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 then being massively jetlagged from said flight. All in all I lost 36 hours and also the ability to collect and post about the fashion and winners from the splashy employee appreciation fests. This year some of the trends were switched up – MBC which has a record of splitting Daesangs actually gave the Grand Award to one winner Lee Jong Seok for W: Two Worlds but the win was tarnished by it being decided by fan voting; over at SBS it was veteran Han Seok Kyu who took home the Daesang for his role in Romantic Teacher, Doctor Kim which was basically giving it to the deserving veteran who had the hit drama; and it was KBS which went the split Daesang route and handed it to Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo for Descendants of the Sun. Most of the big name drama stars that did a drama this year showed up at the awards in fashions that were raided from the bridal section (so much white!) with the rest being safe and pretty. One of these days imma send a Chinese coordi over to shake things up.
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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

Incarnation of Jealousy Showcases Different Styles for Leads Gong Hyo Jin, Jo Jung Seok, and Go Kyung Pyo

This is one upcoming K-drama that is filming comparatively under the radar, which is a good thing if the end results blow everyone away because it hasn’t been overly hyped. SBS landed Incarnation of Jealousy after a tug of war … Continue reading

A-list Actresses Gong Hyo Jin and Kim Ha Neul in Direct Competition in Late Summer 2016 K-dramas

It’s A-list actress versus A-list actress in a direct match up now confirmed for late summer 2016. KBS has signed on Kim Ha Neul to headline On the Way to the Airport in its Wed-Thurs time slot, pairing her up … Continue reading

Korean BBJX Cast and More Stars Attend VIP Movie Premiere to Support Kang Ha Neul

The stars were out at the VIP premiere for indie Korean movie Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet, and the presence mostly skewed young thanks to the headlining star that is Kang Ha Neul. Kang Ha Neul had half of … Continue reading