Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Kang Ji-hwan (Part 2)
by | June 8, 2009 | 48 Comments
  Continuing from the previously posted Part 1… Tags: interviews, Kang Ji-hwan... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kang Dong-won and Song Kang-ho are sworn brothers
by | June 8, 2009 | 15 Comments
Kang Dong-won, Song Kang-ho Song Kang-ho and Kang Dong-won playing friends? (Or frenemies?) Ooh, I like this pairing. In the upcoming action movie Sworn Brothers [의형제], Song Kang-ho, an ex-agent of the National Intelligence Service who acts before he thinks, is paired with Kang Dong-won, who plays a cool-headed spy... More »

Drama Casting & News
Round two: Magazine Allo vs. Style
by | June 8, 2009 | 19 Comments
Allo’s Han Chae-young, Lee Jia and Style Oh, I want Magazine Allo and Style to fight forever and ever, and keep the lulz flowing! Their back-and-forth sniping is sorta going to meta levels, isn’t it? After all, would you really expect less of two summer dramas starring glamour queens and... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 17
by | June 7, 2009 | 58 Comments
AIIIIEEEEE SO GOOD. It’s not often a drama will make me gasp in horror/surprise, but I totally did in this episode. SONG OF THE DAY Beautiful Days – “약국” (Pharmacy) [ Download ] Tags: Kim Kang-woo, Park Ki-woong, Park Shi-yeon, Park Yong-ha, Philip Lee, Story of a Man... More »

Celebrity News
Drinking interview with Kang Ji-hwan (Part 1)
by | June 7, 2009 | 69 Comments
I told ya I’d have some goodies coming up, didn’t I? IS Plus is one of those lighter entertainment news/gossip sources, but one thing I like is their series of “drinking interviews,” which are pretty much exactly like they sound: The reporter goes out to eat and drink with a... More »

Celebrity News
Artists and entertainers: Where do they work?
by | June 6, 2009 | 30 Comments
Here’s something a little different. Cine 21 has an eleven-part profile of the workspaces of various entertainers, artists, and creative-arts professionals, which caught my eye because I am obsessed with workspaces. Well, maybe not obsessed, but very, very, very interested. I constantly fiddle with mine, think of ways to rearrange... More »

Drama Recaps
The Sons of Sol Pharmacy: Episodes 9-12
by | June 5, 2009 | 22 Comments
Cuuuute. This show is so sweet, but not saccharine. I find romance is best done sprinkled liberally with humor to undercut the sappiness, and so far The Sons of Sol Pharmacy achieves a good balance on that score. For instance: In the above screencap, the boys sing to Mama Song... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #86
by | June 5, 2009 | 155 Comments
  What’s up, folks? I’m actually (probably) on a plane as this Open Thread posts — I’ll be on a trip for the weekend so posting will be a little lighter, but be sure to check back ’cause I’ve got some goodies planned! Hehe. Gotta love delayed blog-posting functionality. Er,... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 16
by | June 4, 2009 | 44 Comments
Ooh, more goodness abounds! I’m actually sad this drama’s ending next week. It’s been a long time since I’ve enjoyed a series on so many levels — for the acting, writing, directing, music, suspense, and perhaps most importantly, for the pure fun factor. (I know there are lots of criteria... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jang Geun-seok cast as murder suspect
by | June 4, 2009 | 33 Comments
Actors Jung Jin-young and Jang Geun-seok worked together in the 2007 Lee Jun-ik film Happy Life, and are re-teaming for a new film, Itaewon Murder Case [이태원 살인사건]. The story unfolds after a university student is found dead from a violent stabbing in the restroom of a fast-food restaurant in... More »

Drama Casting & News
Strike Love wraps up two weeks early
by | June 4, 2009 | 21 Comments
Aw, this is too bad. MBC’s baseball drama Strike Love has been underperforming in its weekend time slot, and is now reducing its episode order. Rather than the planned 20, the drama will now end with Episode 16. MBC says that their agreement with the production company allows for anywhere... More »