Drama Casting & News
Cinderella Man production press conference
by | April 2, 2009 | 47 Comments
I admit to poking a bit of fun at MBC’s upcoming series Cinderella Man, but I will say from photos of the drama’s production press conference, it does have one good-looking cast. (Of course, merely casting pretty actors never ensures quality, but when you’re approaching a drama with low expectations... More »

Celebrity News
So Ji-sub signs himself
by | April 2, 2009 | 38 Comments
Photo post! If you love So Ji-sub (currently acting in Cain & Abel), check out how cute (and cheery) he looks at the April 2 launch show for the men’s cosmetic brand VONIN’s Rx Sports line. What’s particularly cute is how excited the ladies seem to be to pose next... More »

Kpop News
Kim Haneul follows “To Heaven” with “I Was Happy”
by | April 1, 2009 | 16 Comments
Eleven years after starring in a famous music video for a song by ballad singer Jo Sung-mo, actress and hair-envy provocateur Kim Haneul is again taking the lead role for the singer’s latest MV. When she starred in Jo’s 1998 “To Heaven” video alongside Lee Byung-heon, Kim Haneul was a... More »

Drama Casting & News
City Hall’s Mayor Kim Sun-ah
by | April 1, 2009 | 35 Comments
Watch out, here comes Mayor Kim Sun-ah! In her last photo shoot (displaying a slimmer figure and newly shorn hair for her role in the drama City Hall), Kim carried off a vibe that was sexy and strong, but not exactly one that screams “public servant.” Well, in these latest... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Seung-ho grows up in Busan
by | April 1, 2009 | 7 Comments
Aw, the little kiddo is growing up. Here’s a still from Yoo Seung-ho‘s upcoming film, Busan, in which the 15-year-old takes a bona fide step toward shedding the “child actor” designation (with films like The Way Home, Legend) with this adolescent role. Apparently this scene, depicting his character in the... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 25 (Final)
by | March 31, 2009 | 602 Comments
Last episode! I was pretty satisfied with this finale. It didn’t feel rushed, but it wasn’t too dragged out either — it wrapped up everything much as you’d expect, but managed to insert enough details to keep it interesting (because I was fearing that the ending would go down too... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Myung-min Was Not There
by | March 31, 2009 | 22 Comments
Ooh, I want to see this. MBC is producing a special documentary program highlighting actor Kim Myung-min (Beethoven Virus, White Tower), which promises to reveal hitherto unseen facets of Kim’s work process and personality. This follows two previous installments whose spotlights focused on two other big stars: there was last... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 24
by | March 30, 2009 | 193 Comments
Last week, folks! Get ready to say goodbye… There were a lot of nice moments in this episode. (Honestly, at several moments I said aloud, “NICE!”) Naturally, there were other points I thought could have been done better, but we’re so close to the end that at this point I’m... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Production press conference for Insadong Scandal
by | March 30, 2009 | 27 Comments
Actor Kim Rae-won described his latest project, art-themed Insadong Scandal, as a “bold choice” to cap off his twenties at the March 30 production press conference. With his army enlistment approaching, this will be the last project of his twenties for the 28-year-old Kim, which he’d chosen carefully for that... More »

Kpop News
Epik High maps the soul, redefines kpop business model
by | March 29, 2009 | 59 Comments
By now, I’m sure y’all have heard about Epik High‘s newest album — and their new, independent business model by which they’re distributing it. Namely, they’re opting out of the major-label system and putting out their record themselves, via their spankin’-new website mapthesoul.com and iTunes. The site’s got everything written... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Hye-jung’s Why Did You Come To My Home?
by | March 29, 2009 | 31 Comments
Kang Hye-jung (Herb), Park Hee-soon (Seven Days), and Big Bang’s Seung-ri are out with a new movie, Why Did You Come To My Home? [우리 집에 왜 왔니], which opens on April 9. (Watch the trailer below.) At first glance, the movie looks as quirky and wacky as you might... More »