Three Huge Age Gap Korean Projects Coming in 2018 with Mr. Sunshine, My Ahjusshi, and Love Sling

I’m amused by the hand wringing by K-netizens on the coming 2018 romance (or romance-adjacent) K-dramas with huge age gaps. Like this hasn’t happened before, and enough times to make it just a meh reaction from me. I even loved one particular such pairing the Lee Bum Soo and younger than him by 20 years Yoona in Prime Minister and I. It never felt squicky in that drama and their chemistry was just pitch perfect. I’ll keep an open mind for the upcoming three bigs in 2018, all with big name casts and production teams. There is Mr. Sunshine by screenwriter Kim Eun Sook with Lee Byung Hun romancing Kim Tae Ri who is 20 years younger than him in real life. The screenwriter of Another Oh Hae Young is doing My Ahjusshi with also age gap of 20 years Lee Seon Kyun paired with IU. And last but not least there is K-movie Love Sling where college age Lee Sung Kyung has a crush with her college classmate Kim Min Seok‘s dad played by Yoo Hae Jin, which kinda sounds like a K-version of Taiwan drama An Innocent Mistake. Continue reading

Elle Korea Highlights Four Sets of jTBC Upcoming Drama Leads in November Issue

Which of these four upcoming jTBC onscreen couplings are you looking forward to this most? For me it’s the Park-Park couple, as in Park Bo Young and Park Hyung Shik in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon airing in January 2017. Elle … Continue reading

Miss Korea Looks Amazing with Release of Full Drama Posters and Second Teaser

Okay folks, Miss Korea continues to look fantastic. We might have another worthy contender on our hands. The full slate of drama posters have just dropped and its across-the-board gorgeous. I was already salivating over the first one featuring Miss Korea … 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

K-stars Out for the VIP Premiere of Hwa Yi with Kim Yun Seok and Yeo Jin Gu

If South Korea follows the Hollywood film release timeline, then Fall is the season when the darker fare comes out. Stuff that screams “awards consideration” over “box office candy”. After the early onslaught of Summer releases with corresponding big VIP … Continue reading

Update on Upcoming K-dramas Golden Time, Horse Doctor, and The Secret Lovers

Summer is right around the corner, but the drama planning chugs along towards the Fall season already. MBC, always known for its epic (long) dramas, is turning back to its behemoth success of the 60+ episode Queen Seon Deok (also … Continue reading

Love Fiction with Gong Hyo Jin and Ha Jung Woo Holds Star-Studded Movie Premiere

It’s nice to be well established movie stars in Korea, because when they pair up and have a movie premiere, all your pretty and talented colleagues show up to support you. Love Fiction with Gong Hyo Jin and Ha Jung Woo … Continue reading