Chungmuro/Film News
Thirst’s preview attracts A-list VIPs
by | April 24, 2009 | 51 Comments
Whoaaa. Check out this new still from the vampire film Thirst [박쥐], which recently confirmed that it will be screening at Cannes International Film Festival later this year. The much-buzzed-about film held its press conference and VIP preview screening on the afternoon of April 24 in Seoul. Given the movie’s... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #80
by | April 24, 2009 | 182 Comments
  You know the drill. Talk! SONG OF THE DAY Aqualung -“Strange and Beautiful (I’ll Put a Spell On You).” Not a new song, but I’m in the mood for something nostalgic. [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #79 Open Thread #78 Open Thread #77 Open Thread #76 No... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 6
by | April 23, 2009 | 53 Comments
SUCH A FUN EPISODE! Fun, funny, and intriguing. This is shaping up to a great drama. I was all set to crown The Return of Iljimae as the best drama of the year (it’s certainly up there), and then Story of a Man comes along… If the episodes get any... More »

Celebrity News
Yoo Seung-ho goes preppy for Bean Pole
by | April 23, 2009 | 56 Comments
“Korea’s Little Brother” Yoo Seung-ho, also often called “Little So Ji-sub,” has a new photo shoot out for clothing brand Bean Pole, for which Yoo is the official brand model. They were shot in April in England, in front of Oxford University, and will be used for the Spring/Summer ad... More »

Drama Casting & News
Pageant finalist Kim Sun-ah
by | April 23, 2009 | 33 Comments
Kim Sun-ah walks the pageant runway — and cracks up crew members in the process — for a scene in the upcoming SBS drama City Hall. In the scene, her character participates in the “Miss Baendaengi Pageant” (and being that a baendaengi is a kind of fish, we can guess... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cain & Abel ends [Open Thread]
by | April 23, 2009 | 72 Comments
How time flies, huh? It felt like just the other day I was writing up my first impressions on the SBS revenge drama Cain & Abel, and now it’s already over. (The last episode aired Thursday, April 23.) As with other popular shows I haven’t followed, I’m opening this up... More »

Drama Casting & News
F4’s “five years later” video to be a music drama
by | April 22, 2009 | 108 Comments
Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in. Days after a teaser video was posted online (watch below) without explanation, which has been stirring renewed interest in the romance drama Boys Before Flowers, the official announcement has come for the “five years later” story touted in... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 5
by | April 22, 2009 | 50 Comments
(I love the distance between them in this shot.) I squealed at the end of the episode. Things are getting good(er). I wasn’t expecting this drama to be FUN, but whaddaya know. Even though I have thoroughly enjoyed the intense, moody feel, I am not disappointed to see it lighten... More »

Drama Casting & News
Who’s watching Ja Myung Go?
by | April 22, 2009 | 70 Comments
And I ask that as a real question, not in sarcasm, because it seems the large-scale extravaganza is meeting with all sorts of “disheartening” setbacks and “embarrassments,” as several articles point out. SBS’s current Monday-Tuesday drama Ja Myung Go [자명고] was hyped up as a big action historical series starring... More »

Celebrity News
Joon and Nara: Andre Kim’s newest runway couple
by | April 21, 2009 | 98 Comments
Normally I wouldn’t be terribly interested in yet another repetitive, recycled Andre Kim “fashion” show — and I use that term loosely — but hot dayum, this couple is stunning together. Usually, Andre Kim’s chosen celebs just trot down the runway with blank expressions, wearing billowing curtains of material to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Park Ki-woong moved to tears at acting praise
by | April 21, 2009 | 65 Comments
As you may know (because I keep harping on it), KBS’s new drama Story of a Man has got me rather hooked, for several reasons. First, the direction of the drama is beautiful, tight, and skilled. The story is mysterious. And the acting is pretty damn good, particularly with its... More »