Apple TV+ Drops Full Trailer for Multi-generational Korea/Japan/US Drama Pachinko Adapted from Novel By Korean-American Writer

The heart and soul of upcoming Apple TV+ drama series Pachinko is female lead Sunja, born in Korea before it became North and South, moved to Japan, and watched as her kids and grandkids explored further in the world including to the US. It’s broader than being called a K-drama though it has been associated with such especially after the K-drama worldwide expansion in the last two years primarily due to Netflix making a concerted investment and carrying so many K-drama on its platform. Apple TV+ released the full 2 minute plus trailer today and it’s glorious in the emotive breadth, taking viewers across the timeline of Sunja’s life and the people who come in and out of it. It reminds me of Chinese movie To Live and Japanese dorama Ashin, so bring your tissues and get ready to be touched deep inside and marvel at the tenacity of humans to weather the slings and arrows, valleys and peaks of life.

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Veteran Award Winning Actress Youn Yeo Jung in Talks for 2022 K-drama Tree Dies While Standing with Kang Ha Neul and Son Ye Jin

This as as award winning a powerhouse dra ma lead casting as I have ever seen. We have three Baeksang Best Actress/Best Actor winners joining together for a 2022 slated K-drama literally translated as Tree Dies While Standing. Korea’s first … Continue reading

Youn Yuh Jung Wins Best Supporting Actress at the 2021 Oscars, Attends with Costar Han Ye Ri, and K-netizens Fete Her Win While Dissing Her Loser Ex-husband

It was yet another historic year for the Korean film industry at the Academy Awards, after last year Parasite winning Best Movie and Bong Joon Ho taking home Best Director, this year it was on the acting side as veteran … Continue reading

Veteran K-actress Youn Yuh Jung the Frontrunner for the 2021 Best Supporting Actress Oscar and Cine21 Magazine Devotes an Entire Issue to Her 45 Year Long Career

This Sunday is the 2021 Academy Awards, held later than the usual Feb/March time frame due to lingering COVID1-19 reasons but it’s still happening with plenty of great movies and performances to laud. K-film had a banner year in 2020 … Continue reading

Korean-American Film Minari Scoops Up Multiple Oscar Nominations Including Best Picture, Best Actor for Steven Yeun and Best Supporting Actress for Youn Yeo Jung

It’s awards season in the US and the mother of all film accolades the Oscars (Academy Awards) released its nominations today and one of the big hauls in nods went to Korean-American movie Minari. The movie has garnered universal praise … Continue reading

Son Ye Jin, Youn Yeo Jung Among the First Actresses Released in the Korean Actor 200 List

Here comes the first look at some of the ladies in the Korean Actor 200 list and hoo boy it’s a great cross-section of age, experience, and charisma. The actresses in the first batch of stills include living legend Youn … Continue reading