Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kim Joon gets friendly with the Invincible Baseball Team
by | November 15, 2009 | 12 Comments
Kim Joon (Boys Before Flowers) has released some new candid photos that he took with the members of Invincible Baseball Team, the KBS weekend variety program of which the rapper-actor is currently a part. I’m not watching the variety program (which also features Im Chang-jung, Lee Ha-neul, Oh Ji-ho, and... More »


Drama Recaps
Smile: Episodes 13-14
by | November 15, 2009 | 69 Comments
Smile is hitting exactly the right notes for me. Though not wildly innovative, there’s something organic and sweet about the pacing and tone that I really enjoy. When there’s as much chemistry & development as there is in these two episodes, reducing the repartee to a line of summary just... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Yoon Kye-sang’s new omnibus film
by | November 15, 2009 | 4 Comments
Yoon Kye-sang (Executioners) has announced his next project, which will be an omnibus film called Just A Little Closer [조금만 더 가까이] in which he’ll act without pay. The film will weave together five vignettes and will be made with a relatively modest 100 million won budget ($86,000). Each storyline... More »


Drama Recaps
Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang: Episodes 1-2
by | November 14, 2009 | 32 Comments
KBS premiered a new Monday-Tuesday drama this week, Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang (KBS World title: Taming of the Heir), to replace Princess Has Returned. Contrary to the historical costuming above, this drama is a contemporary piece but has sageuk bits woven through it, since the story references the folk tale upon... More »


Drama Casting & News
Kim Tae-hee attempts new challenges with IRIS
by | November 14, 2009 | 49 Comments
I know, I’m not covering IRIS as much as some people probably feel I should, given that it’s ruling its Wednesday-Thursday timeslot and wowing viewers with its action-packed, star-studded storytelling. But what can I say? IRIS is a lot of fun but it leaves me unmoved, so for that reason... More »


Drama Recaps
Smile: Episodes 11-12
by | November 13, 2009 | 47 Comments
Hyun-soo and his Jung-in fantasies! So hilarious and adorable. Of course, the best part is that the dream becomes reality. As soyjoy mentioned in her last recap, a few episodes had dragged on, but Smile has come back in full force the last few episodes. And these two take the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Two previews for MBC’s Hero
by | November 13, 2009 | 45 Comments
MBC released another trailer for the upcoming Hero this week, so there are now two separate preview videos for the comedy-action series. The good news is, despite the numerous problems plaguing the production, I think the footage looks pretty smooth, and the newest cast member, Yoon So-yi, seems to be... More »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Kim Bum makes cameo appearance on High Kick
by | November 13, 2009 | 10 Comments
His former Unstoppable High Kick castmates Kim Hye-sung and Jung Il-woo have already done it (Kim in the first episode and Jung more recently in the episode that aired on October 28), so now it’s Kim Bum‘s turn to make a cameo appearance on that sitcom’s pseudo-sequel, High Kick Through... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #109
by | November 13, 2009 | 371 Comments
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Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 12
by | November 12, 2009 | 386 Comments
The drama hit its series high rating with this episode, although that only translates to a very modest 11.1%. Still, yay for upward mobility. (IRIS, in comparison, is far out in front with its own series high at 33.7%. We’ll see how Hero fares next week.) SONG OF THE DAY... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Song Seung-heon and Lee Min-ki’s noir remake
by | November 12, 2009 | 57 Comments
Song Seung-heon and Lee Min-ki have been cast as the leads of a Korean remake of Hong Kong noir film A Better Tomorrow, the classic 1986 John Woo crime thriller that starred Chow Yun-fat, Leslie Cheung, and Ti Lung. The remake, Invincible [무적자], boasts a blockbuster budget of more than... More »