Kim So Hyun and Jang Dong Yoon Cast for KBS Cross-dressing Youth Sageuk Romance Mung Bean Chronicles

This drama just rocketed up my to-watch and if done right can fill a void in a similar drama that is unwatchable now. KBS is prepping an early fall 2019 Mon-Tues drama adapted from a popular webtoon called Mung Bean Chronicles. I wrote about this adaptation a few months ago when it was announced and now it has a lead cast of Kim So Hyun and Jang Dong Yoon. The former is a leading child turned young adult actress of her generation with a notable strength in sageuk dramas and the latter is a rising young actor with memorable performances in School 2017 and A Poem a Day. Mung Bean Chronicles tells of a boy living as a girl to avoid marrying the child bride given to him, and a tomboy girl living in a gisaeng house. This totally sounds up my alley and nowadays one of the OGs in sageuk cross-dressing dramas Sungkyunkwan Scandal is tainted for rewatching thanks to a scandal-plagued male lead it’s time for another done right cross-dressing true love young romance, this time both ways. Continue reading

After Kingdom, Netflix Produces Two More K-dramas Love Alarm and Because It’s My First Love

Streaming and rental entertainment giant Netflix got into K-dramas in a big way starting off 2019 with the well-received first season of zombie sageuk drama Kingdom. The second season for Kingdom is underway in filming but arriving before that will … Continue reading

Who Are K-dramas Best Ugly Criers – Past, Present, and Future

Kisses and tears are two of the more memorable aspects of K-dramas because the early Hallyu dramas piled on romance and misery in equally measure to create the world of K-drama melodramas as we know it. Over the years the … Continue reading

KBS Releases 2018 Ranking of South Korea’s Top Entertainer Beauties of All Time

The list is subjective of course but I’m always curious to see if the populace views beauty how I may perceive it. The 2018 list of 30 Top Korean Beauties of All Time and I foresee debate over the top … Continue reading