Kpop News
Ten-year reunion for pop stars SES
by | December 9, 2007 | 11 Comments
SES, that bastion of ’90s pop girl bands, got back together for their tenth reunion at a special fanmeeting on the 9th, their first official event as a group since their unofficial breakup five years ago. Prior to the fanmeeting itself, the group (Bada, Eugene, and Shoo) spoke with reporters,... More »

Celebrity News
What’s on Jung Il Woo’s mind?
by | December 8, 2007 | 11 Comments
  Currently circulating on the intertubular info-highway are the following diagrams depicting the brain “structure” of young rising heartthrob Jung Il Woo. The one on the left is a drawing for his character (Lee Yunho) on the show that shot him to stardom, the sitcom Unstoppable High Kick, and was... More »

The premiere of “Awkward People”
by | December 7, 2007 | 20 Comments
Actress Han Chae Young debuted onstage in her first theater performance today (Dec. 7; the play runs through next March) in acclaimed director Jang Jin’s “Awkward People,” (read more about the play here). The play is reported to show a delightful, warm sense of humor and quirky dialogue between the... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #7
by | December 7, 2007 | 39 Comments
What’s up? Another Friday, another Open Thread! Thanks to Dooce, I spent a good hour yesterday Youtubing clips of the sketch comedy show Man Stroke Woman (love Nick Frost!): SONG OF THE DAY The Like – “(So I’ll Sit Here) Waiting” [ zShare download ] No tags for this post.... More »

Celebrity News
What’s with all the babies?
by | December 6, 2007 | 55 Comments
Yoon Eun Hye   Photographer Cho Seihon has unveiled his special photo spread featuring lots of top stars in his collection “Letters from Angels,” which is the fifth installment in the series begun in 2003 to raise awareness and support of domestic adoptions. Cho said in regards to the aim... More »

Drama Recaps
Mixed-up Investigative Agency: Case 16 (Final)
by | December 6, 2007 | 34 Comments
Last episode is here! To be honest, I kinda dragged my feet on this one, not just because episode recaps take much more time than anything else, but because I didn’t want to face the blankness of having nothing to watch for the immediate future (and don’tcha know, avoidance always... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: December 6
by | December 6, 2007 | 19 Comments
Hm, nothing really catches my eye too much today. Here are just a few items in the news: Samsoon actress Jung Ryeo Won (above) has cut her hair and grown an unexpected 2.5 centimeters (at age 26!) from the height she’d always believed herself to be, 166cm. Some people have... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
“P.S. I Love You” vs. “The Letter”
by | December 5, 2007 | 101 Comments
I know I cannot be the only person to have noticed the similarities. When I first started seeing ads for the new Hilary Swank movie P.S. I Love You, I was struck with the storyline and figured it must be another case, as with Il Mare and My Sassy Girl,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hong Gil Dong staffers pray for success
by | December 5, 2007 | 22 Comments
  Comedic fusion historical drama Hong Gil Dong has an airdate! (It’s January 2, 2008, on KBS2.) On the set location on the 3rd, actors Kang Ji Hwan, Sung Yuri, and Jang Geun Seok offered up prayers and spiritual rites in hopes that their filming will progress safely and successfully.... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Junki’s Thai welcome, five thousand strong
by | December 4, 2007 | 23 Comments
  Now, this is what I call a warm welcome:   As you may recall, actor Lee Junki was set to open his official Thai fan club, and received a royal invitation to participate in the annual Christmas light festival and the king’s birthday celebration while he was in the... More »

Drama Casting & News
More awards for Coffee Prince
by | December 4, 2007 | 18 Comments
Glad to see that the actors aren’t the only ones reaping the praise for one of the biggest dramas of the year, and the biggest romantic comedy overall. Which is only apt, since a tremendous amount of its success is owed to its behind-the-scenes magicians, who are if not MORE... More »