SBS Fri-Sat Drama The Fiery Priest Off to Rollicking Start After Two weekends

I’m adding a new K-drama to my watch and you should too! The surprise hit that is SBS Fri-Sat offering The Fiery Priest is a great weekend commitment, and starts the year off right for SBS finally doing something fresh and fun. Starring Kim Nam Gil as a hot-tempered Catholic priest, Kim Sung Kyun as a cowardly-esque cop, and Honey Lee as a brash prosecutor, the three walk into forming a group to solve a mystery and in the process deliver an hour’s worth of shits and giggles. This really is a lot of fun which I haven’t seem much from SBS in years, not taking itself seriously yet taking the time to create and flesh out strong lead characters. The drama is from the PD of Whisper and Punch with the script by the screenwriter who did Blood and Chief Kim, with ratings starting off averaging 10.5% AGB nationwide in the first weekend and jumping up to averaging 14.5%. I like everything about this drama so far but have to give a shout out to loving Kim Nam Gil’s role and performance, so much awesome all around! Continue reading

Big Name Stars Descend on the Red Carpet Opening Night of the 2018 Busan Film Festival

If this week’s sad showing of mostly second and third tier K-stars at the Korean Drama Awards, then it was the exact opposite at the opening night red carpet of the 2018 Busan International Film Festival where I felt so … Continue reading

Posters and Funny Teasers for tvN Time-traveling Doctor Drama Live Up to Your Name with Kim Nam Gil and Kim Ah Joong

This reverse Dr. Jin snuck up on me but the surprise factor totally worked with this one because I’m unexpectedly intrigued with it’s lighthearted teasers when the concept seemed more dramatic and serious. Live Up to Your Name (Deserving of … Continue reading

Posters and Movie Trailer with Kim Nam Gil and Son Ye Jin Leading a Rollicking Band of Joseon-era Pirates

Now this looks like a great Summer popcorn flick! The first teaser trailer has dropped for the upcoming Korean movie Pirates, which of course garners the immediate association that it’s going to be a Korean version of Pirates of the … Continue reading