tvN drama Mr. Sunshine Releases Full Characters Stills of Male Lead Lee Byung Hun

The Lawless Lawyer will be hanging up his hat in three weeks and hopefully putting all the baddies behind bars. tvN will be following that hit drama up with what will likely be another hit thanks to the next drama being Kim Eun Sook‘s period drama Mr. Sunshine. It’s her followup from two mega hits Goblin and Descendants of the Sun, and once again she’s changing styles and genres. The first batch of solo male lead stills featuring the titular Mr. Sunshine character played by Lee Byung Hun is out, and he’s perfectly character as a Korean who leaves with an American ship as a kid and returns decades later as an American colonel back to his native Joseon. I’m sure his casting was not a fluke in terms of age being in early 40s/late 30s as someone with experience and gravitas, and if the romance with much younger Kim Tae Ri is also part of the set up then we’ll just have to wait and see if it works. For now his presence definitely sells the character fully. Continue reading

First Teaser and Stills for tvN Drama Mr. Sunshine Brings the Stirring Visuals and Narrative Intensity

Yeah, imma just going to give credit where credit is due but once again screenwriter Kim Eun Sook has unveiled a drama preview that looks phenomenally kickass. The first teaser is here for upcoming summer 2018 tvN period drama Mr. … Continue reading

Gong Yoo Leads Off the 2018 January Movie Star Rankings Even Without an Acting Project in 2017

An entire year and a half without a movie, and also an entire year without a drama on top of that, and still top Hallyu star Gong Yoo leads off the first 2018 Korean movie star poll rankings ahead of … Continue reading

2017 Blue Dragon Awards Rewards Hit Movie A Taxi Driver and Shares Tearful Remembrance of Actor Kim Joo Hyuk

The just held more elite Blue Dragon Awards this weekend in Seoul celebrated the cinematic achievements of South Korean cinema in 2017 and also memorialized the life and acting works of deceased actor Kim Joo Hyuk. There were basically three … Continue reading

Three Huge Age Gap Korean Projects Coming in 2018 with Mr. Sunshine, My Ahjusshi, and Love Sling

I’m amused by the hand wringing by K-netizens on the coming 2018 romance (or romance-adjacent) K-dramas with huge age gaps. Like this hasn’t happened before, and enough times to make it just a meh reaction from me. I even loved … Continue reading

Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri of Upcoming Mr. Sunshine Attend Blue Dragon Handprint Ceremony with Other Winners

Seeing this particular award-winning foursome of Korean actors and actresses together just makes me feel that one of these things is not like the others. Of course I mean Lee Byung Hun for being the multiple award-winning veteran and also … Continue reading

Byun Yo Han and Kim Sa Rang Join Kim Eun Sook’s Period Romance Mr. Sunshine in Supporting Roles

I normally would tag any Kim Eun Sook drama a ratings sure thing, she’s never had a flop unlike many of her successful peers who toggle success and failure equally. Especially with her last two dramas Goblin and Descendants of … Continue reading

K-stars Attend Seoul Premiere of Hollywood Movie The Magnificent Seven Costarring Lee Byung Hun

The summer blockbuster movie season has wrapped and Korean entertainment found worldwide glory with the hit zombie on trains thriller Train to Busan. Starting off the fall season an old school Western movie The Magnificent Seven which had an early … Continue reading

EXO, Yoo Ah In, and Hyeri Lead the 2016 Forbes Korea Top 40 Celebrity Power Rankings

The list is out for Forbes Korea magazine’s annual ranking of the 40 Most Powerful Celebrities, a ranking that takes into account a whole host of factors including buzz, name recognition, successful projects, number of CFs, and so forth. I … Continue reading