Drama Casting & News
So I guess it wasn’t really the LAST scandal of his life
by | June 2, 2008 | 18 Comments
Some good news, and some potentially worrying. MBC’s hit “ajumma Cinderella” drama The Last Scandal of My Life has been officially confirmed for a second season, to air on Wednesdays and Thursdays (moving from family-friendly weekends to prime trendy-drama territory) in October. Not one to mess with a good thing,... More »


Celebrity News
Lovely lady, marketing miss
by | June 2, 2008 | 29 Comments
…as in misstep, I mean. When you pair the words “skin” and “food” in a product’s name, there are two ways to read the juxtaposition: “food for skin” and “skin for food.” Unfortunately, one of those evokes an image I really, really don’t want in a beauty product I’m using.... More »


Drama Recaps
The Last Scandal of My Life: Episode 14
by | June 1, 2008 | 18 Comments
Like I said, Episode 13 marked the darkest point in the series, which in the big picture isn’t even terribly dark, but it did sink Last Scandal into a pensive mood for an episode. But the producers certainly know where their success lies, and are quick to inject some humor... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
From uljjang to actress to writer-director
by | June 1, 2008 | 20 Comments
Gu Hye Sun joins actors like Yoo Ji Tae in expanding her resume to film directing. Her debut project is the short film Gaze [시선], which starts filming on June 2 in Gangwon-do, and boasts a pretty large scale for this kind of work: approximately 50 crew members and name... More »


Celebrity News
Extending the Choi family line
by | May 31, 2008 | 44 Comments
Veteran actress Choi Jin Shil (40) (most recently of the romantic comedy/family drama The Last Scandal of My Life) — whom I love and have thought was adorable since I first saw her act in Jealousy in 1992 — has been granted the right to legally change her two children’s... More »


Drama Recaps
The Last Scandal of My Life: Episode 13
by | May 30, 2008 | 14 Comments
Episode 13 is probably the most serious episode of the series, and perhaps appropriately so given the subject of the current plot. It continues some of the relationship reversals begun in the previous episode and we have some more solid acting all around (although I think Byun Jung Soo as... More »


Celebrity News
A king’s welcome for Legend’s king Yonsama
by | May 30, 2008 | 65 Comments
Bae Yong Joon arrives in Japan to an adoring crowd of approximately six thousand fans, many of whom spent the previous night at the airport to await their cult leader idol star. Other cast members (including Moon Sori, Philip Lee, Park Sung Woong and Lee Jia) were also on hand,... More »


Open Thread
Open Thread #32
by | May 30, 2008 | 25 Comments
  So, who enjoyed their short week? I have to make the half-shameful admission that the highlight of my TV-viewing experience this week wasn’t a kdrama for once (meh, they’re so boring right now) but the return of So You Think You Can Dance. I wasn’t even aware it was... More »


Celebrity News
Unbalanced partnerships equal book sales, or so goes the hope
by | May 29, 2008 | 5 Comments
Oh, pleeez. Kim Ah Joong is putting out a book and has announced plans to donate proceeds to a hospital for handicapped children. She’s co-editing with Koryo University’s writing professor Kim Kwang Su, and the book Emotional Communication goes on sale on May 30. The book is described as dealing... More »


Drama Casting & News
Keeping his skills — and knives — honed
by | May 29, 2008 | 12 Comments
The cast of SBS’s new Monday-Tuesday drama Gourmet chose Gangwon-do’s Vivaldi Park for their press conference on May 29, which included a display of some knife skills and cooking talents of two of the series’ leads, Kim Rae Won and Kwon Oh Joong. In the drama, Nam Sang Mi plays... More »


Drama Casting & News
They’d better hope third time’s the charm
by | May 28, 2008 | 18 Comments
Let’s choose to look at this positively and not as a sign of trouble, shall we? MBC’s long-awaited When Night Comes may have been garnering buzz for its lead stars Kim Sun Ah and Lee Dong Gun, but it’s had far less luck hanging on to its supporting actors. First,... More »