MBC Mon-Tues Drama Two Cops with Jo Jung Seok and Hyeri Hold Script Reading

I see the casting for the upcoming MBC drama Two Cops and deciding to be optimistic I notice the reunion of a bunch of Answer Me alums. Leading lady Hyeri from Answer Me 1988 gets to work with supporting leads Hoya and Lee Si Eun from Answer Me 1997. If all three bring the same level of heart and acting sincerity as seen in their Answer Me performances, then things are looking promising for male lead Jo Jung Seok who really is too talented to waste his time in a drama with a decent story that is hamstrung by limited acting. Two Cops is about a dogged detective who shares his body with a swindler and together they end up solving more cases with the usual opposites double the effectiveness mantra of K-dramas. The drama will take over the Mon-Tues time slot from 20th Century Boy and Girl, which got a one week late premiere so Two Cops just started filming and will likely have a good head start. Continue reading

Goblin and Gong Yoo Lead the Nominations for the 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards

The nominations are out for the 53rd annual Baeksang Arts Awards, to be held on May 3rd in Seoul. Leading the pack on the television side of the nominations is last year’s runaway cable drama hit Goblin: The Lonely and … 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

Park Bo Gum Beats Out Song Joong Ki as Winner of Gallup Poll Korea’s Top Drama Actor of 2016

Wow, I’m rather impressed someone beat Song Joong Ki in this year’s vote for a drama category poll, but then again I don’t think Joong Ki minds in the least when it’s one of his best friends Park Bo Gum. … Continue reading

Broadcasting Hijinks Abound in Latest Teaser for News Station Rom-com Incarnation of Jealousy

Whatever SBS is trying to sell with Incarnation of Jealousy, I totally am buying on the strength of leads Gong Hyo Jin and Jo Jung Seok. This drama definitely looks more wacky than the most recent broadcasting themed drama Producers, … Continue reading

K-stars Walk the VIP Movie Premiere Carpet for Son Ye Jin Film Princess Deokhye

The turnout was a smidge on the less-than-star-studded side for the VIP movie premiere of period film Princess Deokhye, starring Son Ye Jin and Park Hae Il on the life of the last princess of Korea. On the plus side … Continue reading