[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Medical Top Team" Episode 3 2013/10/22,
This is a medical drama done right. It doesn't just throw out high-falutin' medical terms and insert tense situations just to force viewer interest. No, it manages to develop characters who feel real, infuse political tensions, and create life-and-death stakes in a world that is engaging and believable,...More
Alex Nabbed for Drunk Driving 2012/07/20, Source,
Singer Alex was arrested for drunk driving on Wednesday. According to police, he was caught driving his white BMW while under the influence for about 2 km in Sinsa-dong, Seoul in the early hours of the morning,...More
Alex Caught Drunk Driving 2012/07/18, Source,
"I shouldn't have drove after drinking. I'm reflecting deeply on my mistake for not thinking through my actions more carefully, especially as a public figure". Singer Alex relayed through his agency on July 18th, after he was caught driving under the influence,...More
[Exclusive] Alex caught for drunk driving 2012/07/17, Source,
Singer Alex has been charged with drunk driving without detention. There was no accident when this happened but it was just as dangerous.
According to the Seou Kang-nam police, at around 2 AM on the night of the 18th, Alex was driving under intoxication and was caught in a police inspection,...More
Korean Cooking Drama – Pasta - Chefs' Love & Passion at La Sfera 2010/12/20, Source, "Pasta" is a 16 episode Korean cooking drama that draws love and passion among young and attractive chefs. The cooking drama focuses on a young woman, Seo yoo Kyung, who aspires to become an elite chef at the Italian restaurant 'La Sfera'.
Seo Yoo Kyung (Gong Hyo-jin) works at the 'La Sfera' for three years as a third ranked chef assistant. On the day she finally gets to become an Assistant Pasta, the head Chef Totti leaves and new chef Choi Hyun Wook (Lee Sun-kyun) comes in,...More
[INTERVIEW] Clazziquai's Alex - Part 1 2010/04/01, Source,
Clazziquai member Alex [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
There was a time when Alex was nicknamed the 'romantic guy'. He still is. But after he stopped appearing on hit MBC reality show "We Got Married", he did much more. His music group Clazziquai released several more albums, he published a book titled "Spoon" containing stories about his life and cooking and shot his second drama "Pasta" which ended its run in early March. He did not change himself radically everytime but rather showed himself in bits and pieces over an extended period of time. This interview too reveals only part of who he is. Here is the Alex as he explains himself, not the guy in a variety show or as a character in a drama,...More
[INTERVIEW] Clazziquai's Alex - Part 2 2010/04/01, Source,
Clazziquai member Alex [Chae Ki-won/10Asia] 10: That's what was fun. A lot of things were left unexplained regarding Kim San because he isn't the leading character but he always had on that expression that said he knows everything.Alex: It's true that some things weren't explained in detail because I wasn't the main character. As a joke, people said my character is a spiritual guardian. For example, I'd be in the kitchen when the chef and assistant chef are fighting. Poof and appear just like that in places I don't need to be. (laugh) But those scenes are necessary in explaining the moments Kim San stands alone and thinks to himself. That's how Kim San's character came to life. This purely comes from the scenarist's talent. I went looking for an acting teacher to teach me to become Kim San -- how to have an open mind like him, how I could play little jokes on the person I like without not revealing my emotions. I think there were also a lot of commonalities between Kim San and I,...More
[INTERVIEW] Clazziquai's Alex - Part 3 2010/04/01, Source,
Clazziquai member Alex [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
10: It seems that the people who became your fans after watching MBC's "We Got Married" and your fans from much earlier feel a difference in your image.Alex: My fans are taken aback by my image from "We Got Married". I lost some things from doing "We Got Married" but I also gained a lot from it too. Once when I was wearing my helmet and riding my motorcycle down the Dongho bridge, when this woman asked for my autograph. I asked her how she knew it was me and she said she knew from seeing the lower part of my face. Her husband was sitting next to her, holding onto the handle, and he did not look too happy. (laugh) It's inevitable to lose something as you gain more attention. And I had been working on my solo album first, and then took on "Married", but most people think I released the album in a rush because I became popular from the show. Of course thanks to the public, my album was a success but I didn't like how people regarded me as someone who did the music I did because of the image I had portrayed from the show,...More
[REVIEW] MBC TV series "Pasta" 2010/01/28, Source,
A scene from MBC TV series "Pasta" [MBC]
"Pasta" - Episode 8, MBC TV (Mon/Tue, 10 PM) Although "Pasta" is a story about romance in the kitchen, it tries to do more than just cook up romance. There are many, various conflicts surrounding the restaurant, characters Choi Hyun-wook (played by Lee Seoun-gyoon) and Oh Se-young (played by Lee Honey) and Korea-educated versus Italy-educated cooks. Choi Hyun-wook runs when Oh Se-young enters the kitchen and the Korean clan is determined to beat the Italian clan. And it is throughout such series of events that each character in the kitchen, those who were not noticeable before, start to become more visible to the viewer. While "Pasta" might not be an eye-catching masterpiece, it has plenty of stories surrounding its two main characters Choi Hyun-wook -- who is a combination of dictator and tyrant with a black sense of humor -- and Seo Yu-kyung (played by Gong Hyo-jin) -- who is both depressing enough and sensible enough compared to the typical cheerful and spirited heroines in romantic dramas -- while offering solid visuals and music as well.,...More
Lee Sun-kyun says not pressured by new image in "Pasta" 2009/12/29, Source,
From left, MBC TV series main cast Lee Seon-gyoon and Gong Hyo-jin pose during a press conference at the Marvelous convention hall in Seoul, South Korean on December 28, 2009. [MBC] Briefly put, MBC TV series "Pasta" which premieres January 4, is about 'dating in the kitchen'. The romance between a boss who is divinely talented yet uses vulgar language while being disdainful to everyone and an employee who does not succumb to her boss' abusive treatment but rather bears with it to later succeed in both love and work, has been portrayed more than several times in various films and dramas. But the bar is raised higher when that story is depicted by actor Lee Sun-kyun, famous for playing mild-natured characters and actress Gong Hyo-jin who usually plays unique characters. A press conference was held on Monday attended by Lee who broke free from his past image by revealing his own style of acting in film "Paju" this year and Kong who has been expanding on her realm of acting through films such as "Blush and Crush' and "Sisters on the Road". Q: You've played a lot of characters with gentle personalities up till now. Weren't you pressured by having to change your image 180 degrees in "Pasta"?Lee Sun-kyun (Lee): I actually hadn't been pressured about having to change my image but I started thinking that maybe I should try something different because so many people started saying the same thing. The role Choi Hyun-wook that I played had a character different from the roles I had taken on in the past so I can't say that I wasn't worried or pressured but I believe that an actor expands on his realm of acting by taking on roles he is not used to, so it feels as if I'm taking on a good challenge. That's why I'm always screaming with happiness on set these days. (laugh),...More
The 30 stars, all dressed in a white T-shirt with the,...More
Stars Come Together for Earthquake Victims 2008/05/29, Source, Korean stars have come together to help out the victims of a devastating earthquake in China. Celebrities who joined the recording of "I Love Asia", a joint earthquake relief project, at a studio in southern Seoul included singer/producer,...More
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