Open Thread
Open Thread #65
by | January 9, 2009 | 22 Comments
  Phew, finally Friday! Ohboyohboyohboy. Can you tell I’m glad it’s the weekend? What’s up witchoo? SONG OF THE DAY The Killers – “A Dustland Fairytale” [ Download ] RELATED POSTS Open Thread #64 Open Thread #63 Open Thread #62 Open Thread #61   No tags for this post.... More »

Drama Casting & News
Min Hyo-rin takes to the ice
by | January 9, 2009 | 20 Comments
With a few months before filming begins, kpop singer and newb actress Min Hyo-rin is training heavily for her role as a figure skater in this summer’s sports drama Triple, putting in as much as ten-hour days on the ice. She began training as soon as she was cast in... More »

Drama Recaps
A Star’s Lover: Episode 9
by | January 8, 2009 | 30 Comments
I’ll admit that there were a few moments in the episode where I felt things were getting a bit repetitive with familiar conflicts and setups. But, as it’s somehow done thus far, the drama managed to keep the story going just when it felt like it was slowing down. SONG... More »

Drama Casting & News
Story of a Man to follow the Boys on KBS
by | January 8, 2009 | 17 Comments
News has been sparse on KBS’s new drama Story of a Man [남자이야기], which will be the next vehicle for On Air‘s Park Yong-ha and La Dolce Vita‘s Park Shi-yeon. The plot sounds rather more like a thriller film than a drama, centering around a rich prodigal son who finds... More »

Drama Casting & News
Cast members featured on Boys Before Flowers OST
by | January 8, 2009 | 58 Comments
No point in deliberately hiring idol stars and then not making use of their pop-music backgrounds, right? Two of F4 members in the new drama Boys Before Flowers got their starts in kpop, and will be featured on the drama’s soundtrack. Kim Hyun-joong (“Yoon Ji-hoo”) is a singer for the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Fighting princesses Ja-myung and Nak-rang
by | January 7, 2009 | 28 Comments
SBS’s upcoming sageuk series Princess Ja-myung, described as a “heroine fantasy sageuk,” has just begun shooting. In the stills shown here, Jung Ryeo-won (top) and Park Min-young show some of their newly developed fighting skills, with Jung playing Princess Ja-myung, and Park as her younger sister, Princess Nak-rang. In folklore,... More »

Drama Casting & News
Return of Iljimae meets the press
by | January 7, 2009 | 24 Comments
MBC’s Return of Iljimae held its production press conference on January 7, featuring its lead actor, Jung Il-woo, who will attempt to make his hero as much a success as Lee Junki did in SBS’s drama last year. When asked about the burden of following such a successful take on... More »

Celebrity News
Yoo Ji-tae goes kpop (kinda)
by | January 7, 2009 | 4 Comments
Yoo Ji-tae, currently in the SBS drama A Star’s Lover, is taking part in a kpop album, oddly enough. He’s featured on kpop singer Jinju‘s new album “Pearlfect” (someone’s idea of a clever pun, I’m sure, since “jinju” means pearl). But the actor-director isn’t singing, exactly — he and another... More »

Drama Recaps
Boys Before Flowers: Episode 2
by | January 6, 2009 | 167 Comments
I feel better about Boys Before Flowers after Episode 2. The drama is still very flawed, and I think I’m going pretty easy on it — I could snark much more if I wanted to — but I don’t want to be mean about this series. I have a lot... More »

Celebrity News
Classic Maestro gets a special limited edition run
by | January 6, 2009 | 12 Comments
Beethoven Virus‘s Kim Myung-min‘s classical-music compilation album, Classic Maestro, has met with such success that another pressing is in the works, this time as a limited edition as a particular keepsake for fans. Only 200 of these special-edition CDs will be released, each coming with Kim’s autograph and labeled with... More »

Celebrity News
Park Shin-yang criticized by netizens, SBS denies involvement
by | January 6, 2009 | 27 Comments
On January 6, a netizen wrote on an online café some words of criticism for Painter of the Wind star Park Shin-yang, pretending to be the drama’s director, Jang Tae-yoo (at left, with Park on far left). No big deal, right? I mean, anyone can comment on this site using... More »