Drama Recaps
My Sweet Seoul: Episode 11
by | July 20, 2008 | 10 Comments
I like the opening animated sequences of My Sweet Seoul because they’re usually cute, literal representations of the metaphors Eun-soo uses in the drama itself. In this one, for instance, wall meets wall at the corner. A small flower springs up where they connect, windows are created on both walls,... More »

Celebrity News
A child heartthrob-in-training
by | July 20, 2008 | 32 Comments
Guess who? Check out this stud-to-be, stayin’ alive in his shiny polyester shirt (that pointy collar!), rockin’ the ’70s look well into the ’80s. A cable program recently revealed this childhood photo of pretty-man Daniel Henney, and it wasn’t long before the image hit the interwebs. What do you think,... More »

Celebrity News
Heading stateside for a (romantic?) working vacation
by | July 20, 2008 | 11 Comments
Looks like openly affectionate lovebirds Kim Jung-eun and Lee Seo-jin will be vacationing in the U.S. (very) shortly. The couple was spotted on the morning of Sunday the 20th at Incheon International Airport, although they weren’t photographed together as they arrived and checked in separately. Lee Seo-jin arrived first, reportedly... More »

Celebrity News
One last song before I go
by | July 19, 2008 | 16 Comments
Jo Hyun-jae is joining fellow Three Dads, One Mom star Jae Hee by enlisting for his military service on the same day. Well, it’ll be a second time for Jo, who was only in training a few days before leaving to film a drama, who now re-enlists (for reals, this... More »

Celebrity News
Kwon Sang-woo and Sohn Tae-young: The wedding frenzy
by | July 18, 2008 | 75 Comments
I’ll admit, I wasn’t really planning to cover Kwon Sang-woo’s wedding news, but it’s everywhere right now so I’ll highlight the key points: Kwon Sang-woo held a press conference on July 18 in Seoul’s Plaza Hotel to confirm the rumors that have been swirling since people got wind of his... More »

Drama Casting & News
Falling through blue sky screen
by | July 18, 2008 | 9 Comments
Lee Dong-wook falls (way, way) down in a scene for the upcoming finale for La Dolce Vita (The Sweet Life) airing this weekend. If you’ve seen the first five minutes of the series, you can kind of predict how this scene plays out. In the drama, this scene shot in... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #39
by | July 18, 2008 | 25 Comments
  Friday at last! Oh thank heaven. Morcheeba – “Sao Paulo,” my favorite Morcheeba song. [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #38 Open Thread #37 Open Thread #36 Open Thread #35 No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
My Sweet Seoul: Episode 10
by | July 17, 2008 | 28 Comments
Let this be a lesson to me: A drama featuring someone with whom I have fundamental character issues, no matter how well-done the series, will be as much disappointment as enjoyment. It’s turned my initial admiration for a well-crafted series into a love-hate relationship. (Well, more like-dislike.) I imagine the... More »

Celebrity News
A plays the It Girl in the pages of V, xoxo
by | July 17, 2008 | 16 Comments
Vogue celebrates its 12 anniversary with a special spread featuring seven leading ladies styled as film (and TV) figures using the concept “Vogue Fashion Movie.” Go Ara, above, takes on the Gossip Girl character of Serena van der Woodsen, played by Blake Lively. Below, Kim Min-hee adopts the Edie Sedgwick... More »

Celebrity News
So long, Jae Hee
by | July 17, 2008 | 34 Comments
…and thanks for all the fish! Jae Hee just received his papers, so he’s enlisting for mandatory military service on August 5. He’s currently busy filming a KBS drama, Hometown of Legends [전설의 고향] and has a film still to come out; Jae Hee explained that he was a little... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Summer Days “crosses over” into more branded entertainment
by | July 16, 2008 | 23 Comments
Yeah, I knew that would get your attention. (The photo, I mean.) Cast and crew gathered on July 15 for the press conference and screening of Summer Days. They’re calling this one a “crossover” film, but it’s not so much a film as it is yet more branded entertainment. They’re... More »