I realized that nearly all of the most popular younger generation K-actors have had a chance now to play a sageuk king, prince, or even fictional modern day Korean king/emperor. It’s totally an excuse for me to collect the entire menagerie of regal hotness for a question – who is your hottest His Majesty or His Royal Highness? For me it’s a no brainer – Kim Soo Hyun in The Moon Embraces the Sun for the sageuk drama and Lee Min Ho as the modern day ruler in The King: Eternal Monarch. The former was passionate and burned brightly like the sun and the latter a royal scientist solving problems with logic, both are hot in their own way.
Other notable royal male leads in the last decade or so include, and in no particular order: Yoo Ah In twice in Jung Ok Jung, Live in Love and again in Six Flying Dragons, Song Joong Ki in Tree With Deep Roots, Shin Sung Rok in The Last Empress, Seo In Guk in The King’s Face, Yoo Seung Ho in Ruler: Master of the Mask, D. O. in 100 Days My Prince, Yeo Jin Gu in The Crowned Clown, Lee Jun Ki in Moon Lovers, Im Shi Won in The King Loves, Joo Ji Hoon in Goong (Princess Hours), Park Bo Gum in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, Lee Dong Wook in Goblin, Jang Geun Seok in Hong Gil Dong, Lee Seung Gi in The King 2 Hearts, Jung Il Woo in The Moon Embraces the Sun, and Ji Chang Wook in Empress Ki. Whew, this is an amazing array of hotties with major power, and yes you’re welcome.
Goodness this is a wild and wildly impressive casting land for the production of upcoming action K-movie Emergency Declaration. Starring leads Song Kang Ho, Lee Byung Hun, and Jeon Do Yeon, the movie added Im Shi Wan and Kim Nam … Continue reading →
The cast keeps getting bigger and all it does is add yet another top star. The K-movie Emergency Declaration has a new maknae in the form of Im Shi Wan, the young actor has signed on for the movie with … Continue reading →
The shit is creepy as hell, totally pun intended. The posters and first stills are out for upcoming tvN drama Strangers From Hell (Hell is Other People) adapted from a popular and creepily drawn webtoon of the same name. It’s … Continue reading →
I love that the script reading stills have this blue tint to it, rather eerie and suited to the genre of the drama. Recently released from military service Im Shi Wan teams up with Lee Dong Wook for the drama … Continue reading →
K-actor Im Shi Wan may not be discharged from the military until two months later in April but he’s already lined up his first post-army acting project. He’s confirmed for the OCN thriller-mystery drama Other People are Hell (Strangers From … Continue reading →
It may not be New York during Fleet Week but for K-ent fans this is pretty on point with four top stars looking mighty fine and showcasing their talents during military service. June 6th is Korean Memorial Day and at … Continue reading →
Production companies of K-dramas shared with the media its very valid concern with upcoming year leading men casting due to the large exodus of military service bound this year in 2017. Starting with Lee Min Ho, the list of talented … Continue reading →
It’s quite a feat to pull off for a star to look better completed laid bare than fully decked out, so kudos to Im Shi Wan for leaving on such a visual high note. The idol actor, who in recent … Continue reading →
It’s a relief to finally have a positive response to a promo from upcoming MBC sageuk A King Loves, too bad the network nearly negated it with another dose of terrible visuals. The cast held a press conference last week … Continue reading →
Good drama lordy are these two of the worst sageuk posters I’ve seen in a good long while, almost so bad as to be a parody. Now I just feel sad for A King Loves leads Im Shi Wan, Yoona, … Continue reading →
The first teaser for upcoming MBC Mon-Tues drama A King Loves (The King Loves) is out, and along with it news about the next two years whereabouts of the male lead. The titular King in love Im Shi Wan is … Continue reading →
I’m cautiously optimistic about pre-produced sageuk A King Loves since it’s adapted from a novel so the story structure has less chance of falling apart. But that optimism is also tempered with plenty of K-dramas failing even on adapting well-written … Continue reading →