Cha Seung Won, Ji Sung, EXO and Many More Popular Stars Receive 2017 Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards

The 2017 Korean Popular Culture & Arts Awards took place quietly with a cancelled red carpet due to the passing of beloved veteran leading man Kim Joo Hyuk earlier in the week. The big winners among stars I follow are veterans Park Geun Hyung and Yoon Yeo Jung getting feted with highest Order of Cultural Merits. Three heavyweight male leads Son Hyun Joo, Cha Seung Won, and Kim Sang Joong were given President Commendations. Boy idol group EXO received a Prime Minister Commendation and all the boys were proudly present to receive their award, and the same award was given to actor Ji Sung. And last but not least, Namgong Min, Park Bo Gum, Park Bo Young, and Ra Mi Ran were awarded the Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Commendation. Congratulations to all the winners, and a special thanks to Cha Seung Won for expressing in his speech how bittersweet it is that happy and sad events happened this week but hopeful that there are happy thankful days ahead. Continue reading

Lawyer Redemption Drama A New Leaf with Kim Myung Min Premieres this Wed on MBC

I love Kim Myung Min’s acting and in dramas alone he’s tackled so many indelible archetypes and made each on completely different. It’s high time he’s played a lawyer and tomorrow MBC premieres it’s transformed-man-legal-drama A New Leaf (Repentance). Co-starring … Continue reading

A New Leaf Starts Filming with Kim Myung Min, Park Min Young, Kim Sang Joong, and Chae Jung Ahn

I find MBC the major network with the most diverse line-up of offerings in its Wed-Thurs slot, which probably cosmically balances out its nearly two year long sageuk streak in the Mon-Tues offering. If I go back exactly one year … Continue reading