First Stills for Weekend Drama Father is Strange with Lee Joon and Jung So Min

I’ve not watched a weekend K-drama in quite some months but upcoming KBS 50-episode weekend drama Father is Strange is luring me back with its quirky siren song. Veterans Kim Young Chul and Kim Hae Sook are the parents of a family with four grown kids who must deal with the arrival of Lee Joon’s former idol actor claiming to be another child. Lee Yoo Ri and Ryu Soo Young are the older leads with their own romance, and Jung So Min is Lee Yoo Ri’s sister and also likely the main love interest. Aside from the solid cast I’m also curious to see how the screenwriter of some epic hits like Be Strong Geum Soon and Ojakkyo Brothers does in her return to the family drama genre. Father is Strange premieres the first week of March taking over for Laurel Tree Tailors. Continue reading

Song Joong Ki Takes Home Daesang at 2016 APAN Star Awards

It’s not exactly awards season yet in K-ent but the chips are falling as expected even for the one-off awards event such as the just held APAN Star Awards sponsored by the Daejeon Drama Festival. The big winner was Descendants … Continue reading

K-ent Lookalikes Back in the News as Bora and Han Chae Young Posts Adorable Sisterly Selfie

It’s so cute when celebrities recognize their own lookalikes, it saves fans the trouble of doing double takes. Last week Sistar‘s Bora ran into K-actress Han Chae Young at an event and the two took a selfie asking their fans … Continue reading

Lee Min Ho and Moon Chae Won Lead the K-stars Attending the 19th Annual Bucheon Film Festival

This is one of the smaller film festivals in Korea but the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) actually celebrated it’s 19th year holding the event this week. Not bad for a film festival held in one of the smaller … Continue reading

Kim Woo Bin Leads a Smaller Parade of Stars at the 16th Jeonju International Film Festival

Last week was the opening ceremony of the 16th annual Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), the second largest film festival in Korea but still a ways away from the star-studded glitz of the largest film festival in the Busan. JIFF … Continue reading