Sisyphus: The Myth | Series Review

“Even if there’s no future, just come and find me.” When I was asked whether JTBC’s 10th-anniversary special drama was any good, I told them they could give it a try for themselves because I wasn’t sure how exactly what to feel in the premiere week. Everything looks good – the cast is great, the…

K-Culture: Dog-like vs Cat-like Faces

K-drama muggles may find it weird that Koreans often compared their beloved actors/actresses’ faces to dogs, cats, and other animal faces. But if you think about it, the resemblance is there. Aside from the physical comparison, they also tend to associate celebrity traits and impressions with animals. Why Animal Faces? The curious cat in me…

K-Lookbook: How not to be awkward on your Instagram photos

The background is perfect. Your OOTD is flawless. Your make-up is stunning. But your photos still look stiff and unnatural. If you often find yourself standing awkward in front of the camera, this article will surely save your life, or at least your social media feed. Goodbye Akwardness 101 These Korean celebrities have mastered these…

EXO’s Chanyeol joins Memories of the Alhambra

Park Chanyeol (Missing 9) has been confirmed to join upcoming weekend drama Memories of the Alhambra top-billed by Park Shin-hye (Blackened Heart) and Hyun Bin (Confidential Assignment). The EXO member is up to play Jung Hee-joo (Park Shin-hye)’s younger brother Jung Sae-joo, a genius programmer who builds a world of his own. He closes up his…

K-Drama Rewind: You’re Beautiful

Gender-bender tropes are extremely popular in K-drama world, and even though this week's Grumpy Flashback is not as smooth as Yoon Eun-hye's Go Eun-chan in Coffee Prince, it's still considered as one of the classic Hong Sisters masterpieces. You're Beautiful was a 2009 SBS drama starring Jang Geun-suk, Park Shin-hye, Jung Yong-hwa of CN Blue and Lee Hong-ki of F.T. Island. It revolved around the…

Hyun Bin cast in Memories of the Alhambra; Park Shin-hye in talks to join

Looks like Park Shin-hye (Doctors) is fated to be paired with Hyun Bin (Confidential Assignment) in a drama because following the confirmation that the actor is cast in fantasy romance Memories of Alhambra, news has come out that the lead female role is offered to the young actress. The two were both courted for Yeowoo Gaksibyeol,…

Hyun Bin offered to lead melodrama opposite Park Shin-hye

It looks like the K-Drama genies are building a powerhouse in upcoming SBS melodrama Yeowoo Gaksibyeol or Fox Bride Star (literal translation). Previously, it was reported that Park Shin-hye (Doctor Crush, The Heirs) was offered the female lead role and now they are looking to cast top actor Hyun Bin (Hyde Jekyll, Me, My Name…

Park Shin-hye courted for new drama by Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim writer

Rejoice Park Shin-hye fans! You may see this beauty back in the small screen again. The actress' representative has confirmed that she received a casting offer for upcoming SBS drama Yeowoo Gaksibyeol. Yeowoo Gaksibyeol tells the story of a man and a woman who will help heal each other's pain. If Park Shin-hye takes on…

Kim Rae-won, Shin Se-kyung up to lead new KBS fantasy drama

Kim Rae-won (Doctor Crush) and Shin Se-kyung's (The Bride of Habaek) respective agencies have confirmed that the two stars are in talks to lead the new KBS fantasy drama Black Knight (working title). If Kim Rae-won accepts, he would play the role of Moon Soo-ho, a young, successful businessman who has an unhappy youth. He is…

Movie Review: 5 Scenes from My Annoying Brother (2016) That Might Make You Wanna Hug Your Siblings

Who have never fought with their siblings? I bet none coz siblings are basically the most annoying human beings in the planet. HA HA HA. Some spend days engaging in a “cold war” over petty things like a damaged shirt, or a broken gadget, or because one ate the other’s favorite snack strategically hidden inside…

Movie Review: Fun Facts About the Stars of Miracle in Cell No. 7 (2013)

Our first love, our first hero. No matter what description we’d like to attach to his name, we all call him just the same---dad. For this belated Father’s Day special of K-Movie Corner, your resident movie reviewer presents to you Miracle in Cell No. 7, a touching film about a daughter and her mentally-handicapped yet…

Movie Review: 5 Love Lessons That The Beauty Inside (2015) Teaches Us

“Love conquers all,” they say. All hopeless romantics, myself included, will surely agree with it. This is most likely the reason why romance movies are almost always a box-office hit. And for this edition of K-Movie Corner, we’ll bring you the unconventional romantic-comedy film that is The Beauty Inside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3XcK4Elpn0s This 2015 movie based on the…