Yoo Yeon Seok Delivers Precision Intensity in Character Stills for Mr. Sunshine

I’m totally open to second lead ship in Mr. Sunshine though neither male lead really floats my boat. But I remember having no clue who Kim Woo Bin was before Heirs and then suddenly he was just impossibly riveting and won my attention playing a complicated meanie. That may happen again with Yoo Yeon Seok in Mr. Sunshine as he plays the counterpart to Lee Byung Hun‘s male lead for the affections of leading lady Kim Tae Ri. Yoo Yeon Seok looks commanding in his set of character stills, wearing a Japanese outfit complete with topknot and samurai sword. His character is the son of an illiterate butcher who goes to Japan and becomes a leader in the Black Dragon Society before returning to Joseon, probably to fight for Korean independence as a double agent. Kim Eun Sook is well known for writing comparable second male leads that steal the show in her dramas so this may well be Yoo Yeon Seok’s second breakthrough after Answer Me 1994. Continue reading

First Teaser and Stills for tvN Drama Mr. Sunshine Brings the Stirring Visuals and Narrative Intensity

Yeah, imma just going to give credit where credit is due but once again screenwriter Kim Eun Sook has unveiled a drama preview that looks phenomenally kickass. The first teaser is here for upcoming summer 2018 tvN period drama Mr. … Continue reading

A Few A-list But Mostly Aspiring Korean Stars Attend 2018 Fall Seoul Fashion Week

The level of star power at the 2018 Fall Seoul Fashion Week shows really hammered home the strata of star power. While the A-listers have been hitting up overseas couture shows in Paris, Milan, and New York, this week the … Continue reading

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 … 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