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 who started their career in that field alone it is packed ten and twenty deep in each type of role, be it lead or supporting or antagonist. And this list isn’t even complete, I can think of actors and actresses who aren’t featured but are top talent as well. That goes to show it’s the industry failing their deep bench by not having enough good dramas and films and also casting for new talent rather than nurturing what is already there. This batch release has some of my faves as well including Park Bo Gum (I miss him!), Park Seo Joon, Kang Ha Neul, Shin Hye Sun, Lee Joon Hyuk, Kim Go Eun, Park So Dam, Kim Ah Joong and many more.

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Beyond Evil Wins Best Drama at 2021 Baeksang Awards with Shin Ha Kyun and Kim So Yeon Taking Home the Best Acting Awards

A nicely laudatory ceremony for the 2021 Baeksang Awards wrapped up tonight in South Korea and I’m pretty happy with the results. The Daesang went to Yoo Jae Suk for his continued exemplary work as a variety star and host, … Continue reading

2021 Baeksang Award Nominations are Out with a Murderers Row of Nominees in the Drama Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor Categories

The 2021 Baeksang Arts Award nominations came out five days ago but I didn’t have a chance to write about it since the news was overshadowed by the hullabaloo that was the production of MBC drama Time and things surrounding … Continue reading

Netizen Complaints Don’t Slow Down tvN Drama Queen Cheorin as Episode 3 Increases to 9.022% Ratings

Being active on the internet sometimes makes one believe that information being shared and discussed online would have real life impact. But it’s just a vocal minority sounding louder than actually is and real life has its own reactive beats. … Continue reading

tvn Drama Queen Cheorin Increases Ratings in Episode 2 to 8.800% as Leads Shin Hye Sun and Kim Jung Hyun Exude Mega Chemistry and Laughs

tvN weekend saguek Queen Cheorin (Mr. Queen) debuted to the second highest premiere ratings for the network ever on the time slot and the second episode has increased slightly to 8.800% ratings. I had a chance to watch episode 1 … Continue reading

Fantasy Sageuk Drama Queen Cheorin Premieres to 8.030% Ratings, the Second Highest tvN Weekend Premiere After Mr. Sunshine

Impressive and I’m so happy for the cast and crew! Newly arriving tvN Sat-Sun fantasy sageuk drama Queen Cheorin (Mr. Queen) premiered today to 8.030% AGB nationwide ratings, a huge ratings jump from predecessor youth business romance drama Start-Up. It’s … Continue reading

Shin Hye Sun Hits Every Comedic Beat in First Teasers and Lead Character Posters for tvN Sageuk Queen Cheorin

I first noticed K-actress Shin Hye Sun‘s underrated comedic ability in Legend of the Blue Sea, she turned a stock clingly second female lead into a layered and endearing role. She’s great playing the straight woman in lead roles but … Continue reading

Shin Hye Sun, Kim Jung Hyun, Bae Jong Ok, and Kim Tae Woo Confirmed for Comedy Sageuk Drama Queen Cheorin

I’ve long thought the ridiculously low budget and slap stick period Chinese drama Go Princess Go was perfect for a K-drama version and could be done so much better. I don’t think the upcoming sageuk drama Queen Cheorin is announced … Continue reading