SBS Confirms Saimdang: Light’s Diary to Follow Legend of the Blue Sea on Wed-Thurs

SBS waited until quite the last moment to confirm the followup drama to Wed-Thurs ratings leader but relative disappoint Legend of the Blue Sea. The network will be airing Lee Young Ae‘s comeback sageuk drama Saimdang: Light’s Diary at the end of January. The exact date hasn’t been confirmed yet because Legend preempted this week’s episode 14 on Thursday due to the year end network awards so SBS can either double up and air two episodes on one day to catch up or have Legend end on a Wednesday with a filler the next night and Saimdang start the following week.

I’m pretty pessimistic on Saimdang, it comes with such high publicity thanks to Lee Young Ae getting lured out of retirement but then the production adds pretty wooden Song Seung Heon as her male lead and suddenly it’s iffy on quality. With that said, the production has the PD who did some amazing sageuks in The Legend and Tamra the Island, not to mention even I’m curious to see what Lee Young Ae’s onscreen talents and charisma has matured into after twelve years away from acting. Continue reading

SBS Delays Lee Young Ae’s Drama Saimdang to January 2017 After Not Getting Chinese Simulcast Approval

The fallout from the Chinese spat with South Korea over THAAD is clearly continuing even after news coverage has died down since the heated summer months. The next casualty is the highly publicized fully pre-produced sageuk drama Saimdang: Light’s Dairy, … Continue reading

K-actor Hairstyle Preferences: Up with Forehead or Down with Fringe

I don’t think this will end up being some great debate as much as a fun time to share personal visual preferences. While Korean actors are well known for being intensely easy on the eyes, sometimes their styling onscreen and … Continue reading

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

For years I’ve been seeing these types of pre-star pictures floating around here and there, and finally decided to collect as many as I can into one post. Half of it is for my own viewing lulz and the other … Continue reading

Chinese and Korean Stars Descend on the 2015 Bazaar Star Charity Night in Beijing

There was plenty of glitter across both sides of the strait this past week – Taiwan held its highest television honors with the Golden Bell Awards while the popular Chinese and Korean stars alighted for the Bazaar Star Charity Night in Beijing. I … Continue reading

Final Posters and Trailer for The Third Way of Love Play Up the Beauty of Song Seung Heon and Crystal Liu

The production is making one final push for upcoming Korean-Chinese joint production movie The Third Way of Love, premiering month end on September 30th. It’s actually a big premiere date in China, unlike the September no-mans land in US movie … Continue reading

Ha Jung Woo Leads the Korean Male Fans Pick of Their Top 20 Manliest K-actors

I’m always entertained by lists and polls, offering a snapshot of the general reaction to the topic at hand without needing to take it seriously. The latest list is interesting in how many selections elicited approving nods from me. tvN … Continue reading