Celebrity News
Lee Da-hae extends role as kimchi girl
by | August 9, 2008 | 8 Comments
Looks like Lee Da-hae has done so well hawking the Samsung-brand Hauzen kimchi refrigerator that they’re extending her contract with her another year, bringing her total time serving as brand model to three years. As the face of Hauzen, she has capitalized on her cute, lively image, popularized the “asahk... More »


Celebrity News
Wedding plans continue for Kwon Sang-Woo
by | August 8, 2008 | 10 Comments
Kwon Sang-woo is taking a cue from popular variety-show host Yoo Jae-seok in planning his upcoming nuptial proceedings. With only a month and a half till he ties the knot with Sohn Tae-young (retract those claws, ladies), he’s adopting the same rules for the Big Day that Yoo engaged for... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #42
by | August 8, 2008 | 38 Comments
  (This is actually the model daughter of female former basketball star Park Chan-sook — silver medalist at 1984’s Olympic games — who’s just made a CF deal with SK Telecom. But I just like the shirt.) Cuz the T-shirt message is awesome: SONG OF THE DAY Tristan Prettyman –... More »


Pop Culture & Society
Pageant drama!
by | August 8, 2008 | 17 Comments
Ooh, more Miss Korea drama. (There’s always drama surrounding a Miss Korea pageant, isn’t there? Or, I suppose, any pageant.) First there was all that shrewish chatter that winner Na Ri wasn’t pretty enough. Now, Kim Hee-kyung, one of the recent finalists (Miss Korea mi, or 미), is facing some... More »


Drama Casting & News
Painting in the Wind
by | August 7, 2008 | 10 Comments
It might just be me, but I find it hilarious that Park Shin-yang sports glasses in his new role in the sageuk drama The Painter of Wind. No doubt glasses were in existence back in the Joseon era, but still, did they fear that adoring fans wouldn’t recognize Park without... More »


Celebrity News
Pretty people looking… not so pretty, actually
by | August 7, 2008 | 51 Comments
I don’t usually comment on fashion, usually because I don’t care enough about what makes fashion “good” or “trendy” or “cutting-edge.” But I DO know bad fashion when I see it, and while I was scrolling through a bunch of the latest photos hitting the (internet) wire, I was taken... More »


Drama Casting & News
Red-hot and ready for a Love Marriage
by | August 7, 2008 | 8 Comments
Kim Min-hee poses in red for a scene in the upcoming KBS rom-com series Love Marriage. This recent shoot took place in a club in Seoul’s trendy Apgu neighborhood, wherein Kim wore clothing and accessories totaling a cost of 25 million won, or approximately $25,000. Apparently the fashionista actress handles... More »


Drama Recaps
My Sweet Seoul: Episode 12
by | August 6, 2008 | 14 Comments
Sorry for the delay. I had no intention of dropping My Sweet Seoul, but I also found myself dragging my feet to keep watching. I’ve had a hard time working up the interest, even though I do think the drama is high-quality. Strange dichotomy, that. I wish I could like... More »


Pop Culture & Society
Passing the Miss Korea torch studded tiara
by | August 6, 2008 | 24 Comments
2007 Miss Korea Lee Ji-sun crowns the new Miss Korea, Na Ri. The 52nd Miss Korea Pageant took place on August 5 in Seoul, at which Na Ri was awarded the top prize. Additionally, the two Miss Korea sun (선) finalists were Choi Bo-in and Kim Min-jung. The four Miss... More »


Drama Casting & News
Hometown of Legends / Legendary Hometown
by | August 6, 2008 | 28 Comments
Summer is the season for chilly gothic and horror entertainment, so KBS takes the post-Women in the Sun time slot to launch its new horror series, Hometown of Legends, as its Wednesday-Thursday programming for the month of August. Or, should I say, new OLD series. There was an earlier version... More »


Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 16
by | August 5, 2008 | 9 Comments
A lot better than the previous episode, since all the stuff that was set up in Episode 15 starts to play out now. (Still no Zorro, Orroz, or fancy horse tricks, though. I’m being patient — they’re probably winding up for the big finish, with four episodes remaining — but... More »