Celebrity News
Happy colors = happy smiles
by | June 3, 2008 | 8 Comments
Shin Mina looks positively radiant as she promotes her upcoming romantic action comedy film Mulim Girl [무림여대생], also starring Ohn Joo Wan and Yoo Gun. Everyone looks happy and upbeat, if a little vampiric (is that some harsh lighting or what?). Not vampiric in a negative sense, just the sense... More »


Kpop News
Jun Jin’s video too hot for network TV
by | June 3, 2008 | 31 Comments
Shinhwa’s Jun Jin is one of the last members to make his solo debut (to date, Eric is the only one left without a solo album to his name, which I don’t believe he’s planning on in any case), and his debut single off his first album is causing a... More »


Celebrity News
Next up on the car accident roster: Lee Ji Hoon
by | June 2, 2008 | 11 Comments
I feel like I’m turning into the Star Accident Watch. Who wants to start a pool for the next celebrity fender-bender? The most recent incident involves Lee Ji Hoon, the busy actor and singer whose schedule is so jam-packed that he had no time to get a physical checkup after... More »


Drama Casting & News
So I guess it wasn’t really the LAST scandal of his life
by | June 2, 2008 | 18 Comments
Some good news, and some potentially worrying. MBC’s hit “ajumma Cinderella” drama The Last Scandal of My Life has been officially confirmed for a second season, to air on Wednesdays and Thursdays (moving from family-friendly weekends to prime trendy-drama territory) in October. Not one to mess with a good thing,... More »


Celebrity News
Lovely lady, marketing miss
by | June 2, 2008 | 29 Comments
…as in misstep, I mean. When you pair the words “skin” and “food” in a product’s name, there are two ways to read the juxtaposition: “food for skin” and “skin for food.” Unfortunately, one of those evokes an image I really, really don’t want in a beauty product I’m using.... More »


Drama Recaps
The Last Scandal of My Life: Episode 14
by | June 1, 2008 | 18 Comments
Like I said, Episode 13 marked the darkest point in the series, which in the big picture isn’t even terribly dark, but it did sink Last Scandal into a pensive mood for an episode. But the producers certainly know where their success lies, and are quick to inject some humor... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
From uljjang to actress to writer-director
by | June 1, 2008 | 20 Comments
Gu Hye Sun joins actors like Yoo Ji Tae in expanding her resume to film directing. Her debut project is the short film Gaze [시선], which starts filming on June 2 in Gangwon-do, and boasts a pretty large scale for this kind of work: approximately 50 crew members and name... More »


Celebrity News
Extending the Choi family line
by | May 31, 2008 | 44 Comments
Veteran actress Choi Jin Shil (40) (most recently of the romantic comedy/family drama The Last Scandal of My Life) — whom I love and have thought was adorable since I first saw her act in Jealousy in 1992 — has been granted the right to legally change her two children’s... More »


Drama Recaps
The Last Scandal of My Life: Episode 13
by | May 30, 2008 | 14 Comments
Episode 13 is probably the most serious episode of the series, and perhaps appropriately so given the subject of the current plot. It continues some of the relationship reversals begun in the previous episode and we have some more solid acting all around (although I think Byun Jung Soo as... More »


Celebrity News
A king’s welcome for Legend’s king Yonsama
by | May 30, 2008 | 65 Comments
Bae Yong Joon arrives in Japan to an adoring crowd of approximately six thousand fans, many of whom spent the previous night at the airport to await their cult leader idol star. Other cast members (including Moon Sori, Philip Lee, Park Sung Woong and Lee Jia) were also on hand,... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #32
by | May 30, 2008 | 25 Comments
  So, who enjoyed their short week? I have to make the half-shameful admission that the highlight of my TV-viewing experience this week wasn’t a kdrama for once (meh, they’re so boring right now) but the return of So You Think You Can Dance. I wasn’t even aware it was... More »