Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri of Upcoming Mr. Sunshine Attend Blue Dragon Handprint Ceremony with Other Winners

Seeing this particular award-winning foursome of Korean actors and actresses together just makes me feel that one of these things is not like the others. Of course I mean Lee Byung Hun for being the multiple award-winning veteran and also much older than the rising young stars besides him Park So Dam, Park Jung Min, and Kim Tae Ri. The four were among the winners at the 2016 Blue Dragon Film Awards – Lee Byung Hun for Best Actor for Inside Men, Park So Dam was Best Supporting Actress for The Priests, Park Jung Min won Best New Actor for Dongju: The Portrait of a Poet, and Kim Tae Ri took home Best New Actress for The Handmaiden. I’m covering this event due to major curiosity over how Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri are going to mesh as romantic December-May romance leads in Kim Eun Sook‘s next big budget period K-drama Mr. Sunshine. Maybe it’s a good thing the two were standing far apart because at first glance Kim Eun Sook is going to have to work triple overtime to sell this romance to me. Continue reading

K-stars Finally Try Adventurous Fashion Dressing to Mixed Results at W Korea Bash for Breast Cancer Charity

This news post is a week late but it was a trying week in K-ent with the saddest star departure followed by the happiest celebrity wedding, one needs to take a deep breath and get back on track. On October … Continue reading

Poster and Teaser for tvN’s Cinderella and Four Knights Throws Back Old School Harem Romance

If Uncontrollably Fond harkens back to the early Hallyu style of melodrama, then tvN‘s Cinderella and Four Knights reminds of the mid-Hallyu male harem romance dramas such as Boys Before Flowers, You’re Beautiful, which even branched out to sageuks like … Continue reading

KBS Releases Teasers and Stills for Medical Mystery Drama Beautiful Mind with Jang Hyuk and Park So Dam

K-ent is calling it the battle of the doctors for Mon-Tues night ratings supremacy but the substance and tone are so different I can’t see it appealing to the same group of viewers. SBS premieres Doctors on June 20th after … Continue reading

2016 Baeksang Arts Awards Shines with Big Korean Film and Television Stars

This Friday night was the 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards in Seoul, with the brightest Korean television and film stars of the year gathered for glitz, glamour and peer recognition. Acclaimed movie director Lee Joon Ik took home the Film side … Continue reading

tvN Picks Up Jung Il Woo and Park So Dam’s Cinderella and Four Knights for Latter 2016 Airing

This is one pre-produced K-drama that is filming so far off the radar it definitely benefits from the periodic news update. Manhwa to drama adapted Cinderella and Four Knights has been scooped up by cable network tvN, which at this point … Continue reading

Park So Dam and Jung Il Woo Lead the Pretty Brigade at Cinderella and Four Knight’s Script Reading

There have been a few script readings recently but with this new addition comes the reminder that viewing trends are changing and cable may have been the new thing a few years past but now it’s onward to online dramas. … Continue reading

Cinderella and Four Knights Finalizes Casting of Leads Park So Dam, Jung Il Woo, and Ahn Jae Hyun

Casting is complete for upcoming web drama Cinderella and Four Knights, and is way more promising that I initially thought. Thanks to locking down K-movie actress Park So Dam, this fluffy drama adaptation of a manhwa merits a look even … Continue reading