Kim Go Eun the Leading Candidate for Female Lead in The King: Eternal Sovereign Opposite Lee Min Ho

This is just behind-the-news chatter but K-ent is reporting that casting is underway for Kim Eun Sook‘s next drama The King: Eternal Sovereign after confirming the crucial male lead role last week with Lee Min Ho. Of course all eyes are on who lands the coveted though also sometimes thankless role of the female lead in what is always more male-centric in how Kim Eun Sook writes her dramas. But this is certainly going to be another ratings hit with lots of exposure, so I was hoping for someone who hadn’t worked with Kim Eun Sook before but now it appears she’s leaning towards using Goblin female lead Kim Go Eun again. I found Kim Go Eun’s role weak and her performance mostly passable in Goblin, one of her weakest outings as an actress, but if she’s cast I won’t be upset more like meh. Like Lee Min Ho’s male lead which is two characters in parallel worlds, the female lead and the rest of the main cast will also be playing two roles and she will be both a detective and also an ordinary citizen in the world where Korea still has a king. Continue reading

Famed K-drama Screenwriters Kim Eun Sook and Kim Eun Hee Hold Joint Question-Answer Session in Seoul

If you love screenwriter Kim Eun Hee and/or Kim Eun Sook, the two sat down for a joint question-and-answer session this week in Seoul to share thoughts on their streak of successful K-dramas through the years. First they were asked … Continue reading

Byun Yo Han and Kim Sa Rang Join Kim Eun Sook’s Period Romance Mr. Sunshine in Supporting Roles

I normally would tag any Kim Eun Sook drama a ratings sure thing, she’s never had a flop unlike many of her successful peers who toggle success and failure equally. Especially with her last two dramas Goblin and Descendants of … Continue reading

K-drama Viewers Polled Picked Kim Eun Sook as Favorite Screenwriter Followed by Kim Eun Hee and Noh Hee Kyung

Ranking K-drama screenwriters whether by quality or personal like is much harder than the actors and actresses that bring their narratives to life on television. Very few become household names, requiring hit after hit after hit and a longevity that … Continue reading

Goblin and Gong Yoo Lead the Nominations for the 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards

The nominations are out for the 53rd annual Baeksang Arts Awards, to be held on May 3rd in Seoul. Leading the pack on the television side of the nominations is last year’s runaway cable drama hit Goblin: The Lonely and … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki and Screenwriter Kim Eun Sook Take the 1-2 Position Atop the K-ent People Power List of 2016

Even topping this poll once is cause for congratulations so this is certainly the cherry on top of K-actor Song Joong Ki‘s crazy year of popularity to rank number 1 in the Power People List of 2016. It’s the 47th … Continue reading

Gong Yoo, Kim Go Eun, and Lee Dong Wook Sit Down with Drama Cast for Goblin Script Reading

The fantasy elements and the fantastic cast has assembled like the next generation of superheros to bring home potential ratings gold for famed screenwriter Kim Eun Sook. She was present along with PD Lee Eun Bok, who directed her Descendants … Continue reading