Running Man to End Broadcast in February 2017 with Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook to Stay Until End with Rest of Cast

While not every long running show can hope to end on a high note, it takes a special snowflake to end in a self-created crash and burn. SBS‘s long running hit variety show Running Man isn’t just popular in South Korea, it’s well known and quite popular in other Asian countries and has more international awareness than most any other K-variety. It’s even spawned  production approved location editions such as China’s Hurry Up Brother. The show wasn’t even on the last legs of appeal, yes the ratings have dropped in recent year and cast member Gary left, but it was nowhere near being put out of misery state.

That’s what makes this mind boggling production screw up that much more infuriating – last week it was revealed that cast members Song Ji Hyo and Kim Jong Kook were basically cut from the show without even the proper consideration or kindness for their years of hard work. Then when the inevitable blow back came, with Kang Ho Dong turning down the offer to join the show and fans screaming in outrage, the show tried to bring them back but the harm was done.  Continue reading

Elle Korea Highlights Four Sets of jTBC Upcoming Drama Leads in November Issue

Which of these four upcoming jTBC onscreen couplings are you looking forward to this most? For me it’s the Park-Park couple, as in Park Bo Young and Park Hyung Shik in Strong Woman Do Bong Soon airing in January 2017. Elle … Continue reading

School-aged Pictures of Popular Hallyu K-actresses Show the Before and After

I did a post awhile back on the school age before and after pictures of Korea’s male stars. It’s time for the ladies counterpart post and who better to top it off than the three renowned prettiest actresses in Korea. … Continue reading

Kris and Zhao Li Ying Crowned King and Queen of the 2016 Weibo Awards in Beijing

Nothing looks as good as having a hottie doting fiancee by one side, and the star couple of Chen Xiao and Michelle Chen were definitely the major standout at the just held Weibo Awards in China. I feel like K-ent … Continue reading