Kim Young Dae of Extraordinary You is the Third Kang Dong Won Doppleganger After Joo Won

Yup, it’s all in the bone structure and it’s undeniable. The MBC Wed-Thurs high school youth romance drama Extraordinary You is basically fertile ground for new talent sourcing. Aside from Lee Jae Wook, there’s also fresh faced Kim Young Dae who is decent on the acting front but got my attention more for being a younger version of movie actor Kang Dong Won. Even funnier is that there is already an industry acknowledged younger Kang Dong Won in Joo Won, so basically the three guys need to all play brothers or different decades of each other in a movie or drama. I think Kim Young Dae is trying his best to add personality and uniqueness to what is essentially a mash up of two iconic Lee Min Ho drama roles – Gu Jun Pyo from Boys Before Flowers and Kim Tan in Heirs – but since he’s still clueless as to the characters in a manhwa aspect of his existence he’s saddled with the remaining one-dimensional character and I need to see him wake up to assess if he’s got deeper potential. But looks-wise he’s got the bad boy vibe down pat. Continue reading

Gong Yoo Leads Off the 2018 January Movie Star Rankings Even Without an Acting Project in 2017

An entire year and a half without a movie, and also an entire year without a drama on top of that, and still top Hallyu star Gong Yoo leads off the first 2018 Korean movie star poll rankings ahead of … Continue reading

Korean Women Polled Most Want to Spend Valentine’s Day With Gong Yoo Followed by Park Bo Gum and Song Joong Ki

There’s someone for everyone and that goes for dream dates as well as real ones. A recent poll on Korea asked thousands of women who they wanted to go on a Valentine’s Day date with and the results match the … Continue reading

Korean Ladies Magazine Picks Top 10 Favorite K-actors as of March 2016

A recent Korean ladies magazine poll at the end of March is an interesting peek into how the domestic female viewers feel about how the hot Korean actors the English-speaking drama world fangirls over. It’s not the same list, that’s … Continue reading