The Cast of tvN Drama Hwayugi Celebrate Drama End at Wrap Party

My Lee Seung Gi has been freed! Like his character Song Oh Gong with the geumganggo magical bracelet binding him, the ending of Hwayugi feels like he’s taken off the shackles and can move on to better things but also knowing he’s tried his best. He arrived late at the drama wrap party so wasn’t snapped by the media but the rest of the cast did their grin and be relieved this is all over walk past the reporters on their way into the party. Whatever issues I have with Oh Yeon Seo‘s performance and the way her character was written (so flat I couldn’t even sense a heartbeat), I’m sure she tried her best and kudos to her. The cast members that came out of this epic mess drama the best were Lee Se Young and Lee Hong Ki, and even Bora got me tearing up at the end. It was the secondary interpersonal relationships that worked and other than my love for Lee Seung Gi I can’t say Oh Gong was a memorable character aside from being cool and snarky. Better luck next time folks, and the Hong Sisters are on my crap list now until they re-learn how to write a drama. Continue reading

Fantasy Characters in tvN Drama Hwayugi Reveal True Selves in Portraiture Posters

This Saturday is the premiere of tvN drama Hwayugi (A Korean Odyssey) and my optimism remains high even as excitement is tempered by the sad news overwhelming K-ent this week with the passing of a much loved male idol. The … Continue reading

Hong Sisters K-drama Hwayugi to Start Filming with Lee Seung Gi, Cha Seung Won, Oh Yeon Seo and Lee Hong Ki

Now that SBS drama While You Were Sleeping has premiered and I’m contently loving it, up next in the anticipation department is the Hong Sisters fantasy drama Hwayugi loosely based on the Chinese classic Journey to the West. All leads … Continue reading

Unattractive Outfits and Makeup Steals the Spotlight at the VIP Star Premiere of Real

The VIP movie premiere for Kim Soo Hyun‘s summer 2017 thriller movie Real is as much a hot mess as early critic reviews of his movie has been. Namely, a whole lotta raw material but presented all wrong. Even weirder … Continue reading

New K-ent Breakups in Early 2017 – Lee Dong Gun and Jiyeon, Lee Hong Ki and Han Bo Reum

Unlike the what goes up must come down adage, relationships have two endings with either staying together or breaking up. Sadly two more K-ent star couples have called it quits in recent days though neither pairing elicited too much hope … Continue reading