Celebrity News
Lee Dong-gun takes on a new album and possible tour
by | August 14, 2008 | 14 Comments
Actor Lee Dong-gun may have debuted as a singer, but for the past decade he’s primarily focused on his acting career. So his new album “My Biography” marks his first full-length album in ten years. Furthermore, Lee expressed the ambition to make an Asia tour before his impending military duty.... More »

Celebrity News
Sung Yuri does European retro chic
by | August 13, 2008 | 40 Comments
Sung Yuri goes seductive and mature for her new fall fashion spread. She looks lovely, as always, although I think she’s too thin to pull off truly sexy — she reminds me of a really pretty mannequin, portraying an outward image of sexy but without any inner sensuality. Actually, I... More »

Celebrity News
Life after gold
by | August 13, 2008 | 9 Comments
With all the attention being lavished on Michael Phelps, it’s enough to make you think there aren’t any other swimmers, isn’t it? But in Korea, swimmer Park Tae-hwan was already famous prior to his Olympic win. Now, one gold and one silver medal later, he’s poised for super-stardom — let... More »

Kpop News
An Isolated Life for So Ji-sub
by | August 13, 2008 | 14 Comments
So Ji-sub returns to MVs after three and a half years since his last one (ballad singer Jo Sung-mo’s “Mr. Flower”). This time he’s appearing in the music video for the digital single “고독한 인생” (Isolated life) by ”G” (mp3 posted below). The track was released online on August 13.... More »

Drama Recaps
Hometown of Legends: Episode 2
by | August 13, 2008 | 9 Comments
A lot of my friends have told me that they’re too scared to watch this show (and I would usually agree, but the first episode was more tragedy than horror – honestly!) … well, I find it helps to watch in broad daylight, with a stuffed animal nearby, and several... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 18
by | August 12, 2008 | 7 Comments
There’s something about this image I really like. The set may look artificial and the background may be too fakely blue, but it’s a nice, homey family scene that carries added meaning as a happy moment of calm before the storm. As for the drama’s audience, the pre-empting of Gourmet‘s... More »

Celebrity News
Cinema Angel Lee Na-young
by | August 12, 2008 | 13 Comments
Lee Na-young is set to grace the next cover of fashion mag Harper’s Bazaar Korea. This is her first time back in a fashion spread in three years. Her look is being compared to the female character “Maetel” of ’70s manga and anime series Galaxy Express 999 — which, er,... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Two gangsters, two actors, and a press conference
by | August 12, 2008 | 17 Comments
So Ji-sub and Kang Ji-hwan pose on press day (August 12) for upcoming movie A Movie Is A Movie (directed by Jang Hoon for Kim Ki-duk Films). Well, they sure showed up in character. But with two such intense actors, I suppose that ought to be no surprise. I wish... More »

Drama Recaps
Strongest Chil Woo: Episode 17
by | August 11, 2008 | 3 Comments
They should create a spinoff with Orroz and Chul Seok, because these two are the only ones pulling their acting weight these days. Both are strong in today’s episode, in a way that transcends the cheese factor of the drama’s storytelling (the drama plot itself isn’t so cheesy these days,... More »

Drama Recaps
Gourmet: Episodes 15 & 16
by | August 11, 2008 | 10 Comments
Gourmet really took an upswing with these two episodes, I thought. Sometimes I feel like I can see all the strings dictating the course of play — those dramatic puppet strings that are best made invisible — such as what is being set up for what future eventuality, which relationships... More »

Drama Casting & News
Taking a gamble with Tazza
by | August 11, 2008 | 18 Comments
New stills are out for upcoming gambling drama Tazza, featuring its main cast: Han Ye-seul (above), Kim Min-joon (below left), and Jang Hyuk, getting into trouble as always (below center and right). The stills were taken from a shoot for the title sequence at the drama’s gambling-den set, which is... More »