Master of Noodles on KBS Secures Cast of Chun Jung Myung, Jo Jae Hyun, and Jung Yumi

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So it looks like this noodle god drama really is happening, even if the storyboard sounds weird, the time slot potentially even weirder, and the production team the weirdest of all. KBS has cast upcoming Wed-Thurs Master: God of Noodles to headline Chun Jung Myung, Jo Jae Hyun, Jung Yumi and Lee Sang Yeob. But the drama is following Descendants of the Sun and I worry it has nowhere near the star power or interesting concept alone to retain the viewers.

Even more concerning is the PD has only one drama the daily Cheer Up, Mr Kim under his belt, and the screenwriter’s only other drama is writing the first ten episodes of Age of Feeling (Inspiring Generation). A proven combo this isn’t, and even with the added supporting cast of Baro, Gong Seung Yeon and Kim Jae Young, nothing about this drama on paper sounds like a plausible hit. With that said, it could be so weird as to make it worth watching, sorta like Blade Man. KBS certainly is willing to take odder risks. Continue reading

2014 KBS Year End Drama Awards

Despite being the perennial prime time ratings loser in 2014, the KBS Drama Awards¬†was heads and tails better than what MBC put on the night before in both fashion, star power, and actually awarding quality acting. Of course not every … Continue reading

K-ent News Pundits Predict Who Will Win the 2014 Network Year End Drama Award Daesang

The K-ent news pundits have started speculating about the three prime time Korean network Year End Drama awards and which actor or actress will nab the coveted Daesang (Grand Prize).¬†SBS had the best year thanks to once-in-a-decade type of buzzy … Continue reading

Jo In Sung Wins the Daesang at the 2014 APAN Star Awards

I posted two weeks ago about the nominees for the 2014 APAN Star Awards and how some choices were pretty legit while others strangely unfathomable. Pretty much the usual when it comes to acting awards in Korean drama entertainment. Last … Continue reading

The 50th Annual Baeksang Awards Wrap Up with Jeon Ji Hyun and Song Kang Ho Winning the Daesang

The 50th annual Baeksang Art Awards concluded last night and actually managed to not render me wholly disappointed even with next to zero expectations. I can’t say the entire endeavor rewarded and feted the most deserving movies, dramas, actors, and … Continue reading

Weekend Drama Scandal with Kim Jae Won Continues to Be Awesome Past the Midway Point

There is finally a weekend K-drama worth watching, and one that fully does justice to the meaty grist of the makjang genre. MBC‘s throwback Scandal: That Very Shocking and Immoral Incident is one drama that has exceeded all my expectations. … Continue reading