K-ent Hit with Three Star Couple Breakups in One Week

It can’t always be only good news so it’s with a saddened heart that I share the update that news of three K-ent couples having broken up came out all within the week. First came the drama couple On Joo Wan and Jo Bao, who met on the set of Surplus Princess and dated for almost three years. They were a low key couple and the breakup seems like a nonevent as well. The big news is the breakup of singer-actress IU with singer Jang Ki Ha after three years of dating, this spawned crazed drama fans of Moon Lover to spam Lee Jun Ki‘s SNS asking or pleading with him to date IU. Beyond bizarre. And last but not least is the latest news that acting couple Lee Sang Yoon and UEE have also broken up after less than a year. Bummer that so many couples called it quits but I’ve heard the start of the new year spikes in breakups or marriages because couples realize during the holidays whether it’s meant to be or not worth the continued effort. Continue reading

2016 Year End Awards Roundup From Big Three Networks Capped Off Drama Year

The 2016 year end K-drama awards for the big three networks came and went last weekend, smack dab in the middle of me heading off for my trans-pacific flight, taking said long flight, traveling back home from long flight, and … Continue reading

K-Bu Bu Jing Xin Sets Fastest Record by Breaking 300 Million Views in 3 Days on China’s Youku

The disappointing Korean domestic premiere ratings for the first three episodes of K-adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin may take a herculean effort on the production team to reverse. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (Bobogyungsim: Ryeo) is mired in just … Continue reading

K-Bu Bu Jing Xin Settles into 3rd Episode with 7.0% Ratings But Breaks 100 Million Views on Youku Streaming in 16 Hours

It’s time to render first opinions after giving the K-version of Bu Bu Jing Xin a three episode premiere week to get the ball rolling. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (Bobogyungsim: Ryeo) doesn’t appear to be the potential ratings winner that … Continue reading