Celebrity News
Fashionistas go for a Green Ride
by | May 4, 2009 | 28 Comments
Clothing brand Benetton is launching its “Green Ride Campaign,” with five fashionistas providing the face to their promotional ads: Jung Ryeo-won, above (Ja Myung Go); Gong Hyo-jin (Crush and Blush); Kang Hye-jung (Why Did You Come To My Home?); Choi Kang-hee (My Sweet Seoul); and model-singer Jang Yoon-ju. As part... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 8
by | May 3, 2009 | 76 Comments
HOLY SCHEISSE THERE IS SO MUCH AWESOME IN THIS EPISODE. This episode was harder to write up because this drama is so dense, packed not only with information but meaningful details, that it feels like such a waste to skip talking about any of them, and that results in waaaay... More »

Celebrity News
Moon Geun-young celebrates 22nd birthday
by | May 3, 2009 | 58 Comments
Moon Geun-young (Tale of Two Sisters, Painter of the Wind) celebrated her 22nd birthday with a group of 700 fans, and it sure looked like she had a good time. The birthday fanmeeting took place on May 2 in Seoul at Moon’s current school, Sungkyunkwan University, where she studies Korean... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 17
by | May 3, 2009 | 20 Comments
After such a beautiful, refined depiction of Iljimae’s maturation, it’s interesting to see him — and the series — take a darker turn. While I wouldn’t say that the series itself is “realistic” — in that it’s based on a hero comic — the characterizations are absolutely realistic, and that’s... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Min-ho at fansigning event
by | May 2, 2009 | 95 Comments
Sure, Boys Before Flowers star Lee Min-ho has a doofy smile, and perhaps doesn’t have the smolder in real life that his character Jun-pyo did. His last hyped-up CF sucked, and yeah he’s wearing suspenders that don’t actually suspend anything, on top of being dressed like he’s about to break... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Ji-hoon promotes Jeonju International Film Festival
by | May 1, 2009 | 33 Comments
Singer-actor Lee Ji-hoon is currently acting as promotional rep for the 10th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), which kicked off on Thursday. In these photos, he poses at a café in the city of Jeonju on May 1. Lee Ji-hoon (You’re My Destiny) is one of those mid-level actors who... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Cafe Seoul’s three brothers
by | May 1, 2009 | 31 Comments
Kim Jung-hoon, Kim Dong-wook, Choi Sung-min There’s another Korean-Japanese co-production coming out, and this one has rather flown under the radar. News came out about the movie Café Seoul [카페 서울] after it had already wrapped filming. In fact, one of its actors, Goong‘s Kim Jung-hoon, just enlisted for his... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #81
by | May 1, 2009 | 248 Comments
  For some reason, it seems like this week really sped by. I’m not sure if I feel happy about that or not. (I ain’t getting any younger and I can’t just let time slip away like that! On the other hand: Friday.) SONG OF THE DAY Anna Nalick –... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Coffee Prince gets a movie version
by | April 30, 2009 | 101 Comments
O-M-G. Coffee Prince is being made into a movie! A producer confirmed that rights have been acquired to adapt the novel into a movie (fyi, the Coffee Prince novel came first, after which the original novelist also wrote the drama). Since this will be the third version of this story... More »

Drama Recaps
Accidental Couple / That Fool / Just Looking / Six Months
by | April 30, 2009 | 58 Comments
First off, let me get this out of the way: Yes, I caught the first episode of City Hall, which premiered this week in the same time slot as this show (which has gone through so many titles I think I’m just going to pick one and stick with it).... More »

Celebrity News
C,JW Company opens its doors
by | April 30, 2009 | 33 Comments
Move over, Bae Yong-joon and BOF agency, there’s a new Hallyu-star-run talent agency in town — Choi Ji-woo‘s new enterprise, C,JW Company. Yes, that comma is intentional, and yes, it drives me crazy. The Korean reading literally says “C-comma-J-W-Company” or 씨콤마 제이 더블유 컴퍼니. Choi’s longtime business associate, director Kim... More »