Drama Casting & News
Kang Ji-hwan drops Triple, Lee Jung-jae steps in
by | February 19, 2009 | 46 Comments
WHAAAT? My first reaction to this news was actually more like a mishmash of a dozen reactions, which went a little something like this: “OH NO I was afraid of this but YAAAAY it’s Lee Jung-jae, but OH WOE, no Kang Ji-hwan?? *waaaaail* is so sad and yet, also *hurrahhhh*... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Will Cell Phone get a Hollywood remake?
by | February 19, 2009 | 9 Comments
There’s a lot of news out currently about the thriller Cell Phone, mostly because of its theatrical release this week. Reportedly, licensing negotiations are under way for a Hollywood remake of the thriller, which stars two great actors, Uhm Tae-woong (Devil) and Park Yong-woo (My Scary Girl). That sure is... More »

Celebrity News
Stars in love: Choi Ji-woo and Lee Jin-wook
by | February 18, 2009 | 89 Comments
Choi Ji-woo and Lee Jin-wook promoting Air City in 2007 Whoa. This is unexpected. News has just come out that Choi Ji-woo is dating Lee Jin-wook, with whom she starred in the 2007 airport action drama Air City. This may turn into one of these developing/changing stories, because while Choi’s... More »

Reminder: Enter to win Boys Before Flowers OST!
by | February 18, 2009 | 67 Comments
Thanks to everyone who’s sent in a parody video for the Boys Before Flowers contest and giveaway — I’ve received some really hilarious entries so far! But there’s still time to enter — the contest closes on Friday. Yes, we all mock the heck out of the soundtrack, but you... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kang Ji-hwan joins the telecinema experiment
by | February 18, 2009 | 54 Comments
Based on the recent news, it seems this whole Japan-Korea joint production “telecinema” project is finally kicking into high gear. Despite some actors’ names being floated around as participating in various segments of the project (such as Han Hyo-joo, Lee Soo-kyung, Cha In-pyo, Kim Sun-ah, Kim Haneul), I wasn’t really... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 14
by | February 17, 2009 | 255 Comments
And the schizophrenia continues, because I really liked Episode 14. I don’t even think I would’ve gotten (that) drunk in our hypothetical Illogical Moments Drinking Game (although, let’s face it, there’s always going to be a reason for SOME drinky-drink in a BBF episode). I didn’t hate Episode 13 —... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim Myung-min loses weight and the Kang-mae image
by | February 17, 2009 | 38 Comments
Kim Myung-min is Maestro Kang no more. Shortly after creating a pop-culture phenomenon with his Daesang-award-winning role as the prickly, irascible “Kang-mae” in Beethoven Virus, Kim Myung-min is shedding weight along with that persona. The first stills have been released for the upcoming movie My Love By My Side, which... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 13
by | February 16, 2009 | 237 Comments
First, thanks to the overseas location shoots in this episode (filmed in December), the cast was given the weekend off. So at least they got a bit of sleepytime, which has been in short supply recently. (Lee Min-ho dropped by his fan café to post a weekend greeting and explained... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kwon Sang-woo gets an older brother
by | February 16, 2009 | 43 Comments
Musical and screen actor Song Chang-eui (Scales of Providence) is in final negotiations to appear in the upcoming Cinderella Man — as Kwon Sang-woo‘s older brother. I’m starting to think that Cinderella Man is purely an exercise in Kwon Sang-woo’s vanity. I mean, I’ve always kinda thought that, but now... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Brian heads for Hollywood
by | February 16, 2009 | 18 Comments
Another day, another Korean entertainer making a Hollywood debut. Half of ballad duo Fly To the Sky, 28-year-old singer Brian, has announced his foray into the Western market. He’d begun negotiations to make his Hollywood debut last year, and has now confirmed his first project, which coincidentally is also his... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 6
by | February 15, 2009 | 25 Comments
I don’t know if this drama will end up on my favorites list — I wouldn’t go that far yet — but I CAN say that I really enjoy watching it. Almost everything about it is lovely. With some dramas, I’m eager to know what’s going to happen in the... More »