Kick, would feature cameos from the cast members of the original, which is a show to which its young up-and-comers largely owe their current success (they are Jung Il-woo,... More »

Drama Casting & News
If you thought Iris’s kiss scene was hot… (Spoiler alert)
by | October 18, 2009 | 79 Comments
…then get ready for more romantic developments between two of the drama’s sexy spies. The production has released a new still from this week’s upcoming Episode 3, no doubt to tantalize viewers into tuning in and hoping to break 30% in the ratings in its second week. Tags: IRIS... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Bum gets flashy for Bisang
by | October 18, 2009 | 35 Comments
(I’m not sure whether I think Kim Bum‘s cornrows make him look badass or adorably benign in that trying-too-hard sort of way. Actually, I think I do know.) In any case, the young actor has a new film coming out, Bisang [비상, or Flight], which he filmed before his recent... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Love Is Blind stills featuring Kang Ji-hwan
by | October 18, 2009 | 38 Comments
First we saw Lee Jia‘s supposed transformation into an ugly duckling, now we see her dapper co-star in the telecinema project Love Is Blind [내눈에 콩깍지], Kang Ji-hwan(mine). It does seem that due to Kang Ji-hwan’s “visual impairment,” the unattractive and unpersonable character played by Lee Jia will be portrayed... More »

Drama Casting & News
A new look for Kim Min-jung in Hero
by | October 18, 2009 | 41 Comments
Actress Kim Min-jung (New Heart), who came onboard Hero after Han Ji-min dropped out, has a new look for the drama, one meant to draw out her professional side as a female cop. On the one hand, I think Kim is a talented actress who looks cute with the short... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 4
by | October 17, 2009 | 33 Comments
This episode had a quite a bit less hustle and bustle compared to the first 3 episodes, but showcased a subtler side. It still had its energy, but maybe with a little restraint. I missed Jung-in a little bit, but appreciated the bits of tranquility. I’m hoping that the directing... More »

Drama Recaps
IRIS: Episode 1
by | October 16, 2009 | 155 Comments
Pretty badass, yo. IRIS is an expensive drama, and it totally shows. I can’t say that the drama took my breath away, but it was very entertaining, and I can see why it burst on the scene with such a strong start. And then improved on it the following day.... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 3
by | October 16, 2009 | 41 Comments
Hello all! To help alleviate some of javabean‘s lovely recap work, 3 guest bloggers (including yours truly, dw4p) will be taking over the Smile (Smile, You) series. This is my first time doing recaps of this nature, so I may have some growing pains… bear with me! Just a quick... More »