Chungmuro/Film News
Ogamdo unveils more racy posters
by | June 30, 2009 | 24 Comments
Given that the star-studded omnibus movie Ogamdo [오감도] is touted as a story of “love beyond eros” told five different ways (there are five directors helming five different vignettes), it’s no surprise that its promotional material continues to be provocative. (For instance, the first poster got people talking with the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim So-eun quits murder mystery movie
by | June 30, 2009 | 20 Comments
I was interested in seeing Kim So-eun (Boys Before Flowers) acting alongside Yoo Seung-ho (Legend) in their school-set murder thriller movie Fourth Period Murder Mystery [4교시 추리영역], but it’s been announced that Kim So-eun has dropped out mid-project. The reason cited is that her schedule is too packed with filming... More »

Celebrity News
Don’t trust that cute face of Song Joong-ki’s
by | June 30, 2009 | 54 Comments
This article of Song Joong-ki actually came out before his recent turn in the drama Triple — it dates back to February — but now he’s got a higher profile as the drama’s adorable speed-skating Poong-ho. In fact, his baby face is deceiving, and belies his actual age — he’s... More »

Celebrity News
Han Yeo-woon: The face of purity
by | June 29, 2009 | 41 Comments
When Story of a Man began, actress Han Yeo-woon, who played Kim Kang-woo’s good-hearted younger sister, wasn’t even a blip on the radar. She’d had a supporting role playing a junior baker in My Name is Kim Sam-soon, but was hardly a household name. As Story of a Man progressed,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Interview from the cast of Triple
by | June 28, 2009 | 39 Comments
This interview was released just prior to the airing of Episode 5 last Wednesday. Each cast member is featured, and while nobody goes terribly in depth, one gets a sense of the camaraderie between the actors, which is always fun to see (and read about). There are a few super-mild... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Kang-woo isn’t so clean-cut anymore
by | June 26, 2009 | 43 Comments
This article/interview with Kim Kang-woo talking about the end of Story of a Man isn’t nearly as good as this in-depth one from a while back (“Birth of a Devil”), but now that the drama’s over, I’m looking to ease the withdrawal with some more interviews with its actors. A... More »

Celebrity News
Jung Il-woo’s first Japanese fanmeeting
by | June 26, 2009 | 19 Comments
Jung Il-woo is just so cute. I’d thought he’d lost all traces of his youthful baby face when he took on the more adult role in Return of Iljimae, but it looks like he’s still got it. “It” being his trademark boyish smile, that is. Return of Iljimae ended with... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #89
by | June 26, 2009 | 193 Comments
  I’m moving this weekend! This month has been absolutely insane, with work piling up and the demands of packing and trying to organize a major change around prior commitments… yeesh! If you don’t hear from me, I’ve been crushed by boxes. Smothered by the literal weight of one’s own... More »

Drama Recaps
Partner: Episode 1
by | June 25, 2009 | 72 Comments
Partner got off to its start this week, and it was kind of like I expected: flawed but fairly entertaining. Not a fabulous story, and there are some pretty big plot holes, but the acting keeps it afloat. I hadn’t realized just how much I’d missed Lee Dong-wook — but... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
A movie marriage for Yoo Ji-tae and Yoon Jin-seo
by | June 25, 2009 | 21 Comments
No, not another star romance — these are wedding stills from the upcoming movie Bimilae [비밀애, or Secret Love], starring Yoo Ji-tae (A Star’s Lover) and Yoon Jin-seo (Return of Iljimae, Beastie Boys). The two actors are reuniting after first working together six years ago in the Park Chan-wook film... More »

Drama Casting & News
Newest posters for Friend, Our Legend
by | June 25, 2009 | 24 Comments
Are you excited for the new drama Friend, Our Legend? If you’re not, that’s okay. I’m not, either, despite (or perhaps because of) all the hype. But there are a lot of dramas that I didn’t expect to like initially that I did in the end, so I won’t make... More »