Drama Casting & News
Magazine Allo set for June premiere
by | May 12, 2009 | 29 Comments
So, so pretty: Han Chae-young and Kim Haneul Just a few days ago, I was talking about the upcoming trend of fashion dramas. Another new style-related series, tentatively titled Magazine Allo [매거진 알로], has announced its two leading ladies and, given the milieu — a competitive fashion magazine — Han... More »

Drama Casting & News
Failing Ja Myung Go may call it quits early
by | May 12, 2009 | 43 Comments
News is starting to leak that SBS’s Ja Myung Go [자명고] is hurrying to wrap up and will very likely end early, falling short of its initial 50-episode plan to sign off at Episode 39. Ouch. I actually feel sorry for the drama production, because it’s like they’ve essentially given... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Gun-mo cameos as a bad first date
by | May 12, 2009 | 11 Comments
Oh, I love Kim Gun-mo. I love that he songwrites his music, starting back in the day before kpop singers wrote their own stuff. Well, most still don’t, but he always wrote his. I love that he has a playful touch to his music. And I love that in his... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 10
by | May 11, 2009 | 57 Comments
(Love Shin’s expression in the above shot; he’s reacting to the fact that his sister-in-law seems chummier with Joong-ho than he was expecting.) Can you believe it? Things get even darker, by a shade. Also, I enjoyed a couple symbolic beats that particularly stood out. I’m liking how each episode... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kim Bum turns tough guy for new drama
by | May 11, 2009 | 47 Comments
New project! Kim Bum‘s had pretty good luck with projects — Unstoppable High Kick, East of Eden, Boys Before Flowers — and we’ll see if he can keep the streak going with his new drama. He’s just announced his next role, in the SBS Monday-Tuesday drama Dream [드림], which also... More »

Drama Casting & News
Shoots nearing completion for Friend
by | May 11, 2009 | 40 Comments
(Hyun Bin, is that really you?) One of the buzzworthy dramas this year is the remake of the 2001 film Friend [친구], which is being adapted for television in MBC’s Friend, Our Legend [친구, 우리들의 전설]. Aside from the casting, the drama has a few things going for it that’s... More »

Celebrity News
Bbaek Ga’s photo exhibition “The Faces”
by | May 11, 2009 | 55 Comments
Hwang Bora as photographed by Bbaek Ga Take a look at the famous faces featured in the exhibition “THE Faces” by Koyote singer Bbaek Ga (real name Baek Sung-hyun), which opened on May 11. The subjects of the photos — which include singers and actors like Eugene, Hwanhee, Wheesung, Hwang... More »

Celebrity News
Han Ji-hye’s shoe-designing dream
by | May 11, 2009 | 23 Comments
East of Eden actress Han Ji-hye recently announced her latest endeavor: shoe design. In accordance with that goal, she took off to study the craft of shoemaking and design in Florence, Italy. Han said of the experience, “The process of taking on the challenge of shoe design for the first... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 18
by | May 10, 2009 | 21 Comments
Ha, can I just say how odd it is to have a conversation with my mother about how adorable Jung Il-woo is? She knows him mostly from High Kick, although I told her he is so very much improved here. Case in point: there are a few key scenes in... More »

Celebrity News
Gianna Jun is a “girl less ordinary” in Elle
by | May 10, 2009 | 47 Comments
Jeon Ji-hyun — or, as she will soon be known to the Western world, Gianna Jun — is featured in the May issue of Hong Kong Elle magazine as its cover story. Expect the star to be in the news more with her upcoming Hollywood blockbuster, Blood: The Last Vampire,... More »

Celebrity News
Yoon Eun-hye’s Japan fanmeeting
by | May 10, 2009 | 47 Comments
Nearly two years since her last project kicked off (that would be 2007’s Coffee Prince), Yoon Eun-hye held two fanmeetings in Japan on May 7 and 8 under the theme of “Yoon Eun-hye everything.” This marks the renewal of her activities as she gears up for her next drama (Lady... More »