Kim Sun Ah is a Mysterious Woman of Discreet Power in Teaser Posters for Secret Boutique

SBS is presenting yet another drama take on the underbelly of the rich and powerful, this time with veteran actress Kim Sun Ah in the fall drama Secret Boutique. I love the two teaser posters, so artfully done and evocative, mysterious and intriguing. Kim Sun Ah plays Jenny Jang, a lowly jimjjalbang (bathhouse) worker who starts working as a housemaid for a chaebol family. She parlays being privy to the inner talk and workings afforded to her in that role and starts a discreet business called Secret Boutique where she sells influence and information. Her lobbying brings her center to a huge international development project in Seoul so the drama is all about power play. Sounds interesting and I love the idea of Kim Sun Ah as a social climbing lobbyist. The drama premieres in September in the Wed-Thurs slot. Continue reading

The 2018 Usual Drama Suspects Lead the Nominations for the 2018 Seoul Awards

I feel like I can start copying and pasting from my last two drama award nomination posts since it’s the same few drama names, actors, and actresses making the list. The 2nd annual Seoul Awards assembled by Sports Seoul released … Continue reading

The 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Rolls Out the Fashion Red Carpet for Top K-stars

The fashion do’s and don’ts remain my favorite past time for awards shows, mostly because I can’t bother to care about winners that sometimes feel arbitrary or tied to popularity. The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards took place Thursday … Continue reading

Drama and Movie Nominees Announced for the 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards

The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Awards nominees are out and honestly each year I care a smidge less because I watch less of all the offerings and also the older one gets the less emotionally invested in these show affairs. … Continue reading

K-stars Finally Try Adventurous Fashion Dressing to Mixed Results at W Korea Bash for Breast Cancer Charity

This news post is a week late but it was a trying week in K-ent with the saddest star departure followed by the happiest celebrity wedding, one needs to take a deep breath and get back on track. On October … Continue reading

Jung Woo Sung and Ha Jung Woo Headline K-stars at Bottega Veneta Event in Seoul

The waning days of summer is also the kickoff to the biggest fashion season of the year in fall. The colors and fabrics transition from the playful and light to the experimental and substantial, and this year Italian design house … Continue reading

Cable K-drama Women of Dignity Gets Over 12% Ratings in Final Episode with New Career Highs for Leads Kim Hee Sun and Kim Sun Ah

A huge stupendous congratulations for just concluded jTBC weekend drama Women of Dignity, shattering records and accolades along the way of telling the female life story with renewed energy and vigor. The drama already broke the cable network’s own best … Continue reading

Ladies Steal the Red Carpet at the VIP Premiere for A Taxi Driver with Song Kang Ho, Yoo Hae Jin, and Ryu Jun Yeol

Ladies ruled the red carpet, with a surprising easy on the eyes green movie poster background, at the VIP premiere of K-movie A Taxi Driver. This movie pairs veteran Song Kang Ho with German actor┬áThomas Kretschmann for a real life … Continue reading