Joo Won is Contemplative in First Post Military Pictorial in Arena Magazine

I don’t think the K-ent landscape has changed dramatically for K-actor Joo Won in the nearly two years he’s been away serving his military service. He already experienced the steep drop off in ratings for prime time dramas and the emergence of cable as a new force to be reckoned with, but returning last month he is re-entering entertainment at a time when the industry is being rocked with sexual violence, tax evasion, prostitution, and bribery scandals/crimes. Joo Won has always struck me as a goofy big dork and that image probably serves him well returning to the public eye, not to mention just generally being a decent dude in real life who did his civic duty and works hard at his acting career. I’m excited to see what he picks as his first post-military project and hopefully the time serving has given him further perspective. Continue reading

Who Are K-dramas Best Ugly Criers – Past, Present, and Future

Kisses and tears are two of the more memorable aspects of K-dramas because the early Hallyu dramas piled on romance and misery in equally measure to create the world of K-drama melodramas as we know it. Over the years the … Continue reading

K-drama Producers Lamenting Huge Hole in Late 20’s Leading Men Due to Military Service

Production companies of K-dramas shared with the media its very valid concern with upcoming year leading men casting due to the large exodus of military service bound this year in 2017. Starting with Lee Min Ho, the list of talented … Continue reading

K-ent Reports on New Leading Men Battle on Mon-Tues Nights with Park Seo Joon, Kim Young Kwang and Joo Won

The Mon-Tues slot is about to get a much needed refresher but sadly it won’t be my favorite battle to the death when three new prime time dramas premiere at the same time. Next week comes the first showdown between … Continue reading