Suzy and Ryu Seung Ryong Impress in Official Posters and Stills for The Sound of a Flower

Consider me pleasantly pleased with everything I’ve seen so far from upcoming sageuk movie The Sound of a Flower (Dorihwaga). Starring Suzy and Ryu Seung Ryung, the movie chronicles the life of the real first female pansori singer Jin Chae Sun, and her mentor as well as pansori legend Shin Jae Hyo. It’s basically the movie and pansori version of Painter of the Wind, which was the drama and painting story of a female painter impersonating as a man in order to paint during Joseon era.

Moon Geun Young made a name for herself playing the cross-dressing lead in Painter of the Wind and it’s going to be hard to put Suzy up to the same high standard, but I want to give Suzy the chance to do well enough to merit her getting such high profile roles. She looks drop dead gorgeous in the official movie poster above, channeling a youthful modern version of the hanbok style of Lee Young Ae. It’s high praise but I certainly wasn’t expecting Suzy to really shine visually in this drama so kudos to her. Ryu Seung Ryong just does his thing so effortlessly, basically the textbook definition of an actor’s actor. Continue reading

First Look at Suzy’s Period K-movie The Sound of a Flower with Award Winning Actor Ryu Seung Ryong

Suzy‘s casting as the female lead opposite Kim Woo Bin in 2016’s highly anticipated  melodrama Arbitrarily Fond by screenwriter Lee Kyung Hee has certainly garnered buzz, but it’s a mixed bag that seems to be the typical reaction following any … Continue reading

Korea CF Power Rankings for January 2015 Provide Popularity Snapshot of the Year So Far

I thought the three long haired ladies would remain 1-2-3 for the foreseeable future but already one very well-loved variety superstar has wedged himself between them to start of 2015. The rankings are out for the month of January 2015 … Continue reading

Top 10 CF Stars in Korea for October 2014 Reveals the Entire Year Popular Trend

I don’t cover the monthly Korean Advertising Agency rankings for top CF stars in Korea since it mostly stays the same from month to month. But the end of 2014 is right around the corner and a quick glance at … Continue reading

K-stars Including Jung Woo Sung and Lee Jung Jae in InStyle Korea for Good Downloader Campaign

It’s the 5th year the Korean entertainment industry has run its annual Good Downloader Campaign aimed at curbing piracy and illegal downloads. Good luck with that, but the campaign always gets the most famous and gorgeous stars to participate and … Continue reading

Winners and Pretty Outfits from the 49th Baeksang Awards

Kim Min Hee is having arguably the best year of her life – she’s the newest Best Actress (Film) winner at the just completed 49th Baeksang Awards, and her newly outed relationship with Jo In Sung lit up the news … Continue reading

K-stars Attend Masquerade Movie Premiere Starring Lee Byung Hun and Han Hyo Joo

This is about as high wattage as it gets for movie premieres in South Korea. The upcoming Joseon-era sageuk movie Gwanghae: The Man Who Became King (English title Masquerade) starring Lee Byung Hun, Han Hyo Joo, and Ryu Seung Ryong … Continue reading

Twelve Critically Acclaimed Actors in the Anniversary Edition of Vogue Korea

Woah, Mamma Mia! To celebrate its 16th anniversary in publication, Vogue Korea rounded up a who’s who of Korean male actors ranging from the esteemed veteran (Ahn Sung Ki) to the youngest little wunderkind (that would be Yoo Seung Ho). … Continue reading