Lee Jun Ki Appears as Surprise Guest at IU’s Taipei Concert and Re-enacts Rain and Cape Scene from Moon Lovers

I love Lee Jun Ki so much that I’ll even accept his triggering of a memory I desperately want to forgot. Lee Jun Ki was in Taiwan over the weekend and showed up as a surprise guest at IU‘s concert in Taipei. This reunion of the Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo OTP generated the opposite of squees from me in terms of feeling zilch for their onscreen narrative and/or chemistry. But as singers both are extremely talented and that avenue makes me happy to see them collaborate on stage.

Lee Jun Ki not only showed up at the concert, he even donned his best Phantom of the Opera black cape impersonation and got on stage to hold said cape over IU as she sang her track from the Moon Lovers OST. I did not get 4th Prince and Hae Soo vibes from this performance, more Vegas show antics, but in the grander scheme of things I’m glad the drama made him so insanely popular again and likewise maybe IU will now stick to singing. 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

Moonlight Drawn by Clouds Jumps in Ratings and Takes the Mon-Tues Lead Over Premiering K-Bu Bu Jing Xin

The showdown of the Mon-Tues sageuks has an out of the gate winner – congrats to KBS youth period drama Moonlight Drawn by Clouds for vaulting in the ratings for episode 3 this Monday and taking the runaway lead against … Continue reading