Celebrity News
Kim Bum shows off his grown-up appeal
by | October 10, 2008 | 49 Comments
The October issue of fashion mag An An features a spread with rising star Kim Bum, displaying how nicely he’s continuing to grow into adulthood. The 19-year-old actor sure is a hot commodity right now — after surprising everyone with his grown-up intensity in East of Eden, he again got... More »

Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 13
by | October 10, 2008 | 21 Comments
LOL, and I mean that literally: this was a laugh-out-loud episode, with a number of unexpectedly quirky-funny moments. A lot happened to move our stories along and close a few loops. I know that Conflict is at the heart of Drama, but I always cringe when my characters go through... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
PIFF goes out with a whimper
by | October 10, 2008 | 10 Comments
In stark contrast with its star-studded opening night, the 13th Pusan International Film Awards closed after nine days with a night much lacking in glitz or stars. Maybe it was just a lackluster year, or maybe Choi Jin-shil’s untimely death cast a pall over opening night, or maybe celebrities went... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #51
by | October 10, 2008 | 20 Comments
  Open Thread #51 already? Considering that means I’ve had almost a year’s worth of open threads (and I hadn’t even started them until the blog had been going a while), I’m a little taken aback and how fast time has flown. (Also a little shocking is the recap index,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cain & Abel emphasizes brotherly strife
by | October 9, 2008 | 36 Comments
Urgh, confused yet again by the vaguery that is Doctor Stop aka Cain & Abel aka So Ji-sub‘s comeback drama. First called Cain & Abel, the drama had attached Jung Ryeo-won opposite So, but then undergone production delays and planning issues, losing both Jung and its original title. At one... More »

Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 9
by | October 9, 2008 | 30 Comments
Oh, Twilight trailer at 1:55, you have got to be kidding me. On to official business! If I have not mentioned it before, let it be known to all now: Kim Myung Min is made of awesome. Screencaps belong to Luv. I miss my Kang Gun Woo interaction. D: SONG... More »

Drama Casting & News
Nominees for the 2008 Korea Drama Festival Awards
by | October 9, 2008 | 42 Comments
Choi Su-jong of “Dae Jo Young,” Kim Haneul of “On Air” Nominees are out for the 2008 Korea Drama Festival awards, and the list is rather ho-hum. For example, the nominees for Best Drama are: Legend (MBC), Mom’s Dead Upset (KBS), Dae Jo Young (KBS), and Gourmet (SBS). At first... More »

Celebrity News
Tablo publishes a short story collection
by | October 9, 2008 | 20 Comments
Following in the footsteps of fellow musicians Lee Juck and Horan, Epik High’s Tablo is coming out with a short-story collection, to be published next month. “When the book is released, I’m sure people will ask, ‘Did Tablo really write this?’ In my university days, I was known as a... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Cast of “I’m Happy” looking decidedly unhappy at PIFF
by | October 9, 2008 | 15 Comments
After a lackluster week, the Pusan International Film Festival (which has been called a bore this year by most media) screened its closing film on Thursday: Hyun Bin (My Name Is Kim Samsoon) and Lee Bo-young‘s (Queen of the Game, Mr. Goodbye) new movie I’m Happy. (But before we get... More »

Celebrity News
Newly shorn and reporting for duty
by | October 8, 2008 | 31 Comments
Spoke a bit too soon. Now pics are out of Eric, 29, reporting for duty with his newly shaven hair and addressing fans and press. He begins his four-week training here in Nonsan. South Chungcheong Province, October 9. Tags: army duty, Eric... More »

Celebrity News
Get ready to say bye to Eric
by | October 8, 2008 | 22 Comments
Shinhwa rapper and actor Eric (Que Sera Sera, Strongest Chil Woo) is headed off to do his military duty tomorrow! (Or today, in Korea — October 9 being the big day.) Although we’ve been hearing for a while about all the Shinhwa guys’ plans to enlist this year, Eric is... More »