Drama Casting & News
Chuno fends off continued criticism
by | January 31, 2010 | 149 Comments
The bigger they are, the louder the criticism. That’s why I’d take the following with a teeny grain of salt, although it cannot be denied that KBS’s blockbuster hit drama Chuno is garnering a lot of criticism, much of it directed toward its lead star Lee Da-hae. When the drama... More »

Celebrity News
Scenes from Jang Geun-seok’s fanmeeting
by | January 31, 2010 | 167 Comments
And I’m sure you won’t be surprised to hear that the above pic is the most “normal” of the bunch. Jang Geun-seok held a fanmeeting at Seoul’s Olympic Hall on January 31 with an audience of 3,000 fans. He sang several songs from the soundtrack of his last drama, You’re... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 25
by | January 30, 2010 | 47 Comments
Hello to all continuing Smile-lovers and the now less enthused followers! I know it’s been awhile (all my doing) and we’re a full 10 episodes behind on the recaps, but there’s good (or bad, depending on how you see it) news. There’s still 11 more episodes left of Smile! That’s... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
Moon Geun-young performs on Chocolate
by | January 30, 2010 | 46 Comments
On January 30, Moon Geun-young filmed an appearance on the music/talk show Kim Jung-eun’s Chocolate, where she got onstage at Kim’s request and performed a “sexy dance.” She also sang the song she’d recorded for her management company’s “Love Story Project,” titled “That Sound of the Wind.” For years, Moon... More »

Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 8
by | January 29, 2010 | 74 Comments
When I first started watching Wish Upon a Star, I had no idea it would be as winning as it is shaping up to be. We’re still not yet half-done so I won’t make grand proclamations, but it’s doing a great job so far. Particularly with this episode, which was... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Yun-jin establishes her own company
by | January 29, 2010 | 15 Comments
Another celebrity is setting up an independent company, this time Lost star Kim Yun-jin, who will be establishing Zion Entertainment. Since she has spent most of her time in recent years working in the U.S., she hasn’t worked with a large management firm in Korea, but kept her activities on... More »

Kpop News
Lee Min-ki rocks out
by | January 29, 2010 | 100 Comments
…wearing a skirt? (Not that I’m that surprised.) Lee Min-ki took the stage on the evening of January 29 at Seoul’s Mel-On Ax Hall for the newly launched “Locksmith Adventure,” the first concert put on by the Locksmith music label. Headliners were the Belgian electronic duo 2 Many DJs, while... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #120
by | January 29, 2010 | 348 Comments
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Drama Recaps
Will It Snow For Christmas: Episode 16 (Final)
by | January 28, 2010 | 136 Comments
Finally, the end! The angst is over! Phew. Although I didn’t really have specific predictions for how the story would end, I was fairly certain about the tone that would characterize the finale. The result was pretty close to my expectation, so more than anything, I’m relieved. Did I like... More »

Joint Security Area the musical
by | January 28, 2010 | 16 Comments
Ten years after director Park Chan-wook‘s film Joint Security Area made a splash as the highest-grossing Korean film at that time, a stage musical adaptation is being planned. A producer with the musical explained on the 28th that the stage version is being produced for a theatrical run later this... More »

Drama Recaps
Chuno: Episode 5
by | January 28, 2010 | 82 Comments
Last episode, Dae-Gil and his little band of Choi, Wang-Son and the new addition their party, the dancing strumpet Seol-Hwa have caught up with Tae-Ha on the riverbank as Tae-Ha travels down river in a skiff. This has turned into a real adventure, and we have second meeting between the... More »