I realized that nearly all of the most popular younger generation K-actors have had a chance now to play a sageuk king, prince, or even fictional modern day Korean king/emperor. It’s totally an excuse for me to collect the entire menagerie of regal hotness for a question – who is your hottest His Majesty or His Royal Highness? For me it’s a no brainer – Kim Soo Hyun in The Moon Embraces the Sun for the sageuk drama and Lee Min Ho as the modern day ruler in The King: Eternal Monarch. The former was passionate and burned brightly like the sun and the latter a royal scientist solving problems with logic, both are hot in their own way.
Other notable royal male leads in the last decade or so include, and in no particular order: Yoo Ah In twice in Jung Ok Jung, Live in Love and again in Six Flying Dragons, Song Joong Ki in Tree With Deep Roots, Shin Sung Rok in The Last Empress, Seo In Guk in The King’s Face, Yoo Seung Ho in Ruler: Master of the Mask, D. O. in 100 Days My Prince, Yeo Jin Gu in The Crowned Clown, Lee Jun Ki in Moon Lovers, Im Shi Won in The King Loves, Joo Ji Hoon in Goong (Princess Hours), Park Bo Gum in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds, Lee Dong Wook in Goblin, Jang Geun Seok in Hong Gil Dong, Lee Seung Gi in The King 2 Hearts, Jung Il Woo in The Moon Embraces the Sun, and Ji Chang Wook in Empress Ki. Whew, this is an amazing array of hotties with major power, and yes you’re welcome.
Another boy (now man) is back in town after a stint in the military, though I confess I didn’t really feel his time away much. K-actor Jung Il Woo was discharged from the military today, capping off nearly 2 years … Continue reading →
Manner legs, or when a super tall entertainer stands in an open-legged stance to lower himself, is such a unique Korean thing. I don’t recall seeing tall stars in other entertainment industries doing the pose to adjust for height differentials … Continue reading →
If Uncontrollably Fond harkens back to the early Hallyu style of melodrama, then tvN‘s Cinderella and Four Knights reminds of the mid-Hallyu male harem romance dramas such as Boys Before Flowers, You’re Beautiful, which even branched out to sageuks like … Continue reading →
I don’t think this will end up being some great debate as much as a fun time to share personal visual preferences. While Korean actors are well known for being intensely easy on the eyes, sometimes their styling onscreen and … Continue reading →
I’m finding the low key casual vibe of the cast and filming of Cinderella and Four Knights exceedingly pleasant, like a warm casual breeze on a summery day. Everything about this drama so far is so under the radar and … Continue reading →
This is one pre-produced K-drama that is filming so far off the radar it definitely benefits from the periodic news update. Manhwa to drama adapted Cinderella and Four Knights has been scooped up by cable network tvN, which at this point … Continue reading →
There have been a few script readings recently but with this new addition comes the reminder that viewing trends are changing and cable may have been the new thing a few years past but now it’s onward to online dramas. … Continue reading →
Casting is complete for upcoming web drama Cinderella and Four Knights, and is way more promising that I initially thought. Thanks to locking down K-movie actress Park So Dam, this fluffy drama adaptation of a manhwa merits a look even … Continue reading →
Casting is complete in a really surprising yet promising way for an upcoming online drama based on a popular webtoon. Cinderella and Four Knights, which already cast the two main male leads in Jung Il Woo and Ahn Jae Hyun, … Continue reading →
A new K-drama started casting recently with the addition of not one but two male leads at the same time. Jung Il Woo and Ahn Jae Hyun are reportedly inked for upcoming romantic fantasy drama Cinderella and Four Knights, adapted … Continue reading →
You know, this actually doesn’t look half-bad. The preview is out for Korean-Chinese collaboration web drama High End Crush, starring Jung Il Woo, Jin Se Yeon, and Bora of Sistar, which will premiere exclusively on Chinese web portal Sina starting … Continue reading →
This upcoming drama may or not may interest most viewers, but it’s happening come hell or high water so my take is to see what comes of it. Filming has commencing on Korean-Chinese joint production web drama High Class One-sided … Continue reading →