Drama Casting & News
New stills from Cain & Abel
by | January 22, 2009 | 38 Comments
Cain & Abel has released some new stills to stir up interest as it gears up for its premiere. The series will take SBS’s Wednesday-Thursday slot over from the current drama A Star’s Lover. The release of new photos comes with the opening of the drama’s official website (http://tv.sbs.co.kr/cain). In... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Joon in a fender bender
by | January 22, 2009 | 82 Comments
On the same day as his castmate Kim Hyun-joong‘s small traffic collision, actor Kim Joon (“Woo-bin” of Boys Before Flowers) was also in a minor car accident. Kim Joon’s incident actually occurred first but was reported later; it took place in Seoul on the morning of January 22. The other... More »

Celebrity News
Song Hye-gyo hawks Levi’s Lady Style
by | January 22, 2009 | 16 Comments
Having recently wrapped her latest drama, The World They Live In, which was generally well-received but performed poorly in the ratings, Song Hye-gyo is out with her latest ad campaign. Levi’s has just released their latest ads featuring the pint-sized actress, who sports their “Lady Style” line of apparel (and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Uhm Tae-woong’s sageuk drama debut
by | January 21, 2009 | 28 Comments
Hmm, interesting. Uhm Tae-woong (Devil, Rebirth) is making his sageuk debut in MBC’s Queen Seon-deok, opposite actresses Go Hyun-jung (HIT) and Lee Yo-won (Surgeon Bong Dal-hee). Uhm is one of those wonderfully intense actors — I love watching him act — and no doubt he’ll do his part justice, but... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cinderella Man’s leading lady Han Eun-jung
by | January 21, 2009 | 18 Comments
Han Eun-jung (Lawyers of Korea, Full House) will be the leading lady opposite Kwon Sang-woo‘s pauper-into-prince main character in upcoming MBC drama Cinderella Man. Or should I say, leading lady opposite both of Kwon’s pauper AND prince characters — his Dongdaemun market shopkeeper character (the “pauper”) switches places with a... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: January 21, 2009
by | January 21, 2009 | 19 Comments
Jung Il-woo, Jeon Ji-hyun Today marks the debut of MBC’s Return of Iljimae, starring Jung Il-woo. The series premiered to mixed reactions, with some viewers calling it “refreshing” while others complained about excessive narration. I’m looking forward to it anyway. [My Daily] Jeon Ji-hyun (My Sassy Girl) is caught up... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 6
by | January 20, 2009 | 232 Comments
Oooh, things just got good. (Finally!) Episode 6 got off to a rocky start (I laughed along embarrassedly for the first part), but then they kicked up the angst — and given how this drama fails when attempting cutesy or slapstick humor, this is a much welcome turn. The cast... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lady Castle (possibly) marks Yoon Eun-hye’s TV return
by | January 20, 2009 | 38 Comments
I add the caveat that this may be Yoon Eun-hye‘s television return, because the last time her comeback role was announced (the my-gay-roomie-is-faking-being-gay-and-really-likes-me project Personal Taste), it was then retracted. This time, the project to potentially follow her last drama, 2007′s Coffee Prince, is Lady Castle. Her character is the... More »

Celebrity News
Go Hyun-jung in Vogue
by | January 20, 2009 | 60 Comments
The actress and former Miss Korea finalist Go Hyun-jung (Sandglass, HIT, and the upcoming Queen Seon-deok) is taking to the pages of a fashion magazine for the first time since her debut nearly twenty years ago. Her spread in the newest issue of Vogue takes on the theme of “Agnes... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 5
by | January 19, 2009 | 219 Comments
Our trend continues: A couple surprisingly good scenes, and then some really bad ones. Overall, I thought Episode 5 was a pleasant one — not too challenging but had its fun moments — with lots of gorgeous scenery. Also, folks, since commenting has been prolific with regards to this drama:... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
The Naked Kitchen press preview
by | January 19, 2009 | 42 Comments
At this point, you have to wonder if Joo Ji-hoon (Antique Bakery, Devil) is purposely messing with us. I mean, sure, fashion models often target that “ugly is fashionable” trend, which I always think is just like their way of flaunting, “Look, I’m dressed like a deranged serial-killer hobo, but... More »