Who Are You: School 2015 Gears Up for Premiere Next Week with New Posters and Previews

Each installment in the School series of K-dramas is its own entity, with a different screenwriter, PD, and cast. That means the recent success of School 2013 can’t and won’t provide any clue as to the ultimate fate of upcoming Who Are You: School 2015. With Blood all wrapped up School 2015 takes over the KBS Mon-Tues time slot starting next week, but I actually feel KBS might’ve shot itself in the foot but switching around the scheduling for School 2015 and Hello Monster. Right now MBC‘s Angry Mom has a head start on the schoolyard bullying subject matter, so even if School 2015 has a different set up the general vibe might be the same and I don’t know if audiences will feel like watching more of the same type of conflict. It harkens back to the two multiple personality dramas airing at the same time a few months ago, I just want to yell at the networks to space it out for my sanity’s sake. I’ll definitely give this drama a shot but having a cast of mostly unknowns other than leading lady Kim So Hyun, school story fatigue, and going up against Heard it Through the Grapevine and Splendid Politics (Hwajung), may not grant this School the same rating successes as its predecessors. Continue reading

KBS Releases Script Reading Stills for Upcoming Dramas Producer and School 2015

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Ready or not, two new K-dramas are coming and both share the common thread of starting filming recently and being produced by KBS. The network kicks the new week into gear by releasing script reading pictures from both dramas. The … Continue reading

Drama Script Reading Double Dose: The Girl Who Sees Smells and Splendid Politics

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With winter wrapping up, spring-like warm weather is a-coming and so are two new prime time K-dramas. To save me the hassle of doing separate posts on them, MBC‘s upcoming 50-episode long sageuk Splendid Politics (Hwajung) held its first cast … Continue reading

The Current Crop of Korean Child Actors Grow Up Talented and Thriving

Precocious and preternaturally talented child actors appears to be a dime a dozen in the world of K-dramas, in breadth and depth easily surpassing the other Asian countries and their stable of kid actors. In the modern era of K-dramas … Continue reading

The Suspicious Housekeeper Looks Intriguing as the Remake of Monster Hit Kaisefu no Mita

There aren’t that many Korean drama remakes of J-doramas, and vice-versa. Sometimes both crib from the same source material, but direct remakes don’t happen often. I chalk that up to the drama storytelling style being very different in the two … Continue reading

Lee Jun Ki and Other Stars Step Out for the Seoul International Drama Awards

The 8th Annual Seoul International Drama Awards took place last night, and it includes winners from around the world in countries where dramas or serials are produced. For the most part it was K-drama centric but it did try hard … Continue reading

Winners and Pretty Outfits from the 49th Baeksang Awards

Kim Min Hee is having arguably the best year of her life – she’s the newest Best Actress (Film) winner at the just completed 49th Baeksang Awards, and her newly outed relationship with Jo In Sung lit up the news … Continue reading

Koala Faves Rocked the Fashion Red Carpet at the Year End Drama Awards

First off, Happy New Year to everyone! Of course that also means it’s drama awards time in Korea, with the three big networks trotting out their ratings successes to foist random meaningless awards on. When I first started watching dramas … Continue reading