Chungmuro/Film News
17th Chunsa Film Festival
by | September 5, 2009 | 29 Comments
Aw, isn’t little Wang Seok-hyun cute? September 5 saw the end of the 17th Chunsa Film Festival and its closing-night awards ceremony, which was held in Icheon, Kyunggi-do. The winners list was dominated by the popular, recently released sports film Take Off [국가대표, or National Athlete], although vampire film Thirst... More »

Celebrity News
Tablo and Kang Hye-jung are pregnant and engaged
by | September 4, 2009 | 42 Comments
Epik High rapper Tablo and actress girlfriend Kang Hye-jung are expecting! In light of this news, they’ve also announced their intention to marry next month. I don’t think this is particularly surprising news to people who have followed this lovey-dovey couple’s courtship; they’ve been dating for almost a year and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon Eun-hye draws Jung Il-woo
by | September 4, 2009 | 33 Comments
We know that Yoon Eun-hye has artistic interests and had even added some of her own handiwork to the set dressing of her previous drama, Coffee Prince. Now she’s shooting her current drama, KBS’s My Fair Lady, which has released the image of a drawing she’d sketched while filming a... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Japan buys High Kick Through the Roof
by | September 4, 2009 | 4 Comments
The new sitcom High Kick Through the Roof [지붕 뚫고 하이킥] hasn’t even aired yet, and already it’s been licensed for a Japanese broadcast. The production company, Green Snake Media, has sold the family sitcom to a subsidiary of Sony for a November broadcast on the So-net channel in Japan.... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #99
by | September 4, 2009 | 219 Comments
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Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 6
by | September 3, 2009 | 67 Comments
I liked Episode 6 a lot. Less silly slapstick (which is okay so long as it doesn’t go overboard) and more emoting. There’s something about My Fair Lady that reminds me of old-school trendy dramas, and I mean that in a good way. You know, those addicting, fast-moving, bickering-laden offerings... More »

Drama Casting & News
Fans are spitting mad at Tamra’s curtailment
by | September 3, 2009 | 49 Comments
Im Joo-hwan When MBC announced that Tamra the Island was getting cut and ending early, they pissed off fans and even spurred them to publish a large ad in a daily newspaper protesting the decision. (As I said before, the ratings are low but this is a mania drama, meaning... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Myung-min sets up campaign for sufferers of ALS
by | September 3, 2009 | 14 Comments
As you may know, Kim Myung-min plays a man suffering from ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease, in his latest film, My Love By My Side [내 사랑 내 곁에]. Kim Myung-min is now acting to raise awareness of the illness, and the Naver portal site has set up a corner... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Won Bin makes surprise visit to film set
by | September 3, 2009 | 41 Comments
It’s not unheard of for movie stars to visit other film sets in support of friends, but the unannounced arrival of Won Bin on the set of the new film Le Grand Chef 2: Kimchi Battle came as a surprise, particularly since Won Bin is known for lying low and... More »

Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 5
by | September 2, 2009 | 59 Comments
I think My Fair Lady is starting to ease into its stride. There are still rough patches, but on the whole the plot moves briskly and there are a good number of laughs in this episode. (Side note: I’m surprised so many people seem to hate Yoon Eun-hye’s hair. I... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Mother will get a U.S. theatrical release
by | September 2, 2009 | 14 Comments
Looks like director Bong Joon-ho‘s most recent film, Cannes entry Mother (starring Won Bin and Kim Hye-ja), will be getting a theatrical release in the U.S. American film distributor Magnolia Pictures has bought the rights for a North American run, and announced on August 31 that the release will happen... More »