Yang Se Jong Models the Preppy Gentleman Look in Bazaar Korea Pictorial

I didn’t write much about summer 2018 SBS drama Thirty But Seventeen but I quietly watched it every week and thoroughly enjoyed the dramatic journey. It wasn’t eventful or groundbreaking yet had a calming comforting vibe that matched very well with male lead Yang Se Jong. For the same reason I didn’t like him in Temperature of Love for being so bland I thought he infused some edge to raise his aura to a more interesting level in Thirty But Seventeen. He also had fantastic chemistry with female lead Shin Hye Sun that he didn’t have with Seo Hyun Jin in Temperature so for now my opinion of Yang Se Jong has swung back to positive territory. He needs to take on edgier characters to sharpen his onscreen softness but as a still model he is awfully charming to behold in the November issue of Bazaar Korea. Continue reading

Popular Dramas and High Profile Stars Like Lee Byung Hun and Son Ye Jin Lead 2018 APAN Star Award Nominations

Following behind the nominations for the Korean Drama Awards come the nominations for the 2018 APAN Star Awards which is on its 6th year now. It’s skewed towards the popular more than elite selection metrics but as always an interesting … Continue reading

The 2018 54th Baeksang Arts Awards Rolls Out the Fashion Red Carpet for Top K-stars

The fashion do’s and don’ts remain my favorite past time for awards shows, mostly because I can’t bother to care about winners that sometimes feel arbitrary or tied to popularity. The 2018 54th Annual Baeksang Arts Awards took place Thursday … Continue reading

Temperature of Love Screenwriter Teases that Drama Ending Could be Different than Book in Who Female Leads Ends Up With

I’m ready to put K-drama screenwriter Ha Myung Hee on my shit list now, I’ve concurred with a lot of the criticism lobbed at her for her previous dramas Doctors, High Society and even her earliest works One Warm Word and … Continue reading