KBS Drama My Golden Life with Park Shi Hoo and Shin Hye Sun Wins Ratings on Premiere Weekend

When I first heard of KBS weekend drama My Golden Life it was all around the controversial casting of male lead Park Shi Hoo who had been surrounded by scandal since a rape allegation from 5 years ago was settled out of court. I totally didn’t bother to check out the production team but now I’m super torn in really wanting to watch it because it’s from established and ratings-hit screenwriter So Hyun Kyung who wrote Brilliant Legacy/Shining Inheritance, 49 Days, My Daughter Seo Young, Two Weeks and most recently Second Time Twenty Again. She also wrote Prosecutor Princess wherein lies the Park Shi Hoo connection, and most importantly her weekend drama streak is absolutely golden, pun intended. My Golden Life continued the KBS weekend drama streak and premiered with 19.7% ratings in episode 1 and rose 4% to 23.9% in episode 2. Looks like Park Shi Hoo isn’t deterring viewers from the drama which has a sprawling ensemble cast of Shin Hye Sun, Lee Tae Hwan, Seo Eun Soo, Lee Tae Sung and veterans Chun Ho Jin and Kim Hye Ok. Continue reading

Press Conference for KBS Weekend Drama My Golden Life Has Park Shi Hoo Apologizing for Scandal from 2013

Scandal is a loaded word, for some K-netizens it connotes something as inconsequential as a star dating news, yet in recent years there have been a series of male star scandals of the serious variety involving accusations, police investigations, and … Continue reading

The Leads of Please Come Back Ahjusshi Dive Into Filming After Script Reading and Prayer Ceremony

On paper this drama looks like a stellar arrangement from the leads to the supporting cast, made all the more pressing since there are quite a bit of unknowns on the line. Male lead Rain is making his first television … Continue reading

Rain and Oh Yeon Seo Headline Please Come Back Ahjusshi Without the Usual Loveline

I’m way more interested in upcoming SBS drama¬†Please Come Back Ahjusshi (Please Come Back, Mister) now that the actual character backgrounds have been revealed. It’s starting to sound even more like a 49 Days redux, with dual leads and love … Continue reading

Bevy of Super Tall K-actors Towering Onscreen in Pinocchio and Pride and Prejudice

I know K-dramas have been on a flower boy roll for the last few years, but recently I’ve really started noticing that all the leading men in K-dramas have gotten¬†progressively taller and taller. Early Hallyu had quite a few leading … Continue reading