Kim Hee Sun and Kim Sun Ah’s Woman of Dignity Breaks jTBC Ratings Record Held by Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

I’ve heard the current buzz in dramaland has been with recently ended tvN drama Secret Forest (Stranger), which got high cable ratings starting over 3% and going up steadily to end with 6.5% for the final episode. I’ve yet to catch up with the darker dramas as summer time I’m in the mood for lighter fare, even light poorly plotted fluff like Bride of the Water God, so I did notice chatter around Secret Forest I didn’t hear much over on the jTBC side with it’s ladies centric drama Woman of Dignity with Kim Hee Sun and Kim Sun Ah. Turns out South Korea is raving and obsessed with this drama as female lead Kim Hee Sun has been the number 1 advertising star in the weekly rankings for three weeks in a row now while Kim Sun Ah is so amazing as the antagonist even her friends and family are all calling to yell at her for being so awful in the drama. Even more amazing is that Woman of Dignity has just surpassed earlier this year’s Strong Woman Do Bong Soon as the highest rated jTBC drama episode of all time. Strong Woman’s final episode got 9.668% and Woman of Dignity’s most recent episode 16 brought in 9.986% ratings. And it’s not even the last episode for Woman which has four more episodes to air so audiences are excited to see if it can break the 10% drama ratings mark. Continue reading

Song Joong Ki Takes Home Daesang at 2016 APAN Star Awards

It’s not exactly awards season yet in K-ent but the chips are falling as expected even for the one-off awards event such as the just held APAN Star Awards sponsored by the Daejeon Drama Festival. The big winner was Descendants … 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

K-media Assembles Top 5 Most Beautiful Actresses in Kim Hee Sun, Son Ye Jin, Han Ga In, Song Hye Kyo, and Kim Tae Hee

With Descendants of the Sun doing gangbuster prime time ratings, the best since You From Another Star two years ago, it gives K-media a chance to wax rhapsodic about the A-list actresses who continue to deliver in looks and/or ratings. A … Continue reading

C-drama Ice Fantasy with Feng Shao Feng and Victoria Song Drop Visually Entertaining Trailer

Consider me pleasantly surprised and not at all unhappy that the initial gloom and doom prognostications for upcoming otherwordly C-drama Ice Fantasy may not have been warranted. The first teaser trailer is out and does not look bad at all, … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun Wins Daesang at the 4th Annual APAN Star Awards

To the surprise of no one, Kim Soo Hyun racked up another Daesang this weekend, taking home the top prize at the 4th annual APAN Star Awards for his performance in Producer. Kim Hee Sun won Top Excellence Female in … Continue reading

2015 Korea Drama Awards Has Misaeng and Heard it Through the Grapevine Getting Most Nods

On the even of the Seoul Drama Awards, another Korean awards show has released its nominees list for 2015 dramas and the result is a decidedly mixed bag. While I agree with the nominations for Heard it Through the Grapevine … Continue reading

Kim Tae Hee, Lee Young Ae, and Jeon Ji Hyun Top the Netizen’s Ranking of the 20 Most Beautiful Female K-stars

Kim Tae Hee is having a very good August 2015, that’s for sure. Her new drama Yongpal with Joo Won is a major hit (relatively speaking in this day and age of depressed television ratings), and now she’s garnered another … Continue reading