Im Shi Wan Rocks the Military Buzz Cut as He Enlists for Mandatory Service

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 years has gained more acclaim for his second job than his primary boy band ZE:A membership, signed in for mandatory military duty today just as his upcoming sageuk drama A King Loves readies for premiere next week. I’m very vastly underwhelmed with his unappealing sageuk styling in that drama, the overly large head band and the high half pony does him no good so it’s such a happy surprise to see him looking so manly and handsome on enlistment day. The buzz cut looks fantastic on him in a way very few Korean actors and idols pulled off since getting buzzed usually reveals a head smaller than suits the tall muscular frame but in Im Shi Wan case he has quite a sturdy noggin so the whole image is proportional and quite appealing. Wishing him a healthy and productive service period and hopefully A King Loves ends up being a good drama to send him off on a high note. 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