Kim Soo Hyun and Hyun Bin Top the 2020 Highest Paid Korean Actors in Television

This list will likely change heading into 2021 but for now we’re in 2020 so let’s take a look at who among the K-actors is leading the bankability and raking in the dough on K-drama land. Kim Soo Hyun comes back from military service and immediately resumed the top spot as the highest paid actor in television with $85,000 USD per episode and in the same level is Hyun Bin at second place who more than earned his fee at $83,900. Jo In Sung stays strong rounding out the top three with $67,100 per episode despite not having a drama in recent years. Fourth place is a surprise with So Ji Sub who commands $67,000 per episode and my baby boy Lee Seung Gi ekes into the 5th spot charging $58,000 per episode tied with Lee Min Ho and Yoo Ah In. Rounding out the rest of the top 10 is Lee Jong Seok, Song Joong Ki, and Ji Chang Wook. A newcomer to the heavyweight ranks who I expect to vault into this list next year for sure is Park Seo Joon.

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Kim Yoo Jung and Ji Chang Wook Turn Convenience Store Drudgery into Romance in New Stills for SBS Drama Backstreet Rookie

I’ll say that if upcoming SBS Fri-Sat drama Backstreet Rookie is at least good then it’s already a winner. The expectations are low and this is a low budget drama anyways, at least compared to its time slot predecessor world … Continue reading

Kim Yoo Jung and Ji Chang Wook Partner Up to Take on the Convenience Store World in Posters and Preview for Backstreet Rookie

It’s an extra week wait for the arrival of next SBS Fri-Sat drama Backstreet Rookie, dropping now on June 19th. That’s ok, get things buttoned down and more time can be used to prep better. The drama released the official … Continue reading

Looking Ahead to Second Half of 2020 Dramas and Movies with Kim Soo Hyun, Park Seo Joon, IU, Suzy, Park Bo Gum and More

I did a happy clap when I saw the script reading pictures for IU and Park Seo Joon for Dream, their upcoming movie from the director of Extreme Jobs. Both are coming off highly successful last projects and collaborating with … Continue reading

Character Stills Showcases the Convenience Store Mood for SBS Drama Backstreet Rookie with Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung

Ok, I feel more relieved just by seeing Kim Yoo Jung‘s character still for SBS drama Backstreet Rookie (Convenience Store Morning Star) because the original webtoon uncomfortably sexualized the female lead character. Her character still in the new batch released … Continue reading

Kim Yoo Jung is in Charge as the Backstreet Rookie Opposite Bumbling Ji Chang Wook in First Drama Teaser

The first teaser is out for upcoming SBS Fri-Sat drama Backstreet Rookie (Korean title Convenience Store Morning Star or Convenience Store Saet Byul) and I find nothing bad about it which is a huge relief because this entire project felt … Continue reading

Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung Headline Script Reading for SBS Drama Convenience Store Morning Star

Right now SBS isn’t having the Fri-Sat night drama reception and ratings it was expecting with fantasy epic drama The King: Eternal Monarch. That doesn’t help the successor drama taking over that time slot in June with Convenience Store Morning … Continue reading

Yoona, Lee Seung Gi, and Suzy Take Part in Thanks Challenge Showing Gratitude for First Responders in Covid-19 Crisis

K-ent has a new picture challenge and in 24-hours tons of famous stars have participated sincerely by posting really low key every day backdrop pictures to support medical professional first responders facing the COVID-19 crisis. It’s called the Thanks Challenge … Continue reading

Filming Starts for K-drama Convenience Store Morning Star with Ji Chang Wook, Kim Yoo Jung, and Han Sun Hwa

South Korean drama filming continues (carefully) during the coronavirus era and fans spotted the leads of upcoming SBS drama Convenience Store Morning Star on the streets of Seoul filming. Ji Chang Wook and Kim Yoo Jung were in character as … Continue reading