Drama Casting & News
Lee Jun-hyuk joins City Hall
by | March 25, 2009 | 16 Comments
Sometimes this drama whirl moves so fast it’s a little disorienting. I swear, it feels like SBS’s Cain & Abel just started and now the promo machine is starting up for the drama to follow it, Kim Sun-ah’s comeback vehicle City Hall. The latest addition to the cast is Lee... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 23
by | March 24, 2009 | 309 Comments
I watched Episode 23 with the critical dial turned down and enjoyed much of it — it was cute at points, and touching at others. Then I turned my brain back on to address the commentary section and found a lot of bothersome points to take issue with. This makes... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Seung-ho’s Busan enters filming
by | March 24, 2009 | 15 Comments
Yoo Seung-ho Busan [부.산 (父.山)] has been attracting some buzz for its casting, and now the film has begun shooting. The title of the movie carries dual meaning — first as the seaside city in which the story is set, and also as the hanja reading of the characters (father,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cinderella Man’s island shoot
by | March 24, 2009 | 33 Comments
Here are some new stills of Kwon Sang-woo in his upcoming dual-role as the lead character(s) in MBC’s Cinderella Man [신데렐라 맨]. These were taken from a recent shoot on Jeju Island, before a group of Japanese fans, who tagged along to the site to cheer on the drama production.... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 22
by | March 23, 2009 | 207 Comments
You can tell we’re in the home stretch of the series because today gave us several flashback montages summarizing storylines from the course of this drama, as though to say, “Remember this? Look how far we’ve come.” I’ll admit my Boys Before Flowers fatigue kicked in about eight episodes ago... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Shin Mina and Gong Hyo-jin are Sisters on the Road
by | March 23, 2009 | 31 Comments
Gong Hyo-jin and Shin Mina are teaming up as half-sisters in the upcoming film Sisters on the Road [지금, 이대로가 좋아요]. This could be interesting, as both ladies are among their generation’s more visible rising actresses (and fashionistas), having worked steadily and increased their profiles over the past several years... More »

Celebrity News
Army duty calls for Kim Jae-won
by | March 23, 2009 | 34 Comments
Kim Jae-won, the hunnam (literally “warm man”) famously of the “killer smile,” is up for his mandatory military service: he departed for basic training on March 23. The Hwang Jini and Wonderful Life actor, who recently turned 28, held one last event last month when he had hosted a Seoul... More »

Celebrity News
Etude House’s new face Lee Min-ho
by | March 22, 2009 | 99 Comments
Lee Min-ho takes on yet another endorsement deal to join the others on his ever-growing list: brand model for cosmetics line Etude House. (He adds this to all the jeans, apparel, food, beverage, and cell phone advertisement deals he’s racked up since the start of Boys Before Flowers a mere... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Jung Yumi’s busy 2009
by | March 22, 2009 | 18 Comments
I love quirky rising actress Jung Yumi for her ability to seem effortlessly natural and take on various different guises. Ever since her wonderful turn in 2007’s intense drama series Que Sera Sera, I’ve been eager to see her new projects, and now I’ve got a whole slew to choose... More »

Drama Recaps
A Star’s Lover: Episodes 15-17
by | March 21, 2009 | 48 Comments
I know it’s super-late, but I said I wouldn’t quit, and I haven’t. As much as this drama frustrates me, there’s something about it that makes me want to stick around to see the ending, even if it is mixed in with so many exasperating plot runarounds that just lead... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 13
by | March 20, 2009 | 22 Comments
Not only was this a great episode, I could feel the tension building for the future, promising a whole slew of great episodes to follow this one. It’s a wonderful (and remarkable) thing to have faith that a drama will deliver. A lot of times, even a very strong series... More »