Open Thread
Open Thread #53
by | October 24, 2008 | 23 Comments
  SONG OF THE DAY Fiona Apple – “Better Version of Me.” I have a friend who only listens to Fiona Apple when she’s angry. Maybe it’s counterintuitive of me, but I like listening to Fiona Apple when I’m angry to make myself feel better. And we have a lot... More »

Drama Casting & News
Plans announced for a Full House Season 2
by | October 23, 2008 | 93 Comments
First of all: DON’T GET TOO EXCITED. (YET.) Yes, it does sound like a Full House 2 is in the works. But as with all things this early in the process, it’s best to retain a little bit of skepticism so as not to be disappointed later. Just a word... More »

Drama Casting & News
Behind the “World” scenes
by | October 23, 2008 | 28 Comments
KBS is pinning a lot of its hopes on The World They Live In, needing the new drama to pick the station out of its current ratings slump. It’s been particularly rough in its Monday-Tuesday slot, most recently with Love & Marriage, preceded by Strongest Chil Woo before that, Rivals,... More »

Celebrity News
“Love Your W” raises funds for breast cancer
by | October 23, 2008 | 25 Comments
A lot of famous faces showed up to the 3rd “Love Your W” Breast Cancer Fund-raising Party on October 23rd, held at the Villa de Bailey in Seoul’s Kangnam district. By the way, the “love your W,” as nonsensical as it sounds, refers to loving thy bosom. One guess as... More »

Celebrity News
Jang Jin-young extends contract
by | October 23, 2008 | 6 Comments
Normally it would be a non-event when a star extends her contract with her management company, but Jang Jin-young‘s case is a bit different, since she recently discovered she had stomach cancer and put a halt to all her acting-related work. Thus news of her new two-year contract with Yedang... More »

Drama Casting & News
Han Chae-young joins Boys Before Flowers
by | October 22, 2008 | 33 Comments
“Barbie doll” Han Chae-young teams up again with director Jeon Ki-sang, who’d made her into a star in 2005′s Delightful Girl Chun-hyang with Jae Hee, in the upcoming Boys Before Flowers. She’ll take on a cameo role in the drama as an older “noona” on the receiving end of the... More »

Celebrity News
Shinhwa to lose its second member to military service
by | October 22, 2008 | 9 Comments
One down, four more to go. (Shin Hye-sung is exempt due to a bum knee.) Following Eric‘s departure earlier this month, Shinhwa singer and actor Kim Dong-wan (The Person I Love, Taekwon Boys) will be enlisting for army duty on November 17. According to his management, he is currently busy... More »

Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 16 (Final)
by | October 22, 2008 | 67 Comments
I knew Love & Marriage would end on a happy note, and that nothing totally unexpected would come in the last hour. But I was still pleasantly surprised with how well the drama wrapped up its romance — even managing to pull out a bit of cleverness to keep the... More »

Celebrity News
Honey Lee pals around with famous friends
by | October 22, 2008 | 19 Comments
Former Miss Korea (also Miss Universe finalist, classical musician and Seoul University-educated) Honey Lee recently posted up new photos in her mini-homepage taken in New York, which is attracting notice for the inclusion of two famous faces: ex-Fin.K.L. singer Ok Joo-hyun (above, with Honey Lee) and actress Kim Tae-hee (below).... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hyo-joo cast as Jaejoong’s love interest
by | October 22, 2008 | 22 Comments
Remember how DBSK’s Hero Jaejoong was all set for his acting debut in the joint Korea-Japan project, Heaven’s Postman? His co-star has been cast, and it’s Iljimae‘s Han Hyo-joo. The series is notable for its famous Japanese drama writer Kitagawa Eriko (Long Vacation) and its I’m Sorry, I Love You... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jung Il-woo makes a surprising(ly hot?) Iljimae
by | October 21, 2008 | 66 Comments
O_O This is a PURELY SUPERFICIAL judgment, but looking at the newly released stills of Jung Il-woo dressed as Iljimae (above), I start to feel hope for MBC’s upcoming The Return of Iljimae. If you’d asked me months ago whether Lee Junki or Jung Il-woo would have looked better as... More »