2015 Baeksang Nominations: Thoughts on Multiple Personalities vs. Schizophrenia [Updated 5/26]

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(5/26: Scroll down for results.) When the 2015 Baeksang nominations came out a few weeks ago, I looked for Ji Sung’s name first. And I was excited to see him nominated for best actor. I won’t try to hide the fact that I’m a fan of the Kill Me, Heal Me star. But the nominations also made … Read more

5 Secrets of Korean Drama Kisses (Elements of K-Drama Style Series)

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Updated, March 2015 Elements of K-Drama Style: Getting Deep about Screen Kissing— It’s easy to complain when television shows repeat familiar stuff, but repetition isn’t necessarily a bad thing: take the Korean drama kiss. When the central couple finally kiss in a K-drama, no one complains. We expect it, and if a romantic couple don’t … Read more

Jo In-Sung Picks Up Daesang Award (Finally!)

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Update: Episode 8 of “Pride and Prejudice” doesn’t air till Nov. 24. Torture! We’ll have to bide our time developing elaborate conspiracy theories about the murder fifteen years ago. Meanwhile, other stuff from Korean show business… Jo In-Sung Edges out Kim Soo-Hyun for APAN’s Daesang Award of 2014 When the nominations for the 2014 APAN … Read more

“It’s Okay, That’s Love” (Series Review)

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“It’s Okay, That’s Love” is a gutsy and outstanding story despite its bland title. Never judge a K-drama by its promotional ads. The poster image of Gong Hyo-Jin and Jo In-Sung in a bathtub is supposed to look cute. In fact, it looks chilly and uncomfortable. Of course they’re wrapped around each other—that porcelain’s cold. The script for … Read more