Celebrity News
November is magazine month for Rain
by | October 17, 2008 | 17 Comments
As (repeatedly) promised, Rain has begun launching his Korean comeback in earnest, and November’s a busy magazine month for the star, who’s gracing not one but two fashion covers. He shot spreads for the November issues of Esquire (above) and Harper’s Bazaar (below). With his fifth album — the awkwardly... More »


Drama Recaps
Painter of the Wind: Episode 4
by | October 17, 2008 | 27 Comments
Ha! Park Shin Yang in drag. That image has been BURNED onto my BRAIN. I guess that shows you just how much more lighthearted this episode was over, say, episode three, which was Angstfest to the Max. What I appreciate about Painter is that, although it can try a little... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #52
by | October 17, 2008 | 30 Comments
  I can’t wait for this election to be over. I just want to vote already! Unless things go horribly awry and I am forced to look into Canadian work visas for the next four years. Gah, it’s October and I just saw Christmas decorations out in the stores. Yeesh,... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
An internet sensation aspires to conquer the screen
by | October 17, 2008 | 24 Comments
“In the face of love, these four men and women have no strategy, no experience, no courage, and no counterstrategy, but embark on a special romance in Soonjung Manhwa.” This is how the new movie is being touted, and I’ve chosen not to translate the title because while “soonjung manhwa”... More »


Celebrity News
Yoon Kye-sang turns photog
by | October 16, 2008 | 12 Comments
A good day by Dramabeans.com standards = posting about Kang Ji-hwan and Yoon Kye-sang, back-to-back (hehe… back-to-back… snerk). Anyway. Yoon Kye-sang is trying his hand at another skill: photography. He follows in the footsteps of fellow shutterbug stars like Bae Doo-na, So Ji-sub, and Park Ji-yoon by publishing his own... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
“Civil Servant” kicks off filming, wishes self luck
by | October 16, 2008 | 23 Comments
October 13 marked the official start for work on the romantic action comedy Civil Servant Level 7 [7급공무원], starring Kim Haneul as a sexy veteran spy and Kang Ji-hwan as a newbie agent on his first secret mission chasing Russian industrial spies who work for an illegal crime organization, in... More »


Drama Casting & News
Mazzang puts up a fight
by | October 16, 2008 | 4 Comments
October 16 saw the drama production press conference for the tvN cable drama Mazzang (Fight), which stars Yoo Gun and features celebrity couple Uhm Tae-woong and Lee Young-jin. The “realistic fighting” drama features its actors doing most of their own fight and stunt work, including Yoo Gun. Although he hasn’t... More »


Celebrity News
Jang Nara’s got good genes
by | October 16, 2008 | 20 Comments
I’m not sure if this has been floating around on the web or if it’s new, but it’s the first I’m seeing of actress and singer Jang Nara displaying her marked resemblance to an old photo of her mother. The talent doesn’t fall far from the tree, it seems. Apparently... More »


Celebrity News
Ha Ha Hot or Duck Duck Goose?
by | October 16, 2008 | 21 Comments
Sometimes you look at a picture and you know it’s off, but there are just so many things to comment on that you can’t articulate any of them. Yeah, this ad for Converse featuring its new brand models, Choi Kang-hee (My Sweet Seoul) and boy-bander Kim Hyun-joong (of SS501), is... More »


Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 15
by | October 15, 2008 | 33 Comments
Love & Marriage reminds me of the exchange in Clueless — Cher: “He said you gave him a toothache.” Tai: “How’d I do that?” Cher: “It’s an expression. It means he thought you were sweet.” If this drama were a type of candy, all my teeth would have fallen out... More »


Celebrity News
Mina’s French Diary
by | October 15, 2008 | 15 Comments
Like Go Ara before her, Shin Mina (Devil, Go Go 70) lets cameras capture her recent trip to France for cable channel O’live Style. The program is called Mina’s French Diary and was filmed over a two-week period (August 20 through September 3). Similar in format to the other travel... More »