Open Thread
Open Thread #81
by | May 1, 2009 | 248 Comments
  For some reason, it seems like this week really sped by. I’m not sure if I feel happy about that or not. (I ain’t getting any younger and I can’t just let time slip away like that! On the other hand: Friday.) SONG OF THE DAY Anna Nalick –... More »

Chungmuro/Film News
Coffee Prince gets a movie version
by | April 30, 2009 | 101 Comments
O-M-G. Coffee Prince is being made into a movie! A producer confirmed that rights have been acquired to adapt the novel into a movie (fyi, the Coffee Prince novel came first, after which the original novelist also wrote the drama). Since this will be the third version of this story... More »

Drama Recaps
Accidental Couple / That Fool / Just Looking / Six Months
by | April 30, 2009 | 58 Comments
First off, let me get this out of the way: Yes, I caught the first episode of City Hall, which premiered this week in the same time slot as this show (which has gone through so many titles I think I’m just going to pick one and stick with it).... More »

Celebrity News
C,JW Company opens its doors
by | April 30, 2009 | 33 Comments
Move over, Bae Yong-joon and BOF agency, there’s a new Hallyu-star-run talent agency in town — Choi Ji-woo‘s new enterprise, C,JW Company. Yes, that comma is intentional, and yes, it drives me crazy. The Korean reading literally says “C-comma-J-W-Company” or 씨콤마 제이 더블유 컴퍼니. Choi’s longtime business associate, director Kim... More »

Celebrity News
“Best Jewelry Lady” Yoon Eun-hye
by | April 30, 2009 | 59 Comments
What is the meaning of this “Best Jewelry Lady” distinction awarded to television actress Yoon Eun-hye? I have no idea. I just know that that’s what the Coffee Prince actress was named at the Korea International Jewelry & Watch Fair 2009, which she attended on April 30. (It’s supposedly given... More »

Drama Recaps
Story of a Man: Episode 7
by | April 30, 2009 | 48 Comments
This above image is kind of the perfect shot for this drama, isn’t it? As I said, I love the caper tone of the drama, particularly as the past several episodes have each featured a con of some kind by the Dream Team. Yet what this drama is doing well... More »

Drama Casting & News
All hail Queen Seon-deok
by | April 29, 2009 | 74 Comments
Pretty. The first actor to get into character for the upcoming historical series Queen Seon-deok [선덕여왕] was Go Hyun-jung (HIT) taking on her court lady character of Mi-shil. Now the stills have been revealed for the second leading lady as Lee Yo-won (Surgeon Bong Dal-hee) takes the throne as the... More »

Drama Casting & News
Kwon Sang-woo would like more viewers, please
by | April 29, 2009 | 91 Comments
And wouldn’t we all? Oh, Kwon Sang-woo. I understand that you’re in something of a career slump after being one of the hottiest hotties of the early 2000s, and yeah, both your best buds Song Seung-heon and So Ji-sub came off pretty strong series in the past two months… but... More »

Drama Casting & News
Writer jumps from spy comedy to fusion historical
by | April 29, 2009 | 18 Comments
Who’s seen this movie? Is it as entertaining as it seems? (And do Kang Ji-hwan and Kim Haneul have fabulous chemistry like they do in my imagination (and the previews)?) In any case, the new action-spy rom-com Level 7 Civil Servant [7급 공무원], which also goes by the English title... More »

Drama Casting & News
Half of Triple’s ad team
by | April 28, 2009 | 75 Comments
There can’t possibly be anything left to say about upcoming MBC figure-skating-meets-advertising-agency drama Triple [트리플], so I’ll just let the picture do the talking. (That’s Who Are You actor and former singer Yoon Kye-sang (mine!) with new actress Kim Hee.) Drama airs June 10, Wednesday. Via RELATED POSTS Newest... More »

Drama Casting & News
Boys Before Flowers: F4 Special Edition (Parts 1 & 2)
by | April 28, 2009 | 151 Comments
As Stephen Colbert would say, what a croc-tease. The much-touted “F4 Special Edition” music drama, which follows up with the F4 boys five years after the end of the drama, was finally released online on April 28 — but only the first half (or two “episodes”). The second half comes... More »