Lee Jong Seok Goes Parisian Retro in YSL for Esquire Korea November Edition

I’m always leery of my faves getting an Esquire spread because I have to gear for the possible the faux edgy that veers on the sleazy stylings. Unfortunately my concern is merited for the November Esquire Korea pictorial with Lee Jong Seok that looks like early 90’s Calvin Klein crossed with American Apparel sensibilities. Even worse is that his entire look comes courtesy of couture house Yves Saint Laurent, so clearly Fall 2018 YSL is all about that a vaguely bargain basement hipster vibe.

On the acting side, I can’t form a comprehensive opinion of Lee Jong Seok’s role and performance in SBS drama While You Were Sleeping just yet, while I’m enjoying the totality of the drama I don’t know if it will be a net positive remembrance of him when all is said and done. His role flashes back to his previous role in Pinocchio too much, and his performance doesn’t immediately suck me in the same way I felt clinically detached from him in W: Two Worlds. I think a two year break in military service in the near future and a return with something truly breakaway from his image would be a smart path ahead. Continue reading

A Few A-list But Mostly Aspiring Korean Stars Attend 2018 Fall Seoul Fashion Week

The level of star power at the 2018 Fall Seoul Fashion Week shows really hammered home the strata of star power. While the A-listers have been hitting up overseas couture shows in Paris, Milan, and New York, this week the … Continue reading

While You Were Sleeping Starts Off with Fantastic Storyline and Acting From Leads Lee Jong Seok and Suzy

Sorry for the late post on newly arrived SBS Wed-Thurs drama While You Were Sleeping but in between watching the first episode and then having tickets to Hamilton last night, it was a sensory and entertainment awesomeness overload. I love … Continue reading

Press Conference and Final Set of Previews for While You Were Sleeping with Suzy and Lee Jong Seok

This Wednesday is the arrival of highly promoted SBS pre-produced drama While You Were Sleeping, teaming up for the third time screenwriter Park Hye Ryun with her most often used male lead Lee Jong Seok. Even if this drama is … Continue reading