Gong Hyo Jin and Kang Ha Neul Lead Script Reading for KBS Drama When Camellia Blooms

The wait for K-actress Gong Hyo Jin back on the small screen is nearly over, as script reading stills were released by KBS for the upcoming drama When Camellia Blooms. Filming is already underway since last month but this start of promos for the drama brings the excitement of checking out how drama will look visually. I remembering getting more about about Hotel Del Luna with the promo stills and conversely less excited about Arthdal Chronicles, inversely proportional to how I was anticipated those two dramas when it was announced. Good early visuals can still effectively ramp up excitement and Camellia has a solid cast but not the buzz (yet) of a big project so I hope it captures an enchanting vibe to bring audiences in. Continue reading

K-stars Collectively Awkward with Giant Phallic Lipstick at Giorgio Armani Event in Seoul

I’m pretty sure the creative folks at couture brand Giorgio Armani, which has successfully branched out into skincare and makeup the last decade, thought through the optics of bringing a giant gold lipstick statue on the red carpet for this … Continue reading

Yoon Kyun Sang and Kim Ji Suk Contrast in First Stills of MBC Drama Rebel: The Thief Who Stole the People

Even without SBS drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim being a big ratings hit, MBC is still woefully bringing in negligible viewership for its Mon-Tues drama Night Light in the low single digits. There’s still another month to go before the … Continue reading

MBC’s Traitor Hong Gil Dong Finalizes Cast of Yoon Kyun Sang, Chae Soo Bin, Kim Ji Suk and Honey Lee

After a few rounds of casting maybes from Namgong Min to Ji Sung, the titular Traitor Hong Gil Dong (or Rebel Hong Gil Dong) has found Yoon Kyun Sang as the famed Korean Robin Hood. SBS loves Yoon Kyun Sang and … Continue reading

Filming Starts on the Kim Hye Ja Lead Female-centric K-drama Unkind Women

Those bemoaning that the K-drama landscape is a wasteland of no good roles and stories for women might have be seeing a shining beacon of hope soon. Filming is underway for the upcoming Wed-Thurs KBS drama called Unkind Women which … Continue reading

Angel Eyes Starts Filming Childhood Portion and Confirms Cast of Lee Sang Yoon, Gu Hye Sun, and Kim Ji Suk

SBS weekends have been pretty lackluster for me for a long time. The last weekend drama I enjoyed (somewhat) was Cheongdamdong Alice. The ones after that like Birth Secret, Goddess of Marriage, and Thrice Married Woman have all been singularly … Continue reading

Cosmo Korea Rounds Up 13 Rising Male Stars To Discuss Love and Dating

Sometimes fashion magazines send famous stars to far flung places for a photo shoot, spending lots of travel moolah but forgetting to actually incorporate the pretty location into the pictures. Cosmopolitan Korea decided to focus on the flower and not … Continue reading