Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Maybe not such a great idea
by | September 27, 2007 | 29 Comments
(Emcee and actress Hyun Young with Canadian panel participant Julien Kang)  With the success of the talk/variety show Chatting with Beautiful Women, which I briefly mentioned here, producers were quick to jump on the money train and slap together a male counterpart for a Chuseok special program called (what else?)... More »

Drama Casting & News
You mean they don’t do it just to confuse us?
by | September 26, 2007 | 5 Comments
  “The Surprising Reason Behind Drama Title Changes” The upcoming, vastly expensive SBS Wednesday-Thursday drama Lobbyist, starring Song Il Kook [Jumong] and Jang Jin Young, has confused many viewers — because until recently, it was widely referred to as Angel. After deliberating over the two titles, deciding between the potentially... More »

Celebrity News
Overseas love for Kang Ji Hwan, and not just from me
by | September 25, 2007 | 55 Comments
  I love Kang Ji Hwan. Not merely because he’s both adorable and sexy-hot (not necessarily a combination easy to come across), but because he’s the type of actor who stands out no matter what he’s doing — whether it’s period romance (Capital Scandal), fluff romantic comedy (Exhibition of Fireworks),... More »

Celebrity News
Eun Sae prefers Han Sung to Min Yub
by | September 25, 2007 | 10 Comments
While we’re still in the Chuseok spirit (although it’s no longer Chuseok day in Korea at this hour), here’s another actress decked out in her Chuseok garb. (Because of the holiday, there doesn’t seem to be much drama news to report, other than various actors and celebrities being asked about... More »

Pop Culture & Society
Happy Chuseok!
by | September 24, 2007 | 38 Comments
  Tomorrow is Chuseok, also called Hangawi, which is the Korean version of Thanksgiving and one of the largest (perhaps the largest) holidays in the Korean calendar. That means a break from work, lots of traditional food, including the customary Chuseok songpyun dduk (a type of sticky pounded-rice cake with... More »

Drama Casting & News
Insoon Is Pretty (for a killer?)
by | September 23, 2007 | 16 Comments
The upcoming KBS Wednesday-Thursday drama Insoon Is Pretty is one I’m keeping my eye on. This is Kim Hyun Joo‘s (above left) comeback drama — although it bugs me that the word ‘comeback’ is misused an awful lot, thrown around to describe anything from a true comeback to merely a... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
High Kick movie
by | September 21, 2007 | 14 Comments
Hm, maybe my Spidey sense was tingling with the whole Unstoppable High Kick thing. Apparently it’s being made into a movie! …which I honestly can’t picture, but sure, okay. Frankly, I can’t imagine forking over ten bucks (or should I say manwon) to see an extended version of the sitcom.... More »

Kpop News
Actors acting for free?
by | September 20, 2007 | 11 Comments
  Is it too cynical of me that my second thought after hearing this news (the first being the requisite “Aww”) was, “This is probably just for the publicity”? Well, no matter. This time, I’ll believe people are good and nice and all that crap. Today I take the blue... More »

Celebrity News
Ironic, or just a weird trend?
by | September 20, 2007 | 15 Comments
Apparently singer (and sometimes actress) Park Jiyoon just posted these pics (left) on her cyworld of herself dressed up as a man. Is it news? Hardly. (You know Korean entertainment media is having a sloooow news day when pictures on a celeb cyworld merit news; but that beef is for... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
The Unstoppable High Kick
by | September 19, 2007 | 90 Comments
I’m bored. Bored, bored, bored. Not only bored, but restless. The only drama that holds my interest these days is Legend, and that’s just barely. It’s not hard to tell that my taste veers to trendy dramas — the fluffier, the better — and I feel the current lack keenly.... More »

Drama Recaps
Legend: Episode 3
by | September 18, 2007 | 14 Comments
Just FYI, I’m not necessarily committing to full episode summaries for Legend. I’m not enough into the series to make that kind of commitment, and the recaps are starting to feel a lot like work. So for now, I’m just commenting on the episodes. Episode 3 was far more interesting... More »