Celebrity News
A special White Day for Kang Ji-hwan
by | February 25, 2009 | 20 Comments
Kang Ji-hwan is busy preparing for his upcoming fanmeeting-slash-birthday-party, which will be held in Seoul on White Day (March 14; his birthday is the 20th). It’ll be a large-scale meeting with 1,500 fans expected to attend, some of them from overseas. Acting as MC will be comedian and actor Moon... More »


Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 16
by | February 24, 2009 | 282 Comments
Thasswhatimtalkinbout. Good episode! The cute is back. No, it wasn’t the best episode we’ve had, and there were still a few hard-to-buy logic points, but I think there’s a key difference from the frustrating inconsistencies of Episode 15. Episode 16 had points that stretched believability, but at least they worked... More »


Celebrity News
Upcoming enlistments: Sending off the next wave of stars
by | February 24, 2009 | 14 Comments
Kim Jae-won and Kim Rae-won First up: Kim Jae-won (of KBS’s Hwang Jini) recently announced his enlistment date as March 23. He leaves without a final Korean project to tide us over till his return, although his role in a Chinese drama will begin airing in March. Kim co-starred with... More »


Celebrity News
Actress-singer-director Gu Hye-sun to publish a book
by | February 24, 2009 | 33 Comments
Gu Hye-sun adds to her already multi-hyphenated resumé, joining celebrities like Tablo and Horan by taking on writing. On the episode of music variety program Lee Hana’s Peppermint that was recorded on the 24th, Gu revealed, “In between shooting for Boys Before Flowers, I’ve been writing stories. I’ll be putting... More »


Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 15
by | February 23, 2009 | 241 Comments
Monday episodes no longer even faze me. Yeah, the first half sucked, and while the second half was better, I’ve accepted that Mondays are just here to advance enough story to get us to the (hopefully) better Tuesdays. If I tried to make too much sense of it, I’d just... More »


Celebrity News
Jeon Ji-hyun may renew relationship with Sidus HQ
by | February 23, 2009 | 24 Comments
In a bit of a surprise, it looks like Jeon Ji-hyun (My Sassy Girl, Daisy) may renew her contract with management company Sidus HQ — even after the company was implicated in the cell-phone-cloning scandal that erupted last month. Three men were charged in the matter, one of them the... More »


Meta
Congratulations, parody contest winners!
by | February 23, 2009 | 99 Comments
Thanks to everyone who entered the Boys Before Flowers parody contest! We had a bunch of fantastic entries. It was super difficult deciding who won, but Sevenses, saharial, and I have reached a consensus: We have selected one First Prize (owner of a brand-new OST and drama poster), one Second... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Good Morning, President Jang Dong-gun
by | February 22, 2009 | 30 Comments
Jang Dong-gun (Taegukgi, Friend) has chosen his next film project: Good Morning, President [굿모닝 프레지던트], to be directed by Jang Jin of films My Son and Righteous Ties. Jang Jin also wrote the screenplay, which is described as incorporating elements of humor and satire in its depiction of society and... More »


Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 8
by | February 22, 2009 | 24 Comments
I’m sure the obligatory cross-dressing scene was expected at some point; here, Jung Il-woo dons gisaeng clothing to show that his prettiness extends on both sides of the gender divide. (Interestingly, I don’t know that he was too convincing as a female, which is ironic since he certainly looks the... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
MBC rolls out a new female-centric daily sitcom
by | February 22, 2009 | 13 Comments
Shim Eun-kyung, Han Bo-bae MBC is coming out with a new sitcom, and it features a couple of the more notable faces of the child-star set: Shim Eun-kyung and Han Bo-bae. The young actresses play close friends in the upcoming series called Tae-hee, Hye-gyo, Ji-hyun [태희혜교지현이], which will be the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Music director defends Boys Before Flowers soundtrack
by | February 21, 2009 | 106 Comments
We’ve all griped (more or less) about the uber-cheesiness of the Boys Before Flowers soundtrack, and so have Korean viewers. Complaints have mostly been leveled at the overuse of the songs, rather than the quality of the songs themselves. (In fact, the individual songs are enjoying great popularity on music... More »