K-netizens Clamor for an IU and Lee Do Hyun Drama Reunion Pairing After He Presents Her the Best Song Daesang at the 2022 Golden Disc Awards

Mememememe, count me in with the K-netizens! Actually the C-netizens are also jones-ing for this reunion pairing onscreen and if Lee Do Hyun can work with Go Min Si three times now the drama gods can and must absolutely give us his pairing with IU again. The two were in Hotel Del Luna together where she was the female lead but he was just the supporting male lead, I wouldn’t even call him second male lead and he was her past love/hate from their Goryeo era lives. HDL is where I became a Lee Do Hyun fan and it was half his character (totally my cup of angst tea) and his chemistry with IU (so playful and warm). I was sad they didn’t interact on stage for the Golden Disc Award presentation due to COVID protocols but it turns out they met up backstage as seen in the pictures above. My Chung Myung-Man Wol shipping heart is twirling with happiness.

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Lee Seung Gi, Lee Da Hee, and Sung Si Kyung Host the 2022 Golden Disc Awards with Many Acting Stars in Attendance as Singer-Actress IU Wins Best Song

This Saturday was the 2022 Golden Disc Awards in South Korea, after the spate of year end drama awards it’s a nice change to see the music side fete the notable achievements of 2021. Since I write about dramas and … Continue reading

Park Seo Joon and Kim Go Eun Top the Japan Viewer Poll on Favorite K-drama Female and Male Stars

I still remember when Bae Yong Joon and Choi Ji Woo would top every Japan viewer poll on anything Hallyu related for a good decade and more after Winter Sonata swept the nation. They’ve dropped off for years now but … Continue reading

Kim Tae Ri Tops K-ent Insiders Pick for Top Choice as Female Lead, Followed by Gong Hyo Jin and Song Hye Kyo

The ladies version of the same insider polling results are out and deserves as much attention as the men. In a surprise (for me at least) pick, Kim Tae Ri got the most votes with 6 as the actress that … Continue reading

K-netizens Come Up with Dream Sageuk Pairings that Will Break 10% Ratings and Milk the Tears

The Ji Soo debacle in River Where the Moon Rises has rekindled the gripe K-netz has with younger actor/actress casting in sageuk, which is held to a much higher standard thanks to the record breaking ratings in the early Hallyu … Continue reading

IU, Kim Yuna, and Gong Yoo Top the 2020 Advertising Association Poll of South Korean Consumers Favorite CF Models

The year end is also a good time to look back and see which stars really connected with consumers, as in South Korea actors, singers, sports stars, and even variety show hosts all make even better living endorsing products. The … Continue reading

Kim Yoo Jung the First Pick of Netizens for Female Lead of Sageuk Drama Hong Chun Gi with Ahn Hyo Seob by the Writer of The Moon Embraces the Sun

I always felt that Han Ga In was not right for the female lead role in hit sageuk The Moon Embraces the Sun, the age gap with Kim Soo Hyun, her acting limitations (he was acting circles around her), and … Continue reading

Looking Ahead to Second Half of 2020 Dramas and Movies with Kim Soo Hyun, Park Seo Joon, IU, Suzy, Park Bo Gum and More

I did a happy clap when I saw the script reading pictures for IU and Park Seo Joon for Dream, their upcoming movie from the director of Extreme Jobs. Both are coming off highly successful last projects and collaborating with … Continue reading