Drama Reactions & Reviews
Currently airing dramas: A roundup
by | April 5, 2009 | 106 Comments
So, what’s airing these days? After a popular phenomenon of a drama ends, people tend to wonder, What next? Even if you haven’t been watching Boys Before Flowers, maybe you’re wondering what else is out there. So here’s a rundown of all the dramas currently airing, and a list of... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo and Kim team up to solve a real-time murder mystery
by | April 5, 2009 | 14 Comments
Yoo Seung-ho, Kim So-eun Wow, Yoo Seung-ho sure is keeping busy lately. First he has the war movie with Kim Bum and Seung-ri, 71, as well as the currently filming Busan, as well as a role playing the younger counterpart to the king character in upcoming historical drama Queen Seon-deok.... More »


Celebrity News
One last photo shoot for Jo In-sung
by | April 4, 2009 | 25 Comments
Jo In-sung (Frozen Flower) is finally headed off to fulfill his mandatory military duty — his official enlistment comes in just one more day, on Monday, April 6. Before he steps out of the media spotlight, Jo has released his latest photo spread, which marks the close of his five-year... More »


Drama Casting & News
Queen Seon-deok’s first script reading
by | April 4, 2009 | 19 Comments
Lee Yo-won, Go Hyun-jung Now for another upcoming drama: with a month till its premiere, MBC’s daeha sageuk series Queen Seon-deok got things going earlier this week by calling in its cast for the first script reading. The drama has been highly anticipated not just for its cast, but also... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Invitation marks Yoo Ji-tae’s fourth directorial short
by | April 3, 2009 | 9 Comments
As we know, actor Yoo Ji-tae (of the recent SBS melodrama A Star’s Lover) is also quite serious about directing — he’s produced three separate shorts, which have all made their way round the short-film festival circuit. Now his fourth, Invitation [초대], has been invited to the Short Shorts Film... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #77
by | April 3, 2009 | 156 Comments
  Hmm, I’ve been noticing a sharp upswing in the number of “First!” and other numerically declarative posts. They don’t bother me a whole lot, and actually make me laugh when, say, someone will announce “First?” and end up being twentieth (but that only ever happened in the BBF posts).... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Cheerful Caretaker screens in Busan
by | April 2, 2009 | 23 Comments
We know that aside from acting, Boys Before Flowers star Gu Hye-sun can sing, likes to draw, has published a novel, and has directed her own short film. That film, titled The Cheerful Caretaker [유쾌한 도우미], will be getting a film festival screening. The short film has now been accepted... More »


Celebrity News
Retired actress Shim Eun-ha unveils artwork
by | April 2, 2009 | 27 Comments
Shim Eun-ha is one of those curious cases, where her mystique keeps growing, even years after stepping out of the spotlight. I remember hearing that she took to studying art seriously, and now, four years into her retirement, she’s revealing some of her works at the Seoul Open Arts Fair... More »


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 »