Drama Casting & News
Left on the editing room floor
by | February 10, 2008 | 4 Comments
Lee Hye Young Actors’ editing woes After an enjoyable movie comes to a close, sometimes we’re left with a letdown feeling at its end. Some actors whose roles are cut down in the final products also express disappointment when seeing the finished film. We’ve gathered the thoughts of directors and... More »

Celebrity News
Jang Hyuk’s busy new year
by | February 9, 2008 | 13 Comments
Congrats to new dad Jang Hyuk. The actor’s year is already plenty busy just one and a half months into 2008, and it’s about to get busier. He’d announced his marriage plans at the end of December, and is currently starring in the SBS drama Bulhandang (Con Man). In the... More »

Anticipating Go Soo’s comeback
by | February 8, 2008 | 16 Comments
Actor Go Soo won’t be discharged from the military for a couple months yet, but already people are looking to his comeback — and while most other actors choose to drum up press and make their triumphant returns to celebrity in high-profile films or dramas, Go Soo’s return will be,... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #16
by | February 8, 2008 | 29 Comments
Ring in the Rat Year! Any Rats around? Anybody think there’s anything to each zodiac sign’s characteristics? I don’t really pay too much attention to astrology or numerology or any of that but it’s still rather interesting. I always wonder if those stories of those super psychics are for real... More »

Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 12
by | February 7, 2008 | 51 Comments
“Do I LOOK like a hooker to you?!” Got to give a girl her due: Sung Yuri did a great job in this episode. When a character is as over-the-top as Enok (the eating, the joking, the goofiness), it’s always a danger that the real emotional moments don’t resonate. But... More »

Drama Recaps
Hong Gil Dong: Episode 11
by | February 6, 2008 | 45 Comments
Great episode. And never let it be said I can’t give props when they’re due: Chang Whe gets quite interesting. Not only that, I actually care for once about which direction his character will choose to go. SONG OF THE DAY Izi – “먼 곳에서” (From Afar) [ zShare download... More »

Drama Casting & News
Drama leading ladies, oh how you’ve changed
by | February 5, 2008 | 33 Comments
Kim Sun Ah as Samsoon Anyone’s who’s been watching kdramas for a number of years has probably, at some point, noted the same thing as the following article. Early Hallyu kicked off the hallmarks of The Korean Melodrama (And Boy Do I Mean Drama!), and I think more recent offerings... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: February 4, 2008
by | February 4, 2008 | 22 Comments
Singer-producer-actor M, also known as Shinhwa’s Lee Minwoo, surprises fans with the announcement of a Valentine’s Day release for a mini-album, which follows his third solo album released last year, “Explore M.” Interestingly, the mini-album takes a departure from his usual hip-hoppy pop style, and boasts collaborations with some of... More »

Celebrity News
Sibling love
by | February 3, 2008 | 29 Comments
Lee Yeon Hee (right) and sis   Fans are always curious to note family resemblances between celebrities and their lesser-known siblings; every now and then you’ll catch wind of another star’s sibling being identified. Their pictures circulate on the internet, engendering audience response that generally falls into the “What great... More »

Pop Culture & Society
Modernizing the hanbok
by | February 2, 2008 | 63 Comments
I don’t really care about fashion much, and I don’t blog about it, but I saw various mentions on the interwebs of Canadian actress Sandra Oh‘s above tribute to the hanbok, or traditional Korean dress, which she wore to the SAG awards earlier this week. The look was deemed worthy... More »

Celebrity News
Daniel Henney’s new girlfriend?
by | February 1, 2008 | 58 Comments
Shh, listen. Carefully. Do you hear those grievous wails and that gnashing of teeth? That is the sound of fangirly hearts breaking. Read it and weep, ladies. Heartthrob Daniel Henney has been photographed with an unrecognized woman by paparazzi, and the resultant internet frenzy to identify the woman is ongoing.... More »