Kim Dong Wook and Moon Ga Young are Opposites Attract in New Teaser for MBC Romance Find Me in Your Memory

K-actor Kim Dong Wook always does edgy or oddball selections so it’s surprising to see that his next project feels like old school throwback Hallyu melodrama romance. Find Me in Your Memory pairs Kim Dong Wook with Moon Ga Young falling in love despite him having photographic memory and her not remembering her past. I guess going forward he can do the remembering for her? MBC is doing small ratings in the time slot so clearly this drama isn’t aiming that high but it does look quite lovely with all the right visual touches. A movie star female lead with sassy attitude and likely past trauma and a male lead who looks cold and competent but is really a good warm guy inside. It’s the stuff that anchors many a K-drama romance and what comes of it depends on the lead chemistry and a compelling hook. I hope the memory element in this drama provides that narrative spark. Continue reading

K-stars Collectively Awkward with Giant Phallic Lipstick at Giorgio Armani Event in Seoul

I’m pretty sure the creative folks at couture brand Giorgio Armani, which has successfully branched out into skincare and makeup the last decade, thought through the optics of bringing a giant gold lipstick statue on the red carpet for this … Continue reading

Kim Woo Bin Leads a Smaller Parade of Stars at the 16th Jeonju International Film Festival

Last week was the opening ceremony of the 16th annual Jeonju International Film Festival (JIFF), the second largest film festival in Korea but still a ways away from the star-studded glitz of the largest film festival in the Busan. JIFF … Continue reading