Open Thread
Open Thread #60
by | December 5, 2008 | 24 Comments
  Pulled two super-late-nighters in a row and aged body cannot handle it. So… tired. Wish I could crawl back into bed, but no, must muddle through the day. Talk amongst yourselves… SONG OF THE DAY Electric President – “Good Morning, Hypocrite” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS... More »

Drama Casting & News
Left high and dry by Cain & Abel
by | December 4, 2008 | 17 Comments
Here are a few shots from a scene featuring So Ji-sub in his upcoming medical drama Cain & Abel. The production team had traveled to China last month and found the ideal location (which “matched perfectly” with the ambiance they were seeking) and traveled from Shanghai into the Mongolian desert.... More »

Celebrity News
Next up for army enlistment: Jo In-sung
by | December 4, 2008 | 15 Comments
More and more of the industry’s 28- and 29-year old male entertainers are being called away for military enlistment, and it looks like Jo In-sung (A Dirty Carnival) will be next up, along with along with Jo Seung-woo (Go Go 70). However, unlike many of the other recent enlisters, Jo... More »

Celebrity News
7th Korea Film Awards
by | December 4, 2008 | 36 Comments
You know how at the prom, everyone goes for uber-glitz and black-tie formal, only it’s done through the filter of a 17-year-old fashion sense — or rather, what a 17-year-old would think was formal black-tie fashion sense? So the end result is a really weird mix of over-the-top gaudiness that... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Junki donates CF earnings
by | December 4, 2008 | 27 Comments
Lee Junki (Iljimae) is donating 100 million won (about $70,000) on behalf of disadvantaged youths. The popular actor’s contribution goes to Korea Youth Protection Association’s Happy Community Children Center. A representative from the association expressed their appreciation, saying, “I was moved to see Lee Junki inquiring about and taking an... More »

Celebrity News
Park Yong-ha kicks off concert tour
by | December 3, 2008 | 5 Comments
Seems like Park Yong-ha will be juggling both his singing and acting careers for the immediate future. Following his hit drama On Air, he took on a film role in a thriller brought to us by the folks behind The Chaser (which is currently wrapping up production) while also putting... More »

Drama Casting & News
All In gets a sequel
by | December 3, 2008 | 28 Comments
After Sung Yuri was touted as the new Queen Seon-deok, then summarily dropped, she’s now being announced as the confirmed lead in the sequel to the uber-popular 2003 drama All In. The original SBS series starred then-dating Song Hye-gyo and Lee Byung-heon and subsequently shot Song to bona fide stardom.... More »

Celebrity News
Would you buy the Kim Haneul handbag?
by | December 3, 2008 | 30 Comments
Kim Haneul (On Air) is collaborating with Swarovski in designing her own “crystal handbag.” Last month, Kim Haneul was selected by the new product brand Crystallized Swarovski Elements as their “Crystal Lady” of Korea, and this opportunity comes in honor of that selection. The handbag will be on display from... More »

Celebrity News
Guess that wedding was shotgun after all
by | December 2, 2008 | 74 Comments
Heh. Lots of netizens speculated as to the reason for the speedy courtship and quick wedding of Kwon Sang-woo and Sohn Tae-young, and a popular theory was that a pregnancy had precipitated the nuptials. Those rumors weren’t based on anything but speculation, but it turns out that this time they... More »

Drama Casting & News
Boys Before Flowers has its Evil Mom, goes overseas
by | December 2, 2008 | 55 Comments
Now that Korea’s Hana Yori Dango has cast its leads (Makino and F4), settled on its secondary cast (older sisters, best friends), and even gotten its tertiary characters in place (schoolmates, part-time employers), the one main role remaining was that of Doumyouji Tsukasa’s hard-hearted mother, the businesswoman behind the family... More »

Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 6
by | December 2, 2008 | 61 Comments
[According to this poll, more than half of you voted for continuing recaps for The World They Live In -- 9% wanted them fast, 26% wanted them well-written, and 33% didn't care as long as they continued. Two readers volunteered to continue with the series, so I'm happy to have... More »