Kpop News
Well, that’s dramatic
by | August 17, 2009 | 40 Comments
Continuing the grand tradition of over-the-top, supertragic kpop music videos is this latest one starring actors Lee Min-jung (Boys Before Flowers) and Kim Seung-woo (How to Meet a Perfect Neighbor), for new male pop group December. The MV was shot on the afternoon of August 17 in Yangju, Kyunggi province.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eom Ki-joon turns reporter in Hero
by | August 17, 2009 | 6 Comments
Actor Eom Ki-joon — adorable in Job Well Done and a charming bastard in The World They Live In — has been added to the new MBC drama Hero, aka the Lee Junki vehicle also starring Han Ji-min. The drama features all three as reporters, with Lee Junki’s character recklessly... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 21
by | August 16, 2009 | 7 Comments
This episode really gets the action going, which is welcome because, as I mentioned in the previous recap, I prefer more personal storylines to politics. Not that politics is bad — it adds depth and historical context, certainly — but I like both in a nice balance. SONG OF THE... More »

Celebrity News
Song Seung-heon’s photo shoot for W
by | August 16, 2009 | 37 Comments
I have no idea what exactly it is that actor Song Seung-heon (East of Eden) is doing holding onto two dangling pieces of string in a dark cave while flexing his abs, but I suppose that’s hardly the point. Well, aside from the flexing abs part of it. These new... More »

Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Han Hyo-joo (Part 2)
by | August 16, 2009 | 48 Comments
Continuing from Part 1 of the drinking interview with Han Hyo-joo, here’s Part 2:   “No more talk of scandals… I’ve been hurt a lot” What drinking habits do you have? Nothing in particular. My face doesn’t redden, either. If I really drink a lot, I get a little sentimental.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Friend will not be ending early
by | August 16, 2009 | 16 Comments
…in case you were wondering, which you probably weren’t. MBC’s weekend miniseries Friend, Our Legend [친구, 우리들의 전설] has not had the buzzed-about broadcast run it was hoping for when it adapted one of the biggest box-office hits in Korean film history and cast name stars like Hyun Bin and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Please take care of My Fair Lady
by | August 16, 2009 | 45 Comments
The pre-premiere prayer ceremony is a standard practice for films and movies, and the production of My Fair Lady [aka Please Take Care of the Young Lady, aka 아가씨를 부탁해] held theirs on the afternoon of August 16 to wish for a successful broadcast run. The ceremony was attended by... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 20
by | August 15, 2009 | 14 Comments
Return of Iljimae is back! I know, I know, it’s been ages since I started this drama. I’ve been determined to finish it for a long time, but time kept slipping away from me. I figured that having a goal to shoot for would help move things along, so in... More »

Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Han Hyo-joo (Part 1)
by | August 15, 2009 | 43 Comments
The last (and first) drinking interview I posted was with Kang Ji-hwan (Part 1 and Part 2). Here’s a new one featuring Han Hyo-joo, recent star of SBS’s hit weekend show Brilliant Legacy. Like Kang Ji-hwan’s, this one is also divided into two parts (Part 2 will be up soon!).... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Haeundae eyes the 10 million ticket threshold
by | August 15, 2009 | 13 Comments
Despite being several weeks into its release, eyes are on disaster film Haeundae this weekend at the box office as the film is expected to break the 9 million mark in viewers. As of reports on Saturday morning, the 15th, the film has sold more than 8.5 million tickets, putting... More »

Drama Recaps
Tamra the Island: Episode 2
by | August 14, 2009 | 34 Comments
Funny and sweet. The characters are lively and the scenery continues to be gorgeous; the island setting and time period give this drama a bright dash of whimsy. Like with Episode 1, there are still some rough patches, but on the whole I got a kick out of this episode.... More »