Netflix A-lister Packed K-drama Narco-Saints with Ha Jung Woo, Hwang Jung Min, and Park Hae Soo Premieres to Mixed Reviews But Solid Viewership Ratings

This K-drama is like made the exact opposite of what would interest me lol. No offense but I’ve still not watched Breaking Bad so Narco-Saints can pack itself with as many A-listers as it has and I’ll still nod appreciatively that this drama exists while having no urge to watch. It’s going to appeal to Mr. Koala for sure and from the first weekend premiere numbers also the general public. It premiered to number 6 worldwide and number 5 in the US market. The reviews are mixed but probably more like it than not, the detractors think this type of TV show has been done better (see Breaking Bad and many other drug thrillers) and this one didn’t have great directing or script despite the award winning cast of Ha Jung Woo, Hwang Jung Min, Park Hae Soo, Jo Woo Jin, Yoo Yeon Seok, and TW-actor Chang Chen. The best reviews surprisingly go to Jo Woo Jin, he’s getting raves across the board and I say surprise since he’s getting praise over four major Best Actor winners in the same cast.

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Romance Drama Understanding of Love Finalizes Casting of Yoo Yeon Seok, Moon Ga Young, Jung Ga Ram, Geum Sae Rok

I feel like some actors or actresses are in one project after another while others infrequently produce new fare. K-actress Moon Ga Young is one of those back-to-back-to-back and beyond actresses and with her upcoming Link she’s now signed on … Continue reading

Yoo Yeon Seok and Taeyeon Among Many K-stars Speaking Out and Condemning the Cruel Filming Technique Leading to Death of a Horse During Filming of KBS Sageuk Taejong Lee Bang Won

Accidents happen on filming sets, some more negligent then others due to preparation and careful execution, but the death of a retired race horse last week from filming a falling scene in KBS weekend sageuk Taejong Lee Bang Won was … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

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