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 »


Sitcoms/Variety Shows
MBC rolls out a new female-centric daily sitcom
by | February 22, 2009 | 13 Comments
Shim Eun-kyung, Han Bo-bae MBC is coming out with a new sitcom, and it features a couple of the more notable faces of the child-star set: Shim Eun-kyung and Han Bo-bae. The young actresses play close friends in the upcoming series called Tae-hee, Hye-gyo, Ji-hyun [태희혜교지현이], which will be the... More »


Drama Casting & News
Music director defends Boys Before Flowers soundtrack
by | February 21, 2009 | 106 Comments
We’ve all griped (more or less) about the uber-cheesiness of the Boys Before Flowers soundtrack, and so have Korean viewers. Complaints have mostly been leveled at the overuse of the songs, rather than the quality of the songs themselves. (In fact, the individual songs are enjoying great popularity on music... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Filming begins on Rabbit and Lizard
by | February 21, 2009 | 28 Comments
Filming has commenced for Rabbit and Lizard [토끼와 리저드], as you can from these newly released stills. The film is the latest project from actors Sung Yuri (Hong Gil Dong) and Jang Hyuk (Tazza), and marks Sung’s film debut. In Rabbit and Lizard (which is still just a working title),... More »


Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 7
by | February 20, 2009 | 54 Comments
This is the episode featuring rising star Sandara Park. I had known she was to be featured soon, but as I’m not familiar with her, it took me a minute to realize who she was. My first thought before recognizing her was that she was super cute. (Her acting ranged... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #71
by | February 20, 2009 | 64 Comments
  It’s Open Thread Friday! Go wild. SONG OF THE DAY Modest Mouse – “Missed The Boat” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #70 Open Thread #69 Open Thread #68 Open Thread #67 No tags for this post.... More »