Celebrity News
Rain expands his brand to a luxury cafe
by | January 28, 2009 | 28 Comments
Singer-actor (-model-entrepreneur-businessman) Rain is adding yet another title to his string of multihyphenates: Café owner. A space was bought last year in the upscale Cheongdamdong neighborhood and is located in a shopping district; the soon-to-be “luxury cafe” takes up approximately 1024 square meters and occupies two stories. Not content to... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Lee Byung-heon is Storm Shadow
by | January 28, 2009 | 23 Comments
Lee Byung-heon is only one of a fairly large cast for the upcoming G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra, but he gets his own rather spiffy-looking promo poster. He plays the character of Storm Shadow in his upcoming role. Technically Lee is making a dual Hollywood debut, although I’m not... More »

Drama Casting & News
News bites: January 28, 2009 (Boys Before Flowers edition)
by | January 28, 2009 | 74 Comments
Gu Hye-sun, Lee Shi-young There’s kind of a glut of Boys Before Flowers news these days, isn’t there? On one hand, I don’t want to wear myself out and get BBF fatigue before the series is even half over, yet on the other hand, I AM interested. So my compromise:... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 8
by | January 27, 2009 | 216 Comments
Ratings continue to rise; this episode posted the highest numbers thus far (25.9%), widening the gap between now-second-place East of Eden (21.8%). Just to clarify, I know what generally happens in the original story, but when I’m talking about this drama, I don’t care so much what’s supposed to happen,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Joo Ji-hoon makes a love serenade
by | January 27, 2009 | 57 Comments
Fans may have known that Joo Ji-hoon (Antique Bakery, Goong) could sing — and I suppose if he’s heading a musical he must have some skills — but this is my first time hearing the model-actor’s voice, and it’s pretty nice. Joo Ji-hoon serenades Shin Mina in their upcoming film,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Sung Yuri’s film debut
by | January 27, 2009 | 21 Comments
Former singer turned actress Sung Yuri (Hong Gil Dong, Snow Queen) is taking the next leap in her acting career: movies. She’ll be toplining the film Rabbit and Lizard (working title), directed by Joo Ji-hong. Her character May is an adoptee who returns to Korea for the first time in... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 7
by | January 26, 2009 | 249 Comments
And it only took three weeks: This episode finally managed to topple the Monday-Tuesday behemoth East of Eden from its top ratings perch into second place, beating it by 2%. There was perhaps one main cringey moment in Episode 7, but for the most part I really enjoyed it. That... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eom Ki-joon does a Good Job
by | January 26, 2009 | 13 Comments
Eom Ki-joon, Seo Hyo-rim, Daniel Choi If you, like me, thought that Eom Ki-joon as a bastard-y, womanizing drama director was the best part about The World They Live In and his storyline with Seo Hyo-rim the most interesting, you may be interested to see them together again in MBC’s... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Scripts uploaded; a closer look at Boys Before Flowers
by | January 25, 2009 | 60 Comments
I’ve uploaded a few more scripts on the kdrama scripts page, which is also where you can find instructions on how to read them if you’re new to the whole deal. Here are the newly added files: Beethoven Virus Boys Before Flowers, Episodes 1-4 General Hospital 2, Episodes 1-6 Love... More »

Celebrity News
Donation angel Moon Geun-young strikes again
by | January 25, 2009 | 38 Comments
“Teacher Moon Geun-young” Painter of the Wind actress and “Korea’s Little Sister” Moon Geun-young has once again donated money (100 million won), this time toward a library serving the Korean community in Sydney, Australia. The Han Geul Library provides Korean-language books for Korean children, and Moon has been involved in... More »

Drama Recaps
A Star’s Lover: Episode 13
by | January 25, 2009 | 42 Comments
Okay, so here’s Episode 13 in a nutshell: Tae-seok: “Give up Mari!” Chul-soo: “You can’t make me!” Eun-young to Chul-soo: “I just want you to be happy. And published.” Fans and Anti-fans: “OMG it’s the big movie star! We love you! Also we hate you! You guys are horrible human... More »