Open Thread
Open Thread #72
by | February 27, 2009 | 66 Comments
  Ack! I’m drowning in dramas. I need a good long weekend (or week?) to catch up on everything. Too bad time just keeps truckin’. Anyway. What else is going on? SONG OF THE DAY The Bird and the Bee – “My Love” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread... More »


Drama Casting & News
Park Ki-woong added to Story of a Man
by | February 26, 2009 | 9 Comments
The (adorably baby-faced) Park Ki-woong) is the latest addition to the drama Story of a Man, which follows Boys Before Flowers on KBS. The 24-year-old, most recently of cable drama Seoul Warrior Story and last year’s romantic-comedy series Love & Marriage, joins already cast actors Park Yong-ha (The Scam), Park... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
A Movie Is A (writer’s) Movie
by | February 26, 2009 | 27 Comments
Kang Ji-hwan and So Ji-sub Kang Ji-hwan and So Ji-sub‘s action movie A Movie Is A Movie (or Rough Cut, 영화는 영화다) has been named by film critics and arts reviewers as the top film of the past year. This comes out of the 2009 list of “Writer-Selected Films of... More »


Drama Casting & News
Yoon Eun-hye focuses on drama before movies
by | February 26, 2009 | 27 Comments
Yoon Eun-hye has refuted rumors that she is taking on a new movie, saying that she is concentrating her efforts first to the drama series Lady Castle. She had been reported as signing on to the movie Yeoudeung [여우등], but her rep explains that while it’s true they had discussed... More »


Celebrity News
Yoon Kye-sang sets his sights on Japan
by | February 26, 2009 | 22 Comments
Yoon Kye-sang is taking his career overseas. Although he’s been in the industry for more than a decade, he’s just now announced his intentions to extend his career abroad, and leaving his longtime management, Sidus HQ, to do it. Yoon (Who Are You, Crazy for You) had been with Sidus... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-ho fever revives Secret Campus
by | February 25, 2009 | 86 Comments
The Lee Min-ho phenomenon continues on. I can’t recall the last time we saw something like it, but since it’s a result of his talent as much as anything else, I don’t begrudge him one bit. First it was a slew of old pictures, old girlfriends, family anecdotes, etc. Now... More »


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 »