Bevy of K-stars to Enlist on March 31st Including Jaejoong, Choi Jin Hyuk, and Maybe Kim Hyun Joong

So long, farewell, see you guys in less than two years time! March 31, 2015 is turning out to be Enlistment Tuesday, so to speak. I already posted about the tears to come for the Cassies as the end of March rolls around and Jaejoong becomes the first of the DBSK five to depart for military service. Jae is not the only one donning fatigues, boarding the train to training camp along with Jaejoong will be Choi Jin Hyuk, who probably wishes he already did his military service years ago before he debuted since he hit his stardom stride much later in his acting career. On the music side, Sungmin and Shindong of Super Junior will also be enlisting, which is likely less worrisome to fans since neither are super popular SJ members, plus plenty of SJ oppas have already served and discharged already. Continue reading

Lee Min Ho Costars and Good Friends Turn Out En Masse for Gangnam 1970 VIP Premiere

The upcoming gangster noir period film Gangnam 1970 has basically turned into the Lee Min Ho show even if the movie has him co-headlining along with Kim Rae Won. If I were Kim Rae Won I wouldn’t let this bother … Continue reading

2014 MBC Year End Drama Awards

The 2014 MBC Drama Awards mostly went off without a hitch, other than the Jaejoong last minute inexplicable no-show hiccup and all the winners being as predicted to make the evening feel rather dull. The fashion parade was more interesting … Continue reading

Bevy of Super Tall K-actors Towering Onscreen in Pinocchio and Pride and Prejudice

I know K-dramas have been on a flower boy roll for the last few years, but recently I’ve really started noticing that all the leading men in K-dramas have gotten progressively taller and taller. Early Hallyu had quite a few leading … Continue reading

One Crazy Red Dress Snatches the Buzz at the Lackluster 51st Grand Bell Awards

The 51st Grand Bell Awards went off without a hitch last night in Seoul, though apparently there was major behind-the-scenes conflict between the past and present organizers. It was also quite a dud of an affair with the wins mostly … Continue reading

Jo In Sung Wins the Daesang at the 2014 APAN Star Awards

I posted two weeks ago about the nominees for the 2014 APAN Star Awards and how some choices were pretty legit while others strangely unfathomable. Pretty much the usual when it comes to acting awards in Korean drama entertainment. Last … Continue reading

Sensible Film and Acting Nominees List Released for 51st Annual Grand Bell Awards

The nominees are out for the 51st annual Grand Bell Awards, the Korean equivalent of the Academy Awards to honor the industry’s best and brightest films and movie stars for the calendar year. This year the only K-movie I watched from … Continue reading

Third Preview for Pride and Prejudice Ups the Interest Level Despite Lackluster Drama Posters

I think the Korean drama Pride and Prejudice about a bunch of prosecutors fighting crime is turning out alright based on the previews and stills. It’s definitely not a romantic story about singles navigating the marriage mart but using the … Continue reading

Pride and Prejudice Delivers Visually Arresting Noir Character Posters and Second Teaser

Watching the just released second teaser for Pride and Prejudice, there’s actually a whiff of the Hero vibe from the J-dorama starring Kimura Takuya about an oddball but brilliant prosecutor working with equally odd prosecutorial colleagues. That’s not a bad … Continue reading

Pride and Prejudice with Choi Jin Hyuk and Baek Jin Hee Looking Good in First Preview and Stills

The first preview for the upcoming bickering prosecutors MBC drama Pride and Prejudice arrives for me like a cat sniffing nip. My interest is piqued and my appetite whetted. Starring Choi Jin Hyuk and Baek Jin Hee, both actors I like … Continue reading