New tvN Wed-Thurs Drama Touch Your Heart Premieres to 4% Ratings Range with Old School Feel

I find myself curiously untouched in the heart by new tvN Wed-Thurs drama Touch Your Heart, when I watched the first two episodes it was with a detached and dispassionate engagement despite really excited about it beforehand. The reunion of Lee Dong Wook and Yoo In Na from Goblin turns out to be just okay, a testament to how that drama wrote their characters and arc to be the selling point moreso their own charisma and chemistry. Here their characters are just stock rom-com cutouts so their chemistry feels like a half-risen souffle, still good but you’re rather deflated because you know it’ll be perfect if it rose all the way. The ratings are exactly half of its predecessor Encounter (Boyfriend) got, with episode 1 being 4.736% and episode 2 at 4.583%. I’m going to keep watching because it’s cute enough with all the stock K-drama rom-com tropes aplenty and a female lead who is just the right balance of sweet, ditzy, with a surprising depth underneath her glossy exterior. Continue reading

Kim Hee Sun, Yoo Ah In, Lee Jun Ki and Many More K-stars at W Korea Cancer Charity Event

The fashions are less the center of attention when the purpose of an event is charitable rather than awards driven. Lots of big name K-celebs took time out to attend the W Korea annual cancer charity fundraiser in Seoul, with … Continue reading

Popular Dramas and High Profile Stars Like Lee Byung Hun and Son Ye Jin Lead 2018 APAN Star Award Nominations

Following behind the nominations for the Korean Drama Awards come the nominations for the 2018 APAN Star Awards which is on its 6th year now. It’s skewed towards the popular more than elite selection metrics but as always an interesting … 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