Suzy Wrapping Up Solo Comeback and Turns Down K-drama Come and Hug Me with Nam Joo Hyuk

This may really be the epic height of wooden acting heretofore never seen in K-dramas and if it’s going to happen then I’m all in to watch it unfold. Actress-singer Suzy has been busy promoting her solo music comeback from January until now and is reportedly winding down her music activities. The latest industry chatter is that Suzy has accepted upcoming K-drama Come and Hug Me (Come Hug Me or Come Here and Hug Me), with the leading man role offer out to Nam Joo Hyuk.

For all the bad acting criticism lobbed at both Suzy and Nam Joo Hyuk over the years, it’s a height of chutzpah for the production to cast them in a drama, almost like a middle finger to netizens. Who knows, maybe this reverse psychology thing will work and the leads will have turned a definitive corner thanks to acting with each other. Sadly this will not happen as Suzy’s agency swiftly refuted the news reports that she is starting filming soon, saying that after reviewing the offer she has declined doing the drama. Continue reading

Ji Sung Wins the SBS Drama Awards Daesang for Defendant and Lights Up the Event with Wife Lee Bo Young

The year end 2017 SBS Drama Awards was really the Ji Sung and Lee Bo Young show, with the married acting couple basically turning the event into their own lovey dovey showcase and honestly that’s fine with me. They are … Continue reading

Tzuyu of TWICE is Highest Ranked East Asian Star in 3rd Place on the TC Candler Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 List

The TC Candler website list of the Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 is out and congrats is due to Taiwanese idol singer Tzuyu (Chou Tzu Yu) of TWICE for being the highest East Asian star on the list at number … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki, Gong Yoo, and Song Hye Kyo are Top 3 Voter Selected Best Drama Stars of 2017

It’s pretty hilarious that the top four (4!) vote-getters in the just released Galluop poll of Korean drama viewers on the best drama actor/actress in 2017 did not actually star in a K-drama in 2017. Well, one of the top … Continue reading

SBS Drama While You Were Sleeping Wraps Up in Tidy Bow with Plenty of Could Have Been Betters Regrets

I’m not angry or upset that SBS Wed-Thurs drama While You Were Sleeping didn’t end up meeting expectations. Unlike other K-dramas which vexed me so, this one was just placid enough I watched with increasingly detached interest and was even … Continue reading

Black and White Dominate the Red Carpet at the 2017 Asia Artist Awards

The 2017 Asia Artist Awards went off without a hitch, other than the usual fashion boredom that is now part and parcel with every Korean red carpet. It’s like the ladies make no effort to be creative or challenging, or … Continue reading

Big Name K-stars Including Lee Seung Gi, Yoona, Suzy, Lee Jun Ki, and Park Shin Hye to Attend 2017 Asia Artist Awards

This is a post solely to prep for this week’s Asia Artist Awards, thank to the star-studded line up that will be making an appearance either to present or to perform. On the acting stars alone it’s worth checking out … Continue reading