It’s already the 12th annual Seoul Drama Awards, one of the lesser known of the many awards ceremonies Korea comes up with to laud its own creativity and prowess but this time it’s so lackluster to the point I think it should be renamed the Big Smile Park Duo Awards. The sole noteworthy occurrence at the awards, held on Thursday night at the KBS grand hall, was Park Bo Gum and Park Bo Young winning best actor and actress, respectively, for their most recent dramas.
His take on the Joseon romantic crown prince with ideals in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds was winning enough but really more notable for how high the ratings were for that drama which narratively deflated in the second half. And funnily enough the same can be applied to Park Bo Young for her win in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, but since I love them both for their overall charm and hardworking ethos this win can be applied for their greater drama oeuvre and that works for me. On a side note, oy vey was the fashion so uninspiring and duller than usual even for K-ent awards show standards. Continue reading
A big thanks to MBC for starting off the year end drama awards procession off right. The network was first of the big three to hold it’s drama awards and this year managed to not screw things up or piss … Continue reading
Next week sees the premiere of a seemingly big-budgeted political thriller melodrama on the cable network Chosun TV. Starring Hwang Jung Min and Kim Jung Eun, the drama Hanbando (The Korean Peninsula) has been flying under the bloggy radar for … Continue reading
Another cable drama has been flying under the radar and quietly filming for some time now. Finally Chosun TV has confirmed a start date of February 6, 2012 for its fantasy political thriller Hanbando, starring Hwang Jung Min and Kim … Continue reading
Every time there is a sparkling, sizzling, scorching new onscreen pairing, drama viewers of various persuasions suddenly feel this uncontrollable urge to scream at the screen: Just Date Already! I’ve been there, done that. It’s often exhilarating, but mostly painful … Continue reading
The 2010 Year End Drama Awards for the major Korean networks were just a scant month ago, yet somewhere it feels like a year has passed. Allure Korea did a photospread on various actresses as they primped and prepared for … Continue reading
I am currently watching I Am Legend (SBS 2010), and this drama has induced actor whiplash in me. What is actor whiplash? It is when there is an actor you previously loved or loathed, and suddenly you see that person … Continue reading