Drama Casting & News
Lee Eon picks his first post-Coffee Prince project
by | October 11, 2007 | 12 Comments
  Actor Lee Eon, fresh from his role as dumb but lovable Min Yub in Coffee Prince (like I really need to identify him on this site, huh?), will be appearing in his first leading role ever, in an upcoming episode of Drama City. Because the long-running KBS2 show is... More »

Kpop News
Oh noes! Jisun leaving Loveholic
by | October 10, 2007 | 38 Comments
  Singer Jisun is leaving popular rock band Loveholic to go solo! The remaining two band members will be looking for a new vocalist as Jisun embarks on a solo career. The decision was made after careful deliberation by all parties involved, including producers and their label Fluxus Music.  ... More »

Drama Recaps
Mixed-Up Investigative Agency: Case 1
by | October 9, 2007 | 27 Comments
I’ve decided to stick with the title Mixed-Up Investigative Agency as my preferred translation for the title of KBS’s new action-comedy drama 얼렁뚱땅 흥신소, which has been translated a number of different other things, all of which I dislike. (I did kinda like one person’s translation using the word “wacky,”... More »

Celebrity News
Park Jiyoon’s “Secret Garden”
by | October 9, 2007 | 9 Comments
I know I just posted about Park Jiyoon not long ago, but in the spirit of discussing artists with hidden talents, here’s another bit of news about the singer-actor. It’s no secret that Park Jiyoon’s an amateur photographer; she hasn’t been very active in the acting or kpop arenas for... More »

Celebrity News
The “News” as news
by | October 8, 2007 | 6 Comments
Surely there’s some irony, isn’t there, in reporting on the news as an item of news? …yes? …no? In any case, MyDaily reports that two of Korea’s premier actors (that’s premier, NOT premiere — sorry, pet peeve), Jang Dong Gun and Jeon Do Yeon will be featured on a CNN... More »

Kpop News
Yes, but what does it SAY?!
by | October 7, 2007 | 27 Comments
Okay, this post has nothing to do with kdramas, but I occasionally post song lyrics and Tablo sometimes acts, so I’m covered. Not that it matters. Just saying. Rapper and songwriter (and yes, sometimes actor) Tablo has revealed a short story he wrote in English on the variety show Sunday,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lee Minki’s Mixed-Up Investigative Agency
by | October 5, 2007 | 34 Comments
Lee Minki’s new drama actually sounds interesting (and not just because it’s Lee Minki’s new drama) — if a bit of question mark. It’s doing something different and, dare we say, risky? Who ever heard of a kdrama without romance? But I want to see if it works… Note on... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Ballad queen, variety show star, and now actor
by | October 5, 2007 | 6 Comments
Ballad Queen Lee Soo Young, who’s just released her eighth album, is set to branch out into acting. Cliched? Sure. But despite the overabundance of mediocrely talented pop singers hasty to jump into the acting world, I think Lee Soo Young may prove to be one of the more successful... More »

Drama Casting & News
Lobbyist postponed as precaution
by | October 4, 2007 | 8 Comments
If you’ve wondered what happened to the SBS drama Lobbyist, aka The Most Ridiculously Expensive Kdrama Ever: “Lobbyist” Postponement Actually Because of Subject of Arms Dealing SBS judges topic inappropriate during South-North Korean summit talks In a special news flash, SBS’s drama Lobbyist, scheduled to premiere on October 3, was... More »

Drama Recaps
MBC’s Auction House
by | October 3, 2007 | 15 Comments
Anyone else catch the premiere of the new MBC drama Auction House? Ever since I heard about the new format they were attempting, I’ve been keen on seeing if the show was worth watching, despite not having particular interest in auction houses or the goings-on thereof. Auction houses as a... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
“Homey Korean”: Sounds awful already
by | October 2, 2007 | 18 Comments
Arirang TV will start airing a daily “sitcom” (and let’s use that word lightly) beginning on the 8th and running three months, about the humorous dealings of foreigners living in Korea, in a program called… wait for it… Homey Korean. “Homey” in the name is explained as “my home in... More »