Hong Sisters tvN Fantasy Drama Hotel de Luna Confirms Leads IU and Yeo Jin Goo

The Hong Sisters are going a lot younger in lead ages with their upcoming drama, a fantasy and supernatural yarn atmospherically titled Hotel de Luna. The moon hotel in question appears only to ghosts and houses only the undead, owned by a thousands year old cranky and greedy ghost spirit played by IU. Her character ends up working with the very human and very capable hotel director played by Yeo Jin Goo to run the establishment, and with it I guess fall in love despite the whole living/dead conundrum. I thought the sisters last drama Hwayugi (The Korean Odyssey) could never overcome the human/immortal deity trying to be together divide so I don’t know why they are going deeper down the rabbit hole. Other ghost/human dramas like Arang and the Magistrate, Oh My Ghost, Let’s Fight Ghost, and Who Are You all tried in various ways to end it satisfactorily. Let’s see if the Hong Sisters bring something fresh to the table with these two young actors at the helm. Continue reading

Asia Artist Awards 2018 Delivers True Popularity Contest Winners and Typical K-fashion Styles

The Asia Artist Awards are the true purveyors of a popularity contest and if it wasn’t for actors and actresses getting random awards along with the idol and pop stars I’d probably not cover it. This year the highlight was … Continue reading

Popular Dramas and High Profile Stars Like Lee Byung Hun and Son Ye Jin Lead 2018 APAN Star Award Nominations

Following behind the nominations for the Korean Drama Awards come the nominations for the 2018 APAN Star Awards which is on its 6th year now. It’s skewed towards the popular more than elite selection metrics but as always an interesting … Continue reading

My Ahjusshi with Lee Seon Kyun and IU Premieres on tvN Wed-Thurs Following Mother

This drama just caught up to me and without realizing it tvN drama My Ahjusshi premiered this Wednesday on March 21st taking over the time slot from Mother. The drama comes with a critically acclaimed production team of the writer … Continue reading