tvN Has Another Fast Success with Sat-Sun Drama Live Up to Your Name with Kim Nam Gil and Kim Ah Joong

Looks like Goblin will be tvN‘s most successful drama for the a considerable time atop the perch, but the network continues to churn out quality fare on a consistent basis even if not every project is a success. After Goblin on the Sat-Sun time slot the network followed with two disappointing dramas in Tomorrow With You with Shin Mina and Lee Je Hoon and Chicago Typewriter with Yoo Ah In and Im Soo Jung, both high profile due to the big names leads and also prominent directing and writing talent. Both failed to resonate with viewers but subsequently the network has now two low key successes under it belt with the darker Stranger (Secret Forest) which started at 3% and ended with over 6% ratings, and now the followup Live Up to Your Name (Dr. Heo) is doing massive ratings jumps right off the bat with episode 1 getting 2.715% and continuous increases to the latest episode 4 at 5.998% nearly breaking 6. I’m thoroughly enjoying Live Up to Your Name with both leads Kim Nam Gil as the time-traveling Joseon traditional medicine doctor and Kim Ah Joong as the modern day surgeon, they have fantastic chemistry and are lucky to have a well-written drama to support the continued narrative development. Continue reading

Posters and Funny Teasers for tvN Time-traveling Doctor Drama Live Up to Your Name with Kim Nam Gil and Kim Ah Joong

This reverse Dr. Jin snuck up on me but the surprise factor totally worked with this one because I’m unexpectedly intrigued with it’s lighthearted teasers when the concept seemed more dramatic and serious. Live Up to Your Name (Deserving of … Continue reading

School-aged Pictures of Popular Hallyu K-actresses Show the Before and After

I did a post awhile back on the school age before and after pictures of Korea’s male stars. It’s time for the ladies counterpart post and who better to top it off than the three renowned prettiest actresses in Korea. … Continue reading

The 50th Annual Baeksang Awards Wrap Up with Jeon Ji Hyun and Song Kang Ho Winning the Daesang

The 50th annual Baeksang Art Awards concluded last night and actually managed to not render me wholly disappointed even with next to zero expectations. I can’t say the entire endeavor rewarded and feted the most deserving movies, dramas, actors, and … Continue reading

Winners and Pretty Outfits from the 49th Baeksang Awards

Kim Min Hee is having arguably the best year of her life – she’s the newest Best Actress (Film) winner at the just completed 49th Baeksang Awards, and her newly outed relationship with Jo In Sung lit up the news … Continue reading

A Collection of K-Actress Brides

Spring is here, and with it comes wedding season. If you’re married it feels anticlimactic, if you’re single it feels like an interminable slog. But weddings are always great for checking out the bride’s wedding gown, and giving it the … Continue reading