KBS Fri-Sat Time-travel K-drama Go Back Spouses with Son Ho Joon and Jang Nara Readies for Premiere

With the Answer Me series going successively earlier in time it’s easy to forget that the first installment did a relatively recent nostalgia trip to 1997. Upcoming KBS Fri-Sat drama Go Back Spouses will return to that era of the late 90’s as unhappily married lead characters played by Son Ho Joon and Jang Nara time-travel back to 1999 when their characters are in college and thereby get a second chance to pick someone else. I loved the oldie HK drama Cherished Moments but in that drama only the wife went back and of course she ended up picking the same man because the corollary of time-travel do overs never trumps the even more important drama principle that true love finds each other always. It’s way more narratively intriguing for both spouses to go back and try to avoid each other, and still end up together but hopefully this time have the insights to make it work. I thoroughly enjoyed the previews and promos for Go Back Spouses, the cute Macarena teaser was fun but a tad concerning because recent KBS flop Manhole also did a funny dance teaser. Here’s hoping Go Back Spouses is as entertaining a drama to watch as the promos. Continue reading

Hyun Bin, Kim Sun Ah, Cha Seung Won and More Attend VIP Movie Premiere for Luck-Key

The VIP movie premiere for the Yoo Hae Jin and Lee Joon identity swapping movie Luck-Key is a quite a treat for the adoring fans in attendance as many big names showed up. My favorite squee moment was seeing Kim … Continue reading

Season 4 of Three Meals a Day Sends Fishing Village Cast Plus Nam Joo Hyuk to Gochang Countryside

I love Three Meals a Day, its a reality show that conceptually shouldn’t work because it sounds so boring, yet with the right cast, guest stars, and deft directing the entire endeavor comes off as a warm soothing meal for … Continue reading

Joo Won Takes Home the Daesang for Yongpal at the 2015 SBS Drama Awards

The SBS 2015 Drama Awards wraps up the trio of year end big K-drama awards shows, and while network was the overall ratings winner for the year the selections for its awards were somewhat underwhelming. Joo Won took home the … Continue reading

Decked Out Korean Stars Attend the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong

The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) took place this week in Hong Kong, gathering together the popular Korean stars of music and acting. It’s basically Hallyu-palooza staged by Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M. The lead up has been pretty … Continue reading

Jo In Sung Wins the Daesang at the 2014 APAN Star Awards

I posted two weeks ago about the nominees for the 2014 APAN Star Awards and how some choices were pretty legit while others strangely unfathomable. Pretty much the usual when it comes to acting awards in Korean drama entertainment. Last … Continue reading

Lovers in Music Showcases the Colorful Cast Led by Ji Hyun Woo and Jung Eun Ji

Seeing the official stills of all the leads in the upcoming Lovers of Music (Trot Lovers) makes me want to yell “Avengers Assemble”, with music lovers substituting for Avengers of course. It’s just three weeks away from the premiere of … Continue reading