Open Thread
Open Thread #77
by | April 3, 2009 | 156 Comments
  Hmm, I’ve been noticing a sharp upswing in the number of “First!” and other numerically declarative posts. They don’t bother me a whole lot, and actually make me laugh when, say, someone will announce “First?” and end up being twentieth (but that only ever happened in the BBF posts).... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Cheerful Caretaker screens in Busan
by | April 2, 2009 | 23 Comments
We know that aside from acting, Boys Before Flowers star Gu Hye-sun can sing, likes to draw, has published a novel, and has directed her own short film. That film, titled The Cheerful Caretaker [유쾌한 도우미], will be getting a film festival screening. The short film has now been accepted... More »

Celebrity News
Retired actress Shim Eun-ha unveils artwork
by | April 2, 2009 | 27 Comments
Shim Eun-ha is one of those curious cases, where her mystique keeps growing, even years after stepping out of the spotlight. I remember hearing that she took to studying art seriously, and now, four years into her retirement, she’s revealing some of her works at the Seoul Open Arts Fair... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cinderella Man production press conference
by | April 2, 2009 | 47 Comments
I admit to poking a bit of fun at MBC’s upcoming series Cinderella Man, but I will say from photos of the drama’s production press conference, it does have one good-looking cast. (Of course, merely casting pretty actors never ensures quality, but when you’re approaching a drama with low expectations... More »

Celebrity News
So Ji-sub signs himself
by | April 2, 2009 | 38 Comments
Photo post! If you love So Ji-sub (currently acting in Cain & Abel), check out how cute (and cheery) he looks at the April 2 launch show for the men’s cosmetic brand VONIN’s Rx Sports line. What’s particularly cute is how excited the ladies seem to be to pose next... More »

Kpop News
Kim Haneul follows “To Heaven” with “I Was Happy”
by | April 1, 2009 | 16 Comments
Eleven years after starring in a famous music video for a song by ballad singer Jo Sung-mo, actress and hair-envy provocateur Kim Haneul is again taking the lead role for the singer’s latest MV. When she starred in Jo’s 1998 “To Heaven” video alongside Lee Byung-heon, Kim Haneul was a... More »

Drama Casting & News
City Hall’s Mayor Kim Sun-ah
by | April 1, 2009 | 35 Comments
Watch out, here comes Mayor Kim Sun-ah! In her last photo shoot (displaying a slimmer figure and newly shorn hair for her role in the drama City Hall), Kim carried off a vibe that was sexy and strong, but not exactly one that screams “public servant.” Well, in these latest... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Yoo Seung-ho grows up in Busan
by | April 1, 2009 | 7 Comments
Aw, the little kiddo is growing up. Here’s a still from Yoo Seung-ho‘s upcoming film, Busan, in which the 15-year-old takes a bona fide step toward shedding the “child actor” designation (with films like The Way Home, Legend) with this adolescent role. Apparently this scene, depicting his character in the... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 25 (Final)
by | March 31, 2009 | 608 Comments
Last episode! I was pretty satisfied with this finale. It didn’t feel rushed, but it wasn’t too dragged out either — it wrapped up everything much as you’d expect, but managed to insert enough details to keep it interesting (because I was fearing that the ending would go down too... More »

Celebrity News
Kim Myung-min Was Not There
by | March 31, 2009 | 22 Comments
Ooh, I want to see this. MBC is producing a special documentary program highlighting actor Kim Myung-min (Beethoven Virus, White Tower), which promises to reveal hitherto unseen facets of Kim’s work process and personality. This follows two previous installments whose spotlights focused on two other big stars: there was last... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 24
by | March 30, 2009 | 193 Comments
Last week, folks! Get ready to say goodbye… There were a lot of nice moments in this episode. (Honestly, at several moments I said aloud, “NICE!”) Naturally, there were other points I thought could have been done better, but we’re so close to the end that at this point I’m... More »