Drama Posters and Long Preview for MBC Drama Two Cops Premiering This Monday

It’s drama premiere week for MBC, languishing in last place and besieged by a labor strike to out a corrupt network president. On Monday new soul-swap police drama Two Cops arrives, followed on Wed-Thurs by rom-com I am Not a Robot. I’m more excited for the latter due to the subject matter and cast but am hopeful the former is solid fare for the sake of talented male lead Jo Jung Seok. He’s going to play double duty to carry the drama, playing a no nonsense police detective and also the same detective with the soul of a swindler’s personality inside. The swindler is played by smirky Kim Sun Ho, with female lead Hyeri as a dogged reporter and hopefully not the type to stupidly rush into crime scenes and dangerous investigations though that appears to be the way K-dramas write every single female reporter. The drama is by the PD of Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok Joo and A New Leaf with the script by a newbie screenwriter that won the 2016 KBS crime drama writing competition and was later picked up by MBC. 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