Korean and Chinese Audiences Differing Taste Shows in Favorite Actors, Dramas, Variety Shows, and Singers

The different tastes of the Chinese and Korean audiences is once more at the forefront as a new poll taken of one thousand voters revealed results that differed some in quality while still hewing to similar popularity barometers. Song Joong Ki landed on both lists top three for favorite actor/actress, but he was number 1 in the Chinese choice while number 2 being veteran Ahn Sung Ki on the Korean side. Being right behind an acting god like Ahn Sung Ki is quite an honor if you ask me, and Song Kang Ho rounds out the top three in the Korean choice. On the Chinese side, behind Song Joong Ki is his Descendants of the Sun costar Song Hye Kyo followed by Hallyu star Lee Min Ho. For favorite K-dramas, Koreans picked classic mega hit Dae Jang Geum followed by DotS and then oldie Winter Sonata in the third spot. The Chinese viewers are all about DotS still, ranking it first followed by You From Another Star and then Dae Jang Geum. Check out the full poll results below. Continue reading

K-stars Including Jung Woo Sung and Lee Jung Jae in InStyle Korea for Good Downloader Campaign

It’s the 5th year the Korean entertainment industry has run its annual Good Downloader Campaign aimed at curbing piracy and illegal downloads. Good luck with that, but the campaign always gets the most famous and gorgeous stars to participate and … Continue reading

K-stars Attend Masquerade Movie Premiere Starring Lee Byung Hun and Han Hyo Joo

This is about as high wattage as it gets for movie premieres in South Korea. The upcoming Joseon-era sageuk movie Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King (English title Masquerade) starring Lee Byung Hun, Han Hyo Joo, and Ryu Seung Ryong … Continue reading

Twelve Critically Acclaimed Actors in the Anniversary Edition of Vogue Korea

Woah, Mamma Mia! To celebrate its 16th anniversary in publication, Vogue Korea rounded up a who’s who of Korean male actors ranging from the esteemed veteran (Ahn Sung Ki) to the youngest little wunderkind (that would be Yoo Seung Ho). … Continue reading