Congratulations, parody contest winners!
by | February 23, 2009 | 99 Comments
Thanks to everyone who entered the Boys Before Flowers parody contest! We had a bunch of fantastic entries. It was super difficult deciding who won, but Sevenses, saharial, and I have reached a consensus: We have selected one First Prize (owner of a brand-new OST and drama poster), one Second... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Good Morning, President Jang Dong-gun
by | February 22, 2009 | 30 Comments
Jang Dong-gun (Taegukgi, Friend) has chosen his next film project: Good Morning, President [굿모닝 프레지던트], to be directed by Jang Jin of films My Son and Righteous Ties. Jang Jin also wrote the screenplay, which is described as incorporating elements of humor and satire in its depiction of society and... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 8
by | February 22, 2009 | 24 Comments
I’m sure the obligatory cross-dressing scene was expected at some point; here, Jung Il-woo dons gisaeng clothing to show that his prettiness extends on both sides of the gender divide. (Interestingly, I don’t know that he was too convincing as a female, which is ironic since he certainly looks the... More »

Sitcoms/Variety Shows
MBC rolls out a new female-centric daily sitcom
by | February 22, 2009 | 13 Comments
Shim Eun-kyung, Han Bo-bae MBC is coming out with a new sitcom, and it features a couple of the more notable faces of the child-star set: Shim Eun-kyung and Han Bo-bae. The young actresses play close friends in the upcoming series called Tae-hee, Hye-gyo, Ji-hyun [태희혜교지현이], which will be the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Music director defends Boys Before Flowers soundtrack
by | February 21, 2009 | 106 Comments
We’ve all griped (more or less) about the uber-cheesiness of the Boys Before Flowers soundtrack, and so have Korean viewers. Complaints have mostly been leveled at the overuse of the songs, rather than the quality of the songs themselves. (In fact, the individual songs are enjoying great popularity on music... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Filming begins on Rabbit and Lizard
by | February 21, 2009 | 28 Comments
Filming has commenced for Rabbit and Lizard [토끼와 리저드], as you can from these newly released stills. The film is the latest project from actors Sung Yuri (Hong Gil Dong) and Jang Hyuk (Tazza), and marks Sung’s film debut. In Rabbit and Lizard (which is still just a working title),... More »

Drama Recaps
Return of Iljimae: Episode 7
by | February 20, 2009 | 54 Comments
This is the episode featuring rising star Sandara Park. I had known she was to be featured soon, but as I’m not familiar with her, it took me a minute to realize who she was. My first thought before recognizing her was that she was super cute. (Her acting ranged... More »

Open Thread
Open Thread #71
by | February 20, 2009 | 64 Comments
  It’s Open Thread Friday! Go wild. SONG OF THE DAY Modest Mouse – “Missed The Boat” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #70 Open Thread #69 Open Thread #68 Open Thread #67 No tags for this post.... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Joon to quit T-Max to act full-time
by | February 19, 2009 | 44 Comments
The title says it all: It’s being reported that Kim Joon is capitalizing on his newfound Boys Before Flowers fame to pursue a full-time acting career. This means he’ll be dropping out of kpop group T-Max, which probably is a good idea since he’s been stretching himself thin trying to... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kang Ji-hwan drops Triple, Lee Jung-jae steps in
by | February 19, 2009 | 46 Comments
WHAAAT? My first reaction to this news was actually more like a mishmash of a dozen reactions, which went a little something like this: “OH NO I was afraid of this but YAAAAY it’s Lee Jung-jae, but OH WOE, no Kang Ji-hwan?? *waaaaail* is so sad and yet, also *hurrahhhh*... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Will Cell Phone get a Hollywood remake?
by | February 19, 2009 | 9 Comments
There’s a lot of news out currently about the thriller Cell Phone, mostly because of its theatrical release this week. Reportedly, licensing negotiations are under way for a Hollywood remake of the thriller, which stars two great actors, Uhm Tae-woong (Devil) and Park Yong-woo (My Scary Girl). That sure is... More »