MBC Starts Filming Weekend Drama Rich Family’s Son with Kim Ji Hoon and Kim Joo Hyun

All the attention on weekend dramas right now is centered around KBS drama My Golden Life, which almost hit 45% AGB nationwide ratings in its latest episode and netted itself a two episode extension as well. I love the works of the screenwriter So Hyun Kyung but have been unable to hit play due to personal opinions with the casting. MGL will certainly end with a ratings run average in the mid-30% which is an incredible feat in this day and age, but come March with the behemoth out of the way new arrivals will have a chance to shake things up.

MBC will be premiering Rich Family’s Son following the conclusion of Man Who Sets the Table and I was pleasantly surprised to see Kim Ji Hoon back in leading man position this time opposite Kim Joo Hyun. Even the second leads are nicely chosen in Hong Soo Hyun and Lee Kyu Han, with the script by the screenwriter of Mom and The Firstborn. The drama is about a lazy rich family’s son who ends up saddled with the family’s enormous debt and needs to mature in life to repay it, with a strong patient woman by his side who provides emotional support. Sounds tailored for the omma crowd, and for me too lol thanks to Kim Ji Hoon. Continue reading

Posters, Stills, and New Teasers Develop the Rom-com Feel for KBS Drama The Man Living in Our House

It’s goodbye adorable young love sageuk Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, which ended this week, and hello cohabitation rom-com The Man Living in Our House, which takes over the Mon-Tues time slot on KBS. Starring Su Ae as a bumpy in … Continue reading

Hyun Bin and Lee Jong Seok Lead the Star Attendance at Movie Premiere for The Himalayas

In time for the holidays and some feel good perseverance cheer comes the K-movie The Himalayas, a mountaineering tale based on a true story of a Korean expedition to find the body of a good friend who died up there. … Continue reading

2014 MBC Year End Drama Awards

The 2014 MBC Drama Awards mostly went off without a hitch, other than the Jaejoong last minute inexplicable no-show hiccup and all the winners being as predicted to make the evening feel rather dull. The fashion parade was more interesting … Continue reading

K-Actors and Actresses Glam Up the 2014 MAMA Red Carpet

I was aware that the popular Hallyu K-pop awards show MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) took place in cosmopolitan glittering Hong Kong last week. It came to my attention when the ratings took a big noticeable dip for Pinocchio, meaning … Continue reading

Jo In Sung Wins the Daesang at the 2014 APAN Star Awards

I posted two weeks ago about the nominees for the 2014 APAN Star Awards and how some choices were pretty legit while others strangely unfathomable. Pretty much the usual when it comes to acting awards in Korean drama entertainment. Last … Continue reading

The Good and Weird Drama Acting Nominations from the 2014 APAN Star Awards

The nominees are out for the 2014 APAN Star Awards, yet another glittery awards ceremony and this one in particular is a recent new arrival on the awards scene in the last few years. It’s connected to the Daejeon Drama¬†Festival … Continue reading