The chemistry between two people 2014/04/03, Source,
In "Very Good Times", So-sim (Yoon Yeo-jeong) and Yeong-choon (Choi Hwa-jeong) are an odd pair. They are a wife and a concubine living under the same roof and they've become a strange pair since their toxic husband is out of the picture. The two women run a pork chop shop to make a living for their troublemaking family and they seem like a married couple themselves. If So-sim is a curt but deep-thinking husband, Yeong-choon is a perky and cute wife,...More
[HanCinema's Drama Review] "Kind Words" Episode 18 2014/02/15,
As "Kind Words" nears its end, the journey becomes rickety. It feels like the production team is grasping at straws to extend the strife when it really doesn't need to. "Kind Words" is chock full of wonderful material, solid characters and tough situations to explore. This is where fighting for ratings really hurts a show. It starts working for the shock factor (higher ratings) rather than doing what would be organic on the parts of the characters and the plot progression. The insane emotional fluctuations this episode bumped "Kind Words" up a whole percentage point from 9.9% (20th place) to 10.9% (11th place) on the AGB Nielsen,...More
The entertainment business: a statistical analysis of what happens after stars find trouble 2012/02/19, Source,
A mother with a large brood never has a peaceful day. It's the same for the entertainment business. There are drugs, drunk driving, violence, gambling, education fraud and more. The patterns for those stars who find themselves in trouble are similar. They take some time of to self reflect and return.
The period of self reflection differs according to the severity of the problem and the star's profession. Drunk driving can be seen as needing the shortest period of self reflection. The average turned out to be only about 6.6 months. Drug cases take more than 20 months to recover from. Only after about two years could stars come out in front of fans with their heads down,...More
A Review of "The Greatest Love" 2011/12/24, Source, Kong Hyo-jin Continues To AmazeNOTE: The following review contains spoilers. I've tried to limit them to those that are the least revealing, but they may still prove upsetting to some readers. You have been warned. My Korean drama obsession continues to grow, with good reason. My latest online joy is "The Greatest Love". At first, I wasn't sure I was going to like this drama. Between the ludicrous vanity of Dokko Jin and the amateurish, cheesy sound and visual effects used in the humor elements, I was initially put off and fully ready to write a scathing review expressing my disappointment. Once I got past these too-broad strokes, however, I found the characters themselves seem well-formed and memorable and the script to be a work of surprising depth and meaning,...More
MBLAQ's Mir sees "armpits and feet" in a woman 2010/07/08, Source,
Korean boy band MBLAQ [Asia Economic Daily]
Korean singer Mir of idol group MBLAQ has revealed his unique taste in women, saying the armpits and feet are the physical aspects he takes into consideration in choosing a woman.
The pop idol made the remark during the group's guest appearance on popular radio show "Choi Hwa-jeong's Power Time", which aired Tuesday on SBS Power FM, where they opened up about their ideal type of woman,...More
Wonder Girls told to "wait to date" by Park Jin-young 2010/06/01,
Korean pop group Wonder Girls [Asia Economic Daily]
Female pop group Wonder Girls have revealed that they want to date but producer Park Jin-young is telling them to wait a few more years.
The girls made the remark while appearing on celebrity talk show "Win Win", which airs tonight on KBS2 TV.
"When we first debuted, Park Jin-young told us to wait just three years", the girls said on the show. "And when we went to the U.S., he said to wait another two years... We don't know how much longer we have to wait",...More
Kim Seung-woo says "Win Win" gave him hardest time in life 2010/02/11, Source,
Scene from "Seungseungjanggu" [Chae Ki-won/10Asia]
First, there was rumor it would be the "Kim Seung-woo show". But viewers began to wonder what role Kim would play on show when the names of the supporting show hosts were revealed -- namely TV personality Choi Hwa-jeong, comedienne Kim Shin-young, 2PM member Woo Young and Girls' Generation member Taeyeon. But people then started taking interesting in the talk show "Win Win" when it became known that Kim Seung-woo played the traditional jjanggu in the middle of downtown Myeong-dong one day to 'keep the promise' he made with viewers. Then when it premiered on February 2, the show left a not-so-bad impression, showing promise of becoming competition for other shows aired in the same time slot. Below are exercpts from a joint press conference attended by the cast of the show and producer Yoon Hyun-jun.,...More
[Review] KBS talk show Seungseungjanggu 2010/02/03, Source,
MC Kim Seung-woo on "Seungsungjanggu" [KBS2]
"Seungseungjanggu" - First Episode, KBS2 (Tue, 11:05 P.M.)
The first episode of talk show "Seungseungjanggu" presented viewers with 'talk' and much more. A song which was sung by the emcees at the opening of the show, was sung again with revised lyrics and at the end of the show. And those who made surprise appearances in the show started with main show host Kim Seung-woo's friend from army to those related to Kim Nam-joo, the first main guest of the show.,...More
Stars circle back to theater spotlight 2008/02/18, Source, Last year, a number of successful male actors returned to the stage after spending years on both the small and big screens. The list of actors who returned to the theater includes Choi Min-sik, a veteran actor who garnered international acclai,...More
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