Celebrity News
A pop star and two smiles
by | May 28, 2008 | 9 Comments
Shinhwa’s Andy joins the campaign promoting the adoption of handicapped children (also promoted by Kim Rae Won and other stars). He poses with 10-month-old girl Miso (“Smile”). At a photo studio in Seoul, May 26. No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Casting & News
My soporific city, more like
by | May 27, 2008 | 20 Comments
SBS’s drama series My Sweet City held its press conference on May 27, and despite the project being described as a “premium drama,” it’s starting to sound kind of morose. My Sweet City stars Choi Kang Hee as a 31-year-old everyday working woman whose love interest is played by Lee... More »

Drama Casting & News
SBS’s Daemul on the skids
by | May 27, 2008 | 12 Comments
The high-profile (and high-budget) upcoming SBS drama Daemul (Big Fish), starring Go Hyun Jung and Kwon Sang Woo as a female president and a gigolo, is in danger of going bust. The series, originally planned for the second half of this year, has halted production. It’s having difficulty coming together;... More »

Celebrity News
News bites: May 26, 2008
by | May 26, 2008 | 16 Comments
Su Ae will have the distinction of being director Lee Joon Ik‘s first female lead actress after he made his name with male leads in The King and the Clown, Radio Star, and The Happy Life. In You’re Far Away [님은 먼곳에], she’s a woman who becomes a traveling performer... More »

Celebrity News
Is Lee Jia who she says she is?
by | May 26, 2008 | 28 Comments
Suspicions are swirling around Lee Jia and whether her name and age and public persona are entirely faked by her agency. Age and name altering are nothing new to the biz, but it’s the strangeness of her agency BOF’s response that’s encouraging rumors. When asked whether her name and age... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ga In’s “little bro” makes his debut
by | May 26, 2008 | 24 Comments
New actor Jang Seo Jin caused a stir with his appearance acting in KBS’s variety show Cider for his role in That Guy, That Girl, aired on May 25, partly from his good looks but more because of his striking resemblance to actress Han Ga In, which earned him the... More »

Drama Recaps
The Last Scandal of My Life: Episode 12
by | May 25, 2008 | 21 Comments
I love that picture of Dong Hwa. He’s so reserved most of the time that it’s particularly notable when he’s smiling, or expressing an emotion stronger than mild approval or mild distaste. I guess now that Jae Bin has spent the past episode imitating his brother, now it’s Dong Hwa’s... More »

Celebrity News
Song Il Kook tries being Iron Man for a day
by | May 25, 2008 | 30 Comments
Jumong and Lobbyist actor Song Il Kook participates in the 2008 Seoul International Triathlon Asian Cup. Also participating was Seoul Mayor Oh Se-hoon, who was part of a team with actor Park Sang Won and Lee Jun Ha. The race comprises a 1.5km swim in the Han River, 40km cycling... More »

Drama Recaps
Iljimae (SBS)
by | May 24, 2008 | 105 Comments
SBS’s Iljimae isn’t necessarily BAD… if you don’t mind over-the-top, ham-fisted schlock. Perhaps that’s harsh, but I have a bad feeling about it — it’s like Hong Gil Dong but less realistic, which tells you a lot right there. The series starts off with grown-up Iljimae in an action sequence... More »

Drama Casting & News
Woman in the Sun rounds out the three-way ratings feud
by | May 23, 2008 | 36 Comments
Another Wednesday-Thursday drama (ratings) battle is shaping up, with three new dramas squaring off against each other. SBS’s Iljmae and MBC’s Spotlight have just started airing, and now KBS’s Woman in the Sun is readying to join them. The series stars Kim Ji Soo in her television return after four... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #31
by | May 23, 2008 | 33 Comments
  Well, I’ve been sick all week. (You know what the downside of being really healthy is? All your medicine is expired.) Bleh. Alls I know is, I’d better be back in fine drinking form by Memorial Day. Holiday weekend plans, anyone? SONG OF THE DAY Madeleine Peyroux – “Dance... More »