Kpop News
Lee Junki raps for Sori
by | February 10, 2009 | 10 Comments
What’s with all these actors wanting to be rappers? (Case in point: Jang Geun-seok, So Ji-sub.) Now it’s Iljimae‘s Lee Junki, who’s teaming up with rookie singer Sori. He’ll be featured as guest rapper on her song “Pinky Finger.” According to Sori’s management, “Lee Junki’s participation in this recording came... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 11
by | February 9, 2009 | 226 Comments
I was really annoyed with Episode 11 for the first half. I mean, REALLY dissatisfied. What happened to character continuity, yo? At least the second half made it better. Not ALL better, but it helped erase the irritation wrought by the first part. (The viewers didn’t seem to mind, though... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Ji-soo’s London Life
by | February 9, 2009 | 18 Comments
Following her last role in the KBS drama Women in the Sun, actress Kim Ji-soo has left for London, as these newly released photos show. She’s filming the trip — her first in that city — for a two-part broadcast on the women’s lifestyle channel DongaTV, called Kim Ji-soo’s London... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Bum in (yet another) accident
by | February 8, 2009 | 53 Comments
Yikes! And I thought that now that each main cast member of Boys Before Flowers has an accident to his or her name, we’d be clear of any more misfortunes, but it’s car collision number two for 19-year-old Kim Bum. The accident occurred on the morning of February 9. He... More »

Drama Casting & News
A day behind the scenes of Boys Before Flowers
by | February 8, 2009 | 65 Comments
Two articles are out today that take a look around the filming location and behind the scenes of the ever-popular Boys Before Flowers. I admit that I’m not that interested in which actor dated whom five years ago, or who was almost-maybe-barely-but-not-ultimately cast in whichever role — it’s fun trivia,... More »

Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 17
by | February 8, 2009 | 28 Comments
Mea culpa, guys. For a multitude of reasons, I couldn’t bring myself to finish the series – and when I’d decide to finally get on with the recaps, something would inevitably come up. Many, many apologies to the people who expected this sooner. So, er, in case you don’t remember... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 4
by | February 7, 2009 | 28 Comments
Sorry for the delay! It wasn’t because I didn’t enjoy this episode — I watched it right away but didn’t have the time to devote to a recap till recently. I know a couple comments have lamented that high-quality dramas like Return of Iljimae get overshadowed by pop-culture phenoms like... More »

Celebrity News
It’s a baby boy for Kwon Sang-woo and Sohn Tae-young
by | February 7, 2009 | 41 Comments
Actress Sohn Tae-young gave birth to her and husband Kwon Sang-woo‘s firstborn child on February 6. The baby was born a bit ahead of schedule — the couple’s due date was the 28th — but for all of you who worried that Sohn was too thin, their son weighed in... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
From the set of Insadong Scandal
by | February 6, 2009 | 38 Comments
I can’t say I’m exactly excited about the new art-themed movie Insadong Scandal, but I do really like Kim Rae-won (Gourmet), who acts with an effortless charm. (On the other hand, “Korea’s Madonna” Uhm Jung-hwa (Seducing Mr. Perfect) is a little hit or miss for me… and I’m sorry to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Boys Before Parodies
by | February 6, 2009 | 74 Comments
Boys Before Flowers: Requiems and Grandpas With the level of soaring popularity it’s enjoying, it’s no wonder that Boys Before Flowers has spawned a spate of parodies. In general, netizen culture is rather prolific in photoshopping goofy images and putting together tribute videos and parodies. With Boys Before Flowers, it’s... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #69
by | February 6, 2009 | 53 Comments
  First off, thanks for voting for me in the Golden Klog Awards! I’ve been voted “Best Blog About Korean Pop Culture,” all thanks to you. In fact, you guys were so responsive that, uh, it seems there was a bit of an overwhelming response, or as the web admin... More »