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 »

Celebrity News
Choi Jin-shil’s death spurs talk of cyber slander laws
by | October 3, 2008 | 40 Comments
“Last Scandal” co-star Jung Jun-ho, actress Choi Ji-woo If there’s something to take away from the overwhelming attention and the number of entertainers who came to pay their final respects to deceased Choi Jin-shil, it’s that she was much-respected and much-loved by many colleagues over the entire length of her... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
More PIFF red carpet at APAN’s Star Road
by | October 3, 2008 | 14 Comments
I foresee this may start getting repetitive, but here’s another red carpet from the Pusan International Film Festival (we saw opening night’s red carpet yesterday). This time, the event was the Asian Pacific Actors Network (APAN) Star Road. It seemed some of the stars who were at opening night were... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #50
by | October 3, 2008 | 22 Comments
  What a weird, crazy, hectic week. Hope you’re all keeping well. TGIF. SONG OF THE DAY Carla Bruni – “Le Temps Perdu” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #49 Open Thread #48 Open Thread #47 Open Thread #46   No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Recaps
Beethoven Virus: Episode 7
by | October 2, 2008 | 25 Comments
In which many things of a dramatic nature happen, yea, and there shall be much heartbreak. Screencap credit to Luv! Because everyone needs eyecandy. SONG OF THE DAY Seo Taiji – “Moai” [ Download ] Tags: Beethoven Virus, Jang Geun-seok, Kim Myung-min, Lee Jia... More »

Drama Recaps
Painter of the Wind: Episode 1
by | October 2, 2008 | 63 Comments
[When I asked for potential recappers of The Painter of Wind (or Painter of the Wind), I was lucky enough to get Dahee Fanel onboard for recaps, so I hope you'll all enjoy her write-ups! Another reader, heejae, will also be weighing in on her very insightful thoughts of the... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Pusan International Film Festival’s opening night
by | October 2, 2008 | 51 Comments
It’s kind of unnerving how all the news right now is either Choi Jin-shil‘s sudden death or the 13th Pusan International Film Festival (PIFF), and sometimes while looking through the news listings, it’s easy to confuse the two based on the thumbnail images. (Given the timing, as far as I... More »

Celebrity News
More on Choi Jin-shil’s suicide
by | October 2, 2008 | 88 Comments
This is all very sad, particularly because Choi Jin-shil seems to have been very depressed, but not to the extent that anybody around her could have foreseen such dire actions. (Sports Chosun has a lovely collection of photos over the years chronicling Choi Jin-shil’s career.) The police have ruled Choi’s... More »

Drama Casting & News
Meet your Korean F4
by | October 1, 2008 | 318 Comments
What horrible timing following Choi Jin-shil’s shocking death, because now it’s hard to get that excited about news I/we have been waiting forever to hear, which is the announcement of the “F4″ guys in the Korean Hana Yori Dango, aka Boys Before Flowers. Although it was floated around that the... More »

Celebrity News
Choi Jin-shil found dead, indicators point to suicide
by | October 1, 2008 | 136 Comments
The beautiful and talented Choi Jin-shil (age 40, most recently of The Last Scandal of My Life) has been found dead in her home in Seoul. According to police, her body was discovered at 6:15 am on October 2 and the reasons for her passing are under investigation. Police said,... More »