Byun Yo Han and Kim Sa Rang Join Kim Eun Sook’s Period Romance Mr. Sunshine in Supporting Roles

I normally would tag any Kim Eun Sook drama a ratings sure thing, she’s never had a flop unlike many of her successful peers who toggle success and failure equally. Especially with her last two dramas Goblin and Descendants of the Sun runaway hits and still in the news constantly, it would seem her next drama Mr. Sunshine slated for spring 2018 has all the earmarks of another win. With that said, she’s cast A-list movie star Lee Byung Hun as the male lead in his first K-drama since the hit thriller IRIS in 2009 but his star is less than stellar in recent years due to personal negative publicity. But a drama takes more than one star to succeed or fail so Kim Eun Sook’s remaining casting selections have been quite promising with female lead Kim Tae Ri and second male lead Yoo Yeon Seok. This week Byun Yo Han joins the production followed today by news of Kim Sa Rang being cast as well. Continue reading

Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim Ends With 27.6% Ratings for the Final Episode

Combining together three veterans may have played a big role in creating the winning formula for the recently finished SBS Mon-Tues drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. Veteran Han Seok Kyu played the titular Romantic Doctor and got awarded with 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

Teaser and Stills Prep SBS’s Return to Medical on Mon-Tues with Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim

The impending conclusion of Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo means SBS can return to the winning formula on Mon-Tues with the medical themed drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim. Its title is basically the underpinnings of the last SBS medical drama … Continue reading

SBS Goes Back to Medical for Upcoming Mon-Tues Drama Romantic Doctor Teacher Kim

Looks like SBS wants to shake off the ratings doldrums with current Mon-Tues drama Moon Lovers: Scarlet Heart: Ryeo to try and recapture the audience with another medical drama to follow. Doctors with Park Shin Hye and Kim Rae Won … Continue reading

Ji Sung Wins the Daesang at the 2015 MBC Year End Drama Awards

 A big thanks to MBC for starting off the year end drama awards procession off right. The network was first of the big three to hold it’s drama awards and this year managed to not screw things up or piss … 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

Star-studded VIP Premiere Red Carpet Lights Up Suzy’s New Movie The Sound of a Flower

Now this is what I call star power, or more aptly Suzy star power. At the VIP premiere of upcoming sageuk movie The Sound of a Flower (Dorihwaga) starring Suzy, Ryu Seung Ryong, and Kim Nam Gil, the impressive line … Continue reading