Jang Geun Seok Starts off 2018 as the Peacock Demon in Hwayugi and Signs on for SBS Drama Peacock King

I’m pretty lenient when it comes cameo appearances in dramas, it’s solely service and as long as it’s not a jarring schism in the narrative then it’s fine to do. The Hong Sisters are well known for their cameos in their dramas mostly from prior stars who have done their dramas in the past. Jang Geun Seok has done two Hong Sisters dramas, as the memorable second male lead in sageuk Hong Gil Dong and the even more memorable male lead in You’re Beautiful.

It’s been a decade since he worked on their dramas and I wish he did his cameo earlier than making an appearance in last weekend’s episode 3 of Hwayugi. He played a preening peacock demon who is an actor and boy was I underwhelmed with his appearance. All the charisma of his YB days are gone especially since he was styled as a throwback to Hwang Tae Kyung, Of course this was just a short 5 minute scene and for his fans there will be a long drama to follow forward as he;s signed on to be the titular Peacock King for the next SBS Wed-Thurs drama. Continue reading

Jang Geun Seok Provides Coffee Truck to Temperature of Love and More Park Shin Hye Cameo Stills

I continue to follow along to the increasingly morose romantic travails of SBS Mon-Tues drama Temperature of Love. I get why certain viewers loved it from the start and continued to champion the drama even as my initially like turned … 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

Yoona and Kim Soo Hyun Top the Vlinkage 2016 Most Popular Korean Male and Female Star List in China

After releasing the list of current most popular K-dramas in China, polling site Vlinkage is back with the Top 30 list of most popular Korean male and female stars, respectively. Some are long time regulars on any Korean star popularity … Continue reading

Daebak Off to Mon-Tues Ratings Lead in Close Viewer Battle with Neighborhood Lawyer and Monster

The ratings are for the new batch of Mon-Tues K-dramas and the playing field looks a lot different than the bloodbath going on in the Wed-Thurs slot. Mon-Tues doesn’t have a runaway winner (yet), with the race tight out of … Continue reading

Drama Posters and New Preview for Jackpot Ramp Up the Battle for the Joseon Throne

A long and relatively successful run ended today for the SBS 50-episode sageuk Six Flying Dragons, the ratings leader in the Mon-Tues time slot but never high enough in ratings to bring back the days of yore when serious longs … Continue reading