In Spotlight: Kim Ji-won Filmography

Born on October 19, 1992, Kim Ji-won originally trained both in singing and acting. She rose to fame by starring in commercials and was even called "little Kim Tae-hee" at one point. Let's have fun looking back at the colorful filmography of our latest K-star, Kim Ji-won! Kim Ji-won took part in the KNN series…

Thrive at Five: K-Drama Bestie Squad with Five Members

Whether be it formative years or adulthood, there is no shortage of friendships in K-dramas. Even in real life, these unexpected and unplanned friendships usually become the best ones we have in our lifetime. In celebration of our blog's fifth year, we present five K-drama squads that consist of five besties whose closeness just sort…

In Spotlight: Lee Min-ho Filmography

Born on June 22, 1987, Hallyu superstar Lee Min-ho started his acting journey in his second year of high school. During his senior year, he entered Starhaus Entertainment, underwent training, and auditioned for television roles. Lee Min-ho majored in Film & Art at Konkuk University. At present, his older sister Lee Yong-jung works with him…

K-Drama Rewind: Mr. Sunshine (2018)

Mr. Sunshine is one of the most talked-about series of 2018. And rightfully so because it was a well-crafted project that captivated its audience with its movie-like directing, well-rounded actors, and it has a great script to boot. If you’re still undecided to binge-watch or rewatch this period melodrama, here are some of its highlights:…

K-Drama Rewind: The Light in Your Eyes

This feature is full of major spoilers. You’ve been warned. K-dramas usually have a curse. They start well but then enter into a downward spiral during the second half of the series. It's the case for most overhyped dramas as the pressure of outdoing a previous episode is always present. When the audience starts tuning…

In Spotlight: Kim Tae-ri Filmography

Kim Tae-ri becoming an actress is really probably written in the stars. This gifted actress proves her prowess and delivers unique performances with each role she gets be it in movies or TV. Born on April 24, 1990, Kim Tae-ri dreamt of becoming an actress after she joined a theater club in college. After graduating…

Swoony Pairings in Non-Romance K-Dramas

Sometimes the most romantic OTPs can be found in K-dramas you didn’t expect at all – a.k.a. non-romance series. These characters weren’t even tagged as a “couple” and the series' focus isn’t even their relationship. But for some reason, romantic sparks fly all around them whenever they are in one frame. And even if some…

In Spotlight: Rain Filmography

Before becoming a K-entertainment mogul, Rain (real name Jung Ji-hoon) started out as a trainee for JYP Entertainment. Born in Seosan, South Korea on June 25, 1982, Rain's mother died in December 2000 due to diabetes. Despite repeated rejections, he persevered and eventually caught the attention of Park Jin-young (JYP). During his early years of training, Rain…

Mortals and Mythical Beings: Favorite Couples from Fantasy K-Dramas

Whenever you're tired of the hardships of the human world, K-dramas always offer a good escape from reality. This Valentine weekend, we list down our favorite K-drama couples who proved that the mortal world and the supernatural can co-exist. Let us know if your favorite couple(s) are in our picks! Sunny and Grim Reaper (Goblin)…

The Curious Ahjumma: The Romance Formula

Critics often say romance is boring, cliché, and too formulaic. They scoffed at the genre as if it’s the lone TV genre out there that uses tried-and-tested formula. Breaking news: EVERY STORY USES A FORMULA. So whether you like crime-thrillers, a slice-of-life, or melodramas, expect that the writer for that follows a certain formula or…

Movie Review: The Witch: Part 1 the Subversion (2018)

Before Kim Da-mi and Choi Woo-shik break each other’s hearts in Our Beloved Summer, these two had been in a project where they also tried to break the other. Except this time, they're trying to kill each other quite literally. The Witch: Part 1 the Subversion is an action thriller released in 2018 written and…

K-drama Workplaces We Want to Get Hired At

In every K-drama, we watch different characters traverse their daily lives, go on adventures, solve crimes, fight ghosts or monsters, and fall in love. The most likely place all of these happen is the characters’ workplace. K-dramas are really good at creating a fictional workplace that has an atmosphere perfect for the series’ chosen genre.…

Where Are They Now? Cast of Moon Embracing the Sun

This time ten years ago, the historical-fantasy drama Moon Embracing the Sun started airing in MBC. The said series then became one of the highest-rated series of 2012 with a peak rating of over 40%. Its actors received nominations from various award-giving bodies while the series was named the Best Drama at the 48th Baeksang…

Movie Review: A Year-end Medley (2021)

“If everything in life went as planned, what fun would that be? Don’t magical things happen when least expected?”  A Year-end Medley opened with this line which perfectly set the tone for the whole movie: fun and magical. Just like its English title, this movie is a “medley” of stories that happened in the last two…

In Spotlight: Ahn Eun-jin Filmography

Lovely. That's one word we would all agree that describes Ahn Eun-jin. It's not just because of her soft beautiful features. She's lovely whenever she took on any type of role. From detective to doctor; from reserved to risk-takers, she could portray any character with her acting experience and natural charm. But this humble actress…