Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 2
by | October 10, 2009 | 263 Comments
I have a good feeling about this drama. Everyone is well-cast and the writers do a great job subverting cliches and twisting angsty moments into a punchline. Love that. I enjoyed this episode even more than Episode 1, which was already pretty jam-packed with hilarity. SONG OF THE DAY Lee... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hero gets pop-star cameos and a Japanese broadcast
by | October 10, 2009 | 18 Comments
Driven by the star power of Lee Junki, MBC’s new Wednesday-Thursday drama Hero [히어로] has been licensed for a Japanese broadcast even before it airs in Korea. This is not that surprising when one considers Lee Junki’s widespread popularity throughout Asia, but what IS surprising is the recent admission that... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kang Ji-hwan, Lee Jia in telecinema project
by | October 9, 2009 | 16 Comments
Finally, some more news about that large-scale, multiple-installment, Korean-Japanese co-produced “telecinema project.” The release date has been set as November 5 for the segment starring Kang Ji-hwan (Level 7 Civil Servant) and Lee Jia (Style), which has a new title: Love Is Blind [내눈에 콩깍지]. I think the new title... More »

Drama Casting & News
Web drama SETI is a hit
by | October 9, 2009 | 14 Comments
Remember that “web toon drama” called SETI (Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence)? The fantasy series by a manhwa writer released its first two episodes online this week, and the interest has been very high. (Watch below.) The series is comprised of short segments a little over a minute long that... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #104
by | October 9, 2009 | 267 Comments
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Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 16 (Final)
by | October 8, 2009 | 259 Comments
Oh my gosh, this was one of the worst finales I’ve ever seen. I’ve been leaving room for the drama to upswing at the eleventh hour, but now that it’s over I can say with certainty that this is a gross disappointment. I can’t say it’s the worst last episode... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 1
by | October 8, 2009 | 193 Comments
A few things about You’re Beautiful: Trademark Hong sisters comedy. In my book, this is a good thing. Yes, it goes overboard a little. But because of the abundant sense of humor, this lands it in corny-awesome territory for me, not corny-embarrassing. Jang Geun-seok (and the rest of the group,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Opening red carpet at the 14th Pusan International Film Festival
by | October 8, 2009 | 81 Comments
On October 8, the 14th Pusan International Film Festival, or PIFF, opened in Busan. (Yes, the city takes a different official spelling than the film festival. Blame inconsistent Romanization.) As the largest film festival in Korea, it drew a large list of attendees, as you can see from the long... More »

Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 15
by | October 7, 2009 | 81 Comments
I know, at this point it’s probably more “appropriate” to post a pic of our main couple… but eh, whatever. This one is very cute. Episode 15 makes me sorry for all of us who were holding out hope for an exciting ending, because this episode was rather boring. Things... More »

Drama Casting & News
First look at Hero’s heroes
by | October 7, 2009 | 35 Comments
Another of the year’s highly anticipated dramas is nearing its premiere date: Lee Junki‘s MBC drama Hero [히어로], which features the star as a hot-blooded reporter. On October 8, new stills were released of Lee Junki in action on the set, which follows a previously released still of second lead... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Rabbit and Lizard opens with a screening at PIFF
by | October 7, 2009 | 22 Comments
With the Pusan International Film Festival just a day away, stars are preparing to make their appearances, including Sung Yuri and Jang Hyuk, whose new film Rabbit and Lizard [토끼와 리저드] screens there. This PIFF screening precedes the movie’s wide release later this month (which will be on October 22),... More »