First Stills of Im Shi Wan and Yoona in Sageuk Drama A King Loves

The first stills are out for upcoming romance sageuk A King Loves, which true to it’s title is based on a novel all about said king’s love for a woman. Maybe there’s the typical palace and power play intrigue involved but all I see in the synopsis is a love triangle set in period garb. Starring Im Shi Wan and Yoona of SNSD, the drama released the first batch of stills showing the two leads as their respective characters. It’s a testament to how visually burned I’ve been from the recent batch of sageuks featuring the worst hair pieces ever, namely Hwarang and to some extent Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People, that my first reaction is relief that the hair looks good here. It’s not the first sageuk for either lead but Im Shi Wan’s turn as a childhood era character in The Moon Embraces the Sun was actually one of the most underwhelming among all the talented youngsters so here’s hoping he can take the improvement shown in Misaeng and translate it into sageuk style. Continue reading

K-Bu Bu Jing Xin Sets a New Record Sale Price to China and Gorgeous Cast Attends Press Conference

Looks like all it took was a K-drama adapted from a popular Chinese source novel for the rumored Chinese entertainment ban on K-ent to be lifted. The K-version of Bu Bu Jing Xin (Startling With Each Step) has just set … Continue reading

Lee Jun Ki, Kang Ha Neul, and Hong Jong Hyun Promote K-Bu Bu Jing Xin on SBS Variety Show Running Man

Three out of six hotties isn’t a bad get for SBS variety show Running Man, especially if it’s three goofy and talented actors who have built up a bromance over the last six months playing onscreen brothers. Moon Lovers: Scarlet … Continue reading

Lee Jun Ki and IU Lead the Cast of K-Bu Bu Jing Xin in the Full Cosmopolitan Korea Pictorial

Somewhere between I Want and Fans Myself lies the upcoming K-adaptation of the popular Chinese time-traveling romance novel Bu Bu Jing Xin. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (Bobogyungsim: Ryeo) has front loaded the cast with more flower boys than can … Continue reading

The Cast of K-Bu Bu Jing Xin Wow on the Cover and Pages of Cosmopolitan Korea

Cosmopolitan Korea certainly scored a coup on landing the cast of the K-version of Bu Bu Jing Xin, turning the Goryeo princes from Bobogyungsim: Ryeo (Scarlet Heart: Moon Lovers) back into their snappy modern incarnations. Leads Lee Jun Ki and IU take … Continue reading

Lee Jun Ki’s Having a Bloody Good Time Along with Full Cast in Official Character Posters for K-Bu Bu Jing Xin

One of these things is not like the others is my first reaction upon seeing the just released official character posters for the Korean drama version of Bu Bu Jing Xin. The concerted effort to distinguish male lead Lee Jun … Continue reading

K-Bu Bu Jing Xin Shares First Look at Three Supporting Princes in Kang Ha Neul, Baekhyun, and Hong Jong Hyun

If I were to split the six main princes of Chinese novel Bu Bu Jing Xin up, my favorite three are 4th, 13th, and 14th, so it’s rather coincidental that the Korean adaptation released new stills of the other three … Continue reading

Korean BBJX Cast and More Stars Attend VIP Movie Premiere to Support Kang Ha Neul

The stars were out at the VIP premiere for indie Korean movie Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet, and the presence mostly skewed young thanks to the headlining star that is Kang Ha Neul. Kang Ha Neul had half of … Continue reading

The Cast of K-Bu Bu Jing Xin Decked Out in Period Costumes for Prayer Ceremony

The princes of the C-drama version of Bu Bu Jing Xin were all saddled with the unfortunate Qing dynasty male queue hairstyle, but luckily were sporting colorful luxuriously embroidered threads that befit their royal position and helped to quickly identify … Continue reading

Lee Jun Ki and IU Lead the Script Reading Session for K-Bu Bu Jing Xin

Holy cuteness alert! The first stills are here from the production of upcoming Korean Bu Bu Jing Xin and it’s courtesy of the supremely eye candy filled script reading session. Bobogyungsim: Ryeo (Bu Bu Jing Xin: Splendor) won’t air until the … Continue reading

Supporting Male Leads of Moon Lovers Gets Their Specific Princely Casting Assignments

A day after the leads of soon-to-start-filming period K-drama Moon Lovers confirmed final casting in Lee Jun Ki and IU, now the rest of the cast is also locked down and more importantly got specific character assignments. This is good news even if … Continue reading

Lee Jun Ki and IU Confirm Moon Lovers and Filming to Begin Next Week on K-version of Bu Bu Jing Xin

Main casting is now finalized and script reading will take place this week on January 8th at SBS studios in Yeouido for the K-adaptation of well known Chinese period novel Bu Bu Jing Xin (Startling with Each Step). The K-version … Continue reading