Big Name Stars Descend on the Red Carpet Opening Night of the 2018 Busan Film Festival

If this week’s sad showing of mostly second and third tier K-stars at the Korean Drama Awards, then it was the exact opposite at the opening night red carpet of the 2018 Busan International Film Festival where I felt so much high profile faces beaming for the cameras. The hosting MCs Kim Nam Gil and Han Ji Min walked the red carpet together and were adorable, and they were thronged by an endless parade of A-list stars and better than usual fashion choices by the actresses. Zombie joseon movie Outbreak had male leads Hyun Bin and Jang Dong Gun attend together for double the visuals, and Nam Joo Hyuk continues to wow with his impressive height and handsomeness in a tux. Notabel e standouts were Sooyoung‘s black and white contrasting textured dress the most and Honey Lee flashing impressive assets and her inch deep signature dimples. Continue reading

The 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Rolls Out the Fashion Red Carpet for Top K-stars

The fashion do’s and don’ts remain my favorite past time for awards shows, mostly because I can’t bother to care about winners that sometimes feel arbitrary or tied to popularity. The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards took place Thursday … Continue reading

Park Sang Joong Takes Home MBC 2017 Drama Award Daesang for Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People

MBC held its year end Drama Awards last night and the winner of the Daesang was surprisingly Park Sang Joong for Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People. It’s a surprise because he wasn’t the male lead of that drama … Continue reading

Korean Acting Stars Shine on the MAMA 2017 Hong Kong Red Carpet

Since I don’t follow K-pop the interest in the pan-Asian Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) is solely on the attendee star power of many K-stars. The Hong Kong show last night was a total win for me on the actors … Continue reading

Yoon Kyun Sang and Kim Ji Suk Contrast in First Stills of MBC Drama Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People

Even without SBS drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim being a big ratings hit, MBC is still woefully bringing in negligible viewership for its Mon-Tues drama Night Light in the low single digits. There’s still another month to go before the … Continue reading

MBC’s Traitor Hong Gil Dong Finalizes Cast of Yoon Kyun Sang, Chae Soo Bin, Kim Ji Suk and Honey Lee

After a few rounds of casting maybes from Namgong Min to Ji Sung, the titular Traitor Hong Gil Dong (or Rebel Hong Gil Dong) has found Yoon Kyun Sang as the famed Korean Robin Hood. SBS loves Yoon Kyun Sang and … Continue reading

Rain and Oh Yeon Seo are Charismatic in Character Posters for Please Come Back Ahjussi

With Valentine’s Day over and done with, that means it’s mid-February already and rounding the corner into the final stretch of promotions for the two big K-dramas premiering at the end of the month. SBS is keeping the pace for Please … Continue reading

Please Come Back Ahjusshi Releases Hilarious Teaser While K-news Reports Cast Bickering Over Credit Order

I was all set to root for the various drama setups in upcoming SBS drama Please Come Back Ahjusshi that are outside the norm of typical K-drama tropes. There was going to be co-leads Rain and Oh Yeon Seo, each … Continue reading

Rain’s Upcoming SBS Drama Finalizes Casting with Oh Yeon Seo, Lee Min Jung, and Kim Soo Ro

I’m so relieved and optimistic about Rain‘s upcoming drama, despite the a bit of casting go-around and plenty of drama name changes. The drama is now called Please Come Back, Ahjussi, after starting off with Goodbye My Beloved One and … Continue reading