Jinyoung of B1A4 Back From Army Service and in Talks for KBS Heartwarming Comedy Drama Police Academy with Cha Tae Hyun

Gosh, they grow up so fast. Every time I see an actor come back from South Korea’s mandatory military service I will have known that my kids are two years older and it’s just a bittersweet feeling. Singer-actor Jinyoung (Jung Jin Young) of B1A4 and Moonlight Drawn by Clouds and Persevere, Goo Hae Ra has completed his army service after enlisting in mid-2019. He’s caught my eye as a rookie actor since he ventured into that side of K-ent and I feel like he left for service before his acting career could really take off. He’s got potential and I expect if he picks the right roles he could really male solo leading man in 2-3 years. He’s already got his first possible comeback role as the younger police academy recruit in upcoming KBS drama Police Academy, which will likely star Cha Tae Hyun in the role of the sunbae. Welcome back Jinyoung and good luck on phase 2 of your career progression.

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tvN Assembles Talented Cast for Legal Drama Devilish Judge with Ji Sung, Kim Min Jung, Jinyoung, and Park Gyu Young

The cast is set for second half of 2021 tvN legal beagle drama Devilish Judge (Demon Judge), which I feel like has been in the works for a long time but it’s finally got a time slot so that’s reassuring. … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun Takes Home the Acting Category Daesang at the 2020 Asia Artist Awards with Lots of Popular Stars Attending

I had heard the 2020 Asia Artist Awards may be postponed due to COVID-19 increasing in South Korea but it went on this weekend, without an audience but actually really nice to see many popular stars taking the time to … Continue reading

Lee Bo Young and Yoo Ji Tae Confirmed for K-drama The Most Beautiful Moment in Life with Jinyoung and Jeon So Ni Playing Their College Age Counterparts

Another 2020 K-drama has confirmed the lead cast and it sounds so much like hit movie Introduction to Architecture. Yoo ji Tae and Lee Bo Young are signed on for upcoming drama The Most Beautiful Moment in Life with youngsters … Continue reading

After Kingdom, Netflix Produces Two More K-dramas Love Alarm and Because It’s My First Love

Streaming and rental entertainment giant Netflix got into K-dramas in a big way starting off 2019 with the well-received first season of zombie sageuk drama Kingdom. The second season for Kingdom is underway in filming but arriving before that will … 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

First Annual Seoul Awards Creates New Red Carpet and Winners in Drama and Film Categories

This week K-ent decided to create a new awards show on top of the countless ones already in existence. The 1st ever Seoul Awards, not to be confused with the Seoul Drama Awards, took place this week to honor both … Continue reading

Park Min Young Pretty in Blue Leading Mostly Fashion Fails at Movie Premiere of Ji Chang Wook’s Fabricated City

I’m way more fascinated by the fashion, mostly lack thereof, parade at the VIP movie premiere for the thriller movie Fabricated City than I am in the actual movie. Starring Ji Chang Wook and Shim Eun Kyung, the movie is … Continue reading

Lee Jun Ki and Seo Hyun Jin Lead the 2016 K-stars in Baby Cuteness Pictorial for Adoption Campaign

Pairing popularity celebrities with philanthropic or social causes is always a smart move, but a triple applause for combining that combo with adorable babies. Cosmopolitan Korea released a new black-and-white but oh so adorable pictorial of Korean stars cradling chubby … Continue reading

Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung Attend Moonlight Drawn by Clouds Drama Wrap Fan Meeting

The supreme cuteness that is sageuk drama Moonlight Drawn by Clouds reversed the ratings bottom trend for KBS on Mon-Tues and delivered a much needed buzz for the viewing audience. I like dramas to get viewers hooked and excited, the … Continue reading