Kim So Hyun and Taecyeon in Talks for Supernatural Rom-com Bring it On, Ghost

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There’s likely going to be whiplash reactions of yay and nay with this casting decision for upcoming tvN supernatural drama Bring it On, Ghost, and it’s funny how the news came first with the sweet and then with the salty. Growing up fast teen actress Kim So Hyun is in talks to headline the K-drama adaptation of a webtoon about the cohabitation hijinks of a high school girl ghost and the high school human boy exorcist. It’s got all the elements of teen manhwa cuteness what with bickering and living together and the inevitable angst of human-ghost romance to come.

Kim So Hyun played older last year as a high school senior in Who Are You: School 2015, but now she’s 17 going on 18 years old (Korean age) so this casting hit the sweet spot in character appropriate along with mega talented. Her costar is not nearly as age appropriate or acting talented as Kim So Hyun – 28 year old idol-actor Taecyeon has been offered the leading man role to reverse age himself to play a high school boy. I like Taecyeon for his earnestness but quite a few excellent younger actors around I’m a bit perplexed by his selection by the production team. Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun and Go Doo Shim Split the Daesang at the 2015 KBS Drama Awards

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Just because KBS is the ratings pits all year doesn’t mean it can’t throw a fun awards party and reward the acting talent that has attempted to infuse some excitement and life into the network’s drama. Things were going swimmingly … Continue reading

Decked Out Korean Stars Attend the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong

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The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) took place this week in Hong Kong, gathering together the popular Korean stars of music and acting. It’s basically Hallyu-palooza staged by Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M. The lead up has been pretty … Continue reading

C-media Wonders Which K-actress Will be the Next Jeon Ji Hyun to Hit it Big in China

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The K-media is taking note of a recent Chinese newspaper article discussing which of the younger generation actresses will be the next Jeon Ji Hyun. Ms. Gianna Jun’s combined popularity domestically in Korea and internationally cannot be arguably unparallel, and … Continue reading