Posters and Previews for SBS Drama Absolute Boyfriend with Yeo Jin Goo, Minah, and Hong Jong Hyun

I’ll go out on a limb and say that upcoming SBS rom-com Absolute Boyfriend will be worth watching thanks to the recently released previews. Leads Yeo Jin Gu, Minah, and Hong Jong Hyun form that watchable triumvirate of good casting and even better than expected chemistry. It’s based on the Japanese manga Absolute Boyfriend (Zettai Kareshi) which has been adapted into a J-dorama (cute) and TW-drama (awful), and generally has the fulfilling a woman’s dreams storyline whereby the female lead gets a perfect robot boyfriend and then a real human hottie who also wants her. Yeo Jin Gu looks both handsome and adorable as the robot boyfriend but it’s female lead Minah that’s really capturing all my attention with her animated charisma onscreen. Continue reading

Yeo Jin Gu, Minah, and Hong Jong Hyun’s K-version of Absolute Boyfriend Gets SBS Time Slot in May Originally Slated for Vagabond

Promos have kicked off for the K-version of Japanese manga Absolute Boyfriend (Zettai Kareshi), quite a few years in the making with this adaptation punted around K-ent for some time. Yeo Jin Gu will get to bare his abs as … Continue reading

Character Look Skyward in Drama Posters for Reunited Worlds with Yeo Jin Gu, Lee Yeon Hee, and Ahn Jae Hyun

I thought the idea of a high school boy who disappears for thirteen years and then returns mysteriously would seem depressing as heck but all the characters in upcoming SBS Wed-Thurs drama Reunited Worlds (A New World) look quietly hopeful … Continue reading

SBS Finalizes Casting for Reunited Worlds with Lee Yeon Hee, Yeo Jin Gu, and Ahn Jae Hyun

It’s good that Suspicious Partner is a longer 20-episode prime time drama, or 40 episode now that the network has decided to call thirty minutes an episode to add in more commercial time. That means SP won’t end until the … Continue reading

2016 Year End Awards Roundup From Big Three Networks Capped Off Drama Year

The 2016 year end K-drama awards for the big three networks came and went last weekend, smack dab in the middle of me heading off for my trans-pacific flight, taking said long flight, traveling back home from long flight, and … Continue reading

Daebak Off to Mon-Tues Ratings Lead in Close Viewer Battle with Neighborhood Lawyer and Monster

The ratings are for the new batch of Mon-Tues K-dramas and the playing field looks a lot different than the bloodbath going on in the Wed-Thurs slot. Mon-Tues doesn’t have a runaway winner (yet), with the race tight out of … Continue reading

Drama Posters and New Preview for Jackpot Ramp Up the Battle for the Joseon Throne

A long and relatively successful run ended today for the SBS 50-episode sageuk Six Flying Dragons, the ratings leader in the Mon-Tues time slot but never high enough in ratings to bring back the days of yore when serious longs … Continue reading