In Spotlight: Im Si-wan Filmography

Im Si-wan was scouted by Star Empire as a trainee while attending Chin Chin Song Festival in Busan. He then trained for three years as a member of "Children of Empire," but on January 7, 2010, the group debuted with their EP, Nativity under the name "ZE:A." Even while working as an idol, he entered…

3x the Charm: Top 10 K-Drama Love Triangles

K-dramas are notorious for introducing us to TV's most loved (or hated?) second leads. In fact, I know you can mention your favorite one right now on the spot. And behind all those fluffy love confessions and almost-love scenarios lie a love triangle that's bound to carve a dent in our memories forever. In celebration…

Face Genius: Top 10 Handsome Supporting Oppas

This was originally posted on our Facebook Page in 2017. Have you ever heard the term face genius or a hard-working face? It is often used in Korean shows to refer to good looking people who steal the scene because of their visuals. These are the Top 10 Face Genius Oppas who may not be…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Finale

First of all, I want to thank each and every one for all the comments, good or bad, that was left in every fan site where our episode reactions were posted. I enjoy reading all the fan discussions and ship wars! LOL. This means the drama is doing a good deed in making its audience…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 37-38

"Love is not always easy to portray. Love that runs deep can seem like hatred, and then some get lost. One must take pity on that, not be furious or upset." GRUMPY ALLEY To be honest, I was a bit conflicted with how this drama is going to end. I know I always take the…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 35-36

[MAJOR SPOILER ALERT!] For someone who has not read the novel, I was really taken aback by this plot twist! I even said Rin became predictable in my past episode reaction. Ottoke, Rin-a???? My hands are still shaking as I type this reaction, so forgive me if this feels raw. GRUMPY ALLEY Before we go…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 33-34

More deaths and betrayals continue this week as the show nears its ending. Who will Eun San end up with? But more importantly, who does she really love? Both men protect her with all their might, but with two different approach. One is willing to side with the enemy just to see her, and the…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 31-32

The real rivalry starts in this hour as Wang Rin (Hong Jong-hyun) remains with the King's side with still an unexplained reason on his part. I know he can never betray Crown Prince Wang Won (Siwan) and I choose not to doubt him on that. Song-in (Oh Min-suk) and even the King continue to convince…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 29-30

The political drama is at its peak in this hour as the aftermath of Finance Minister Eun's untimely death. MINISTER EUN'S DEATH San (Yoona) is a mess after realizing that her loving father died inside the Queen's quarters, especially after discovering his medicine near the Queen's tea set. If I were her, I would doubt…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episode 27-28

This disappointment has been slowly building for me as I continue to watch this series. First, I recently found out just before I wrote this down that the Korean version of Episodes 27-28 are different from the international version. Apparently, an important scene that will cement the RinSan ship was revealed by Bi-yeon to San's…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 25-26

"There are two types of people. Those who wish to be happy themselves and those who are happy when others are. So-hwa was the latter." - Master Lee GRUMPY ALLEY Secrets have been revealed in this episode... and we see our heroine face another challenge in her life. Before we go to this hour's best…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 23-24

  “An invisible thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, and circumstance. The thread may bent, stretch or tangle but it will never break.” – ancient Japanese belief According to the Asian folklore, people who are destined to meet are tied together with an invisible red string. This means that our encounters…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 21-22

Our favorite Goryeo trio is together once again for a mission to save the Minister of Finance from the hands of the greedy villain. The Yuan Princess left us one important question in this episode that I want to share with all of you: what good would it be for a man to have an…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 19-20

This drama brings out the best in Siwan, Yoona, and Jong-hyun as actors. Both Siwan and Yoona previously faced criticisms for being just visuals with lackluster acting skills, but I am confident that after The King Loves, they will gain the credit of being rightful leads in their own rights. I already put my trust…

K-Drama Reaction: The King Loves | Episodes 17-18

We go back to two days prior to the cliffhanger of last week's episode, and we get a glimpse of how the events unfolded and how our characters came up to every decision they made. We may not understand yet the reasoning behind their respective decisions, but I trust that Won (Siwan), Rin (Hong Jong-hyun),…