KBS Sageuk River Where the Moon Rises Premieres to Ratings of 6.5% and 9.4% as it Starts the Journey of Warrior Princess Kim So Hyun and Loyal Fool Ji Soo

A nice start to the lunar year of the ox so far with no big bad news around the world and for the first K-drama to premiere in this metal ox year KBS sageuk River Where the Moon Rises is also off to a promising start. The premiere episode this Monday brought in 6.5%, 9.4% ratings in the two part calculation, with the storyline moving swiftly through the adult backstory setting phase and right into the young leads Kim So Hyun‘s Ga Jin and Ji Soo‘s Ondal meeting yet again. This drama hits all the right Gorguyeo era sageuk notes, action-packed with stirring lush imagery and plenty of badassery from strong female characters. Kang Ha Neul’s guest starring role is, of course, super amazing but I am glad he and Son Ye Jin passed on the drama leads and the production aged down one whole decade because now we get the cutest pairing of assassin princess with amnesia and wholesome lunkhead who still remembers her.

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KBS Sageuk River Where the Moon Rises Releases Teaser Poster and New Striking Action Stills

I hope the production has enough footage in the bank when KBS sageuk River Where the Moon Rises premieres next month in February because I can see delays due to COVID-19, the winter weather, lunar new year and the like … Continue reading

K-actor Childhood Photos Show Progression into Hallyu Stars of Today From Hyun Bin, Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Min Ho, Ji Chang Wook, and More

Come one, come all, come get all your oppa and dongsaeng childhood pictures galore and marvel at how everyone grew up into the hotties we know today. It’s impossible to deny that many a K-actress got some surgical help to … Continue reading

Top Stars Kim Hee Ae, Hyun Bin, Gong Hyo Jin, and Kang Ha Neul Receive Commendations at the 2020 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards

The 2020 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards took place this week in Seoul with an actual ceremony though very understated as it’s a government sponsored function. It’s organized by the government’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the … Continue reading

Sageuk Moon Rising Over the River Confirms Cast of Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo, Lee Ji Hoon, and Choi Yu Hwa with Guest Appearance by Kang Ha Neul

This is going to be a large scale sageuk so it’s reassuring to have the main cast confirmed this year. The drama Moon Rising Over the River has settled on it’s main cast and one high profile special appearance. Ji … Continue reading

When the Camellia Blooms and Crash Landing on You Cast Takes Home Prizes at 2020 Seoul International Drama Awards

The 2020 Seoul International Drama Awards will take place remotely this year due to travel limitations. It’s the 14th year for this ceremony and it awards both Korean dramas and shows around the world. Focusing on the Korean drama winners, … Continue reading

When the Camellia Blooms Wins Best Drama at the 2020 Korean Broadcasting Awards and Kang Ha Neul Wins Actor Award

This year’s 2020 Korean Broadcasting Awards is actually the 47th annual so is quite a long running and established critical body. This year’s live ceremony will be cancelled due to COVID-19 but next week the winners will record their acceptance … Continue reading

Netizens Have Fun with Top K-ent Actors and Idols with Face Swap App Turning into Beautiful Women

Okay, the title may be a bit misleading because not every handsome/charming Korean actor and idol could be considered beautiful if they were turned into women versions. The popular face changing app that swaps genders is all the rage last … Continue reading

K-netizens Cast Votes for Their Pick for 2020 Lead Acting Drama Baeksang with Hyun Bin as Best Actor and Kim Hee Ae as Best Actress

The Baeksang Awards doesn’t have a popularity award and for the most part it’s stayed relatively true to its determination of merit over buzz despite nearly all Korean entertainment awards devolving into a popularity contest to draw in viewers. It’s … Continue reading