K-ent Reports on Legendary Supporting Male Lead Performances in 2020 with Kim Sun Ho in Start-Up and Ahn Bo Hyun in Kairos

This article is literally the most obvious topic with zero surprise but it’s still nice to acknowledge the well-earned success of both talented actors. K-ent this week wrote an article on the “legendary level” of supporting male lead performances turned in by two actors in 2020: Kim Sun Ho in Start-Up and Ahn Bo Hyun in Kairos and Itaewon Class. For Kim Sun Ho, industry insiders say his sweet smile, deeper side voice, and delicately nuanced emotional and steady acting really shone and won audiences over. Ahn Bo Hyun started the year playing a desperate character in Itaewon and is ending it as the antagonist in Kairos, varied and dynamically able to stretch his acting. Industry insiders acknowledge that for supporting male leads to shine does lay with the writer in how that character is written but needs great acting to bring it to life. In the end, these two actors succeeded on their own merits so super congrats!

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K-streaming Platform TVing Selects Best K-dramas of 2020 as Hospital Playlist in First Half and Start-Up in Second Half

This selection feels like taking a cudgel to to tofu carving but it’s still entertaining to read about. Streaming platform TVing in South Korea is obviously benefiting from the migration from television to online consumption of entertainment programs so they … Continue reading

A Warm and Happy Ending Bids Fond Farewell to the Plucky Characters in Episode 16 of Tech Romance Drama Start-Up

Those who have only watched Start-Up will likely be shocked to hear that screenwriter Park Hye Ryung‘s previous dramas had serial killers, wrongful deaths, future dreams, and so much higher stakes. This was her sweetest drama to date, pared down … Continue reading

Teaser Stills for Episode 15 of Start-Up Shows the Leads Focusing on the Self-driving Car Tech with a Side of Long Overdue Bro Talk

Thank you tvN! I love getting teaser stills early and even better that it’s laying the groundwork going into the finale weekend for a drama I’m addicted. I’m going to be so sad to bid farewell to Start-Up, it’s been … Continue reading

It’s Okay Not to be Okay and The King: Eternal Monarch Remain Most Watched K-dramas Worldwide on Netflix in 2020 as of December

There is just one more month left to lock in the viewership on Netflix for the shows streaming on the platform and the first year there was tracking on Flixpatrol. I’m hoping a K-drama remains in the top 20 and … Continue reading