Song Joong Ki is a Feral Warrior in First Official Drama Stills from tvN Sageuk Asadal Chronicles

It’s not quite T-minus 30 days but tvN epic fantasy-tinged sageuk Asadal Chronicles is coming soon, on June 1 to be exact. That makes it primed for the summer season viewer surge and a potential to be a ratings winner for the cable network. The first stills are out for male lead Song Joong Ki who plays a warrior and future king of the mythical legendary early Korean city-state Asadal. The drama is part Jumong and part The Legend, both of which were major hits in Korea in the mid-aughts. Song Joong Ki looks just like Song Joong Ki in curly hair, face paint, and ripped up clothes, which is par for the course on all Song Joong Ki roles. I never think he looks like the character until I see him in motion, in promo stills he always looks like he’s a grown up boy cosplaying a role such as an army captain or bad boy. But once the screen plays I’m always swept up, that’s his intensity and charisma and I think it’s going to be the same here again. Continue reading

Korean Government Poll of Overseas Hallyu Viewers Puts Lee Min Ho, BTS, Mr. Sunshine, and Train to Busan Top of Respective Categories

Consider me surprised and impressed that a poll conducted recently landed an actor currently in military service on the top of the list. South Korean government recently polled 16 overseas country viewers interested in Hallyu on their favorites in the … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo’s Agencies Deny Marital Strife Rumors After C-media Spreads Baseless Splitting Up Conjecture

These days stars not only use their social media to increase their reach to their fans and share updates, it’s also conversely has become source for potentially negative updates. Last week Song Hye Kyo cleaned out her social media account … Continue reading

Current K-drama Male Leads on the 10 Year Challenge Have Aged Like Fine Wine

The current It thing on Facebook is the 10 Year Challenge, to post a picture of yourself today versus 10 years ago on your first post when Facebook started. Some people have aged hard, some hardly at all, but looks … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki, Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ji Won Kick Off Filming for Epic Sageuk Drama Asadal Chronicles

We’re off to the races for 2019 as this year winds to an end, with filming commencing for the massive scale sageuk drama epic Asadal Chronicles. Starring Song Joong Ki, Jang Dong Gun, Kim Ji Won, and Kim Ok Bin, … Continue reading