Poster and Teaser Highlight the Super Strength of Park Bo Young as Strong Woman Do Bong Soon

K-dramas love extremes, from super poor heroines landing her cinderella dream man to gangster girl becoming doctor, so it’s no surprise to see the upcoming dichotomy of teeny tiny Park Bo Young as a woman with super strength. Upcoming jTBC drama Strong Woman Do Bong Soon wants us to believe that in the petite package of Park Bo Young resides strength so amazing she can fell a pickpocket on the subway in the blink of an eye. The latest teaser accompanies the first drama poster showing pink clad Bong Soon doing a cutie pie pose while breaking the floor under her rose platform mary janes. I can totally buy this dichotomy because Park Bo Young has always struck me as a feisty type, and it’ll be even funnier seeing her keep second generation chaebol heir Park Hyung Sik in line as his new bodyguard. Continue reading

Script Reading and First Teaser for Strong Woman Do Bong Soon with Park Bo Young, Park Hyung Sik, and Ji Soo

It’s an all-around strong production team and cast for upcoming cable network jTBC drama Strong Woman Do Bong Soon, one that bodes well for the network delivering something bright and funny rather than it’s usual serious fare. Starring Park Hyung … 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

Decked Out Korean Stars Attend the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong

The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) took place this week in Hong Kong, gathering together the popular Korean stars of music and acting. It’s basically Hallyu-palooza staged by Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M. The lead up has been pretty … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun Wins Daesang at the 4th Annual APAN Star Awards

To the surprise of no one, Kim Soo Hyun racked up another Daesang this weekend, taking home the top prize at the 4th annual APAN Star Awards for his performance in Producer. Kim Hee Sun won Top Excellence Female in … Continue reading

Yoo Ah In the Man of the Night Winning Best Actor at the 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards

It’s a nice time to be Yoo Ah In right now, what with a ratings leader sageuk drama in Six Flying Dragons and now just crowned as the Best Actor winner at the 36th annual Blue Dragon Film Awards for … Continue reading

Lee Young Ae and Jeon Ji Hyun Top the List of Actress Salaries in K-dramas

As a drama viewer I would prefer to talk about the substance of the work, but the reality is that so much involving the production itself impacts the quality onscreen. If all the production budget goes to paying the two … Continue reading

Kim Tae Hee, Lee Young Ae, and Jeon Ji Hyun Top the Netizen’s Ranking of the 20 Most Beautiful Female K-stars

Kim Tae Hee is having a very good August 2015, that’s for sure. Her new drama Yongpal with Joo Won is a major hit (relatively speaking in this day and age of depressed television ratings), and now she’s garnered another … Continue reading

Oh My Ghost Readies for Friday Premiere and Looks Funny and Soulful in Long Preview

I’m quite looking forward to upcoming tvN Fri-Sat night spiritual possession romantic comedy Oh My Ghost. It’s the first horror-tinged K-drama this year and airing a bit earlier than the usual lunar new year 8th month of ghost month, which usually falls … Continue reading