Ha Ji Won Leads the Opening Night Red Carpet Walk of K-stars at 2017 Jeonju International Film Festival

Today was opening ceremony of the 2017 Jeonju International Film Festival, the 18th year of the smaller and less internationally known cousin to the Busan International Film Festival. There are still a ton of Korean actors and actresses who work solely or primarily in film and I always find myself wondering who they are. But as long as any of my faves show up then my interest is piqued and this red carpet had three black and white darlings strutting their stuff. Ha Ji Won stole the fashion limelight with her strapless black lace peplum long gown, Su Ae went the opposite in a short white chic day dress, and finally Jang Hyuk was sartorial perfection in a tailored black three piece tuxedo. Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun Leads the VIP Attendees at Jang Hyuk and Son Hyun Joo’s New Movie Ordinary People

The movie Ordinary People is certainly a forgettable cinematic title used more than once before, but at least the cast of the upcoming K-movie isn’t ordinary in the least. Starring Jang Hyuk and Son Hyun Joo, it’s a twisty psychological … Continue reading

KBS Releases Teasers and Stills for Medical Mystery Drama Beautiful Mind with Jang Hyuk and Park So Dam

K-ent is calling it the battle of the doctors for Mon-Tues night ratings supremacy but the substance and tone are so different I can’t see it appealing to the same group of viewers. SBS premieres Doctors on June 20th after … Continue reading

Jang Hyuk Confirmed for KBS Drama Beautiful Mind Alongside Yoon Hyun Min and Park Se Young

KBS can finally start rolling on upcoming Mon-Tues medical mystery drama Beautiful Mind (formerly known as Dr. Frankenstein) now that it has a leading man confirmed. Jang Hyuk is inked for the role of the brilliant but cold physician who undergoes … Continue reading

Competing Neuro-medical Dramas: Beautiful Mind with Jang Hyuk and Lee Hee Joon Up Against Doctors with Park Shin Hye and Kim Rae Won

Casting matters a big deal not just in assembling certain audience favorites onscreen, but it also makes a big difference in setting the mood for the drama or movie. For example, the exact same storyboard may suddenly look different if … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun and Go Doo Shim Split the Daesang at the 2015 KBS Drama Awards

Just because KBS is the ratings pits all year doesn’t mean it can’t throw a fun awards party and reward the acting talent that has attempted to infuse some excitement and life into the network’s drama. Things were going swimmingly … Continue reading

TV Report Discusses the Anticipated K-actor Returns for Fall 2015 Dramas

Thanks to TV Report running an article this week about the Korean actor male gods returning to drama land this fall, specifically naming five profile actors in So Ji Sub, Jang Hyuk. Song Joong Ki, Park Hae Jin, and Song … Continue reading

Naver Ranks the Top 7 Ratings Champions for K-dramas Aired From 2010-2015

With K-drama ratings so woefully low these past two years, and probably starting the general downward spiral even earlier than that, it’s still worth taking a look at which actors and actresses are the current crop of ratings leaders. One … Continue reading