Open Thread
Open Thread #50
by | October 3, 2008 | 22 Comments
  What a weird, crazy, hectic week. Hope you’re all keeping well. TGIF. SONG OF THE DAY Carla Bruni – “Le Temps Perdu” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #49 Open Thread #48 Open Thread #47 Open Thread #46   No tags for this post.... More »


Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 7
by | October 2, 2008 | 25 Comments
In which many things of a dramatic nature happen, yea, and there shall be much heartbreak. Screencap credit to Luv! Because everyone needs eyecandy. SONG OF THE DAY Seo Taiji – “Moai” [ Download ] Tags: Beethoven Virus, Jang Geun-seok, Kim Myung-min, Lee Jia... More »


Drama Recaps
Painter of the Wind: Episode 1
by | October 2, 2008 | 63 Comments
[When I asked for potential recappers of The Painter of Wind (or Painter of the Wind), I was lucky enough to get Dahee Fanel onboard for recaps, so I hope you'll all enjoy her write-ups! Another reader, heejae, will also be weighing in on her very insightful thoughts of the... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Pusan International Film Festival’s opening night
by | October 2, 2008 | 51 Comments
It’s kind of unnerving how all the news right now is either Choi Jin-shil‘s sudden death or the 13th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), and sometimes while looking through the news listings, it’s easy to confuse the two based on the thumbnail images. (Given the timing, as far as I... More »


Celebrity News
More on Choi Jin-shil’s suicide
by | October 2, 2008 | 88 Comments
This is all very sad, particularly because Choi Jin-shil seems to have been very depressed, but not to the extent that anybody around her could have foreseen such dire actions. (Sports Chosun has a lovely collection of photos over the years chronicling Choi Jin-shil’s career.) The police have ruled Choi’s... More »


Drama Casting & News
Meet your Korean F4
by | October 1, 2008 | 321 Comments
What horrible timing following Choi Jin-shil’s shocking death, because now it’s hard to get that excited about news I/we have been waiting forever to hear, which is the announcement of the “F4″ guys in the Korean Hana Yori Dango, aka Boys Before Flowers. Although it was floated around that the... More »


Celebrity News
Choi Jin-shil found dead, indicators point to suicide
by | October 1, 2008 | 136 Comments
The beautiful and talented Choi Jin-shil (age 40, most recently of The Last Scandal of My Life) has been found dead in her home in Seoul. According to police, her body was discovered at 6:15 am on October 2 and the reasons for her passing are under investigation. Police said,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
These boys don’t cry
by | October 1, 2008 | 7 Comments
…but they do attend high-profile film festivals. Actors Lee Wan and Song Chang-eui of the film Boys Don’t Cry (director Bae Hyung-joon) are expected to attend the upcoming Pusan International Film Festival, including the Asia Pacific Actors Network (APAN) event on the 3rd. In addition to those appearances, both actors... More »


Drama Casting & News
Getting ready to fight it out on cable
by | October 1, 2008 | 5 Comments
It’s a sibling twofer! First Uhm Jung-hwa, now her kid brother. When I first heard of Yoo Gun‘s new Fight Club-esque cable drama (titled Fight), I only had a mild interest. But now an additional actor has been cast, and he is one for whom I have a lot of... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Restoring masterpieces in Insadong Scandal
by | October 1, 2008 | 14 Comments
Actress/singer/lingerie entrepreneur Uhm Jung-hwa joins Kim Rae-won in the upcoming movie Insadong Scandal, which is set in the art world and takes a behind-the-scenes look at art restoration and reproduction. Although she’s taken on numerous acting projects in her 15-year career (previous screen roles include the drama Wife and the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Choi Ji-woo and Yoo Ji-tae in “A Star’s Lover”
by | September 30, 2008 | 17 Comments
After acting for ten years, Yoo Ji-tae is taking on his debut drama role. Despite his many film roles (Oldboy, Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, Ditto, Hwang Jini, Attack the Gas Station) and his additional career as filmmaker, remarkably Yoo has never done a television series before. While we see many... More »