Filming Starts for jTBC Medical Drama Life with Lee Dong Wook and Jo Seung Woo

I have high hopes for upcoming jTBC medical drama Life, as always the standard to try and reach remains the classic White Tower which recently MBC re-aired and still got ratings. Life centers around a hospital with doctors played by Lee Dong Wook, Jo Seung Woo, Won Jin Ah, and Moon So Ri among a crazy talented supporting cast. The PD is one of my faves in terms of directorial talent, having helmed Live Up to Your Name, Dear My Friends, My Secret Hotel, Doctor Stranger and Tamra the Island, what a list of gorgeously directed dramas even if some had wonky scripts. Writing Life is the screenwriter of Secret Forest and The Great Seer so that’s promising as well, not to mention its airing on cable network jTBC which is coming off the best year ever with its dramas in 2017 in terms of ratings and acclaim. I can’t wait! Continue reading

Drama and Movie Nominees Announced for the 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards

The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Awards nominees are out and honestly each year I care a smidge less because I watch less of all the offerings and also the older one gets the less emotionally invested in these show affairs. … Continue reading

K-advertisers Name Most Valuable 2016 Entertainment Brands in Korea

Brand awareness and strength is a critical assessment element in the marketing industry, and stars have long since joined in the pool of companies and products which consumers connect with. The Korean advertising association released a data set this week … Continue reading

Update on Upcoming K-dramas Golden Time, Horse Doctor, and The Secret Lovers

Summer is right around the corner, but the drama planning chugs along towards the Fall season already. MBC, always known for its epic (long) dramas, is turning back to its behemoth success of the 60+ episode Queen Seon Deok (also … Continue reading