Chun Woo Hee Takes Over for IU in Upcoming Streaming Drama Money Game with Ryu Jun Yeol, Park Jung Min, Park Hae Joon, and Bae Sung Woo

Okay, not to be confused with the Netflix K-drama adaptation of Money Heist, there is another upcoming streaming drama called Money Game that is in the works. It’s in the news today for a leading lady swap – IU has dropped out due to scheduling conflicts and will be replaced by Chun Woo Hee. The drama is adapted from the webtoon Money Game and Pi Game whereby a group of 8 people agree to live in a concrete condo live streamed on a reality show and will share a 44.8 billion eon prize if they can endure 100 days. All necessities can be purchased but for 1000 times the regular price in the real world and the amount will be deduced from the prize money. Sounds like Squid Game crossed with Big Brother with hopefully no murdering. The drama comes from the director of Emergency Declaration, The King, and The Face Reader.

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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 … Continue reading

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