Scandal Stashed College Themed K-drama Dear M to Air in Japan in 2022 and May Still Air on KBS One Day

I don’t know if I disagree with this decision on a practical level because so many people were involved and affected by the scandal when it broke in 2021. KBS college era drama Dear M was fully filed and scheduled to air in spring of 2021 when it was pulled on the heels of bullying allegations against female lead Park Hye Soo. It’s been sitting on the shelf since but the production team really suffered for what Park Hye Soo allegedly did when she was younger and it’s a huge loss on the investment as well. Today K-ent is reporting that Dear M will air in Japan in the second half of 2022 first, which isn’t a wild idea since the drama actually feels like Japanese audiences would like it. If K-netizens want to keep cancelling Park Hye Soo that remains the reality since she hasn’t been cast in any new drama or movie but I do want the other cast members and the crew of Dear M to not get cancelled along with her. So airing in Japan seems a good compromise, though I am concerned of the blowback if KBS sees that the drama did well overseas and airs it on TV after.

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K-drama Productions Add Contract Addendums and New Terms that Stipulate Penalties for Bad Publicity with Specific Call Out for Bullying Allegations

I wish this was for the best interests of victims and changing societal behavior but it’s clearly motivated by financial interest. Regardless, at least it’s making agencies more deliberate and considerate when it comes to signing young new talent. K-drama … Continue reading

K-ent Gripped by Multiple School Era Bullying Accusations Including Jo Byung Gyu, Park Hye Soo, Kim Dong Hee, and Soojin of G-Idle

This may be the next #MeToo movement in South Korean entertainment and the stars in question are all young actors/actresses/singers. Since two weeks ago and growing wider in scope by the day, there has been a series of bullying accusations … Continue reading

Shy Yeon Woo Jin and Sparkly Park Hye Soo Charm in New Teasers for Introverted Boss

I’m getting major déjà vu vibes from the previews for Introverted Boss (Sensitive Boss), the upcoming workplace comedy drama on tvN airing on Mon-Tues after Rude Miss Young Ae season 15. It reminds me so much of the mood and … Continue reading