Blood, Tears, and Love Triangles in First Drama Preview for jTBC Epic Sageuk My Country

Woah momma is this going to be an intense ride. The first drama preview has dropped for jTBC sageuk My Country and it’s all about my heart. As in, rip it out and stomp on it for good measure with the pain to come. It’s full on torture porn levels of torment on male lead Yang Se Jong and his bestie turned enemy Woo Do Hwan doesn’t appear to have it any easier even if he looks less haggard and beaten. Female lead Seolhyun really has to step it up to meet these two men acting their guts out with the action scenes and tons of close ups of their anguished faces. This dramas looks great based on the preview and honestly is what I wanted from Arthdal Chronicles but that drama was hampered by being set a thousand years earlier with the weird fantasy Neanthals and their rack-rack-gak-gak language that was just absurdly laughable and their blue lips and weird super strength was just presently so silly. A good sageuk needs to be intense and still believable with the heightened angst and stakes and My Country so far seems to be primed to deliver. Continue reading

Jang Hyuk Adds Veteran Gravitas to Sageuk Drama My Country with Young Leads Yang Se Jong, Seolhyun, and Woo Do Hwan

Being a veteran K-actor or actress has the additional perk of picking even supporting roles that can end up more critical to the narrative. One needn’t always be the lead to scene steal and my gut tells me Jang Hyuk … 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