‘Shin Dong-wook’


Celebrity News
Shin Dong-wook publishes novel, still no comeback plans
by | October 28, 2016 | 54 Comments
Aw, I’m glad to have an update on Shin Dong-wook (Wish Upon a Star, Soulmate), even if it’s not to say he’s been cast in a drama or has concrete plans to return to acting. The actor has been out of the spotlight for the past five years after he was diagnosed with a rare... More »


Celebrity News
Shin Dong-wook hopes for a comeback
by | August 15, 2013 | 70 Comments
This isn’t enough to celebrate just yet, but it’s good news to be hearing about Shin Dong-wook again, even if all mentions of comebacks are vague and off in the distant future. I’d worried he might never return to acting, so it’s nice to get an update on his situation. The Soulmate and Wish Upon... More »


Celebrity News
Shin Dong-wook contracts rare illness, discharged from army
by | July 26, 2011 | 70 Comments
As of this month, actor Shin Dong-wook (Soulmate, Wish Upon a Star) was just over halfway through his two years of mandatory army duty, but has been discharged from service due to a condition he has recently been diagnosed with, Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), which caused a sudden onset of intense pain. Regarding the... More »


Celebrity News
Army enlistment day for Shin Dong-wook
by | July 19, 2010 | 49 Comments
Annnnnnnd another one is off for his two-year military service. This time it’s Shin Dong-wook (Soulmate, Wish Upon a Star), who reported for duty on the afternoon of July 20 for four weeks of basic training, after which he will serve his 20 months of active duty. His management rep said about his departure, “Shin... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 20 (Final)
by | March 16, 2010 | 117 Comments
Wish Upon a Star ended with a series high rating of 18.5%, which was the top rating among Tuesday dramas. To be perfectly frank, I think the last two episodes are two of the weakest, which is too bad. We do get our happy ending (not that that was ever in doubt) and a feel-good... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 19
by | March 15, 2010 | 96 Comments
This screencap isn’t really a big spoiler, right? We ARE almost at the end, after all, and it’s not like it’s a big cliffhanger… Here we are, at the last week. Things start to wrap up with the multiple plotlines coming to a conclusion or setting up for the big finish. Ending episodes always tend... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 18
by | March 9, 2010 | 103 Comments
This episode shares a similar tone to yesterday’s, which means it was a little mellower, in a positive way. Also, just when I was wondering at the logic of certain actions (which seemed like they were stretching a bit thin), we got a more thoughtful explanation for them. It was a nice way of fleshing... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 17
by | March 8, 2010 | 67 Comments
I liked this episode — it was a little mellower than the previous ones. Given the prominence of Jae-young’s dramatics in those prior episodes, I consider this a good thing. (Also: hardly any Jae-young today!) As we head toward the drama’s finish, we’re dealing less with the crazy bitchy rival lady and getting back to... More »


Drama Casting & News
A day on the set with Choi Jung-won
by | March 6, 2010 | 54 Comments
            Caption 1: Script rehearsal with Kim Ji-hoon, who plays the lead role of Won Kang-ha. Why are we lying on the bed next to each other? Well, should I call it sleep instinct? There’s no time to sleep except for the brief times when we’re on standby to film,... More »


Drama Recaps
Wish Upon a Star: Episode 16
by | March 2, 2010 | 83 Comments
The above isn’t a significant scene in the episode, but it’s memorable for Cho-rok’s line that comes with it: “Unni, I think I’m going to have to marry Tae-kyu oppa!” This was definitely a better episode than yesterday’s. It still had its faults, and the emotional logic can be perplexing, if not downright nonsensical. But... More »