Open Thread
Open Thread #56
by | November 7, 2008 | 14 Comments
  What a week! What’s cookin’? (Now that the election is over, we can finally turn our attentions to more important matters! Like, say, fattening up for the winter. Bring it on, holidays.) SONG OF THE DAY Kings of Leon – “Revelry” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #55... More »


Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 4
by | November 6, 2008 | 55 Comments
Er, not so thrilled with Episode 4. It wasn’t a bad episode, but it wasn’t as strong as the previous episodes, in my opinion, and I think I have a pretty good idea why. More below. SONG OF THE DAY Horan (Clazziquai) – “Listen to My Heart” [ Download ]... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Zhang Ziyi teams with So Ji-sub
by | November 6, 2008 | 35 Comments
(By the way, this photo cracks me up. It is universally unflattering, isn’t it?) Another Korea-China production! This time it’s a film, called Sophie’s Revenge and starring two A-list actors: So Ji-sub and Zhang Ziyi. Zhang’s casting has been confirmed, while So is still in the last stages of talks.... More »


Drama Casting & News
“First Love” to be remade in China
by | November 6, 2008 | 20 Comments
Choi Su-jong, Lee Seung-yeon, and a young Bae Yong-joon Another remake of an old kdrama is in the works, this time the 1996 series that brought Bae Yong-joon to fame, First Love. The new drama will be a joint Korea-China production, and adapt the story for Chinese audiences. This is... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Hyun-joo added to Boys Before Flowers
by | November 6, 2008 | 27 Comments
Add one more big name to the cast of Boys Before Flowers (Hana Yori Dango): the lovely Kim Hyun-joo, last seen in last year’s drama Insoon is Pretty, has been cast in the Tsubaki role, older sister to main character Doumyouji Tsukasa. Kim Hyun-joo’s character is named Gu Jun-hee in... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Making a splash with Disturbance in Her Barroom
by | November 5, 2008 | 14 Comments
It’s been a while since I’ve seen Lee Jung-jae in a comic role — much of his recent stuff (Typhoon, Air City) has him playing strong, in-command characters — so it’s welcome to see him embracing his goofball side in Disturbance in Her Barroom. The cast gathered on November 6... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Boy Meets Boy in theaters soon
by | November 5, 2008 | 29 Comments
I’ve been talking about the short queer film Boy Meets Boy for a while now, and it’s finally being released. The nearly wordless short film, starring Kim Hye-sung (Unstoppable High Kick) and Lee Hyun-jin (Kimchi Cheese Smile) as 18-year-old high school students, is billed as a queer romance about first... More »


Drama Casting & News
U.S. remaking My Name Is Kim Sam-soon
by | November 5, 2008 | 81 Comments
My Name Is Kim Sam-soon (aka My Lovely Sam-soon), the super-popular 2005 drama that made Kim Sun-ah and Hyun Bin into household names, is being given the Hollywood treatment and remade as a U.S. television series. Hopefully Sam-soon will meet with better success as a remake than other Hollywoodified versions... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
28th Critics Choice Awards names its top honors
by | November 5, 2008 | 20 Comments
The 28th Critics Choice Awards, presented by the Association of Korean Film Critics, awarded its top honors on November 5. The film A Movie Is a Movie (or Rough Cut), starring So Ji-sub and Kang Ji-hwan (above), was the big winner of the night, pulling in three awards total, two... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread, election style
by | November 4, 2008 | 160 Comments
All right, I wasn’t exactly planning to do this, but since there have been a few scattered election comments in various threads, I figured, why not just have a place for us to all play, spazz, and rejoice (hopefully???) together? Have at it. I’ll start. I may just be THISCLOSE... More »


Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 3
by | November 4, 2008 | 41 Comments
I will be useless for rest of today. Am glued to CNN. Free Starbucks voter coffee brings me up, wine calms me down. I feel like Judy Garland. SONG OF THE DAY IU – “Feel So Good,” by a new young (15-year-old) singer. [ Download ] Tags: Hyun Bin, Song... More »