Chungmuro/Film News
Boy Meets Boy at PIFF
by | October 6, 2008 | 21 Comments
On October 5, the short film Boy Meets Boy held an open discussion at the Pusan International Film Festival with its stars Kim Hye-sung (Jenny, Juno) and Yeh Ji-won (Mixed-up Investigative Agency) and director Kim Jo Kwang Su. I remember being intrigued when I first heard about Boy Meets Boy... More »

Drama Casting & News
An extension pending for Beethoven Virus
by | October 6, 2008 | 14 Comments
No doubt MBC is loath to relinquish one of its few successes in a pretty drab year. They are now in talks to extend the Wednesday-Thursday classical-music drama Beethoven Virus, which is performing well at first place in its slot. An MBC rep explained, “We’re talking of extending the series... More »

Drama Casting & News
Setting sail from the World They Live In
by | October 5, 2008 | 31 Comments
Song Hye-gyo and Hyun Bin shoot their upcoming drama The World They Live In in this just-released still photo The drama also features actors Cha Soo-yeon (Nowhere to Turn) as Hyun Bin’s old girlfriend, Bae Jong-ok (Heavenly Beauty Park Jung-geum), Eom Ki-joon (Kimchi Cheese Smile), Daniel Choi (Golden Apple), and... More »

Celebrity News
Suicide of transgender Jang Chae-won belatedly revealed
by | October 5, 2008 | 21 Comments
Jang Chae-won, pre- and post-op Another suicide is now just coming to light, having been overshadowed by the suicide last Thursday of famous actress Choi Jin-shil. This time the victim is transgender entertainer Jang Chae-won, 26, who passed away at home on October 3. Seoul police gave a statement on... More »

Drama Casting & News
And Makino (in the Korean Hana Yori Dango) is…
by | October 5, 2008 | 122 Comments
…Gu Hye-sun??? Erm. Okay. Don’t get me wrong, I like Gu Hye-sun (of hit family drama Pure 19, sageuk King & I, and fusion sageuk Strongest Chil Woo). A lot. I think she’s one of her generation’s more promising actors. She can do vulnerable, and she can do inner toughness.... More »

Drama Recaps
Painter of the Wind: Episode 2
by | October 5, 2008 | 25 Comments
Y’know, Moon Chae Won is pretty hot, despite her lack of acting ability. And Moon Geun Young is so boyish here, I often forget that she’s a girl. So when the two get together, I almost forget that they’re actually two girls with some pretty crackling chemistry. …Almost, but not... More »

Drama Recaps
Love & Marriage: Episode 11
by | October 5, 2008 | 24 Comments
Sorry for the (relative) lateness of the recap! I’ve had, shall we say, a busy week. :/ SONG OF THE DAY Lim Jeong-hee – “사랑의 반대말” (The opposite of love) [ Download ] Tags: Kim Ji-hoon, Kim Min-hee, Love & Marriage... More »

Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 8
by | October 4, 2008 | 19 Comments
Was blown around by the wind today. Side-effect of being short and little, I guess. There were so many excellent screencaps for this episode I was hard put to choose. A round of applause for Luv, please. He works so hard, our Kang mae. (Feel v. stalker-y, but could not... More »

Celebrity News
Premiere’s Rising Stars 2008
by | October 4, 2008 | 10 Comments
On October 4, the Premiere Magazine-sponsored “Rising Star” awards ceremony was held at the Pusan International Film Festival to name its, well, rising stars. Ha Jung-woo and Su Ae won for their performances in their recent films (thriller The Chaser and period war piece You’re Far Away, respectively). Ha said,... More »

Kpop News
DBSK both hot and on fire
by | October 4, 2008 | 12 Comments
(At least figuratively?) U-Know Yunho and Micky Yoochun light up the stage (top pic) with the rest of their DBSK groupmates at the 2008 Asia Song Festival. October 4, Seoul World Cup Stadium. Tags: DBSK, singers... More »

Drama Reactions & Reviews
Take two: Painter of the Wind, Episode 1
by | October 3, 2008 | 22 Comments
[In addition to Dahee's recaps, reader heejae volunteered to share her initial thoughts on the drama Painter of the Wind, and I figure the more (opinions) the merrier. For another perspective and some more detailed thoughts on the drama, please take a look at what heejae has to say. Thanks!... More »