Posts Tagged ‘Coffee Prince’

Celebrity News
Triple threat Kim Jae-wook
by | July 15, 2010 | 69 Comments
Inch by inch, Kim Jae-wook has been stealing the show in SBS’s Bad Guy, with his deeply layered portrayal of a wounded feral animal, otherwise known as Hong Tae-sung. In a recent interview with 10 Asia, Kim discusses Tae-sung, acting, and his music. Good acting AND an indie band? Are you trying to make me... More »


Extended Glossary
Glossary: Banmal
by | July 13, 2010 | 102 Comments
While Eun-jo never called Ki-hoon “oppa,” she certainly used her share of banmal with him One of the things I find endlessly fascinating about the Korean language is the magnitude of what people call each other, and how they address one another as relationships evolve. As javabeans noted, in romantic comedies, we often squee equally... More »


Pop Culture & Society
Pop Culture: Piggyback Rides
by | July 11, 2010 | 210 Comments
My Name is Kim Sam-soon Hey, girlfriday here to kick off a new series that we’re doing, to call attention to some of the recurring motifs in kdramaland, by way of pop culture. Topics will range from cultural bits of Koreanness, to drama tropes, folktales, to things we simply find amusing or interesting, in tv/film/music.... More »


Extended Glossary
Glossary: Oppa
by | June 26, 2010 | 168 Comments
Was there ever such heartbreaking confusion over the meaning of the word “oppa” as with these two in Triple? Perhaps you’ve seen that Glossary link in the menu to the left, languishing in neglect with nary an update. I decided, what better way to update than to expound upon those familiar kdrama terms and concepts... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
Romantic-comedy drama recommendations
by | November 28, 2009 | 285 Comments
Since I’ve had a lot of requests for drama recommendations following You’re Beautiful, I thought I’d put this up as its own post. I may be spotty with some of the other genres out there, but I’m ALL about the trendy drama! The following is a list of my recommendations (and some that are not... More »


Meta
Drama theme-song ringtones
by | November 22, 2009 | 161 Comments
Somehow the mention of ringtones came up on the last Open Thread, and I posted some ringtones that I’d made of You’re Beautiful OST songs. I got some requests, so I thought I’d put more up in a separate post, in case anyone else was interested. (These are short mp3 clips that you can download... 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 to be told, the rep... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
First-date dramas
by | June 5, 2008 | 113 Comments
I was thinking how I’ve been watching lots of first episodes of dramas these days, but haven’t found anything to dive into since the end of Who Are You? It’s starting to feel like going on a string of disappointing first dates — measuring up expectations versus performance, anticipation versus letdown, etc. You know, there’s... More »


Chungmuro/Film News
44th Baeksang Arts Awards
by | April 24, 2008 | 81 Comments
Best Actress winners Yoon Eun Hye (drama), Kim Min Hee (film) The 44th Baeksang Arts Awards were held in Seoul on April 24, handing out top honors to the films and television programs of the previous year. Big winners included films The Chaser and Forever the Moment (aka The Best Moment In Our Lives); Yoon... More »


Drama Casting & News
From pretty boys to figure skates
by | April 12, 2008 | 13 Comments
The adorably apple-cheeked director with the resounding belly laugh — Coffee Prince‘s PD Lee Yoon Jung, that is — is taking on her next project: a figure-skating drama for MBC titled Triple. The drama may not be that much of a stretch for her; prior to hitting it big with Coffee Prince, Lee Yoon Jung... More »


Drama Reactions & Reviews
The Year in Review, Part 3: Dahee Fanel’s drama round-up
by | December 28, 2007 | 47 Comments
[And now for Dahee Fanel's comprehensive take on the past year! --javabeans] First of all, I’d like to bow my head in deep gratitude to Javabeans, the highly esteemed writer of this blog, for inviting me to post a few thoughts here. I hope she won’t regret her decision after reading what I have to... More »