K-drama Producers Lamenting Huge Hole in Late 20’s Leading Men Due to Military Service

Production companies of K-dramas shared with the media its very valid concern with upcoming year leading men casting due to the large exodus of military service bound this year in 2017. Starting with Lee Min Ho, the list of talented and famous K-drama leading men who have left for the military now include Joo Won, Kim Soo Hyun, Ji Chang Wook, Kang Ha Neul, Lee Joon, Taecyeon, and Im Shi Wan. Everyone of these men have been K-drama leads and many delivering big ratings hits. This will be a chance from the younger less famous 20-something actors to step up their game and prove they can succeed as leading men, but with ratings so elusive these days I can see why producers are really sad to not have these famous faces around for the next two years. Continue reading

Young K-stars Out in Force to Support Park Seo Joon and Kang Ha Neul at VIP Premiere of Midnight Runners

The cool friends contingent was out in force to support the bromance cop antics movie Midnight Runners starring Park Seo Joon and Kang Ha Neul. The former is coming off a well-received turn in K-drama Fight My Way while the … Continue reading

Kang Ha Neul Confirms Sept 11 Military Enlistment and Puts on Bromance Show with Park Seo Joon Promoting Cop Caper Movie Midnight Runners

One aspect of the Korean mandatory military service is the male bonding of all enlisted, with plenty of life long friendships formed through shared experiences. If that’s the case I’m rather sad that K-actor Kang Na Neul just confirmed his … Continue reading

Attendees at VIP Movie Premiere of Battleship Island Reach Stratospheric Levels of Star Gazing

There may be a new standard in quality and quantity of star attendees to the VIP movie premiere of period war escape movie Battleship Island. I saw one of my faves Yoo Seung Ho trading his ruler period garb for … Continue reading

K-Bu Bu Jing Xin Sets Fastest Record by Breaking 300 Million Views in 3 Days on China’s Youku

The disappointing Korean domestic premiere ratings for the first three episodes of K-adaptation of Bu Bu Jing Xin may take a herculean effort on the production team to reverse. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (Bobogyungsim: Ryeo) is mired in just … Continue reading

K-Bu Bu Jing Xin Settles into 3rd Episode with 7.0% Ratings But Breaks 100 Million Views on Youku Streaming in 16 Hours

It’s time to render first opinions after giving the K-version of Bu Bu Jing Xin a three episode premiere week to get the ball rolling. Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo (Bobogyungsim: Ryeo) doesn’t appear to be the potential ratings winner that … Continue reading

Moonlight Drawn by Clouds Jumps in Ratings and Takes the Mon-Tues Lead Over Premiering K-Bu Bu Jing Xin

The showdown of the Mon-Tues sageuks has an out of the gate winner – congrats to KBS youth period drama Moonlight Drawn by Clouds for vaulting in the ratings for episode 3 this Monday and taking the runaway lead against … Continue reading

K-Bu Bu Jing Xin Sets a New Record Sale Price to China and Gorgeous Cast Attends Press Conference

Looks like all it took was a K-drama adapted from a popular Chinese source novel for the rumored Chinese entertainment ban on K-ent to be lifted. The K-version of Bu Bu Jing Xin (Startling With Each Step) has just set … Continue reading