Park Bo Gum and Park Bo Young Take Home Best Drama Acting Prize at 2017 Seoul Drama Awards

It’s already the 12th annual Seoul Drama Awards, one of the lesser known of the many awards ceremonies Korea comes up with to laud its own creativity and prowess but this time it’s so lackluster to the point I think it should be renamed the Big Smile Park Duo Awards. The sole noteworthy occurrence at the awards, held on Thursday night at the KBS grand hall, was Park Bo Gum and Park Bo Young winning best actor and actress, respectively, for their most recent dramas.

His take on the Joseon romantic crown prince with ideals in Moonlight Drawn By Clouds was winning enough but really more notable for how high the ratings were for that drama which narratively deflated in the second half. And funnily enough the same can be applied to Park Bo Young for her win in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, but since I love them both for their overall charm and hardworking ethos this win can be applied for their greater drama oeuvre and that works for me. On a side note, oy vey was the fashion so uninspiring and duller than usual even for K-ent awards show standards. Continue reading

K-stars Attend Wedding of Top Announcer and MC Couple Oh Sang Jin and Kim So Young

This weekend was the star-studded wedding of famous Korean annoucing and MC couple Oh Sang Jin and Kim So Young, both super photogenic and quite popular in the industry judging by the parade of famous faces and names in attendance. … Continue reading

Kim So Yeon Wins Daesang for Happy Home at 2016 Korea Drama Awards

The minor K-drama awards circuit churns on with the arrival of the 2016 Korea Drama Awards, held in connection with the Korea Drama Festival. Kim Soo Hyun finally passed the Daesang baton on, after winning last year for Producers and … Continue reading

Decked Out Korean Stars Attend the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong

The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) took place this week in Hong Kong, gathering together the popular Korean stars of music and acting. It’s basically Hallyu-palooza staged by Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M. The lead up has been pretty … Continue reading

Miss Korea with Lee Yeon Hee and Lee Seon Kyun Releases Gorgeous First Teaser Preview

As if making up for a lackluster Fall K-drama season, this week has been a veritable buffet of great upcoming drama promotional materials. Leading the pack is Prime Minister and I airing on Mon-Tues on KBS which released a long preview … Continue reading