KBS Prepares K-drama Remake of Criminal Minds and Offers Lead Roles to Lee Jun Ki and Kim Ah Joong

I won’t question the decision to do another US show K-drama remake despite the spotty track record last year. The Good Wife did relatively well in ratings but not the hit that was expected, and the less said about the abysmal ratings failure of Entourage the better. Third time may be the charm, at least I hope so if my Lee Jun Ki is going to be involved. KBS is prepping the remake of police procedural Criminal Minds and has offered Lee Jun Ki the male lead role. Unlike The Good Wife and Entourage, both of which finished airing by the time the K-drama remake came out, Criminal Minds is currently on its 12th season and may still air when the K-version premieres on KBS in fall of 2017. The drama will be fully filmed this spring and summer for a tentative September air date. Continue reading

2016 Year End Awards Roundup From Big Three Networks Capped Off Drama Year

The 2016 year end K-drama awards for the big three networks came and went last weekend, smack dab in the middle of me heading off for my trans-pacific flight, taking said long flight, traveling back home from long flight, and … Continue reading

Lee Jun Ki and Seo Hyun Jin Lead the 2016 K-stars in Baby Cuteness Pictorial for Adoption Campaign

Pairing popularity celebrities with philanthropic or social causes is always a smart move, but a triple applause for combining that combo with adorable babies. Cosmopolitan Korea released a new black-and-white but oh so adorable pictorial of Korean stars cradling chubby … Continue reading

First Teaser for First Kiss for the 7th Time Brings the Hallyu Male Stars Together

The teaser is out  for the  online CF drama by Lotte Duty Free, a harmless confection of topHallyu stars and the feel good theme of an ordinary girl surrounded by 7 male specimens of confection. Lee Cho Hee is a … Continue reading

Poster and Press Conference for Lotte Duty Fee Star-packed Promo Drama First Kiss for the 7th Time

Lotte Duty Free is packaging a seven-for-one deal in terms of Hallyu stars and I find myself impressed with their ingenuity and willingness to go big. The poster is out for the brand’s tie-in web drama called First Kiss for … Continue reading

Lotte Duty Free Scripts Mini Drama with Lee Jun Ki, Lee Jong Seok, Ji Chang Wook, Park Hae Jin, Taecyeon, and Kai

Korean duty free store Lotte is cooking up a treat for all the Hallyu fans – the brand will use all it’s endorsement stars in a web drama called First Kiss For the Sixth Time. There are tons of Hallyu stars … Continue reading