Drama Casting & News
Will Boys Before Flowers be extended?
by | February 12, 2009 | 61 Comments
Maybe, maybe not. KBS is in talks with production company Group Eight to extend the massively popular Boys Before Flowers by two installments, bringing the episode count to 26. I’m sure we could see this coming — KBS hasn’t seen a Monday-Tuesday hit in ages and is eager to hang... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Iris gets a drama and a movie
by | February 12, 2009 | 37 Comments
Kim Tae-hee, Lee Byung-heon Who else thinks this is a bad — or very odd — idea? Lee Byung-heon and Kim Tae-hee‘s much-anticipated match-up in the upcoming action-spy drama, Iris, will also be producing — simultaneously — a film version. Producers from Taewon Productions say, “The movie will be produced... More »

Celebrity News
Yoon Eun-hye’s photo collection sparks bidding war
by | February 11, 2009 | 38 Comments
The woman of many artistic hobbies, Yoon Eun-hye, is publishing a photo collection. The project is to be a limited edition collection with only a thousand copies produced — half of which will be sold in Korea, and half in Japan, where she enjoys strong popularity from roles in Coffee... More »

Enter the Boys Before Flowers giveaway and contest!
by | February 11, 2009 | 66 Comments
  Raise your hand if you like giveaways! And parodies. And clever fan videos. (And Kim Joon and Kim Bum.) In response to all those Boys Before Flowers parody videos, reader saharial volunteered to put up an OST prize for our own contest for best fan-made parody video. I thought... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ogamdo’s hot new faces
by | February 11, 2009 | 21 Comments
Top: Jung Eui-chul, Kim Dong-wook, Song Joong-ki. Bottom: Lee Shi-young, Shin Se-kyung, Lee Sung-min There’s a new omnibus film coming out, Ogamdo (not sure yet if it’ll get an English title), which is the next project for Happiness director Heo Jin-ho. While it stars some marquee names (Jang Hyuk, Kim... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoon-ah cast as Kwon Sang-woo’s jailbait love interest
by | February 11, 2009 | 41 Comments
This is such a bizarre pairing to me — Yoon-ah, actress and singer of pop group Girls Generation (SNSD), is being paired as love interest to Kwon Sang-woo (Bad Love). It’s weird, right? There’s nothing wrong with either; it’s that they’re from entirely different spheres. The 33-year-old Kwon has been... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 12
by | February 10, 2009 | 243 Comments
EVER so much better. Does one writer get the odd-numbered episodes, and another the even ones? Because this isn’t the first time I’ve noticed Tuesday episodes are much better than Monday ones. (Only one person is credited for scriptwriting this series, so this is a rhetorical question.) Don’t get me... More »

Kpop News
Lee Junki raps for Sori
by | February 10, 2009 | 10 Comments
What’s with all these actors wanting to be rappers? (Case in point: Jang Geun-seok, So Ji-sub.) Now it’s Iljimae‘s Lee Junki, who’s teaming up with rookie singer Sori. He’ll be featured as guest rapper on her song “Pinky Finger.” According to Sori’s management, “Lee Junki’s participation in this recording came... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 11
by | February 9, 2009 | 226 Comments
I was really annoyed with Episode 11 for the first half. I mean, REALLY dissatisfied. What happened to character continuity, yo? At least the second half made it better. Not ALL better, but it helped erase the irritation wrought by the first part. (The viewers didn’t seem to mind, though... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Ji-soo’s London Life
by | February 9, 2009 | 18 Comments
Following her last role in the KBS drama Women in the Sun, actress Kim Ji-soo has left for London, as these newly released photos show. She’s filming the trip — her first in that city — for a two-part broadcast on the women’s lifestyle channel DongaTV, called Kim Ji-soo’s London... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Bum in (yet another) accident
by | February 8, 2009 | 53 Comments
Yikes! And I thought that now that each main cast member of Boys Before Flowers has an accident to his or her name, we’d be clear of any more misfortunes, but it’s car collision number two for 19-year-old Kim Bum. The accident occurred on the morning of February 9. He... More »