Open Thread
Open Thread #28
by | May 2, 2008 | 49 Comments
  Thank god for weekends. Any fancy weekend plans? I’ve had a busy week, so I’m cutting loose and taking it easy. SONG OF THE DAY Elliott Smith – “Bled White” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS: Open Thread #27 Open Thread #26 Open Thread #25 Open Thread #24 No tags... More »


Drama Recaps
Who Are You: Episode 17 (Final)
by | May 1, 2008 | 93 Comments
Before I launch into my many-word description of the finale, I have a one-word description: catharsis. There’s something really cathartic about the way this story resolves, and I’m so pleased to report that I found the finale to be all things a finale should be — and above all, satisfying.... More »


Kpop News
There there, I’ll make it better
by | May 1, 2008 | 37 Comments
Tablo was on MBC’s Goldfish — Radio Star program on the 30th, and revealed his bad history of dating the wrong girls. He’d initially declined to answer the host’s question about bad exes, but when he was pressed to describe typical behavior, he “answered carefully,” saying, “Cheating was a given,... More »


Drama Recaps
Who Are You: Episode 16
by | April 30, 2008 | 28 Comments
Only one more episode left. Usually by the time a finale rolls around, even if I’ve enjoyed the drama, I’m good and ready for it to finish. But I’m really going to miss this drama’s mixture of warmth and humor — and Seung Hyo! — when Who Are You? ends... More »


Celebrity News
Kim Ji Hoon takes it off for Amore Pacific
by | April 30, 2008 | 28 Comments
Kim Ji Hoon, currently starring in the cute Friday drama Why Did You Come To Our House?, bares his torso for cosmetic brand Amore Pacific’s Laneige Homme line. (People really like nekkid Kim Ji Hoon, huh? No complaints.) Although I’m not sure what he’s hawking. Hair gel? Chest waxer? (Photoshop?... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
Korea’s Little Brother, all grown up
by | April 30, 2008 | 20 Comments
Remember that kid Damdeok who almost stole the show in Legend from his older counterpart, playing Bae Yong Joon’s childhood self? (A refresher.) Yoo Seung Ho showed up on the 30th to the press conference for his new movie Do You See Seoul, which he filmed two years ago, and... More »


Celebrity News
At least she has a day job
by | April 29, 2008 | 17 Comments
The second OST for On Air is out, and so is the track Kim Haneul sings. The song is cute. Her voice is weak. (It sounds like something indie band Misty Blue could have performed — I would’ve loved to hear it recorded by someone with stronger vocal control.) She... More »


Drama Casting & News
The Sweet Life with Lee Dong Wook
by | April 29, 2008 | 59 Comments
Finally, Lee Dong Wook fans can see him back on television! After rising to stardom in the romantic comedy series My Girl, he’s focused mostly on films and kept a relatively low profile; this will be his first television project in more than two years — and he appears with... More »


Celebrity News
Kim Haneul sings for On Air
by | April 28, 2008 | 12 Comments
Well, her On Air co-stars Park Yong Ha and Song Yoon Ah both have songs on the series soundtrack (see below), so now it’s Kim Haneul‘s turn. She’s showcasing her heretofore hidden singing abilities and recording a track to be released on the drama’s second OST. She explained, “I’ve received... More »


Celebrity News
Wedding bells (almost, kinda) for Jung Jun Ho
by | April 28, 2008 | 15 Comments
It is with some trepidation that I read the articles for this post — not out of some kind of uber-fannish love for actor Jung Jun Ho (although he IS handsome), but because I am assiduously avoiding any news that is related to The Last Scandal of My Life for... More »


Celebrity News
Bada keeps the (Olympic) flame alive
by | April 27, 2008 | 16 Comments
Singer Bada carries the Olympic torch through Seoul, surrounded by plainclothes policemen, April 27. On a shallow note, she looks fantastic. (Unfortunately, the event was not without controversy.) Tags: Bada... More »