Celebrity News
Yoon Kye-sang sets his sights on Japan
by | February 26, 2009 | 22 Comments
Yoon Kye-sang is taking his career overseas. Although he’s been in the industry for more than a decade, he’s just now announced his intentions to extend his career abroad, and leaving his longtime management, Sidus HQ, to do it. Yoon (Who Are You, Crazy for You) had been with Sidus... More »


Drama Casting & News
Lee Min-ho fever revives Secret Campus
by | February 25, 2009 | 86 Comments
The Lee Min-ho phenomenon continues on. I can’t recall the last time we saw something like it, but since it’s a result of his talent as much as anything else, I don’t begrudge him one bit. First it was a slew of old pictures, old girlfriends, family anecdotes, etc. Now... More »


Celebrity News
A special White Day for Kang Ji-hwan
by | February 25, 2009 | 20 Comments
Kang Ji-hwan is busy preparing for his upcoming fanmeeting-slash-birthday-party, which will be held in Seoul on White Day (March 14; his birthday is the 20th). It’ll be a large-scale meeting with 1,500 fans expected to attend, some of them from overseas. Acting as MC will be comedian and actor Moon... More »


Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 16
by | February 24, 2009 | 283 Comments
Thasswhatimtalkinbout. Good episode! The cute is back. No, it wasn’t the best episode we’ve had, and there were still a few hard-to-buy logic points, but I think there’s a key difference from the frustrating inconsistencies of Episode 15. Episode 16 had points that stretched believability, but at least they worked... More »


Celebrity News
Upcoming enlistments: Sending off the next wave of stars
by | February 24, 2009 | 14 Comments
Kim Jae-won and Kim Rae-won First up: Kim Jae-won (of KBS’s Hwang Jini) recently announced his enlistment date as March 23. He leaves without a final Korean project to tide us over till his return, although his role in a Chinese drama will begin airing in March. Kim co-starred with... More »


Celebrity News
Actress-singer-director Gu Hye-sun to publish a book
by | February 24, 2009 | 33 Comments
Gu Hye-sun adds to her already multi-hyphenated resumé, joining celebrities like Tablo and Horan by taking on writing. On the episode of music variety program Lee Hana’s Peppermint that was recorded on the 24th, Gu revealed, “In between shooting for Boys Before Flowers, I’ve been writing stories. I’ll be putting... More »


Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 15
by | February 23, 2009 | 241 Comments
Monday episodes no longer even faze me. Yeah, the first half sucked, and while the second half was better, I’ve accepted that Mondays are just here to advance enough story to get us to the (hopefully) better Tuesdays. If I tried to make too much sense of it, I’d just... More »


Celebrity News
Jeon Ji-hyun may renew relationship with Sidus HQ
by | February 23, 2009 | 24 Comments
In a bit of a surprise, it looks like Jeon Ji-hyun (My Sassy Girl, Daisy) may renew her contract with management company Sidus HQ — even after the company was implicated in the cell-phone-cloning scandal that erupted last month. Three men were charged in the matter, one of them the... More »


Meta
Congratulations, parody contest winners!
by | February 23, 2009 | 99 Comments
Thanks to everyone who entered the Boys Before Flowers parody contest! We had a bunch of fantastic entries. It was super difficult deciding who won, but Sevenses, saharial, and I have reached a consensus: We have selected one First Prize (owner of a brand-new OST and drama poster), one Second... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Good Morning, President Jang Dong-gun
by | February 22, 2009 | 30 Comments
Jang Dong-gun (Taegukgi, Friend) has chosen his next film project: Good Morning, President [굿모닝 프레지던트], to be directed by Jang Jin of films My Son and Righteous Ties. Jang Jin also wrote the screenplay, which is described as incorporating elements of humor and satire in its depiction of society and... More »


Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 8
by | February 22, 2009 | 24 Comments
I’m sure the obligatory cross-dressing scene was expected at some point; here, Jung Il-woo dons gisaeng clothing to show that his prettiness extends on both sides of the gender divide. (Interestingly, I don’t know that he was too convincing as a female, which is ironic since he certainly looks the... More »