The End of Runaway: Plan B

Runaway Plan B is ending this week. Episode 20 will air on Wednesday, and a special episode will air on Thursday. Already, there are spoilers on the web about the last episode.

Don’t read further if you don’t want to know what happened. I, frankly, am not surprised by this ending – not because I expected it as I was watching, but because it’s not a surprising mood for a drama of its genre. Or cross-genre.

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News Bits: 12/6/10 Edition

Rain’s already planning his next project after Runaway Plan B. (Not the military?) He will star in the film “Red Muffler” – which may change its name to “Living in the Sky” and costar with Shin Se Kyung. I think this may be the same movie announced before, but under a different title, but the plot is about a fighter pilot (Rain) who is involved in the bombing of Pyeongyang. I laugh grimly at the meta of all of this, especially with South Korea already beginning firing drills after the recent attack. Maybe this is Rain’s way of “fulfilling” his military duty too. Shin Se Kyung will star as a mechanic. (I don’t know why – but the first thing I thought of was Denise Richards playing a nuclear scientist in the James Bond movie “The World is Not Enough”. Not that Shin is a bad actress, but she is a pretty actress.)

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News Bits: 11/20/10 Edition

Not much to say, ‘cept that Jay Chou is goin’ mainstream! It’s already known that he will be participating in “The Green Hornet,” and the longer trailer was shown before “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1.” However, now he gets featured in Yahoo news! I love it when these big sites just feature him like this.

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News Bits: 10/20/10 Edition

Rain can’t seem to catch a break. When he tries to do a world tour – he ends up canceling concerts. When he is given a guaranteed hit of a drama – its ratings tank once Daemul hits the screens (although Daemul is suffering internally – so it’s not really “winning”). And then when he does have his acting career restarted – he’s hit with gambling accusations. A Korean American named Andrew Kim (who could just be in search of his fifteen minutes of fame) claims that he filed a lawsuit against Rain for $150,000 that the star never paid back. Apparently it was because of his gambling debt. Part of the accusations also includes the fact that Rain applied for a green card in the States to avoid military duty.

Rain’s agency J.Tune Entertainment (conveniently a company he started) vows to defend him at all cost against this slanderous statement. I don’t believe the gambling debt, but I’m more likely to believe the green card issue. Heh.

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News Bits: 10/19/10 Edition

C.N. Blue’s Min Hyuk is going to make an acting debut! (I knew the cutie pie had it in him! Maybe.) He will star opposite Moon Chae Won (of the brilliant Shining Inheritance and the snoozefest Take Care of the Young Lady), in the new series It’s Okay, Daddy’s Girl (or also known as Dad, Your Daughter is OK). The series follows Moon’s character, who must support her family after her father’s accident. Min Hyuk’s character is a drummer (huh – what a stretch) who is in love with Moon one-sidedly. His role screams “second male lead.” Aw. Maybe next time?

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News Bits: 9/17/10 Edition

While Yoon Sang Hyun has gone to Japan for a fan meeting on Tuesday to celebrate his birthday with fans, Cha Seung Won had to return from filming in Japan due to health reasons. There is no word as to what illness Cha has, but the script and filming schedule has been modified to account for his emergency return to Korea.

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News Bits: 9/8/10 Edition

Lee Yoo Ri (Loving You, Daring Women) just got married! She married a missionary studying theology two days ago in a small wedding that included a few celebrities: Lee Soon Jae, Kim Soo Mi, and Hong Soo Young. She met her husband two years ago at a Bible study group. She held a small press conference before her wedding – perhaps to give the press the pics they want without having them inside her wedding. Doesn’t she look like a princess?

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