Kwon Sang Woo and Son Tae Young Film CF Together and Celebrate 10th Anniversary

I’ve been quietly watching Wed-Thurs KBS noir mystery drama Queen of Mystery and love it very much. It’s got a lovely mellow pace with pleasant quirkiness aplenty, like a warm cup of tea to sip while perusing an esoteric tome. Much props go to both leads Choi Kang Hee and Kwon Sang Woo, and while I loved her once in Protect the Boss this is the first time I’ve loved him in any drama. I got close in his prior dramas in Temptation and Bad Love but both times the characters end up frustrating me but here it’s a great combination of interesting character and relaxed personable performance. He’s been a leading man since the early Hallyu era but also one of the first in his generation to get married, as evidenced by this being the 10th anniversary year with actress wife Son Tae Young since they started dating. They met in 2007, married in 2008, welcomed their son in 2009, and added to the family with a daughter recently in 2015. It’s nice to see established actors continue to evolve and I always leave open the possibility my opinions will as well. Continue reading

Popular K-stars Attended Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2016 Film Gala

Los Angeles was ground central last week for a black tie gala attended surprisingly by many many top Korean stars. The LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) held its 2016 Art Film Gala, with this year’s honorees Robert Irwin … Continue reading

Ha Ji Won, Jung Woo Sung, and Lee Min Ho Lead Star Studded Attendance at VIP Movie Premiere of Operation Chromite

It’ll be patriotism against zombies when big budget historical war movie Operation Chromite (Battle of Inchon) arrives in theaters later this week. Train-based undead action flick Train to Busan is breaking all box offices in Korean theaters since it’s wide … Continue reading

K-Actors and Actresses Glam Up the 2014 MAMA Red Carpet

I was aware that the popular Hallyu K-pop awards show MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) took place in cosmopolitan glittering Hong Kong last week. It came to my attention when the ratings took a big noticeable dip for Pinocchio, meaning … Continue reading

Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo Give in to Their Temptation as the Drama Switches Up the Couples

I’m thoroughly enjoying watching the SBS Mon-Tues melodrama Temptation. It’s rounded the corner from the first half of its run and narratively everything is all shaken up. Whether a particular viewer likes the way things are unfolding depends on how … Continue reading

Temptation with Kwon Sang Woo and Choi Ji Woo Entices with Dramatic Posters, Stills, and Teasers

There is nothing wrong with the upcoming SBS Mon-Tues drama Temptation, other than it’s dull as beans title as the fact that it looks dark and therefore guaranteed depressing. There might be nuggets of human nature wisdom to glean from … Continue reading

Yoon Eun Hye Passes, Lee Jung Jin Considering, and CNBlue’s Lee Jung Shin Joins Temptation

Looks like Temptation isn’t tempting enough for the lovely Yoon Eun Hye and ultimately she’s passed on the upcoming SBS drama. I keep wanting to call it a melodrama but the production hasn’t officially called it such. It’s the story … Continue reading