Asia Artist Awards 2018 Delivers True Popularity Contest Winners and Typical K-fashion Styles

The Asia Artist Awards are the true purveyors of a popularity contest and if it wasn’t for actors and actresses getting random awards along with the idol and pop stars I’d probably not cover it. This year the highlight was the four very very famous idol-actresses above showing up at the same event – IU in white, Suzy in grey-moss, and Yoona and Seolhyun doing different styles of a long black dress. Since this was a popularity driven endeavor the attendees where quite the list of high profile or often written about names, and on the winners side it was Lee Byung Hun taking home the acting Daesang and BTS the music Daesang. I don’t think there was any dress or tux worth writing about but everyone did look relatively chipper to be there and the makeup was for once not overly plastered on. Continue reading

Sung Dong Il, Go Ara, and Park Min Young Top the June 2018 K-drama Actor Rankings

The monthly K-drama actor and actress buzz rankings are out and June 2018 has the fast surging jTBC drama Miss Hammurabi place leads Sung Dong Il and Go Ara in the top 1 and 2 spots. Good for them! Coming … Continue reading

jTBC Wins the New Cable Premieres at Miss Hammurabi Doubles the Ratings of tvN Drama About Time

The viewers have spoken and its a resounding ratings and feedback win for jTBC legal drama Miss Hammurabi which premiered this Monday opposite fellow new cable arrival About Time on tvN. Miss Hammurabi brought in nearly double the ratings of … Continue reading

Tzuyu of TWICE is Highest Ranked East Asian Star in 3rd Place on the TC Candler Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 List

The TC Candler website list of the Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 is out and congrats is due to Taiwanese idol singer Tzuyu (Chou Tzu Yu) of TWICE for being the highest East Asian star on the list at number … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading