Open Thread
Open Thread #100
by | September 11, 2009 | 438 Comments
  I’d wondered if/how to “commemorate” the big 100, but after going through a bevy of computer issues this week, I’m just relieved to have the site still running, frankly! If anything, I’m amazed to still be doing this after 100 weeks of Open Threads (and nearly three years overall)….... More »

Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 8
by | September 10, 2009 | 43 Comments
We are now officially halfway through My Fair Lady, and although this means we get an inexplicably less flattering hairdo for Jung Il-woo, at least the plot heats up! (Perhaps they purposely sabotaged Jung Il-woo’s appearance to sway us subconsciously toward Dong-chan?) SONG OF THE DAY Na Yoon-kwon – “심장소리”... More »

Drama Casting & News
Creating Destiny holds first script reading
by | September 10, 2009 | 25 Comments
The first script rehearsal for MBC’s new drama Creating Destiny (aka Making Fate or 인연만들기), was actually held almost two weeks ago on August 31 at the Ilsan Dream Center, although the photos have just now been released. In attendance were the drama’s leads — Eugene (Yoga School), Jung Seok-won... More »

Celebrity News
Happy birthday, Jung Il-woo
by | September 10, 2009 | 50 Comments
Jung Il-woo celebrated his 22nd birthday on set, as he is currently filming the drama My Fair Lady, and was treated to a surprise party by the cast and crew. (As a 1987-er, he’s the youngest of the main cast, although he plays at least five years older than his... More »

Celebrity News
Seo Woo caught fibbing about her age
by | September 10, 2009 | 30 Comments
Spunky Seo Woo (Crush and Blush) is the latest actor to be caught in a lie about her age (others: Sunwoo Sun, Lee Shi-young, Hyun Young), as it has been revealed that she is three years older than previously believed. She was thought to be 21 (or 22 by Korean... More »

Drama Recaps
My Fair Lady: Episode 7
by | September 9, 2009 | 51 Comments
This was really Dong-chan’s episode to shine, and he did whenever he had to cast longing glances Hae-na’s way. I wish he would be equally strong in other scenes, though — the effect is sorta spoiled by overacting in other moments. Overall, though, Yoon Sang-hyun is doing a good job... More »

Kpop News
New single “Just Drag” by Jang Geun-seok
by | September 9, 2009 | 36 Comments
Jang Geun-seok is one of those actors, like Lee Min-ki, who is better at acting than singing but seems to have a strong interest in pursuing music on the side. His latest recording is the digital single “Just Drag,” which was released online on September 10. Jang actually has a... More »

Drama Casting & News
Yun-ho braces for criticism
by | September 9, 2009 | 55 Comments
The first reviews are starting to come in for the first episode of Heading to the Ground, which aired today (I haven’t watched it yet, but I plan to), and the reaction is tentative and mixed. Most acknowledge that headliner and newbie actor Jung Yun-ho‘s acting is still raw and... More »

Drama Casting & News
Iris releases its newest poster
by | September 8, 2009 | 65 Comments
Upcoming spy drama Iris has had the same poster forever (you know, this one) so it’s nice to see them come out with a new look, just a month before its October premiere on KBS. This image is a little more active than the first one (which was fairly static)... More »

Drama Recaps
Triple: Episode 14
by | September 8, 2009 | 25 Comments
Two more episodes left… It’s almost odd how Triple is nearing its end but doesn’t feel like it’s winding down. Perhaps that’s because it’s already so meandering to begin with, and I don’t mean that as an insult. It’s that this drama is SO slice-of-life that you almost don’t see... More »

Drama Casting & News
It’s revenge vs. revenge in Angel’s Temptation
by | September 8, 2009 | 27 Comments
Bae Soo-bin won over viewers with his appealing character in Brilliant Legacy, but takes a different turn as a revenge-seeker in SBS’s upcoming makjang drama Angel’s Temptation [천사의 유혹]. The drama comes from the writer of Wife’s Temptation and director of First Wives Club, and had initially cast Yoon So-yi... More »