Byun Yo Han Confirmed as Male Lead for Sci-fi Space Drama City of Stars

The City of Stars has a male lead and during the nearly one year development lag it’s not the star first offered the role last year. Byun Yo Han will get his first male lead role after confirming City of Stars, which I remember being the sci-fi space travel themed drama that was courting Hyun Bin. Binnie ultimately went with another sci-fi drama Memories of Alhambra and now Byun Yo Han gets his first small screen headliner after doing so well in supporting roles in Mr. Sunshine, Misaeng, and Six Flying Dragons. Even more exciting is that City of Stars will be acclaimed veteran movie and theater director Jang Jin‘s first K-drama, he with a long list of hit movies such as Welcome to Dongmakgol and industry wide respect for his talent. The drama is scheduled to start filming in March of this year. Continue reading

tvN drama Mr. Sunshine Ends With Phenomenal Reviews and Record Breaking Rating

I’ve been watching K-dramas over for over a decade and covering the industry via this blog a little less than that, and I can vouch for how difficult, sanctimonious, and exacting the domestic Korean netizens are even more than when … Continue reading

tvN Period Drama Mr. Sunshine Garners Continued Directorial and Acting Praise as Ratings Break 12% in Episode 8

Four weeks into the airing of screenwriter Kim Eun Sook‘s latest drama opus Mr. Sunshine and she can rest easy knowing that her reputation as a ratings gravy train continues. The drama premiered on tvN with 8.852% ratings which was … Continue reading

Final Batch of Drama Posters and Stills for Mr. Sunshine Airing on tvN this Saturday July 7th

Readying for the arrival of tvN period drama Mr. Sunshine, premiering this weekend now that Lawless Lawyer has cleaned up the lawlessness in Gisung city, feels apropos to post on the 4th of July. Will the fireworks of what is … Continue reading

First Teaser and Stills for tvN Drama Mr. Sunshine Brings the Stirring Visuals and Narrative Intensity

Yeah, imma just going to give credit where credit is due but once again screenwriter Kim Eun Sook has unveiled a drama preview that looks phenomenally kickass. The first teaser is here for upcoming summer 2018 tvN period drama Mr. … Continue reading

Joo Won Takes Home the Daesang for Yongpal at the 2015 SBS Drama Awards

The SBS 2015 Drama Awards wraps up the trio of year end big K-drama awards shows, and while network was the overall ratings winner for the year the selections for its awards were somewhat underwhelming. Joo Won took home the … Continue reading

Yoo Ah In the Man of the Night Winning Best Actor at the 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards

It’s a nice time to be Yoo Ah In right now, what with a ratings leader sageuk drama in Six Flying Dragons and now just crowned as the Best Actor winner at the 36th annual Blue Dragon Film Awards for … Continue reading

Six Flying Dragons Unfurls Visually Captivating Drama Poster and Main Cast Preview

Now this is what I’m talking about when I ask for an intense drama to live up to it’s visual awareness. More often than not drama productions produce posters that are merely serviceable and do nothing in service of selling … Continue reading