Chungmuro/Film News
2010 Blue Dragon Film Awards
by | November 26, 2010 | 92 Comments
More awards! The Blue Dragon Film Awards took place on November 26, and the many of the same films that have been winning lately were rewarded once again: Some of the big winners were for films such as crime drama Moss, dark thriller I Saw the Devil, romantic comedy Cyrano... More »

Drama Casting & News
Ha Ji-won’s mini fashion show for Secret Garden
by | November 26, 2010 | 87 Comments
[NOT REALLY SPOILERY, BUT….] As you can see from these cheery behind-the-scenes shots, Ha Ji-won puts on a mini fashion show in Episode 5 of Secret Garden, which airs tomorrow. Those of you watching the drama (and if you’re not — why not??) will know that Ha’s character, Ra-im, is... More »

Celebrity News
Gong Yoo and Im Soo-jung for Vogue
by | November 26, 2010 | 44 Comments
My boyfriend brought me flowers! Wait…did I just say that out loud? … Oh, like you weren’t thinking it. Why he’s dressed up like a lounge singer to do it is beyond me, but hey, that smile makes up for a lot. It covers over a multitude of sins, as... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #163
by | November 26, 2010 | 175 Comments
  SONG OF THE DAY Scattered Trees – “Four Days Straight” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #162 Open Thread #161 Open Thread #160 Open Thread #159... More »

Drama Recaps
It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl: Episode 1
by | November 25, 2010 | 45 Comments
It seems to me that SBS’s newly unveiled Monday-Tuesday drama It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl (replacing Dr. Champ) really needs two episodes before forming a full opinion, but because of recent pre-emptions, we only got one this week. I figured I might as well weigh in with thoughts on the premiere,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Press conference for sexy comedy Petty Romance
by | November 25, 2010 | 8 Comments
We’ve been talking about the sex-themed romantic comedy Petty Romance for a while now, albeit mostly about its amusing and snarkworthy promo posters. The movie is finally just about to premiere, and thus its cast gathered on November 25 at Seoul’s Lotte Cinema for its press conference. The plot: A... More »

I Am Legend’s Hong Ji-min in musical
by | November 25, 2010 | 18 Comments
…called…wait for it…NUNSENSATION. I kid you not. Really, I couldn’t make this stuff up if I tried. It’s Nunsense! No, it’s NunsenSATION! A sequel to the original Broadway musical Nunsense (1985) about a group of nuns who put on a show, Nunsensation is the Las Vegas-based sequel that sends the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Heung-soo added to President
by | November 25, 2010 | 11 Comments
KBS’s upcoming politics-themed drama President has added Kim Heung-soo to its cast, which piques my interest because this guy can be a pretty sexy bastard onscreen (which is the description that came most often to mind when watching romantic-comedy drama Invincible Lee Pyeong-gang, where he played a scheming villain). It’s... More »

Drama Recaps
Tamra the Island: Episode 16 (Final)
by | November 24, 2010 | 87 Comments
So here we are. The finale. Tamra, you have been an excellent drama. While obviously the (cursed) cut hurt the ending, I still utterly adore you. And utter adoration is really all you can ask. [As this is the final Tamra recap, I’d like to give nattacatta a big thank-you... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Love transcends time in Try to Remember
by | November 24, 2010 | 44 Comments
Fans of Coffee House’s endearingly awkward Dong-wook, played by Park Jae-jung, will be happy to know he’s starring in a movie — his big-screen debut — which opens this week. It’s a romance drama with Hero’s Yoon So-yi whose Korean title is literally Have We Met?, though its English-language title... More »