Cha Seung Won Returns in December 2017 with Fantasy Rom-com Hwayugi Penned by Hong Sisters

The uber smexy and supremely talented K-actor Cha Seung Won is coming back with a K-drama this year, let’s all rejoice even if it doesn’t arrive until December. Better late than never and his involvement bodes well for the upcoming tvN rom-com that will come from the script writing collaboration of the Hong Sisters. Cha Seung Won revealed last month during his fan meeting that he would be doing a romantic K-drama towards the end of 2017, and I should have put two-and-two together that he may be reuniting with the Hong Sisters for this project after he hit major daebak with Best Love (The Greatest Love) back in 2011. His two drama since then with You’re All Surrounded and Hwajung (Splendid Politics) were duds so it’s with high hopes that this new drama called Hwayugi, a pun on Seoyugi which is the Korean pronunciation of the Chinese novel classic Journey to the West (Xi You Ji). Apparently Cha Seung Won will be playing the Bull Demon King (牛魔王 Niu Muo Wang) and I’m so intrigued I don’t even know what to think. 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

Song Joong Ki Dethrones Jeon Ji Hyun in Top Spot for 2016 Annual Poll of Most Popular CF Star in South Korea

Congrats is in store for yet another accomplishment for this year’s Hallyu star breakout Song Joong Ki. already a well known and acclaimed young actor in South Korea but reached a much wider stage this year with the success of … Continue reading

Hyun Bin, Kim Sun Ah, Cha Seung Won and More Attend VIP Movie Premiere for Luck-Key

The VIP movie premiere for the Yoo Hae Jin and Lee Joon identity swapping movie Luck-Key is a quite a treat for the adoring fans in attendance as many big names showed up. My favorite squee moment was seeing Kim … Continue reading

Season 4 of Three Meals a Day Sends Fishing Village Cast Plus Nam Joo Hyuk to Gochang Countryside

I love Three Meals a Day, its a reality show that conceptually shouldn’t work because it sounds so boring, yet with the right cast, guest stars, and deft directing the entire endeavor comes off as a warm soothing meal for … Continue reading

All of Kim Eun Sook’s Drama Leading Men Assembled in a Visual Walk Down Memory Lane

As top Korean drama screenwriter Kim Eun Sook preps for her next drama airing at the end of 2016, having lined up leading man Gong Yoo (squeeee!), it’s a good time as any to do a catalog of all the … Continue reading

EXO, Yoo Ah In, and Hyeri Lead the 2016 Forbes Korea Top 40 Celebrity Power Rankings

The list is out for Forbes Korea magazine’s annual ranking of the 40 Most Powerful Celebrities, a ranking that takes into account a whole host of factors including buzz, name recognition, successful projects, number of CFs, and so forth. I … Continue reading

Jeon Ji Hyun and Suzy Maintain the One-Two Spot in Poll of Fan Favorite Korean CF Stars

The ranking of fan favorite Korea CF stars are out for 2015 as polled by the Korean Advertising Association, and the one-two spots from last year in 2014 remain unchanged. Come hell or high water, at this point Jeon Ji … Continue reading

Ha Jung Woo Leads the Korean Male Fans Pick of Their Top 20 Manliest K-actors

I’m always entertained by lists and polls, offering a snapshot of the general reaction to the topic at hand without needing to take it seriously. The latest list is interesting in how many selections elicited approving nods from me. tvN … Continue reading

TV Report Publishes 2015 Industry Insider Power Rankings of K-drama Actors and Actresses

The 2015 TV Report drama actors and actress power list is out, an annual survey the publication has done since 2013. The survey is compiled by the vote of the Korean drama industry’s top 30 PDs at the main three … Continue reading