Lee Jong Seok and Lee Na Young Lead Script Reading Session for tvN Drama How to Publish Love

Since folks seem to have really strong and broad opinions and mismatched drama casting lately, here’s one more that definitely will garner skeptical commentary. The cast for early 2019 airing K-drama How to Publish Love (Romance Supplement or Romance Bonus Book) gathered for the script reading last week led by leads Lee Jong Seok and Lee Na Young, with buzz high on this one due to the returning from a nearly ten year drama hiatus of the leading lady and the current drama It Boy status of the male lead who has been cutting a swatch with high profile costars in all his previous dramas. Lee Jong Seok has publicly stated that Lee Na Young is his dream ideal female costar but I legit feel so detached from all her previous drama roles it’s hard for me to see what onscreen charisma she exudes. They do look mismatched to me in the script reading stills as well so this is kinda an early two strikes for me but the credentials of the production team keep me intrigued with the PD of Life on Mars and The Good Wife with the screenwriter of the I Need Romance series. 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

Hilarious Lack of Hair Photoshopping Turns Oppas into Ahjusshis

What happens when a beloved bastion of male visual perfection is tweaked to show us that even the worst hair fallacies cannot be overcome. C-ent is rolling in laughter over a recently released series of photoshops turning famous Korean and … 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