Jang Hyuk Confirms jTBC Sageuk My Country with Youngsters Yang Se Jong, Woo Do Hwan, and Seolhyun

When Jang Hyuk was in the sageuk Tree with Deep Roots as the male lead, the King role was played by Han Seok Kyu as the older and Song Joong Ki as the younger. Eight years later it’s time for Jang Hyuk to be the veteran of the sageuk pack, this time taking on the role of the King character in upcoming jTBC drama My Country.  He’ll be providing the gravitas and hopefully mentorship of the three young leads Yang Se Jong, Woo Do Hwan, and especially Seolhyun.

The drama is set in earlier Korean historical times during the turbulent end of the Goryeo period to the beginning of the Joseon period, and anytime there is a dynastic change expect the drama to be all about pursuing revolution for the greater good of of a stagnant political establishment. There’s a mixed bag production team lined up with the PD of Nice Guy and Wonderful Days but the screenwriter of Master of Revenge and Inspiring Generation. I’m thrilled Jang Hyuk is confirmed because he makes every role memorable and will be a reason to check this one out in the second half of 2019. Continue reading

Jang Hyuk Adds Veteran Gravitas to Sageuk Drama My Country with Young Leads Yang Se Jong, Seolhyun, and Woo Do Hwan

Being a veteran K-actor or actress has the additional perk of picking even supporting roles that can end up more critical to the narrative. One needn’t always be the lead to scene steal and my gut tells me Jang Hyuk … Continue reading

Asia Artist Awards 2018 Delivers True Popularity Contest Winners and Typical K-fashion Styles

The Asia Artist Awards are the true purveyors of a popularity contest and if it wasn’t for actors and actresses getting random awards along with the idol and pop stars I’d probably not cover it. This year the highlight was … Continue reading

2018 Grand Bell Awards Fetes Burning as Best Film and Departed Kim Joo Hyuk Wins Best Supporting Actor

I can’t say the 2018 Grand Bell Awards (Daejong Awards) were all that exciting mostly because K-movies haven’t really excited me in recent years. There is still envelope pushing and creativity for sure but the days of Old Boy and … 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

The 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Rolls Out the Fashion Red Carpet for Top K-stars

The fashion do’s and don’ts remain my favorite past time for awards shows, mostly because I can’t bother to care about winners that sometimes feel arbitrary or tied to popularity. The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards took place Thursday … Continue reading

Big name K-stars Don Subdued to Overly Labeled Gucci Outfits for Brand Event in Seoul

The Gucci event in Seoul this week brought out the gamut of fashion dressing that happens even within one couture brand. Gucci has always been fashionably loud and not in a good way though I appreciate the consistent vision of … Continue reading

Louis Vuitton Event in Seoul Brings Out Top Stars Gong Yoo, Cha Seung Won, and Many More

The high end couture house that is Louis Vuitton hasn’t stage as many celeb filled events in recent months in Seoul but hit a motherlode of top star sightings with this week’s store exhibition opening. Mega popular actor Gong Yoo … Continue reading

The Bright and Beautifully Decked Out K-stars Attend Salvatore Ferragamo Event in Seoul

The red carpet of the Salvatore Ferragamo event in Seoul was where the glitterati of K-stars convened this past week. Decked out in the brand’s latest outfits and accessories, my eyes first went to Yoon Eun Hye since she’s so … Continue reading