China’s K-ent Ban May be Lifting as Song Joong Ki and Hyun Bin Movies in Talks for Premiere But Jade Lover with Lee Jong Seok Delayed Until 2030 Due to Zheng Shuang Blacklist

The defrosting appears to have begun with China and South Korean tension that led to basically the soft ban on K-dramas airing on TV and movies in theaters in the Mainland. C-ent is reporting that Song Joong Ki and Kim Tae Ri‘s hit movie Space Sweepers (Spaceship Victory) is in talks for release in Chinese theaters which makes sense as Netflix is still not allowed in China. Hyun Bin and Hwang Jung Min‘s upcoming thriller movie Bargaining (English title The Point Men) is also in talks for release there. The 2017 finished filming C-movie Cat Man (I Love Cat Planet Person) with EXO’s Sehun will be released in theaters on March 14, 2021. On the drama side, there is hope that Park Min Young‘s period drama Braveness of the Ming with Hans Zhang will finally see the light of day, though it will be middle aged for Lee Jong Seok by the time his drama Jade Lovers with Zheng Shuang is ever aired as the drama has reportedly been postponed until 2030. Yes, you read that right, the next decade.

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Hyun Bin, Yoona, and Yoo Hae Jin Reunite for K-movie Confidential Assignment 2 Along with Daniel Henney and Jin Seon Kyu

So much has changed in 4 years since the original movie came out in 2017 not least of which lead actor Hyun Bin has played yet another North Korean officer since then ha! The movie Confidential Assignment was a box … Continue reading

K-actor Childhood Photos Show Progression into Hallyu Stars of Today From Hyun Bin, Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Min Ho, Ji Chang Wook, and More

Come one, come all, come get all your oppa and dongsaeng childhood pictures galore and marvel at how everyone grew up into the hotties we know today. It’s impossible to deny that many a K-actress got some surgical help to … Continue reading

Kim Hee Ae Tops the 2020 Best Actor/Actress Joynews Poll Followed by Jo Jung Seok, Jo Seung Woo, Hyun Bin and Park Seo Joon

Yes, the Queen slays and I love how she tops a poll followed by 6 men. The Joynews Korea 16th anniversary poll of the best actor/actress of 2020 is out, sampling over 200 entertainment industry professionals per the earlier poll … Continue reading

Joynews Poll Selects Best K-drama OTP of 2020 as Hyun Bin-Son Ye Jin in Crash Landing on You Followed by Kim Soo Hyun-Seo Ye Ji in It’s Okay to Not be Okay

The Joynews Korea 16th anniversary celebration continues and a second K-drama related poll result is out. It’s the same pool of 200 some entertainment industry professionals sampled as they were asked which drama couple was the best OTP/best chemistry of … Continue reading

Top Stars Kim Hee Ae, Hyun Bin, Gong Hyo Jin, and Kang Ha Neul Receive Commendations at the 2020 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards

The 2020 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards took place this week in Seoul with an actual ceremony though very understated as it’s a government sponsored function. It’s organized by the government’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the … Continue reading