Park Bo Gum, Shin Hye Sun, Park Seo Joon, and Kang Ha Neul Lead the Latest Release for the K-Actor 200 List

Seeing the actors and actresses featured in the KOFIC K-Actor 200 List continues to impress me with the confirmation that South Korean entertainment is packed with talent. Very few idol-turned-actor/actress made this list so on just the actors and actresses who started their career in that field alone it is packed ten and twenty deep in each type of role, be it lead or supporting or antagonist. And this list isn’t even complete, I can think of actors and actresses who aren’t featured but are top talent as well. That goes to show it’s the industry failing their deep bench by not having enough good dramas and films and also casting for new talent rather than nurturing what is already there. This batch release has some of my faves as well including Park Bo Gum (I miss him!), Park Seo Joon, Kang Ha Neul, Shin Hye Sun, Lee Joon Hyuk, Kim Go Eun, Park So Dam, Kim Ah Joong and many more.

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Yuri, Park So Dam, and Chae Soo Bin Star in Stage Production of Grandpa Henry and Me with Veterans Lee Soon Jae and Shin Goo

I thought stage shows would still be not happening in South Korea but it’s actually nice to hear this wonderful play will be arriving there with a lovely cast. Veterans and national treasure grandpas Lee Soon Jae and Shin Goo … Continue reading

Record of Youth Ends with 8.740% in Episode 16 and Confirms Point of Entire Drama was Mocumentary Military Send off for Park Bo Gum

There were nice snippets in Record of Youth but everything else was so anemic and rudimentary I felt like throwing a temper tantrum just to elicit some emotion around me as I watched. The drama finished this Tuesday with series … Continue reading

Episode 14 of Record of Youth Brings in 7.772% Ratings with Surprise Cameo of Choi Soo Jung and Hye Joon Moping About His Success

We’re one week away from the final two episodes of Record of Youth and it can’t happen fast enough for me. This drama is both treading water and on its last breath in sincere narrative development, I’m grasping at straws … Continue reading

Record of Youth Episode 13 Gets 7.760% Ratings But the Relationships Stagnate in Career and Life Complications

Okay, I’m officially so bored by Record of Youth, even the Park Bo Gum magic charisma isn’t enough the save it at this point. Episode 13 stayed steady in ratings from last week at 7.760%┬ábut honestly fell off a cliff … Continue reading

Episode 12 of Record of Youth Has Slight Ratings Drop to 7.798% as Hye Joon and Jung Ah Grow Farther Apart and She Spends More Time With Hae Hyo

I don’t have second male lead syndrome in Record of Youth but episode 12 totally made me ship Hae Hyo and Jung Ah at the end of the episode. It helps that Byun Woo Seok finally broke out and emoted … Continue reading

Record of Youth Episode 6 Ratings Dip to 6.995% as Hye Joon’s Acting Dreams Get Dose of Reality While Romance Dreams Take Step Forward

The good news for Park Bo Gum in Record of Youth is that he’s no longer the only actor hard carrying this drama, his noona Shin Dong Mi who plays his agent just destroyed her scenes in this episode and … Continue reading