Yoon Kyun Sang and Lee Jong Seok in Adorable Goofing Around Pictures from Pinocchio Days

I recently came across never seen before behind-the-scenes stills from the 2014-2015 K-drama Pinocchio, still one of my favorite K-dramas in recent years, and felt compelled to share for those like-minded folks. These pics feature male lead Lee Jong Seok goofing around with supporting actor Yoon Kyun Sang, with the former remaining super popular even after Pinocchio while the latter went from unknown to established second male lead territory. They played brothers in the drama and it’s a bromance that was memorable even beyond the slew of beloved drama bromaces over the ages. The conflict and angst was real and their affection chemistry was off-the-charts. Even though Lee Jong Seok was the bigger name actor, Yoon Kyun Sang sold his big brotherly aura perfectly.  Up next for Lee Jong Seok is the MBC drama W while Yoon Kyun Sang continues his SBS collaboration with upcoming drama Doctors. Continue reading

You From Another Star, Heirs, and Decendents of the Sun Take Top Three Rank in Most Popular K-dramas in China

With the conclusion of Descendants of the Sun it’s a perfect time to check in with the popularity of K-dramas in China and see where this newest ratings breaker resides. Polling website Vlinkage just released the Top 30 Most Popular … Continue reading

Producer and The Girl Who Sees Smells Leads the Drama Content Power Index for First Half of 2015

The Contents Power Index (CPI) rankings are out, tabulating the most influential dramas of the first half of 2015. The ranking was for the period between January-June of 2015 and included all dramas aired on the big three as well … Continue reading

Joseon Gunman and Pinocchio Lead the K-drama Nominees of the 10th Annual Seoul International Drama Awards

The nominated finalists are out for the 10th annual Seoul International Drama Awards, which doesn’t just fete K-dramas but includes popular or critically acclaimed dramas and shows from around the world. It’s less prestigious but slowly growing in international recognition … Continue reading

Park Shin Hye Quiets Detractors with Credible Romantic Attraction and Tension in Pinocchio

Whether Pinocchio is considered a modest or moderate success as a K-drama, one element of undeniable breakthrough was leading lady Park Shin Hye finally showing off an all-around acting performance that includes credible romantic stirring and attraction on her part. Whether … Continue reading