Junho, Kim Tae Ri, Squid Game, and D.P. are the Big Television Side Winners at the 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards

The annual Baeksang Arts Awards was held this Friday night in Seoul and the 2022 edition totally dropped some surprises and some expected wins. In a first, the winner of the Popularity Awards Junho and Kim Tae Ri also won the Best Acting prizes in their respective categories. Junho took home Best Actor Drama for The Red Sleeve Cuff and Twenty Five, Twenty One netted Kim Tae Ri Best Actress Drama. K-netizens seem most surprised Junho won over Lee Jung Jae for Squid Game, and that if he didn’t win for SQ then he would get the Daesang which one year went to Kim Hye Ja but here it was Squid Game the drama that won the television side Daesang. The Best Actress side I think was a toss-up between Kim Tae Ri and veteran Kim Hye Soo for Juvenile Justice. The Best Drama award went to D.P., SQ’s PD Hwang Dong Hyuk took the Best Director prize, and Best Script went to the writer for Juvenile Justice Kim Min Seok so the Netflix dramas definitely scored here. Cho Hyun Chul won Best Supporting Actor for D.P., Best Supporting Actress winner was Kim Shin Rok in Hellbound, it was Koo Kyo Hwan getting the win for D.P. as Best New Actor and his counterpart was Kim Hye Jun winning Best Supporting Actress for Inspector Koo.

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2010 College Grad Classmates Lee Sang Yi, Kim Go Eun, Ahn Eun Jin, Lee Yoo Young, Park So Dam, and Kim Sung Chul Form Legendary Line of Current Hot Acting Talent

Running this blog for so long there are times I still think the era is X when it’s really moved on to Y. It happens fast in K-pop more than K-dramas and definitely K-movies rarely move the top line. But … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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