Jo Jae Hyun Admits to Sexual Harassment Over His Career and Will Be Quickly Written Out of tvN Drama Cross

This was a light speed finality to a sexual harassment allegation and one that heads in the right direction. Veteran stage-movie-drama actor Jo Jae Hyun has admitted to the sexual harassment allegations against him, and even went so far as to say that he’s admitting and repenting for his actions in the past thirty years of his career. He issued an apology, total acceptance of guilt, and said he will lay his life/work down now completely. He’s currently starring in the decently rated tvN drama Cross as male lead with Go Kyung Pyo and the production has stated that Jo Jae Hyun will be written off the drama as quickly as possible but it will not be an immediate action since as male lead he can’t just disappear abruptly from the narrative. My heart goes out to all the victims that Jo Jae Hyun has hurt and affected during his career. Continue reading

Master of Noodles on KBS Secures Cast of Chun Jung Myung, Jo Jae Hyun, and Jung Yumi

So it looks like this noodle god drama really is happening, even if the storyboard sounds weird, the time slot potentially even weirder, and the production team the weirdest of all. KBS has cast upcoming Wed-Thurs Master: God of Noodles … Continue reading

2014 KBS Year End Drama Awards

Despite being the perennial prime time ratings loser in 2014, the KBS Drama Awards¬†was heads and tails better than what MBC put on the night before in both fashion, star power, and actually awarding quality acting. Of course not every … Continue reading

K-ent News Pundits Predict Who Will Win the 2014 Network Year End Drama Award Daesang

The K-ent news pundits have started speculating about the three prime time Korean network Year End Drama awards and which actor or actress will nab the coveted Daesang (Grand Prize).¬†SBS had the best year thanks to once-in-a-decade type of buzzy … Continue reading

Jo In Sung Wins the Daesang at the 2014 APAN Star Awards

I posted two weeks ago about the nominees for the 2014 APAN Star Awards and how some choices were pretty legit while others strangely unfathomable. Pretty much the usual when it comes to acting awards in Korean drama entertainment. Last … Continue reading

The 50th Annual Baeksang Awards Wrap Up with Jeon Ji Hyun and Song Kang Ho Winning the Daesang

The 50th annual Baeksang Art Awards concluded last night and actually managed to not render me wholly disappointed even with next to zero expectations. I can’t say the entire endeavor rewarded and feted the most deserving movies, dramas, actors, and … Continue reading

Weekend Drama Scandal with Kim Jae Won Continues to Be Awesome Past the Midway Point

There is finally a weekend K-drama worth watching, and one that fully does justice to the meaty grist of the makjang genre. MBC‘s throwback Scandal: That Very Shocking and Immoral Incident is one drama that has exceeded all my expectations. … Continue reading