100 Days My Prince with D.O. and Nam Ji Hyun Ends as 4th Highest Rated tvN Drama

It took me a little longer than usual to write about recently wrapped Mon-Tues tvN sageuk romance drama 100 Days My Prince (Dear Husband of 100 Days) and not for lack of success of this drama. The series ended with a time slot high of 14.412% and also on average is the fourth highest rated tvN drama of all time after Answer Me 1988, Goblin, and Mr. Sunshine. I just got progressively more and more detached from the initially riveting story line and found the drama narratively limping to a finish. It’s boring to have one big bad pulling all the strings with zero nuance other than being power hungry and wanting his bloodline on the throne one day. Leads D.O. and Nam Ji Hyun were excellent, had great chemistry, but there adult characters never reached the cuteness heights of their child story line and ultimately I wasn’t invested by the end with their happily ever after. I’m glad it ended well and the drama was such a deserving success because it was well made and well acted. Continue reading

Lush Colors and Costumes in Posters and Stills for tvN Sageuk 100 Days My Prince

I’m a sucker for gorgeous costuming in period dramas, appropriate to the context of course, because it’s visual porn akin to fawning over the British costumes in a Jane Austen novel adaptation. There a dreamy romantic element of the transportation … Continue reading

Star-studded Cast of Fantasy Death K-movie Along With the Gods Holds Press Conference

The year end holiday season will have a star-studded big-budget K-movie to look forward to, and hopefully end the Korean box office for 2017 on a high note. Fantasy death movie Along With the Gods (Two Worlds) is adapted from … 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

Eric Comes Out on Top of Korean TV Critic Assessment of Recent Idol Acting Performances

This is a worth reading commentary from a veteran Korean television critic on the recent batch of idols acting in K-dramas. Published in entertainment news MBN, the critic rated the performances from the August-September dramas where veteran to newbie idol-actors … Continue reading

The Hardworking Cast of It’s Okay, It’s Love Attend Wrap Party to Celebrate the Final Episode

Never have I felt so happy with the decision to stick with It’s Okay, It’s Love. When I hit the cross roads of whether to continue watching or not, right around the time Hae Soo got over her intimacy aversion … Continue reading