Current K-drama Male Leads on the 10 Year Challenge Have Aged Like Fine Wine

The current It thing on Facebook is the 10 Year Challenge, to post a picture of yourself today versus 10 years ago on your first post when Facebook started. Some people have aged hard, some hardly at all, but looks are merely superficial to have much everyone has emotionally and mentally aged in a decade. For the K-actors we know and love, visuals are part of their job so it’s interesting to put them on the 10 Year Challenge and see how they look today in 2019 versus 2009. The answer is – amazingly well if not better, and there are two who were babies back then that are now in leading men territory. Hyun Bin was already a top drama star in 2009 thanks to My Name is Kim Sam Soon and it’s wonderful to see him back on top for Memories of Alhambra, and likewise for Gong Yoo who had the same career swing, downturn, and now resurgence. Enjoy the side-by-side comparisons and post any others I may have missed! Continue reading

Script Reading Stills for K-version of Absolute Boyfriend with Yeo Jin Goo, Minah, and Hong Jong Hyun

It’s a totally different main cast of three for the upcoming K-version of Absolute Boyfriend (Zettai Kareshi) but judging from the smiles and cheerful attitudes at the script reading the mood is certainly positive. Yeo Jin Goo will play the … Continue reading

SBS Sageuk Daebak Confirms Leads Jang Geun Seok, Lim Ji Yeon, and Yeo Jin Goo

When the main leads casting is confirmed mere days after the initial drama offer news broke, that isn’t a bad sign when the acting leads appears keen to sign on. Upcoming SBS Mon-Tues drama Daebak (Jackpot) will for sure be starring Jang Geun … Continue reading

Decked Out Korean Stars Attend the 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards in Hong Kong

The 2015 Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA) took place this week in Hong Kong, gathering together the popular Korean stars of music and acting. It’s basically Hallyu-palooza staged by Korean entertainment conglomerate CJ E&M. The lead up has been pretty … Continue reading