New MBC Wed-Thurs Drama Kkondae Intern with Park Hae Jin Does a Bollywood CF that is Upsetting Some Viewers for Being a Stereotypical Parody

MBC premiered a new Wed-Thurs K-drama this week called Kkondae Intern starring Park Hae Jin and Kim Eun Soo but all the media attention has been on maybe problematic commercial within the drama sequence that brings back the similar issues from another MBC drama The Man Who Dies to Live. Park Hae Jin plays a product advertising executive who comes up with with an ethnic commercial to sell Hot Chicken Noodle dried ramen which actually is made from all veggies and doesn’t have any chicken in it. The CF shows an Indian woman crying that she wants chicken ramen but can’t have any because she’s vegan. Park Hae Jin then zooms out like a superhero and offers her Hot Chicken Ramen which has all the chicken spicy flavor but is vegan. She’s so happy she calls out to her friends and an entire Bollywood dance number takes place complete with elephants. Viewers can decide if you’re offended or find it humorous, I’m sure the intention was to be comical but parodying another culture’s style and entertainment needs always be done delicately.

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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 … Continue reading

Cheese in the Trap Movie Releases Preview and New Stills with Premiere on White Day March 14th

I don’t live in a country that celebrates White Day, i.e. White Valentine’s Day or exactly a month after February 14th Valentine’s Day. Hence my mistake in the last post on the upcoming Cheese in the Trap movie which is … Continue reading

Cheese in the Trap Movie with Park Hae Jin Along with New Cast Gets Valentine’s Weekend 2018 Premiere Date

I’m not sure who the target audience is for the Cheese in the Trap movie but if there are any then the film has been confirmed to hit the theaters on Valentine’s Day weekend of 2018. That’s less than a … Continue reading

Big Name K-stars Including Lee Seung Gi, Yoona, Suzy, Lee Jun Ki, and Park Shin Hye to Attend 2017 Asia Artist Awards

This is a post solely to prep for this week’s Asia Artist Awards, thank to the star-studded line up that will be making an appearance either to present or to perform. On the acting stars alone it’s worth checking out … Continue reading

Star Duo Pictures from the 2017 Baeksang Arts Award Doubles the Cuteness

Couples were not the focal point of the 2017 Baeksangs, whether onscreen pairings or real life couples, the event was mostly devoid of shippable moments for fans. An exception was seeing the Moonlight Drawn by Clouds couple Park Bo Gum … Continue reading