Chungmuro/Film News
Nam Sang-mi turns Scream queen
by | March 4, 2009 | 9 Comments
Nam Sang-mi is taking on her first horror flick in the upcoming Scream [비명], in which she’ll co-star opposite Ryu Seung-ryong (Painter of the Wind). The plot actually sounds potentially interesting (and more of a thriller, although they’re calling it horror); the film deals with pseudo-cults and shamanism, and places... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 17
by | March 3, 2009 | 266 Comments
I don’t know if this was by design or by chance (because of the broadcast delay), but this episode had some quieter moments, which have been a rare thing in this series — it’s usually so jam-packed with The Drama. I don’t think that’s a bad thing, though, because for... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Cain & Abel: First impressions
by | March 3, 2009 | 107 Comments
Caveat: This isn’t a proper recap. It’s not even a proper review. After catching the first few episodes, I wasn’t intending to write about SBS’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama, Cain & Abel, but I got a lot (a lot!) of emails from people asking what I thought of it and requesting... More »

Celebrity News
“Episode 2″ to start off Lee Junki’s world tour
by | March 3, 2009 | 11 Comments
We know Lee Junki (Iljimae) can sing, but he’s taking that one step further to embark on a “world tour,” which kicks off next month. It’s actually more like a halfway point between a concert and a fanmeeting, described as a “large-scale fan concert.” The tour is still in the... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: F4 Talk Show Special
by | March 2, 2009 | 139 Comments
As you probably know by now, Gu Hye-sun‘s recent accident caused some filming delays, so a special broadcast aired today instead of a regular episode. Episode 17 will air on Tuesday, so next week’s episodes will be 18 and 19. Also, a few other bits of news: There will be... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 10
by | March 2, 2009 | 30 Comments
Ahh, this is the feeling I remember. Ever since Iljimae returned from Japan, something felt different, although I didn’t put my finger on it until about halfway through this episode. It isn’t necessarily a bad change because I’ve enjoyed the past few episodes, but I realized that they weren’t as... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Hollywood reworks Scandal Makers
by | March 1, 2009 | 36 Comments
Huh. Another one: Scandal Makers (aka Speed Scandal, 과속스캔들), which has enjoyed tremendous success in the past few months, is being remade by Hollywood. The film has sold over 8.2 million tickets in Korea and catapulted young star Park Bo-young to household-name status (and earned her a Baeksang Award just... More »

Drama Casting & News
Monday episode of Boys Before Flowers delayed following accident
by | March 1, 2009 | 84 Comments
The Monday (March 2) episode of Boys Before Flowers will be replaced by a special “F4 talk show” broadcast instead, due to delays in filming caused by Gu Hye-sun‘s latest accident. Initially, the actress’s February 27 car accident had been deemed trifling, no doubt because production was eager to resume... More »

Drama Casting & News
Choi Ji-woo heads to Japan to promote A Star’s Lover
by | March 1, 2009 | 15 Comments
Choi Ji-woo‘s romantic melodrama A Star’s Lover may not have performed well in Korea, but she’s heading to stronger ground to promote the drama in Japan. She’ll appear at Tokyo’s Ebisu Garden Hall on the 12th for a preview event and talk show about the series, which will begin airing... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 9
by | February 28, 2009 | 18 Comments
Is anyone else finding the Iljimae–Wol-hee relationship a breath of fresh air? They’re so cute together, and their relationship dynamic isn’t one you often get in dramas — not in a main couple, at least. There isn’t that question of “When will they get together?” to worry about, but it’s... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
45th Baeksang Arts Awards
by | February 27, 2009 | 121 Comments
New Actress winner Park Bo-young Awards! The 45th Baeksang Arts Awards were held on the evening of February 27, which means: lots of awards for film and television stars, and lots of clothes to gawk at. There were no real surprises in the winners list; they’re mostly a variation of... More »