Celebrity News
Star families featured in Share Happiness
by | November 27, 2009 | 7 Comments
A few more stars have unveiled their siblings and family members in a photo spread for Elle Korea, which corresponds to the magazine’s “Share Happiness” charity campaign. Pictured above are Han Ji-min (Cain and Abel) with her sister, looking quite alike as they pose together. Below is actress Yoon Jin-seo... More »

Drama Casting & News
Hero struggles to gain ground
by | November 27, 2009 | 14 Comments
Now in its second week, MBC’s Hero is facing a tough road with very low ratings even as viewers are praising the drama. The low numbers are somewhat understandable this week, since IRIS is going strong and You’re Beautiful went out on a high note with an 11.9%. Considering that... More »

Celebrity News
Gong Yoo’s upcoming army release
by | November 27, 2009 | 92 Comments
Another upcoming army release! Get ready to welcome back Coffee Prince actor Gong Yoo — while fellow actor Chun Jung-myung was released today, Gong Yoo will be discharged on December 8. Both enlisted at the height of their popularity last year, and the fan love is still going strong as... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #111
by | November 27, 2009 | 326 Comments
  For those of you/us in the States, Happy (day after) Thanksgiving! Hope you all had lots of turkey and good stuff. I personally have no desire to brave the mad shopping crowds for Black Friday, but may you all be blessed with good retail luck. I’m off to bask... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 16 (Final)
by | November 26, 2009 | 485 Comments
Well, here we are: the final episode. I liked it quite a lot, and thought it tied up our ends nicely. I enjoyed the way the main conflict was resolved, and while it wasn’t perfect, I like its balance between hitting that dramatic climax and reminding us of its sense... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Ji-hoon returns with another lawyer role
by | November 26, 2009 | 19 Comments
Kim Ji-hoon played a smart lawyer in the fluffy romantic comedy Love & Marriage, and now he’s been cast as another lawyer in the upcoming SBS drama Pick the Stars [별을 따다줘], opposite Han Ji-hye. The drama draws a love story between two co-workers at an insurance company, with Kim... More »

Drama Recaps
You’re Beautiful: Episode 15
by | November 25, 2009 | 234 Comments
I enjoyed this episode more than I thought I might. I was concerned that the usual Episode 15 angst would frustrate me (based on past Hong Sisters trends), but I was really pleased with how the conflict plays out. Some nice acting, and a few great scenes. SONG OF THE... More »

Celebrity News
Lee Seon-kyun becomes a father
by | November 25, 2009 | 20 Comments
Congratulations to Mr. Voice, Lee Seon-kyun (Coffee Prince, White Tower), and his new bride Jeon Hye-jin! The two are now parents, and welcomed their first son on November 25. Both mother and child are healthy. The couple married six months ago after being together for six years. At the time... More »

Drama Recaps
Smile: Episode 18
by | November 25, 2009 | 70 Comments
Love is in the air! To prove it, Hyun-soo will kiss Jung-in… if it kills him. Haha! So as not to give away any spoilers, let’s just say that he makes a lot of kissy faces in this episode. The relationship between Jung-in and Hyun-soo develops very quickly and sweetly... More »

Celebrity News
Profile on Hong Sisters writing duo
by | November 24, 2009 | 139 Comments
Scriptwriters Hong Mi-ran, Hong Jung-eun With SBS’s You’re Beautiful ending this week, I thought I’d like to take a look at the brains behind its wonderfully addicting appeal. I’ve compiled the information below from various interviews over the past few years and highlighted some of their statements about their past... More »

Drama Casting & News
Eom Ji-won is the woman who wants to marry
by | November 24, 2009 | 6 Comments
MBC is making a sequel to its 2004 drama The Woman Who Wants To Marry with the aptly titled The Woman Who Still Wants To Marry. Cast as the lead in the comic and upbeat story is film actress Eom Ji-won, who makes her return to television after six years... More »