Chungmuro/Film News
Ha Jung-woo takes on a legal thriller
by | November 29, 2009 | 3 Comments
After much success in a thriller role (with The Chaser), film actor Ha Jung-woo is about to take on another thriller, the movie The Client [의뢰인], which is still the working title. (A production company source explains that the details aren’t finalized yet, but it appears as though the project... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Romantic-comedy drama recommendations
by | November 28, 2009 | 286 Comments
Since I’ve had a lot of requests for drama recommendations following You’re Beautiful, I thought I’d put this up as its own post. I may be spotty with some of the other genres out there, but I’m ALL about the trendy drama! The following is a list of my recommendations... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Sequel in the works for Go-sa: Bloody Midterms
by | November 28, 2009 | 6 Comments
Perhaps you’ll recall the Kim Bum high school horror movie Go-sa: Bloody Midterms [고사 : 피의 중간고사], which also starred Lee Beom-soo as a teacher and former Seeya member Nam Gyu-ri as a student and Kim Bum’s love interest. It had a pretty successful run last summer with sales of... More »

Celebrity News
Star families featured in Share Happiness
by | November 27, 2009 | 7 Comments
A few more stars have unveiled their siblings and family members in a photo spread for Elle Korea, which corresponds to the magazine’s “Share Happiness” charity campaign. Pictured above are Han Ji-min (Cain and Abel) with her sister, looking quite alike as they pose together. Below is actress Yoon Jin-seo... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hero struggles to gain ground
by | November 27, 2009 | 14 Comments
Now in its second week, MBC’s Hero is facing a tough road with very low ratings even as viewers are praising the drama. The low numbers are somewhat understandable this week, since IRIS is going strong and You’re Beautiful went out on a high note with an 11.9%. Considering that... More »

Celebrity News
Gong Yoo’s upcoming army release
by | November 27, 2009 | 92 Comments
Another upcoming army release! Get ready to welcome back Coffee Prince actor Gong Yoo — while fellow actor Chun Jung-myung was released today, Gong Yoo will be discharged on December 8. Both enlisted at the height of their popularity last year, and the fan love is still going strong as... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #111
by | November 27, 2009 | 326 Comments
  For those of you/us in the States, Happy (day after) Thanksgiving! Hope you all had lots of turkey and good stuff. I personally have no desire to brave the mad shopping crowds for Black Friday, but may you all be blessed with good retail luck. I’m off to bask... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 16 (Final)
by | November 26, 2009 | 485 Comments
Well, here we are: the final episode. I liked it quite a lot, and thought it tied up our ends nicely. I enjoyed the way the main conflict was resolved, and while it wasn’t perfect, I like its balance between hitting that dramatic climax and reminding us of its sense... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-hoon returns with another lawyer role
by | November 26, 2009 | 19 Comments
Kim Ji-hoon played a smart lawyer in the fluffy romantic comedy Love & Marriage, and now he’s been cast as another lawyer in the upcoming SBS drama Pick the Stars [별을 따다줘], opposite Han Ji-hye. The drama draws a love story between two co-workers at an insurance company, with Kim... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 15
by | November 25, 2009 | 234 Comments
I enjoyed this episode more than I thought I might. I was concerned that the usual Episode 15 angst would frustrate me (based on past Hong Sisters trends), but I was really pleased with how the conflict plays out. Some nice acting, and a few great scenes. SONG OF THE... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Seon-kyun becomes a father
by | November 25, 2009 | 20 Comments
Congratulations to Mr. Voice, Lee Seon-kyun (Coffee Prince, White Tower), and his new bride Jeon Hye-jin! The two are now parents, and welcomed their first son on November 25. Both mother and child are healthy. The couple married six months ago after being together for six years. At the time... More »