tvN Drama This Life is Our First Hits a Home Run in Narrative and Acting Awesomeness Right Off the Bat

My favorite new K-drama is here and Mon-Tues will be owned by tvN‘s cohabitation rom-com This Life is Our First. As suspected when I heard the premise and saw the first promos, this is the K-version of hit J-dorama Nigeru wa Haji da ga Yaku ni Tatsu (We Married as a Job or the literal translation title of Runaway is Ashamed But Helpful) which spawned a hit dance routine and elevated the careers of leads Aragaki Yui and Hoshino Gen.

It’s not a direct adaptation since the backgrounds and whys of how leads Jung So Min and Lee Min Ki end up living together are different, but done in a way that makes This Life meaningful with the Korean influences and a story all its own. So far it’s fantabulous and also the Jung So Min show as she is luminous, lovable, and shining so bright I’m getting full blown Yoon Eun Hye in her prime flashbacks. Lee Min Ki nails his slightly Aspergers character and is the perfect foil for Jung So Min’s warmth and 30 year old womanly hopes, dreams, and despairs. I love this drama so much already! 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