Jang Dong Gun Tops the Korean Ladies Pick of 10 Most Handsome K-actors

It’s the ladies turn to voice their preferences and this top-10 list has quite a few overlaps with the recently released male audience picks. There is a wee distinction, which was likely used in asking the question, as the men were asked which male actor they found the coolest/manliest, while the women were asked which male actor they found the most handsome. While more rugged looking Ha Jung Woo topped the men’s choice poll, it’s original flower boy Jang Dong Gun that the ladies find the number 1 most handsome actor in Korea. Still.

He’s topped various lists like this one in his two decade long acting career so it’s more surprising that the ladies remain enamored with his brand of good looks. Rounding out the top 5 after that are Won Bin, Jung Woo Sung, Jo In Sung, and Kim Soo Hyun, and the top 5 in the ladies poll all made the men’s list in differing positions. Even funnier is the second half of the list are five good looking actors that didn’t make the men’s poll at all: Kang Dong Won, Kim Woo Bin, Song Joong Ki, Yoo Ah In, and Lee Jin Wook. Go figure. 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

K-media Discusses Possible Drama and Movie Comebacks in 2015 for Popular K-actors

Now that the first batch of 2015 K-dramas have shaken out the ratings rankings and audience feedback – wins for Punch, Kill Me Heal Me, Shine or Go Crazy, losses for Hyde, Jekyll, Me, Blood – the media is looking … Continue reading

Movieweek Selects Top 15 Box Office Draws Among Korea Actors

The Korean acting industry is much like Hollywood in that its biggest movie stars rarely return to the small screen once they have transitioned successfully to a movie career. Viewers watching Korean dramas may think certain actors or actresses must … Continue reading