Drama Casting & News
Lee Ki-woo joins “A Star’s Lover”
by | October 12, 2008 | 25 Comments
Lee Ki-woo (A Love to Kill, Someone Behind You) is joining Hallyu heavyweights Choi Ji-woo and Yoo Ji-tae in their upcoming romantic drama A Star’s Lover. The new SBS Wednesday-Thursday series will take over after Painter of the Wind wraps, and is written by Oh Soo-yeon (Winter Sonata, Autumn Fairy... More »

Drama Casting & News
“Painter” delayed due to more injury
by | October 12, 2008 | 21 Comments
Here’s the gist. Park Shin-yang broke Moon Geun-young‘s nose and now Painter of the Wind production will be delayed as she heals. Ow. And this comes just after she injured herself falling down a well during filming just a week before. Hopefully, accidents don’t become a trend for the SBS... More »

Celebrity News
Cheering on runners in the Pink Ribbon Marathon
by | October 11, 2008 | 17 Comments
Stars Song Hye-gyo and Jang Dong-gun came out on October 12 in support of the “2008 Pink Ribbon Love Marathon” for breast-cancer prevention, cheering on participants and representing the event’s sponsor. Approximately ten thousand pink-shirted citizens participated in the marathon with an enrollment fee of 10,000 won each (approximately ten... More »

Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 10
by | October 11, 2008 | 20 Comments
Finally, ze weekend is here! I’d like to just take a moment to say to all you eligible Canucks out there – take some time this weekend to inform yourselves, then vote on the 14th. (That’s Tuesday, btw.) Go, because it’s important that democratic rights should be exercised, or else... More »

Drama Recaps
Painter of the Wind: Episode 3
by | October 11, 2008 | 24 Comments
Painter of the Wind continues to impress, despite a few flaws here and there. I officially want to marry Moon Geun Young. SONG OF THE DAY Sam Roberts – “A Stone Would Cry Out.” Dahee says: “It’s by one of my favourite Canadian rockers, from his album ‘Chemical City’.” [... More »

Drama Casting & News
East of Eden: Viewers up, paychecks down
by | October 11, 2008 | 21 Comments
The actors of MBC’s Monday-Tuesday drama East of Eden, including star Song Seung-heon, are taking a pay cut — as much as 50% from their current pay rates. The drama boasts a large cast of name actors — Yeon Jung-hoon, Yoo Dong-geun, Lee Mi-sook, Jo Min-ki, Lee Yeon-hee, Lee Da-hae,... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Bum shows off his grown-up appeal
by | October 10, 2008 | 49 Comments
The October issue of fashion mag An An features a spread with rising star Kim Bum, displaying how nicely he’s continuing to grow into adulthood. The 19-year-old actor sure is a hot commodity right now — after surprising everyone with his grown-up intensity in East of Eden, he again got... More »

Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 13
by | October 10, 2008 | 21 Comments
LOL, and I mean that literally: this was a laugh-out-loud episode, with a number of unexpectedly quirky-funny moments. A lot happened to move our stories along and close a few loops. I know that Conflict is at the heart of Drama, but I always cringe when my characters go through... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
PIFF goes out with a whimper
by | October 10, 2008 | 10 Comments
In stark contrast with its star-studded opening night, the 13th Pusan International Film Awards closed after nine days with a night much lacking in glitz or stars. Maybe it was just a lackluster year, or maybe Choi Jin-shil’s untimely death cast a pall over opening night, or maybe celebrities went... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #51
by | October 10, 2008 | 20 Comments
  Open Thread #51 already? Considering that means I’ve had almost a year’s worth of open threads (and I hadn’t even started them until the blog had been going a while), I’m a little taken aback and how fast time has flown. (Also a little shocking is the recap index,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cain & Abel emphasizes brotherly strife
by | October 9, 2008 | 36 Comments
Urgh, confused yet again by the vaguery that is Doctor Stop aka Cain & Abel aka So Ji-sub‘s comeback drama. First called Cain & Abel, the drama had attached Jung Ryeo-won opposite So, but then undergone production delays and planning issues, losing both Jung and its original title. At one... More »