The Cast of Dark Melo Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky Celebrate Drama Wrap and Release From Intensity

I thought I was in the mood for a dark twisty melodrama like Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky¬†(The Smile Has Left Your Eyes)and for the first few episodes I was indeed hooked on the ride. But it gradually screeched to a halt as I never connected with the two leads emotionally despite loving the chemistry of Seo In Guk and Jung So Min, and cared about the decent supporting characters especially Park Sung Woong‘s older brother role who seemed to be caught up in horrible stuff not of his own making or desire to be embroiled in. The ending of this J-dorama remake was as dark as the original so I applaud the guts to stay true to the story but the ratings never quite materialized with K-viewers, averaging between the high 2% to the low 3% which is on the lower side for hitmaking cable network tvN. In the end the only emotion this drama elicit was an outpouring of pity crossed with cringing at the never ending heaping on for the male lead. Continue reading

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 … 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