Drama Casting & News
Kim Hyun-joo puts up her dukes
by | June 9, 2009 | 18 Comments
More new stills are out from law drama Partner, and feature main star Kim Hyun-joo (as an “ajumma lawyer”) getting into the boxing ring — with a middle school student. In this particular episode, Kim’s character takes on a physical bout with disorderly young students. And no, it’s not a... More »

Celebrity News
Joo Ji-hoon seeks 1 year in prison
by | June 9, 2009 | 77 Comments
Joo Ji-hoon arrives at court on June 9 Correction: Apologies, I read further to see that the punishment is not final. The prosecutors sought the stated prison terms for the accused, but the official sentencing comes in two weeks. Joo Ji-hoon appeared at the Seoul Central District Court on June... More »

Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Kang Ji-hwan (Part 2)
by | June 8, 2009 | 48 Comments
  Continuing from the previously posted Part 1… Tags: interviews, Kang Ji-hwan... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won and Song Kang-ho are sworn brothers
by | June 8, 2009 | 15 Comments
Kang Dong-won, Song Kang-ho Song Kang-ho and Kang Dong-won playing friends? (Or frenemies?) Ooh, I like this pairing. In the upcoming action movie Sworn Brothers [의형제], Song Kang-ho, an ex-agent of the National Intelligence Service who acts before he thinks, is paired with Kang Dong-won, who plays a cool-headed spy... More »

Drama Casting & News
Round two: Magazine Allo vs. Style
by | June 8, 2009 | 19 Comments
Allo’s Han Chae-young, Lee Jia and Style Oh, I want Magazine Allo and Style to fight forever and ever, and keep the lulz flowing! Their back-and-forth sniping is sorta going to meta levels, isn’t it? After all, would you really expect less of two summer dramas starring glamour queens and... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 17
by | June 7, 2009 | 58 Comments
AIIIIEEEEE SO GOOD. It’s not often a drama will make me gasp in horror/surprise, but I totally did in this episode. SONG OF THE DAY Beautiful Days – “약국” (Pharmacy) [ Download ] Tags: Kim Kang-woo, Park Ki-woong, Park Shi-yeon, Park Yong-ha, Philip Lee, Story of a Man... More »

Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Kang Ji-hwan (Part 1)
by | June 7, 2009 | 69 Comments
I told ya I’d have some goodies coming up, didn’t I? IS Plus is one of those lighter entertainment news/gossip sources, but one thing I like is their series of “drinking interviews,” which are pretty much exactly like they sound: The reporter goes out to eat and drink with a... More »

Celebrity News
Artists and entertainers: Where do they work?
by | June 6, 2009 | 30 Comments
Here’s something a little different. Cine 21 has an eleven-part profile of the workspaces of various entertainers, artists, and creative-arts professionals, which caught my eye because I am obsessed with workspaces. Well, maybe not obsessed, but very, very, very interested. I constantly fiddle with mine, think of ways to rearrange... More »

Drama Recaps
The Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 9-12
by | June 5, 2009 | 22 Comments
Cuuuute. This show is so sweet, but not saccharine. I find romance is best done sprinkled liberally with humor to undercut the sappiness, and so far The Sons of Sol Pharmacy achieves a good balance on that score. For instance: In the above screencap, the boys sing to Mama Song... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #86
by | June 5, 2009 | 155 Comments
  What’s up, folks? I’m actually (probably) on a plane as this Open Thread posts — I’ll be on a trip for the weekend so posting will be a little lighter, but be sure to check back ’cause I’ve got some goodies planned! Hehe. Gotta love delayed blog-posting functionality. Er,... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 16
by | June 4, 2009 | 44 Comments
Ooh, more goodness abounds! I’m actually sad this drama’s ending next week. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a series on so many levels — for the acting, writing, directing, music, suspense, and perhaps most importantly, for the pure fun factor. (I know there are lots of criteria... More »