Sitcoms/Variety Shows
High Kick Season 2 coming in September
by | July 3, 2009 | 23 Comments
The young cast of “Unstoppable High Kick” Season 1 Hmm….. When it was announced that the popular family sitcom Unstoppable High Kick was thinking of another season, I was skeptical that it would actually happen, if only because a great part of its charm was its hot young cast of... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Song Yoon-ah takes on Wedding Dress
by | July 3, 2009 | 6 Comments
It hasn’t been long since actress Song Yoon-ah (On Air) wore her own wedding dress at her May wedding to actor Sol Kyung-gu, and now she takes on another Wedding Dress [웨딩드레스], which will be her first project as a married woman. Wedding Dress is described as a weepie film... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #90
by | July 3, 2009 | 138 Comments
  Sigh! I’m exhausted. My new living space is covered in boxes and books and packing materials, and I am still internet-less. On one hand, I have lived a week now without internet access, and have found that there IS life without it. On the other hand, it’s not a... More »

Drama Recaps
Triple: Episode 6
by | July 2, 2009 | 60 Comments
I think Episode 6 was the best episode so far, although I haven’t seen 7 yet so I can’t speak to this week’s episodes. Dramas that have “themed” episodes can go either way, because if a writer takes the theme too far, it can be overbearing in forcing the events... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hyun Bin isn’t afraid of the Friend comparisons
by | July 1, 2009 | 30 Comments
I haven’t had a chance to see the newly aired drama Friend, Our Legend [친구, 우리들의 전설], but perhaps you have. It premiered this past weekend on MBC, and has been the source of a lot of curiosity, given its cast (Hyun Bin, Kim Min-joon), director (Kwak Kyung-taek of the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Ogamdo unveils more racy posters
by | June 30, 2009 | 24 Comments
Given that the star-studded omnibus movie Ogamdo [오감도] is touted as a story of “love beyond eros” told five different ways (there are five directors helming five different vignettes), it’s no surprise that its promotional material continues to be provocative. (For instance, the first poster got people talking with the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Kim So-eun quits murder mystery movie
by | June 30, 2009 | 20 Comments
I was interested in seeing Kim So-eun (Boys Before Flowers) acting alongside Yoo Seung-ho (Legend) in their school-set murder thriller movie Fourth Period Murder Mystery [4교시 추리영역], but it’s been announced that Kim So-eun has dropped out mid-project. The reason cited is that her schedule is too packed with filming... More »

Celebrity News
Don’t trust that cute face of Song Joong-ki’s
by | June 30, 2009 | 54 Comments
This article of Song Joong-ki actually came out before his recent turn in the drama Triple — it dates back to February — but now he’s got a higher profile as the drama’s adorable speed-skating Poong-ho. In fact, his baby face is deceiving, and belies his actual age — he’s... More »

Celebrity News
Han Yeo-woon: The face of purity
by | June 29, 2009 | 41 Comments
When Story of a Man began, actress Han Yeo-woon, who played Kim Kang-woo’s good-hearted younger sister, wasn’t even a blip on the radar. She’d had a supporting role playing a junior baker in My Name is Kim Sam-soon, but was hardly a household name. As Story of a Man progressed,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Interview from the cast of Triple
by | June 28, 2009 | 39 Comments
This interview was released just prior to the airing of Episode 5 last Wednesday. Each cast member is featured, and while nobody goes terribly in depth, one gets a sense of the camaraderie between the actors, which is always fun to see (and read about). There are a few super-mild... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Kang-woo isn’t so clean-cut anymore
by | June 26, 2009 | 43 Comments
This article/interview with Kim Kang-woo talking about the end of Story of a Man isn’t nearly as good as this in-depth one from a while back (“Birth of a Devil”), but now that the drama’s over, I’m looking to ease the withdrawal with some more interviews with its actors. A... More »