Goblin and Gong Yoo Lead the Nominations for the 2017 Baeksang Arts Awards

The nominations are out for the 53rd annual Baeksang Arts Awards, to be held on May 3rd in Seoul. Leading the pack on the television side of the nominations is last year’s runaway cable drama hit Goblin: The Lonely and Shining God – netting Best Drama, Best Actor for Gong Yoo, Best Actress for Kim Go Eun, Best Screenplay for Kim Eun Sook, and Best Director nods for the main production team players. While Goblin got the most awards, the pundits think the best chance for the drama to win are in the categories of Best Actor for Gong Yoo and Kim Eun Sook to get her third Best Screenplay trophy after winning for Secret Garden and Lovers in Paris. Other dramas to get multiple nods are Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, W: Two Worlds, Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim, and Another Oh Hae Young. Check out the full nomination list for the drama side and pick who you think should/will win. Continue reading

Korean Women Polled Most Want to Spend Valentine’s Day With Gong Yoo Followed by Park Bo Gum and Song Joong Ki

There’s someone for everyone and that goes for dream dates as well as real ones. A recent poll on Korea asked thousands of women who they wanted to go on a Valentine’s Day date with and the results match the … Continue reading

2016 Year End Awards Roundup From Big Three Networks Capped Off Drama Year

The 2016 year end K-drama awards for the big three networks came and went last weekend, smack dab in the middle of me heading off for my trans-pacific flight, taking said long flight, traveling back home from long flight, and … Continue reading

Park Bo Gum Beats Out Song Joong Ki as Winner of Gallup Poll Korea’s Top Drama Actor of 2016

Wow, I’m rather impressed someone beat Song Joong Ki in this year’s vote for a drama category poll, but then again I don’t think Joong Ki minds in the least when it’s one of his best friends Park Bo Gum. … Continue reading

K-stars Attend 2016 Asia Artist Awards in in Safe and Pretty Fashion Choices

Last week was the 2016 Asia Artist Awards, which was by all accounts a giant steaming mess with ceremony glitches and a hodge podge of categories that made the very award seem superfluous. With that said, this awards ceremony managed to … Continue reading

Popular K-stars Attended Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2016 Film Gala

Los Angeles was ground central last week for a black tie gala attended surprisingly by many many top Korean stars. The LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) held its 2016 Art Film Gala, with this year’s honorees Robert Irwin … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun and Park Bo Gum are Top K-stars Who Elicit Female Viewers Motherly Instincts

I gotta give polling site Moolmong credit for even coming up with this particular poll topic, but then again it’s probably run out of more mainstream subjects to inquire about. Korean ladies were polled on which K-star elicited their most … Continue reading

Park Bo Gum and Kim Yoo Jung Attend Moonlight Drawn by Clouds Drama Wrap Fan Meeting

The supreme cuteness that is sageuk drama Moonlight Drawn by Clouds reversed the ratings bottom trend for KBS on Mon-Tues and delivered a much needed buzz for the viewing audience. I like dramas to get viewers hooked and excited, the … Continue reading