OCN Supernatural Thriller The Guest Premieres to Solid Ratings for Effective Scary Story and Cinematic Visuals

The newly premiered OCN Wed-Thurs drama The Guest (or Hand: The Guest) feels like it came one month late. It should have premiered in August during the traditional lunar new year ghost month because it is hella creepy and thoroughly perfect for sending shivers down the spines of viewers. I’ve watched the first two episodes and loved it but goodness is it legit creepy and bloody. Domestic audiences loved it as well as episode 1 premiered with 1.575% and episode 2 nearly doubled that with 2.902%. Congrats to OCN for another supernatural procedural hit and to the two male leads Kim Dong Wook and Kim Jae Wook for being pitch perfect in their respective roles as a psychic shaman turned taxi driving detective and an exorcism performing priest. Jung Eun Chae is the weak leading lady link but it doesn’t detract from the well produced visuals and really interesting story about a menacing and psychotic ghost killer that has impacted the three leads lives since childhood as they band together as adults to finally take him down. Continue reading

OCN Supernatural Thriller Hand: The Guest Confirms Cast of Kim Jae Wook, Kim Dong Wook, and Jung Eun Chae

The drama with one of the worst sounding titles is off to start with one of the best casts around, insofar as it makes for somewhat of a Coffee Prince reunion. OCN religious and supernatural themed police thriller Hand: The … Continue reading

Korean Acting Stars Shine on the MAMA 2017 Hong Kong Red Carpet

Since I don’t follow K-pop the interest in the pan-Asian Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) is solely on the attendee star power of many K-stars. The Hong Kong show last night was a total win for me on the actors … Continue reading

Lee Young Ae and Song Joong Ki Lead Big Name K-star Appearances at 2017 MAMA

Keep you eyes peeled on November 25th for the 2017 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), the latest spectacle put on by music network Mnet to further promote Hallyu pop and entertainment. I’m guessing big K-pop winners are likely the big … Continue reading

Temperature of Love Screenwriter Teases that Drama Ending Could be Different than Book in Who Female Leads Ends Up With

I’m ready to put K-drama screenwriter Ha Myung Hee on my shit list now, I’ve concurred with a lot of the criticism lobbed at her for her previous dramas Doctors, High Society and even her earliest works One Warm Word and … Continue reading

Jang Geun Seok Provides Coffee Truck to Temperature of Love and More Park Shin Hye Cameo Stills

I continue to follow along to the increasingly morose romantic travails of SBS Mon-Tues drama Temperature of Love. I get why certain viewers loved it from the start and continued to champion the drama even as my initially like turned … Continue reading

K-stars Descend on the Red Carpet of the 2017 Busan International Film Festival

If there is just one fashion slayer on the red carpet for a Korean entertainment event then I’m a happy camper, even better if it happens to be one of my beloveds. The opening night of the 2017 Busan International … Continue reading