Celebrity News
Shinji: Devoted to her work or overworked?
by | November 17, 2008 | 11 Comments
Shinji (Unstoppable High Kick) had been hospitalized on November 3 for kidney inflammation and infection, but was released today — not because she’s fully recovered, but to make it to a recording of SBS’s variety program TV Animal Farm. Her management (Trifecta Entertainment) conceded that “because she is not yet... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Everyone’s all smiles for Sweet Lies
by | November 17, 2008 | 13 Comments
November 17 was production press conference day for the new romantic comedy starring Park Jin-hee (War of Money), Sweet Lies. In the movie, Park’s character is a TV writer who still carries a torch for her first love (Lee Ki-woo). When she happens to get in a car accident with... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cain & Abel begins filming
by | November 17, 2008 | 20 Comments
So Ji-sub has a pretty distinctive face, but he’s still rather disguised in these new stills from his upcoming drama Cain & Abel. Shooting started for the drama at a Seoul hospital on November 16, which is aiming for a February 2009 premiere. The 20-episode drama co-stars Shin Hyun-joong (Stairway... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Dong-wan enlists
by | November 16, 2008 | 34 Comments
Singer and actor Kim Dong-wan (The Person I Love, Taekwon Boys) is the next Shinhwa member, following Eric last month, to take on military duty. Kim explained that he spoke to Eric on the phone before his enlistment, who gave him some practical tips. (One of those tips: Be sure... More »

Drama Recaps
The World They Live In: Episode 5
by | November 16, 2008 | 47 Comments
Since The World They Live In is all about the behind-the-scenes activity of drama-making, a few meta points sneak in to the storytelling, which should be amusing for those of us who like to bemoan the evils of some kdrama tropes. Today’s episode is all about one of those clichés,... More »

Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 16
by | November 16, 2008 | 22 Comments
Awfully sorry for the delay, folks. Will try and finish as soon as I can. For a certain Thundie, who really likes her Kim Myung Min. SONG OF THE DAY As One – “To Heart” [ Download ] Tags: Beethoven Virus, Jang Geun-seok, Kim Myung-min, Lee Jia... More »

Celebrity News
The next body “line”
by | November 16, 2008 | 43 Comments
Watch out, S-line, W-line, U-line, M-line, and V-line, there’s a new line on the block, which means it’s only a matter of time before the “I-line” becomes the new aspirational goal for the body-image-obsessed. As you may know, S-lines refer to a woman’s curves, to put it nicely (or tits-n-ass,... More »

Kpop News
“To Heaven” becomes “To the Hospital”
by | November 15, 2008 | 16 Comments
What will they remake next? It’s not just songs, or movies, or television dramas anymore — now it’s MUSIC VIDEOS. (What next, commercials?) The music video for veteran kpop ballad singer Jo Sung-mo‘s breakout 1998 ballad “To Heaven” has just been given a makeover. What’s interesting is that the music... More »

Drama Recaps
Painter of the Wind: Episode 7
by | November 14, 2008 | 43 Comments
Eek! I am so, so behind. *facepalm* I actually considered mushing some of the episodes together into one giant recap, just so I could catch up, but then realized that this drama has waaaaay too many important details to leave out. Also, I don’t know when to shut up. But... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #57
by | November 14, 2008 | 46 Comments
  Let’s see, what’s happened lately? Prop 8. passed in California (for shame) and Keith Olbermann waxed poetic (and emotional) about it. Not to diminish the importance of Olbermann’s comments (as if anyone could diminish Olbermann), I have to point to Ben Affleck’s awesome and slightly unhinged impression (also below)... More »

Drama Casting & News
Rounding out the Boys Before Flowers cast
by | November 14, 2008 | 100 Comments
Kim So-eun (Yuki), Lee Shi-young (Sakurako) Yeah, I know I’m posting a lot about Boys Before Flowers, but nothing else is getting me all that excited these days. Plus, it goes to show just how anticipated this drama is when we get news reporting not just on the leading actors,... More »