Drama Recaps
A Star’s Lover: Episode 5
by | December 27, 2008 | 21 Comments
Episode 5 had more of a comedic tone than the previous episodes; it lost a bit of its dreaminess. I didn’t mind it so much, although I preferred the tone established previously, and hope that this shift is a temporary thing. I don’t want the quality that drew me to... More »


Celebrity News
Yoon Eun-hye on Gong Yoo’s radio show
by | December 27, 2008 | 39 Comments
Yoon Eun-hye recently appeared on her Coffee Prince co-star Gong Yoo‘s military-radio program as a guest star. Based on the conversation, it looks like we may be seeing more of the actress — who hasn’t acted since Coffee Prince, sticking mostly to CFs — soon, although she did not specify... More »


Celebrity News
Yonsama kimchi is a hit
by | December 26, 2008 | 32 Comments
Bae Yong-joon has rolled up his sleeves and gotten directly involved in his “Yonsama kimchi” enterprise, which sells the spicy pickled vegetables under his name in Japan. Bae is currently writing a Korean tourist guide called I Love Korea (working title), and in the name of research he’s traveling the... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #63
by | December 26, 2008 | 18 Comments
  How was everyone’s Christmas? Or Hanukkah? Who’s ready for the new year?   SONG OF THE DAY Iron & Wine – “Naked As We Came” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #62 Open Thread #61 Open Thread #60... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Byung-heon in Elle
by | December 26, 2008 | 26 Comments
Check out Lee Byung-heon‘s rock-hard body, taken here from the pages of the January issue of Elle magazine. Lee owes his fantastic physique (at least in part) to the work he’s been doing for his Hollywood debut in the upcoming year with two films, action flick G.I. Joe (with Dennis... More »


Meta
Introducing Dramafever
by | December 25, 2008 | 197 Comments
There’s a new kid on the kdrama-streaming block, and its name is Dramafever.com. It’s free, it’s high-quality, and it’s just about to launch to the public. I’m posting about them because I think this is something fans would love and find tremendous use in, and because the site, which is... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
A poster sadder than sadness
by | December 25, 2008 | 16 Comments
Here are some lulz for you: A teaser poster was recently released for Kwon Sang-woo and Lee Bo-young‘s upcoming movie A Story Sadder than Sadness, and apparently there’s a bit of an online dust-up over CG fakery in the image. Supposedly Kwon’s eyes and expression were looking a little too... More »


Meta
Merry Christmas!
by | December 24, 2008 | 39 Comments
It’s still Christmas Eve for me, but it’s Christmas somewhere, so HAPPY HOLIDAYS everyone! Stay warm and stay safe. (And stay tuned for the Year in Review extravaganza where I and a few familiar guest-bloggerly names will be wrapping up all the highlights — and lowlights — of the 2008... More »


Drama Casting & News
Production forces overworked Jung Il-woo to rest
by | December 24, 2008 | 8 Comments
Aie, it is as I feared. Jung Il-woo has temporarily suspended filming for his role heading the new MBC drama The Return of Iljimae due to health issues. Filming halted on the 23rd, and production aims to resume after Christmas. It did seem as though Jung was pushing himself too... More »


Celebrity News
“Love Virus” released
by | December 24, 2008 | 12 Comments
Lee Jia‘s vaguely Christmas-y-sounding digital single, “Love Virus,” is out. Her singing voice is surprisingly cutesier than one might imagine her adopting, and the song pretty standard lite-pop stuff. It’s catchy, but how does this fit into Lee Jia’s (albeit contrived) faux-goth-emo-badass-punk image? (Answer: It doesn’t?) SONG OF THE DAY... More »


Drama Casting & News
More cast members to leave Eden following Lee Da-hae
by | December 24, 2008 | 126 Comments
So, it looks like there is not going to be any kind of consensus on whether Lee Da-hae‘s sudden exit from East of Eden was unprofessional or not. Fans of the actress have been vocal in their defense, a much as others have been critical. Still, what’s clear is that... More »