Celebrity News
Moon Geun-young celebrates 22nd birthday
by | May 3, 2009 | 58 Comments
Moon Geun-young (Tale of Two Sisters, Painter of the Wind) celebrated her 22nd birthday with a group of 700 fans, and it sure looked like she had a good time. The birthday fanmeeting took place on May 2 in Seoul at Moon’s current school, Sungkyunkwan University, where she studies Korean... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 17
by | May 3, 2009 | 20 Comments
After such a beautiful, refined depiction of Iljimae’s maturation, it’s interesting to see him — and the series — take a darker turn. While I wouldn’t say that the series itself is “realistic” — in that it’s based on a hero comic — the characterizations are absolutely realistic, and that’s... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Min-ho at fansigning event
by | May 2, 2009 | 95 Comments
Sure, Boys Before Flowers star Lee Min-ho has a doofy smile, and perhaps doesn’t have the smolder in real life that his character Jun-pyo did. His last hyped-up CF sucked, and yeah he’s wearing suspenders that don’t actually suspend anything, on top of being dressed like he’s about to break... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Ji-hoon promotes Jeonju International Film Festival
by | May 1, 2009 | 33 Comments
Singer-actor Lee Ji-hoon is currently acting as promotional rep for the 10th Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), which kicked off on Thursday. In these photos, he poses at a café in the city of Jeonju on May 1. Lee Ji-hoon (You’re My Destiny) is one of those mid-level actors who... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Cafe Seoul’s three brothers
by | May 1, 2009 | 31 Comments
Kim Jung-hoon, Kim Dong-wook, Choi Sung-min There’s another Korean-Japanese co-production coming out, and this one has rather flown under the radar. News came out about the movie Café Seoul [카페 서울] after it had already wrapped filming. In fact, one of its actors, Goong‘s Kim Jung-hoon, just enlisted for his... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #81
by | May 1, 2009 | 248 Comments
  For some reason, it seems like this week really sped by. I’m not sure if I feel happy about that or not. (I ain’t getting any younger and I can’t just let time slip away like that! On the other hand: Friday.) SONG OF THE DAY Anna Nalick –... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Coffee Prince gets a movie version
by | April 30, 2009 | 101 Comments
O-M-G. Coffee Prince is being made into a movie! A producer confirmed that rights have been acquired to adapt the novel into a movie (fyi, the Coffee Prince novel came first, after which the original novelist also wrote the drama). Since this will be the third version of this story... More »

Drama Recaps
Accidental Couple / That Fool / Just Looking / Six Months
by | April 30, 2009 | 58 Comments
First off, let me get this out of the way: Yes, I caught the first episode of City Hall, which premiered this week in the same time slot as this show (which has gone through so many titles I think I’m just going to pick one and stick with it).... More »

Celebrity News
C,JW Company opens its doors
by | April 30, 2009 | 33 Comments
Move over, Bae Yong-joon and BOF agency, there’s a new Hallyu-star-run talent agency in town — Choi Ji-woo‘s new enterprise, C,JW Company. Yes, that comma is intentional, and yes, it drives me crazy. The Korean reading literally says “C-comma-J-W-Company” or 씨콤마 제이 더블유 컴퍼니. Choi’s longtime business associate, director Kim... More »

Celebrity News
“Best Jewelry Lady” Yoon Eun-hye
by | April 30, 2009 | 59 Comments
What is the meaning of this “Best Jewelry Lady” distinction awarded to television actress Yoon Eun-hye? I have no idea. I just know that that’s what the Coffee Prince actress was named at the Korea International Jewelry & Watch Fair 2009, which she attended on April 30. (It’s supposedly given... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 7
by | April 30, 2009 | 48 Comments
This above image is kind of the perfect shot for this drama, isn’t it? As I said, I love the caper tone of the drama, particularly as the past several episodes have each featured a con of some kind by the Dream Team. Yet what this drama is doing well... More »