Junho, Kim Tae Ri, Squid Game, and D.P. are the Big Television Side Winners at the 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards

The annual Baeksang Arts Awards was held this Friday night in Seoul and the 2022 edition totally dropped some surprises and some expected wins. In a first, the winner of the Popularity Awards Junho and Kim Tae Ri also won the Best Acting prizes in their respective categories. Junho took home Best Actor Drama for The Red Sleeve Cuff and Twenty Five, Twenty One netted Kim Tae Ri Best Actress Drama. K-netizens seem most surprised Junho won over Lee Jung Jae for Squid Game, and that if he didn’t win for SQ then he would get the Daesang which one year went to Kim Hye Ja but here it was Squid Game the drama that won the television side Daesang. The Best Actress side I think was a toss-up between Kim Tae Ri and veteran Kim Hye Soo for Juvenile Justice. The Best Drama award went to D.P., SQ’s PD Hwang Dong Hyuk took the Best Director prize, and Best Script went to the writer for Juvenile Justice Kim Min Seok so the Netflix dramas definitely scored here. Cho Hyun Chul won Best Supporting Actor for D.P., Best Supporting Actress winner was Kim Shin Rok in Hellbound, it was Koo Kyo Hwan getting the win for D.P. as Best New Actor and his counterpart was Kim Hye Jun winning Best Supporting Actress for Inspector Koo.

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Nam Joo Hyuk, Suzy, Jung Hae In, Jisoo and Many More K-stars Attend the Dior Event in Seoul for a Fashion Parade Day

Usually fashion events in K-ent have a handful of stars attending, if I see six or more then it’s a solid event but this weekend’s Christian Dior soiree in Seoul had easily a dozen probably more big name and popular … Continue reading

Ha Ji Won, Kang Ha Neul, and Jung Hae In Confirmed for Big Budget K-drama Curtain Call Formerly Titled Tree Dies on Their Feet

Well this new drama title certainly captures the “hire an actor to play a fake grandson” central plot a whole lot more. The K-drama formerly titled Tree Dies on Their Feet is now called Curtain Call and has secured the … Continue reading

K-netizen Sentiment Finally Turns Back Towards jTBC Drama Snowdrop After Multiple Episodes Reveal it’s a North Korean Hostage Drama and Not Distorting the History of the Student Democracy Movement of the late 1980’s

The saga of jTBC drama Snowdrop will be one for the history books in terms of it being a Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride sort of misconception combined with miscommunication. After 7-episodes worth of storytelling showing that the drama is really … Continue reading

jTBC Drama Snowdrop Controversy Appears to be Petering Out with K-netizens as the Series Starts to Gain Traction on Disney+ with Asian Viewers

It’s only the third week of airing for jTBC Fri-Sat period romance and spy drama Snowdrop but goodness it feels like a lifetime’s worth of controversy and news ink spilled on said controversy. There was even a lawsuit and an … Continue reading

Beleaguered jTBC Drama Snowdrop Ratings Fall to 1% Range in Episodes 3-4 as Acting Criticism of Female Lead Jisoo Rises

So this weekend there are new topics to discuss about jTBC weekend drama Snowdrop outside of K-netizens wanting to yeet it out of existence for distorting sensitive aspects of modern South Korean history on the student democracy movement of the … Continue reading