tvN Drama Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky Captures Original J-dorama Moody Vibe

The tears in a melodrama can at times feel forced, or at least contrived due to a wholly unrealistic set of circumstances that all aggregate together to manufacture a tragedy. That’s the narrative premise behind upcoming tvN drama Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky (The Smile Has Left Your Eyes) and yet the tears if forthcoming will likely not feel artificially elicited. The brother-sister relationship of Park Sung Woong with Jung So Min will have to be beautifully delivered to create the core humanity of this story, and build upon it the romance she has with male lead Seo In Guk to layer on the tension. I love how the production team has modernized the visuals for this version from the original J-dorama but captured the same shadowy mood, like a slow burn for when the shit is going to hit the fan. Continue reading

The Leads Bring Their Melo A-game to Stylish Posters for Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky

K-ent loves to keep casting untried idols in dramas so it’s even more important to be reminded once in awhile of why having an established actor headline a drama at least guarantees tangible results. Case in point the just released … Continue reading

Seo In Guk Flirts with Death and Jung So Min Pulls Him Back in Second Teaser for Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky

The end of September seems like such a perfect premiere date for upcoming K-remake of a dark and emotionally twisty J-dorama original. Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky (The Smile Has Left Your Eyes) dropped another visually stunning trailer … Continue reading

First Atmospheric Preview for tvN Drama Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky

The visuals are going to be plaintively beautiful the smile won’t leave my eyes insomuch as I’ll be clouded from too much pretty. The first preview is out for the K-drama remake of J-dorama One Million Stars Falling From the … Continue reading

Posters, Preview, and Press Conference for Jo In Sung and Nam Joo Hyuk Historical Epic Movie The Great Battle

South Koreans love their culturally significant or historically proud events dramatized and coming to theaters next month in September 2018 will be a cinematic take on the famed Seige of Ansi Fortress in 645. The Siege of Ansi was part … Continue reading

Park Sung Woong and Seo Eun Soo Round Out Cast of K-version of A Million Stars Falling From the Sky

This drama has the potential to be so good that it hurts to watch, and for a remake also feels remarkable suited to be done because the original is so long ago now that it visually looks dated. The J-dorama … Continue reading

Attendees at VIP Movie Premiere of Battleship Island Reach Stratospheric Levels of Star Gazing

There may be a new standard in quality and quantity of star attendees to the VIP movie premiere of period war escape movie Battleship Island. I saw one of my faves Yoo Seung Ho trading his ruler period garb for … 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

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