Netflix Zombie Sageuk Drama Kingdom Premieres to Great Reviews and Readies for Season 2 Filming

Netflix premiered the 6-episode K-drama Kingdom this past weekend and I devoured it much like the zombie hordes in the story. It was riveting and fast-paced, and the short 6-episodes flew by ending with a helluva cliffhanger. Thankfully the second season has been green lit with screenwriter Kim Eun Hee also of Signal fame having finished her scripts already in time for filming to commence next month in February. The story of a resurrected King turned first zombie and spreading the infection, coupled with a power hungry young queen and her mastermind minister father, the darkness, despair, and lurking dangers hook me in more than the leads or characters.

Joo Ji Hoon as the crown prince is a plot driver, and continues with picking great roles since Along With the Gods, with sinister Ryu Seung Ryong as his nemesis. The ladies Bae Doo Na and Kim Hye Jun are reportedly getting criticism from K-ent for their acting but I thought they were both just fine. This is a great drama for those sageuk lovers who want to get a taste of the recent years zombie craze and maybe a change in drama cuisines from last month’s popular fares like slow romantic Encounter, sci-fi hero’s journey Memories of Alhambra, and academic and societal driven Sky Castle. Continue reading

K-stars Collectively Awkward with Giant Phallic Lipstick at Giorgio Armani Event in Seoul

I’m pretty sure the creative folks at couture brand Giorgio Armani, which has successfully branched out into skincare and makeup the last decade, thought through the optics of bringing a giant gold lipstick statue on the red carpet for this … Continue reading

Louis Vuitton Event in Seoul Brings Out Top Stars Gong Yoo, Cha Seung Won, and Many More

The high end couture house that is Louis Vuitton hasn’t stage as many celeb filled events in recent months in Seoul but hit a motherlode of top star sightings with this week’s store exhibition opening. Mega popular actor Gong Yoo … Continue reading