Drama Recaps
Joseon X-Files: Episode 7
by | October 22, 2010 | 59 Comments
Oh man, this episode is brilliant. The more I think on it, the more brilliant it becomes. If we gave this the U.S. television treatment, this would be the episode winning a bunch of Emmys. I understand if it was confusing for viewers, though, because it’s not an episode whose... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-soo’s DUI won’t keep her out of drama
by | October 22, 2010 | 16 Comments
Looks like KBS is standing by leading lady Kim Ji-soo, and will not be cutting her from her upcoming sageuk drama King Geunchogo despite the controversy over her drunk hit-and-run accident a couple weeks ago. The timing of the accident was uncomfortably close to the premiere of KBS’s new big-budget... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Min-jung at Haeundae for High Cut
by | October 22, 2010 | 48 Comments
Lee Min-jung is fast becoming a household name. Her latest film, romantic comedy Cyrano Dating Agency is a smash hit, spending three weeks in the number one spot in box office sales, handily surpassing the 2-million ticket mark. I pretty much died of envy watching every drama character in the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yoo Gun and Sohn Hyun-joo’s Drama Special
by | October 22, 2010 | 31 Comments
The next episode of KBS’s Drama Special features an odd-couple pairing of pretty face Yoo Gun (Mazzang, Hello God) and veteran actor Sohn Hyun-joo (Sons of Sol Pharmacy, Neighbor Enemies), known for comic roles that range from old bachelor to cranky bastard. The selection is titled Texas Hit, in which... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #158
by | October 22, 2010 | 472 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Playful Kiss: Episode 16 (Final)
by | October 21, 2010 | 291 Comments
Show, I didn’t expect you to take the snail’s pace thing quite so literally. But here we are in the finale, and well, loose ends get tied, double-knotted, and bow-tied for good measure. It’s an entire episode of getting everyone’s ducks in a row, with not even a hint of... More »

Drama Casting & News
Jang Geun-seok rocks out for Mary
by | October 21, 2010 | 122 Comments
KBS drama Mary Stayed Out All Night, set to air next month, will be Jang Geun-seok‘s fifth time playing a musician. Most of those previous instances featured him as the leader in a band, and this time’s no different: He plays Mu-gyul, the free-spirited lead singer of a Hongdae indie... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jeon Ji-hyun flies solo, considers next film role
by | October 21, 2010 | 22 Comments
Yet more talk of a Jeon Ji-hyun project is being bandied about — I swear, most times there’s more speculation about her potential projects than there is actual discussion OF her projects. This one (if it goes through) would be Jeon’s first project after parting ways from her longtime management,... More »

Drama Casting & News
A deluge of new stills from Secret Garden
by | October 21, 2010 | 92 Comments
Admittedly, I don’t have high expectations for SBS’s body-swapping fantasy-romantic-melo-comedy (woo, genre mishmash overload!) Secret Garden, despite liking the main cast (Hyun Bin, Ha Ji-won, Yoon Sang-hyun, Kim Sa-rang, Philip Lee). And I am not a fan of the On Air and Lovers writer-PD pairing. But I’m not writing it... More »

Celebrity News
Yoon Shi-yoon for Vogue
by | October 21, 2010 | 54 Comments
Most of the time, fashion magazines walk a fine line between artsy and crazy, but they usually play it safe: pretty people looking pretty in designer duds. But this shoot adds just enough whimsy to tip it onto fully crazy…and I inexplicably love it. What? Birds totally go with haute... More »