Jo Jung Seok, Jung Kyung Ho, and Yoo Yeon Seok Lead the Next Release of the K-actor 200 List

The K-actor 200 list feels really timely, it was likely spurred on by the worldwide success of Parasite last year and of course this year veteran actress Youn Yuh Jung added to the K-ent recognition with her Best Actress Oscar win. I believe this is now week six of the K-actor 200 list reveal and this one is super cute as it puts the three male leads of hit drama Hospital Playlist in the same batch. Jo Jung Seok, Yoo Yeon Seok, and Jung Kyung Ho all shine on the big and small screen, and will be back together in June for the second season of Hospital Playlist. Also in this batch are Jung Jin Young, Kim Sung Kyu, Kim Sae Ron, Kim Yoo Jung, Lee Joo Young, Lee El, Uhm Jung Hwa, Won Jin Ah, and many more.

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Song Joong Ki Hosts the 2020 MAMA Awards in Seoul with Many K-acting Stars in Attendance

Aaaaahhhhh this feels nice, a sense of normalcy and nostalgia for how big this awards got in recent years and perhaps a nice slimming down to focus on just the core competencies. The 2020 MAMA (Mnet Asian Music Awards) went … Continue reading

Answer Me PD’s New tvN Drama Hospital Playlist with Jo Jung Seok, Jung Kyung Ho, and Yoo Yeon Seok Release Poster and Teasers

Are we maybe seeing a resurgence in K-drama excitement along with ratings again. The two years has seen a slew of solid hits all the way to mega blockbusters and maybe the transformation of the industry to welcome joint productions … Continue reading

Jo Jung Seok, Jung Kyung Ho, Yoo Yeon Seok, and the Filming Cast of Wise Doctor Life Send Luna New Year Greetings

This is a tough lunar new year with the biggest country celebrating the holiday quarantining cities and trying to contain a viral outbreak. But life goes on and this Saturday January 25th, 2020 is the start of a new lunar … Continue reading

2018 Seoul Awards Star-studded with Big Winners to My Ahjusshi, Mr. Sunshine, and Along with the Gods

It’s only the 2nd year for the Seoul Awards, sponsored by Sports Seoul, but there must either be great marketing or someone knows all the A-listers because this year’s ceremony was nearly as star-studded as the prestigious Baeksang Awards. The … Continue reading

Big Name Stars Descend on the Red Carpet Opening Night of the 2018 Busan Film Festival

If this week’s sad showing of mostly second and third tier K-stars at the Korean Drama Awards, then it was the exact opposite at the opening night red carpet of the 2018 Busan International Film Festival where I felt so … Continue reading

tvN drama Mr. Sunshine Ends With Phenomenal Reviews and Record Breaking Rating

I’ve been watching K-dramas over for over a decade and covering the industry via this blog a little less than that, and I can vouch for how difficult, sanctimonious, and exacting the domestic Korean netizens are even more than when … Continue reading

The 2018 Usual Drama Suspects Lead the Nominations for the 2018 Seoul Awards

I feel like I can start copying and pasting from my last two drama award nomination posts since it’s the same few drama names, actors, and actresses making the list. The 2nd annual Seoul Awards assembled by Sports Seoul released … 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

Mr. Sunshine Hits New Ratings High Over 16% As Drama Has Four More Episodes Remaining

It’s odd to see the comparative lack of buzz for tvN period patriotic drama Mr. Sunshine among the international audiences when this drama could be screenwriter Kim Eun Sook‘s highest praised drama to date among South Korean viewers and critics. … Continue reading