Korean Government Poll of Overseas Hallyu Viewers Puts Lee Min Ho, BTS, Mr. Sunshine, and Train to Busan Top of Respective Categories

Consider me surprised and impressed that a poll conducted recently landed an actor currently in military service on the top of the list. South Korean government recently polled 16 overseas country viewers interested in Hallyu on their favorites in the categories of stars, idols, dramas, and movies. Lee Min Ho was the number 1 pick in the stars category followed by Gong Yoo and Song Hye Kyo tied for second, then Song Joong Ki, and Lee Jong Seok rounds out the top 5. Unsurprising BTS wins the favorite idols list by a wide margin, while Mr. Sunshine is the favorite drama in a tighter field. And last but not least 2016 summer hit Train to Busan remains fresh on the mind as the favorite K-movie among overseas Hallyu fans. Continue reading

Current K-drama Male Leads on the 10 Year Challenge Have Aged Like Fine Wine

The current It thing on Facebook is the 10 Year Challenge, to post a picture of yourself today versus 10 years ago on your first post when Facebook started. Some people have aged hard, some hardly at all, but looks … Continue reading

K-viewers Select Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri as Top K-drama Actors in 2018 Gallup Poll

The cast of tvN period drama Mr. Sunshine continue to win accolades and this time the two leads top the just released Gallup poll of Korean audiences’ favorite K-drama stars. Lee Byung Hun came in first followed by his costar … Continue reading

Hilarious Lack of Hair Photoshopping Turns Oppas into Ahjusshis

What happens when a beloved bastion of male visual perfection is tweaked to show us that even the worst hair fallacies cannot be overcome. C-ent is rolling in laughter over a recently released series of photoshops turning famous Korean and … Continue reading

Who Are K-dramas Best Ugly Criers – Past, Present, and Future

Kisses and tears are two of the more memorable aspects of K-dramas because the early Hallyu dramas piled on romance and misery in equally measure to create the world of K-drama melodramas as we know it. Over the years the … Continue reading