Celebrity News
Shiny, bright new faces
by | November 21, 2007 | 14 Comments
“Legend”‘s Sujini, actor Lee Jia   “Which new talents shine most brightly in drama-land?” My Daily asked three experienced industry insiders (drama manager at KBS Lee Sung Joo; SBS’s drama department chief Gu Bon Geun; and MBC’s CP Jo Joong Hyun) to help in assessing some of the more notable... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Song Hye Gyo’s Hollywood debut
by | November 20, 2007 | 41 Comments
Hallyu stars are increasingly trying to capitalize on their fame by traversing the cultural divide and attempting the Hollywood crossover. The latest to announce her intent to make the leap is one of Korea’s loveliest (and most famous) natural beauties, Song Hye Gyo. It’s just been announced that she will... More »

Drama Recaps
Mixed-up Investigative Agency: Case 10
by | November 20, 2007 | 10 Comments
I think Episode 10 was the first standout episode of Mixed-up Investigative Agency. Perhaps some other fans might feel it hit that point before this, but for me, I’d always felt there was something a little “not-quite” about the series. Or maybe it’s just that the particularly masterful ending sequence... More »

Kpop News
Alex pretending to be Tablo
by | November 20, 2007 | 9 Comments
Singer Alex has admitted on the variety show Sang Sang Plus airing on the 20th that back before he was well-known, he’d once lied about his identity. And gave a fake name. That name being Tablo. Alex explained that it was back in the beginning of his career — Clazziquai... More »

Drama Recaps
Mixed-up Investigative Agency: Case 9
by | November 19, 2007 | 9 Comments
Mixed-up Investigative Agency really stepped up its game in Episode 9. From what I’ve seen in the next few episodes, the bar of the series has been raised in its latter half. I’ve been liking the series but haven’t been addicted to it, and though I wouldn’t say I’m quite... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Uhm Tae Woong shows off his jewelry
by | November 19, 2007 | 8 Comments
Uhm Tae Woong is another actor I respect for his intensity and talent, as well as his range. It’s also great to see him coming into his own in recent years, no longer just pop singer Uhm Jung Hwa’s little bro but a bona fide celebrity in his own right.... More »

Kpop News
Cultivating the Lolita complex
by | November 18, 2007 | 28 Comments
Wonder Girls: “Tell me!”   The following article brings up an interesting point but is ultimately pretty weak in its assessments. But it IS mainstream press, so I suppose that’s to be expected. In any case, the topic is worth noting, even if the article makes the Lolita complex sound... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Il Woo’s girlfriend-y wishes
by | November 17, 2007 | 47 Comments
  Young actor and soon-to-be university student Jung Il Woo, known for his “killer smile” (…which you can’t see in the pic, I know), is in a new movie, My Love. The omnibus film (several short films linked loosely by theme) features five separate couples, and its stars include Kahm... More »

Kpop News
Kim Jae Wook’s “ice fortress”
by | November 16, 2007 | 37 Comments
The Dear Cloud music video that Kim Jae Wook, aka Coffee Prince‘s Waffle Sun Ki, had agreed to appear in for free (because the band members are his close friends) has come out, along with the band’s first album. Watch the video below. The MV is for the main track... More »

Drama Recaps
Insoon Is Pretty: Episode 2
by | November 16, 2007 | 42 Comments
Huh. Well now, this is unexpected: I did not like Episode 2. I’m used to finding second episodes to be a marked improvement from the first, but rarely the opposite. It’s strange for me to find an episode 1 to be good and the following markedly less so. Episode 1... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #4
by | November 16, 2007 | 37 Comments
Do you get Netflix guilt? I’ve had the same DVD for the past few months and I know what a horrible waste of money that is, but for some reason the longer I hold onto it, the more insistent I am that I MUST watch it before returning. Because it... More »