A King Loves Releases New Stills with Leads Im Shi Wan, Yoona, and Hong Jong Hyun

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 works, not to mention I’m really not liking male lead Im Shi Wan‘s sageuk look. It’s not all on a badly styled sageuk hair but just an overall opinion that he doesn’t suit the sageuk visuals. His costars Yoona and Hong Jong Hyun fare much better but honestly the latest stills from the drama fail to increase excitement. The last two pre-produced sageuk Saimdang: Light’s Diary and Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo mostly bombed, we’ll have to wait until the tail end of 2017 to see how A King Love fares – breaks the cycle or makes it a triple fail. Continue reading

Sageuk Drama A King Loves Finds Doppleganger Counterparts to Leads Im Shi Wan, Yoona and Hong Jong Hyun

K-ent continues to churn out talented child actors who succeed into adult roles, with three big names from the last few years transitioning and leaving a void. Yeo Jin Goo, Kim Yoo Jung, and Kim So Hyun are now fully … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun and Park Bo Gum are Top K-stars Who Elicit Female Viewers Motherly Instincts

I gotta give polling site Moolmong credit for even coming up with this particular poll topic, but then again it’s probably run out of more mainstream subjects to inquire about. Korean ladies were polled on which K-star elicited their most … Continue reading

Korean Ladies Magazine Picks Top 10 Favorite K-actors as of March 2016

A recent Korean ladies magazine poll at the end of March is an interesting peek into how the domestic female viewers feel about how the hot Korean actors the English-speaking drama world fangirls over. It’s not the same list, that’s … Continue reading

Ji Sung Wins the Daesang at the 2015 MBC Year End Drama Awards

 A big thanks to MBC for starting off the year end drama awards procession off right. The network was first of the big three to hold it’s drama awards and this year managed to not screw things up or piss … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun Wins Daesang at the 4th Annual APAN Star Awards

To the surprise of no one, Kim Soo Hyun racked up another Daesang this weekend, taking home the top prize at the 4th annual APAN Star Awards for his performance in Producer. Kim Hee Sun won Top Excellence Female in … Continue reading

School-aged Pictures of Popular Hallyu K-actors Show the Before and After

For years I’ve been seeing these types of pre-star pictures floating around here and there, and finally decided to collect as many as I can into one post. Half of it is for my own viewing lulz and the other … Continue reading

2015 Korea Drama Awards Has Misaeng and Heard it Through the Grapevine Getting Most Nods

On the even of the Seoul Drama Awards, another Korean awards show has released its nominees list for 2015 dramas and the result is a decidedly mixed bag. While I agree with the nominations for Heard it Through the Grapevine … Continue reading

EXO, Kim Soo Hyun, and Kim Yuna Top Forbes Korea Celebrity Top 40 Power Ranking for 2015

The annual Forbes magazine ranking of the top 40 Korean celebrities has just been released, fresh out of the oven and piping hot for perusal. As always, try not to get too worked up if your favorite oppa/unni or bias … Continue reading

2014 MBC Year End Drama Awards

The 2014 MBC Drama Awards mostly went off without a hitch, other than the Jaejoong last minute inexplicable no-show hiccup and all the winners being as predicted to make the evening feel rather dull. The fashion parade was more interesting … Continue reading

2014 Year End K-drama Awards Shows Shake Out Final Attendee List

After a few weeks of who’s going and who’s not going, the year end major three Korean network drama awards shows have ironed out the attendee list. There are surprises and expected absences so I’ll started with the upside first. … Continue reading