Chungmuro/Film News
The Naked Kitchen press preview
by | January 19, 2009 | 42 Comments
At this point, you have to wonder if Joo Ji-hoon (Antique Bakery, Devil) is purposely messing with us. I mean, sure, fashion models often target that “ugly is fashionable” trend, which I always think is just like their way of flaunting, “Look, I’m dressed like a deranged serial-killer hobo, but... More »

Drama Recaps
A Star’s Lover: Episode 12
by | January 19, 2009 | 29 Comments
I was frustrated by Episode 12. A lot of my issues with this drama have been building gradually, so it’s not like my catalog of complaints (listed at the end) has sprung up overnight. It’s more like I’m finally tired of making excuses for the story. On the upside, the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Reruns of Boys Before Flowers beating first-run programming
by | January 18, 2009 | 50 Comments
Boys Before Flowers‘ ratings are high for its new episodes, but even re-broadcasts are holding strong — Sunday reruns recorded an 8.6% for Episode 3 and a whopping 13.4% for Episode 4. Not only is it unusual for a rerun to pull in double-digit numbers, it’s even outperforming Sunday’s new... More »

Celebrity News
Actor Kim Seok-kyun commits suicide
by | January 18, 2009 | 37 Comments
Yikes. And I was hoping we’d left those tragedies behind last year… (I debated whether to post this, as Kim Seok-kyun is not known and has a very sparse resumé — an internet search reveals almost nothing about his work. His death, sadly, is making news not so much because... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Myung-min takes a Method approach to weight loss
by | January 18, 2009 | 31 Comments
Geez Louise, if Kim Myung-min pulls this off, I will have mad respect for him. Or at least, even more. The Beethoven Virus actor plays a man suffering from Lou Gehrig’s disease in his upcoming movie with Ha Ji-won, My Love By My Side. And to portray his character’s gradual... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim So-eun earns praise for double duty
by | January 18, 2009 | 20 Comments
Actress Kim So-eun is currently pulling double duty with roles in two different KBS productions: On Mondays and Tuesdays, she’s the sassy best friend in the trendy drama Boys Before Flowers, and on weekends she plays the childhood counterpart to Chae Shi-ra‘s grown-up warrior leader in historical series Empress Cheon-chu.... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
New thriller “Billion” features star-studded cast
by | January 17, 2009 | 28 Comments
Woo, what a lineup. The new movie Billion has announced its cast, and what a cast it is. The director is Jo Min-ho (Les Formidables, Jungle Juice), and the story follows eight men and women who participate in a “survival game” for a billion-won prize (which is in the vicinity... More »

Celebrity News
Go Ara’s “Amor” Star Photo collection
by | January 17, 2009 | 18 Comments
Actress Go Ara (Who Are You) has just come out with her newest Star Photo spread, titled “Amor,” which was shot in Spain. The photos were released for distribution via telecom services on the 15th. The photos below (minus the first, which is part of the Amor spread) show the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Behind the scenes with Kim Bum in New Caledonia
by | January 16, 2009 | 100 Comments
Well, the cast of Boys Before Flowers took its working trip to New Caledonia, an island in the South Pacific, back more than a month ago. That means these newly released photos aren’t exactly new, per se, but they are new to us. Actor Kim Bum posted them on his... More »

Celebrity News
Yoon Eun-hye turns clothing designer
by | January 16, 2009 | 23 Comments
Yoon Eun-hye (Coffee Prince) is designing clothing. She’s modeled fashions for clothing brand Joinus in the past, but now she’s taking an active step to design her own line, titled the self-explanatory ”Yoon Eun-hye for Joinus” — the first time that a brand model has designed for the company as... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Unstoppable High Kick ponders Season 2
by | January 16, 2009 | 33 Comments
Apparently the folks at MBC had been looking to revisit their hit family sitcom from 2006-07, Unstoppable High Kick, according to some reports. However, an MBC rep stated on the 16th that a Season 2 is looking unlikely. My question is: Was anybody expecting one? The show had pulled in... More »