Song Joong Ki and Screenwriter Kim Eun Sook Take the 1-2 Position Atop the K-ent People Power List of 2016

Even topping this poll once is cause for congratulations so this is certainly the cherry on top of K-actor Song Joong Ki‘s crazy year of popularity to rank number 1 in the Power People List of 2016. It’s the 47th year of this list, which includes all entertainment stars from acting, singing, writing, producing, directing, and announcing. Song Joong Ki is the only actor to rank in the top ten, and behind him in order is drama scribe Kim Eun Sook who sent Song Joong Ki to superstardom with her Descendants of the Sun, perennial powerhouse MC Yoo Jae Suk, variety show hitmaker PD Na Young Seok, and cable network jTBC news president Sohn Suk Hee. Rounding out the top ten is PD Kim Tae Ho in the 6th spot followed by SM Entertainment head Lee Soo Man, screenwriter Kim Eun Hee who wrote K-drama Signal, the first singer the make the list Big Bang‘s G-Dragon, and finally movie and drama producer Kim Woo Taek coming in at number 10. Check out the full top 30 list below. Continue reading

K-actor Hairstyle Preferences: Up with Forehead or Down with Fringe

I don’t think this will end up being some great debate as much as a fun time to share personal visual preferences. While Korean actors are well known for being intensely easy on the eyes, sometimes their styling onscreen and … Continue reading

2016 Baeksang Arts Awards Shines with Big Korean Film and Television Stars

This Friday night was the 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards in Seoul, with the brightest Korean television and film stars of the year gathered for glitz, glamour and peer recognition. Acclaimed movie director Lee Joon Ik took home the Film side … Continue reading

Korean Ladies Magazine Picks Top 10 Favorite K-actors as of March 2016

A recent Korean ladies magazine poll at the end of March is an interesting peek into how the domestic female viewers feel about how the hot Korean actors the English-speaking drama world fangirls over. It’s not the same list, that’s … Continue reading

EXO, Yoo Ah In, and Hyeri Lead the 2016 Forbes Korea Top 40 Celebrity Power Rankings

The list is out for Forbes Korea magazine’s annual ranking of the 40 Most Powerful Celebrities, a ranking that takes into account a whole host of factors including buzz, name recognition, successful projects, number of CFs, and so forth. I … Continue reading

Lee Seung Gi Celebrates January Birthday as the Late 86 and 87 Birthday Boys Get Closer to Military Service

January 13th is my boy Lee Seung Gi‘s birthday, which makes the first birthday of a major Korean star in this new year 2016, and with it comes the reminder that it’s starting to go down to the wire for … Continue reading

Joo Won Takes Home the Daesang for Yongpal at the 2015 SBS Drama Awards

The SBS 2015 Drama Awards wraps up the trio of year end big K-drama awards shows, and while network was the overall ratings winner for the year the selections for its awards were somewhat underwhelming. Joo Won took home the … Continue reading

Yoo Ah In the Man of the Night Winning Best Actor at the 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards

It’s a nice time to be Yoo Ah In right now, what with a ratings leader sageuk drama in Six Flying Dragons and now just crowned as the Best Actor winner at the 36th annual Blue Dragon Film Awards for … Continue reading