Phantom the Korean Remake of C-movie The Message Releases First Teaser Poster with Sol Kyung Gu, Park Hae Soo, Park So Dam, and Honey Lee

There seems to be a stream to come of South Korean movies dealing with the Japanese occupation era in different topics. One is the January 2023 movie Phantom (Ghost), a remake of the 2007 Chinese movie The Message (which is adapted from the Chinese novel The Sound of the Wind). It’s about the Japanese government kidnapping a group of suspected South Koreans suspected of one being the notorious freedom fighting spy the Phantom. Everyone is placed on a winter storm day in a remote hotel filled with traps and tricks to suss out the Phantom to prevent the upcoming assassination of the newly arrived Governor. The movie stars Sol Kyung Gu, Park So Dam, Honey Lee, Park Hae Soo, Kim Dong Hee, and Seo Hyun Woo with the director of The Silenced and Believer. The poster is simple but the leads are charismatic to make the viewer look closely but I wonder why it couldn’t be extended another inch to the right as poor Sol Kyung Gu literally has his face cut in half ha.

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Netflix A-lister Packed K-drama Narco-Saints with Ha Jung Woo, Hwang Jung Min, and Park Hae Soo Premieres to Mixed Reviews But Solid Viewership Ratings

This K-drama is like made the exact opposite of what would interest me lol. No offense but I’ve still not watched Breaking Bad so Narco-Saints can pack itself with as many A-listers as it has and I’ll still nod appreciatively … Continue reading

Lee Jung Jae and Kim Go Eun Win Best Acting at the 1st Blue Dragon Series Awards with D.P. Taking Best Drama

A new K-awards show debuted this week, with the Blue Dragon Awards branching out from their movie exclusive perch to launch the 1st annual Blue Dragon Series Awards feting the best of television. This year the big winners were primarily … Continue reading

Netflix Readies June 2022 K-drama Money Heist: Korea with Yoo Ji Tae, Kim Yun Jin, Park Hae Soo, Jeon Jong Seo, Kim Ji Hoon, Lee Hyun Woo and Many More Charismatic Stars

Dang, this might be the next HUGE hit for Netflix combining both the trendy K-drama with an established story from a previous Netflix hit. This June 2022 will see the drop of the K-drama remake of Spanish show Money Heist, … Continue reading

Vogue Korea Picks the Four Hottest K-ent Ahjusshi Male Leads as Kim Hee Soon, Lee Jung Jae, Park Hae Soo, and Shin Ha Kyun

You’ll get no quibbles from me for this collection of four aged like fine whiskey hotties but it easily can expand to 8 or even 12 because K-ent actually does have plenty of great, plenty sexy male actors in the … Continue reading

K-netizens Find Netflix Drama Squid Game Just Meh with Bad Acting and Non-fresh Story the Opposite of I-viewers Who Love the Series

It’s always fascinating to see how different cultures view the same product and just premiered Netflix drama Squid Game is generating opposite reactions from inside and outside South Korea. Unlike it’s predecessor D.P. (Deserter Pursuit) which got rave reviews and … Continue reading

Netflix Releases Deadly Child’s Play K-drama Squid Game with Lee Jung Jae and Park Hae Soo

This Friday September 17th is another Netflix K-drama drop, the previous one was the critically acclaimed D.P. (Deserter Pursuit) and this time its Squid Game with Lee Jung Jae and Park Hae Soo plus a bevy of supporting characters some … Continue reading

Twenty More Actors/Actresses Join the KOFIC Korean Actors 200 List in Second Release

The KOFIC assembled Korean Actors 200 list (consisting of both actors and actresses) is already fodder for discussion with fans wondering why their faves may or may not have been included. This is definitely a movie (Chungmuro) driven list so … Continue reading

Answer Me PD’s New tvN Drama Wise Prison Living Deliver Another Success in Ratings

Congratulations is in order for PD Shin Won Ho of the Answer Me drama series in achieving yet another drama success and one that is outside his most famous franchise. PD Shin’s latest tvN drama Wise Prison Living (Prison Playbook) … Continue reading

Jung Kyung Ho and Park Hae Soo Cross Paths in First Drama Poster for Answer Me PD’s Smart Prison Living

Hit K-drama PD Shin Won Ho keeps making successes out of every day South Korean neighborhood and school life as he did with three Answer Me dramas for tvN in the past five years. Now he’s taking his talents to … Continue reading

Script Reading Stills For Answer Me PD’s Next Drama Wise Prison Life with Jung Kyung Ho, Park Hae Soo, and Krystal

Smar There seems to be a mild surge in prison or prisoner K-dramas in the last two years, I recall Bad Guys and Defendant and now the Answer Me series PD Shin Won Ho is jumping into the fray with … Continue reading