Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 4
by | January 13, 2009 | 193 Comments
Episode 4 was much better than Episode 3 — although really, like that was hard. Episode 3 was funnier, but 4 was more grounded in reality, which makes it much more watchable, imo. Is this going to be a pattern, with Tuesdays outshining Mondays? I suppose if we must have... More »

Drama Casting & News
Return of Iljimae sold to Japan
by | January 13, 2009 | 14 Comments
Return of Iljimae hasn’t started airing yet (it kicks off next week), but it’s been sold to Japan for $1.32 million (that’s $55,000 per episode, 24 episodes total). A production company rep explains that the series was sold after buyers saw a mere 10-minute selection of highlights. Pre-sale of a... More »

Celebrity News
Back to school for Moon Geun-young
by | January 13, 2009 | 21 Comments
Following her acting Daesang win last month for her role in the sageuk drama Painter of the Wind, Moon Geun-young is returning to school. Moon has mostly kept a low profile from the entertainment sphere while she’s been at school; the 21-year-old actress enrolled in university in 2006 (she studies... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 3
by | January 12, 2009 | 155 Comments
There are some parts of Boys Before Flowers that are pretty good. And then there are parts that are really, really bad. Like, hilariously mockable, I’m-embarrassed-for-you bad.. That won’t stop me from enjoying the drama, but it does put the entertainment into a different category than what I was hoping... More »

Celebrity News
Ryeo-won and Daniel Henney, still buddies
by | January 11, 2009 | 50 Comments
Looks like former co-stars Jung Ryeo-won and Daniel Henney are still chummy, several years after they were cast together in My Name Is Kim Sam-soon, the drama that made them both household names. (They hit it off while filming and even shot several CFs together afterward, thanks to their popularity... More »

Drama Recaps
A Star’s Lover: Episode 10
by | January 11, 2009 | 34 Comments
You know, A Star’s Lover has this special ability, let’s call it a gift, or maybe a curse, of taking a very simple conflict and stretching it out, and out, and out… It’s not a total bummer because the episodes always end with an exciting turn of the plot. Then... More »

Celebrity News
“Season” drama stars attend director Yoon Seok-ho’s wedding
by | January 11, 2009 | 32 Comments
Drama PD Yoon Seok-ho was married on Sunday, and wishing him well were, among others, the stars of his famed quartet of “season” dramas: Autumn Fairy Tale, Winter Sonata, Summer Scent, and Spring Waltz. (Although, really, only the Autumn and Winter dramas could be called successes.) That includes Winter Sonata... More »

Site maintenance complete…?
by | January 11, 2009 | 19 Comments
Re: site upgrades/migrations/maintenance: I was hoping for the best but got pretty much what I expected, which was a lot of headaches and calls to tech support. The site dropped a bunch of comments made today and the latter part of yesterday, but I’ll take that in exchange for a... More »

Celebrity News
Classic Maestro signing, part two
by | January 11, 2009 | 10 Comments
Here’s Kim Myung-min at a second fan-signing event promoting his new album, Classic Maestro, on January 10. Following the unexpected fan crush at last weekend’s promotional event kicking off the album release, I guess Kim’s management took fans’ requests to heart for a follow-up event, because a second fan signing... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Min-sun’s Sunny Side Story
by | January 10, 2009 | 8 Comments
Portrait of a Beauty actress Kim Min-sun is joining the number of stars jumping into the publishing sphere — this time with her photoessay collection “Sunny Side Story,” for which held a fan signing on the 10th. The collection contains photos Kim snapped over the past few years, beginning in... More »

Celebrity News
Overnight star Lee Min-ho awash in CF offers
by | January 9, 2009 | 78 Comments
Lee Min-ho has been famous for all of five days, but already he’s fielding a swarm of endorsement offers. Okay, so technically the guy isn’t a total newb — he’s had smallish roles over the past couple of years in dramas like I Am Sam and Run Mackerel and movies... More »