Drama Casting & News
Ji Sung goes all in for Swallow the Sun
by | March 27, 2009 | 22 Comments
Actor Ji Sung (New Heart) is throwing himself into his next role, training intensely for upwards of nine hours every day. This is for the new SBS drama Swallow the Sun [태양을 삼켜라], which has been casually referred to as the “All In sequel” because of the reteaming of director... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Ji-hwan and Kim Haneul play Spy vs. Spy
by | March 27, 2009 | 34 Comments
Ooh, after hearing about this movie for months, now we’re finally getting lots more information as Level 7 Civil Servant [7급 공무원 or “7th grade government agent”] heads into bona fide promotional mode. On the 27th, the film held its production press conference at Seoul’s Jayangdong Lotte Cinema. In attendance... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #76
by | March 27, 2009 | 123 Comments
  It’s Open Thread day. What’s going on? SONG OF THE DAY Kaiser Chiefs – “Always Happens Like That” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #75 Open Thread #74 Open Thread #73 Open Thread #72 No tags for this post.... More »

Celebrity News
Wang Bit-na poses for SURE
by | March 27, 2009 | 19 Comments
Actress Wang Bit-na has revealed photos from a new fashion photo spread, taken in her last month of pregnancy. Wang married in January 2007 to pro golfer Jung Seung-woo and is due to give birth to their first child on April 15; this shoot was for the April issue of... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Joon lives life from the center
by | March 26, 2009 | 105 Comments
After putting up that Jung Il-woo interview yesterday, I realized what a fantastic netmagazine 10 Asia is (which is where the interview came from). That site is a trove of great interviews, and I’m eager to go through their archives and perhaps post up some older interviews (the site seems... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Han Ye-seul auditions for Hollywood
by | March 26, 2009 | 25 Comments
Ah, so she IS thinking Hollywood! Bilingual (and Cerritos, California-raised) Han Ye-seul has revealed her desire to cross over to the U.S. film industry, in a recent press conference given at Seoul’s Silla Hotel on the 26th. Han said, “I’ve already auditioned for a Hollywood project, and I’m waiting to... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Il-woo talks about acting, fame, and the future
by | March 25, 2009 | 62 Comments
(…and yes, also his buddy Lee Min-ho.) Many interviews of celebrities tend to focus on the same topics and therefore feel kind of interchangeable — actors are coached in polite responses and you end up getting a lot of careful, generic comments like, “It was a pleasure working with the... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Haneul joins the Cosmetic Jam
by | March 25, 2009 | 9 Comments
This is kind of a random event, but it must be kind of cool being the basis for artwork, as On Air actress Kim Haneul was at March 25th’s exhibition opening party for a “Cosmetic Jam” at the “Clio Cosmetic Art 2009 Opening Party.” The exhibition runs from March 25... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Jun-hyuk joins City Hall
by | March 25, 2009 | 16 Comments
Sometimes this drama whirl moves so fast it’s a little disorienting. I swear, it feels like SBS’s Cain & Abel just started and now the promo machine is starting up for the drama to follow it, Kim Sun-ah’s comeback vehicle City Hall. The latest addition to the cast is Lee... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 23
by | March 24, 2009 | 309 Comments
I watched Episode 23 with the critical dial turned down and enjoyed much of it — it was cute at points, and touching at others. Then I turned my brain back on to address the commentary section and found a lot of bothersome points to take issue with. This makes... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Seung-ho’s Busan enters filming
by | March 24, 2009 | 15 Comments
Yoo Seung-ho Busan [부.산 (父.山)] has been attracting some buzz for its casting, and now the film has begun shooting. The title of the movie carries dual meaning — first as the seaside city in which the story is set, and also as the hanja reading of the characters (father,... More »