2022 Seoul International Drama Awards Announces Some K-ent Winners Including Kim Nam Gil, Jeon So Min, Kim Sun Ho, and Jisoo

The Seoul International Drama Awards felt so random when it launched as it combined both K-dramas and foreign television shows from various countries. It’s settled into a routine but still feels like a popularity contest even more than other awards shows. This year’s ceremony will be on September 22nd but some local K-ent winners were announced. Kim Nam Gil and Jeon So Min were selected the Representative Korean Representative Award winners for the Actor and Actress categories. For the Hallyu Drama Acting awards, the winners were chosen solely by online public voting. The Hallyu K-drama Best Actor Award will be Kim Sun Ho in Hometown Cha Cha Cha and the Hallyu K-drama Best Actress Award goes to Jisoo for Snowdrop. These two picks make me chuckle, one isn’t even talked about anymore and the other can win the “not as bad as expected” category is there is such.

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Nam Joo Hyuk, Suzy, Jung Hae In, Jisoo and Many More K-stars Attend the Dior Event in Seoul for a Fashion Parade Day

Usually fashion events in K-ent have a handful of stars attending, if I see six or more then it’s a solid event but this weekend’s Christian Dior soiree in Seoul had easily a dozen probably more big name and popular … Continue reading

K-netizen Sentiment Finally Turns Back Towards jTBC Drama Snowdrop After Multiple Episodes Reveal it’s a North Korean Hostage Drama and Not Distorting the History of the Student Democracy Movement of the late 1980’s

The saga of jTBC drama Snowdrop will be one for the history books in terms of it being a Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride sort of misconception combined with miscommunication. After 7-episodes worth of storytelling showing that the drama is really … Continue reading

K-ent Reporter Writes Article Directly Criticizing Jisoo in Snowdrop and Kim Yo Han in School 2021 for Validating Why Its Not Good to Cast New Idol-Actors in Lead Roles Right Off the Bat

There an article by a K-ent reporter this weekend that is garnering feedback because she is surveying the current landscape of “acting idols” and lamenting that it’s one step forward two steps back still. She writes that Junho of 2PM … Continue reading

jTBC Drama Snowdrop Controversy Appears to be Petering Out with K-netizens as the Series Starts to Gain Traction on Disney+ with Asian Viewers

It’s only the third week of airing for jTBC Fri-Sat period romance and spy drama Snowdrop but goodness it feels like a lifetime’s worth of controversy and news ink spilled on said controversy. There was even a lawsuit and an … Continue reading

Beleaguered jTBC Drama Snowdrop Ratings Fall to 1% Range in Episodes 3-4 as Acting Criticism of Female Lead Jisoo Rises

So this weekend there are new topics to discuss about jTBC weekend drama Snowdrop outside of K-netizens wanting to yeet it out of existence for distorting sensitive aspects of modern South Korean history on the student democracy movement of the … Continue reading

jTBC Issues Statement Saying Allegations of Distortion of History are Not True in the Plot and Further Episodes Will Clarify It and Vows Not to Cancel the Drama

Hahaha, talk about doubling down HARD! After four days of media and netizen bashing on the first two episode plot and set up of 1980’s romance drama Snowdrop being exactly what it was feared to be, a distortion of the … Continue reading

Newly Premiered jTBC Period Romance Drama Snowdrop Brings in 2.985%, 3.845% Ratings for First Two Episodes as Controversy Rages Over Distortion of History

I get the request from the production of jTBC drama Snowdrop to have viewers wait and watch the actual drama before demanding it be cancelled and accusing it of distorting important South Korea history. That’s a reasonable request. But now … Continue reading

Blue House Petition to Cancel jTBC Drama Snowdrop Gets 200K Signatures in 24 Hours After First Episode Airs, Drama Loses Three CF Sponsors as Well

The production team in March implored the public to not presumptuously react to 1980’s university setting romance K-drama Snowdrop before it aired and accused it of distorting history and romanticizing the then military government crackdown on student activists. Back then … Continue reading