2016 Baeksang Arts Awards Shines with Big Korean Film and Television Stars

This Friday night was the 2016 Baeksang Arts Awards in Seoul, with the brightest Korean television and film stars of the year gathered for glitz, glamour and peer recognition. Acclaimed movie director Lee Joon Ik took home the Film side Daesang for directing The Throne and Dong Ju while the Daesang on the television side didn’t go to a person but instead to the drama Descendants of the Sun. The DotS leads Song Joong Ki and Song Hye Kyo were of course the belle of the ball, looking every bit like they were headed either to their grand wedding or to a Governor’s Ball after party.

The Korean awards fashion parade remains ever disappointing, with plenty of good looking people but nothing sartorially to turn the head or elicit wows. The biggest netizen grip appears to be over Jo Jin Woong winning nothing in either the film or television categories, but I’m fairly certain his massive surge in critical acclaim over his various works in recent years is way more substantive than taking home a trophy. Congrats to all the winners and hopefully the industry keeps making good cinematic fare in the coming year. Continue reading

School-aged Pictures of Popular Hallyu K-actresses Show the Before and After

I did a post awhile back on the school age before and after pictures of Korea’s male stars. It’s time for the ladies counterpart post and who better to top it off than the three renowned prettiest actresses in Korea. … Continue reading

Hotel King with Lee Da Hae and Lee Dong Wook Release Script Reading Stills

The cast of the sprawling weekend K-drama Hotel King held its first script reading recently and MBC released the stills to the masses dying for the reunion drama between Lee Da Hae and Lee Dong Wook. Let’s not kid ourselves, … Continue reading

K-Drama Spring 2014 Leading Lady Casting: Go Ara, Kang Sora, Jin Se Yeon, and Lee Da Hae

Casting news waxes and wanes and last week was a particularly busy week for K-dramas. It’s always the male leads that garner more attention but there can’t be a drama without a female lead so it’s time to see how … Continue reading