Girl’s Generation Effectively Disbanded as Sooyoung, Seohyun, and Tiffany Leave SM Entertainment

An end of a K-pop era is here and I’m not sure if the timing was this perfect by chance or by design. SM Entertainment announced that three members of the current eight member girl idol group Girl’s Generation will not be renewing their contracts with the agency. Sooyoung, Seohyun, and Tiffany have elected to move on to different agencies, with Tiffany planning to go to the US for further studies and Sooyoung and Seohyun transitioning their careers into acting. GG debuted in 2007 and this being 2017 with the group is now effectively disbanded, making it exactly one generation worth of one of the most well known and popular girl groups ever shot out from the Hallyu manufacturing cannon to entertain the world. I’ll fondly the best of GG and am quite impressed the group kept chugging along after the first departure of Jessica in 2014. Good luck to the departing and remaining with SM members, life keeps going but they and we will always have memories of this wildly successful K-pop group. Continue reading

Popular K-stars Attended Los Angeles County Museum of Art 2016 Film Gala

Los Angeles was ground central last week for a black tie gala attended surprisingly by many many top Korean stars. The LACMA (Los Angeles County Museum of Art) held its 2016 Art Film Gala, with this year’s honorees Robert Irwin … Continue reading

K-stars Attend Seoul Premiere of Hollywood Movie The Magnificent Seven Costarring Lee Byung Hun

The summer blockbuster movie season has wrapped and Korean entertainment found worldwide glory with the hit zombie on trains thriller Train to Busan. Starting off the fall season an old school Western movie The Magnificent Seven which had an early … Continue reading

Ji Sung Wins the Daesang at the 2015 MBC Year End Drama Awards

 A big thanks to MBC for starting off the year end drama awards procession off right. The network was first of the big three to hold it’s drama awards and this year managed to not screw things up or piss … Continue reading

2014 MBC Year End Drama Awards

The 2014 MBC Drama Awards mostly went off without a hitch, other than the Jaejoong last minute inexplicable no-show hiccup and all the winners being as predicted to make the evening feel rather dull. The fashion parade was more interesting … Continue reading

Eric Comes Out on Top of Korean TV Critic Assessment of Recent Idol Acting Performances

This is a worth reading commentary from a veteran Korean television critic on the recent batch of idols acting in K-dramas. Published in entertainment news MBN, the critic rated the performances from the August-September dramas where veteran to newbie idol-actors … Continue reading