K-Drama News Weekly Headlines: “December Drama Premieres”, “So Ji Sub”, “Kim Seon Ho”, “Song Joong Ki” & More
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The December batch of K-Dramas had officially began its journey. Top-tier actors have also announced new projects and beginnings.
*Covers K-Drama entertainment news from December 15 to December 21
K-Celeb & K-Film News Corner
- Kim Seon Ho Clinches Sold-Out Ticket Success For Theater Play “Memory In Dream”
This year is a bountiful season for Kim Seon Ho. Aside from two well-received dramas, Kim Seon Ho also secured a spot as fixed member of highly-popular KBS variety show. The actor has starred in jTBC’s comedy series Welcome to Waikiki 2 and tvN’s enthralling drama, Catch the Ghost.
- So Ji Sub Secures Big Screen Comeback With “Confession”
Photos from the meeting of cast and production team of movie Confession starring So Ji Sub were unveiled on December 19. Actresses Kim Yun Jin and Nana round up the main cast.
- Kim Woo Bin Marks Small Screen Comeback Through MBC’s Special Documentary
Kim Woo Bin is officially back! The actor will be taking part in a special documentary to air in MBC next year. He will be making a return to television as the narrator of MBC’s Humanimal (literal title). The five-part documentary is about the life, death and coexistence of humans and animals.
- Yang Se Jong Talks About Recent Drama “My Country” In ELLE Korea’s January 2020 Issue
In the photos shared, the My Country star looks fashionable in different clothing ensembles. The actor traveled to Hawaii for the photo shoot and gamely posed in various ways despite the hot weather.
- IU, Kang Ha Neul, SF9’s Rowoon, And More: Winners Of 2020 Korea First Brand Awards
Held at the Conrad Seoul Hotel on December 17, the 2020 Korea First Brand Awards marked its eighteenth anniversary with another spectacular celebration bestowing honour to various Korean stars!
- Song Joong Ki To Leave Blossom Entertainment After 7 Years
Moving forward to his new endeavors, Song Joong Ki decided not to re-sign with the company. The long-time partnership concludes as the actor goals for a solo route after his contract ends on December 31.
K-Drama Reviews, Recaps & Features
- K-Drama Premiere: “Selection: The War Between Women” Parades Exciting Historical Series Adorned By Devious Palace Conspiracies
This is becoming a great habit for TV Chosun as their newest period drama offering, Selection: The War Between Women commences to a grand drama display.
- K-Drama Premiere: “Black Dog” Familiarizes With The Different Struggles Faced By Young Teachers
Aiming to melt hearts with its heartfelt story about teachers, Black Dog draws attention with its pensive atmosphere and realistic acting.
- K-Drama Premiere: “Diary Of A Prosecutor” Acquaints With Less Idealized Lives Of Prosecutors
Diary of a Prosecutor takes off by depicting the daily lives of prosecutors in the small town of Jinyeong. Lee Sun Gyun and Jung Ryeo Won are set to challenge what seemed to be a healing drama, depicting the less romanticized lives of prosecutors.
- K-Drama Premiere: “Stove League” Pitches An Extraordinary Hero Keen To Make A Change For A Failing Baseball Club
Right off the bat, Nam Goong Min donned his prominence in creating another drama hero for Stove League.
- K-Drama Premiere: “Crash Landing On You” Effortlessly Steers Endearing Rom-Com Flair With Hyun Bin & Son Ye Jin
Nothing but full marks on the opening week of Crash Landing On You. The highly-anticipated project of top actors Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin has sweetly humble-bragged the brilliance of its writer-PD tandem.
- K-Drama Review: “Catch The Ghost” Is A Delightful Mix Of Mystery, Comedy, Action And Romance
Maintaining a consistent suspense throughout the series, Catch The Ghost delves on the life of a group of subway police officers and the cases they handle everyday.
Upcoming K-Drama Updates & Casting News
- New K-Dramas On Netflix In January 2020: “Reply 1988”, “The Bride Of Habaek”, & “Live Up To Your Name”
A popular favorite, a fantasy romance and an engrossing period-medical drama make up the themes of the upcoming K-Drama batch on January 1, 2020.
- K-Drama First Script Table Read: Park Min Young & Seo Kang Joon’s “I’ll Go To You When The Weather is Nice”
jTBC drama I’ll Go To You When The Weather is Nice 날씨가 좋으면 찾아가겠어요 (LT) is set to create an engaging love story showcasing various emotions.
- Kwak Si Yang Joins Joo Won & Kim Hee Sun In SBS New Drama “Alice”
On December 19 Kwak Si Yang’s agency, Starhaus Entertainment said, “Kwak Si Yang has decided on his new project and is started filming for the drama Alice.”
- Director Lee Eung Bok To Helm Netflix’s Series “Sweet Home” Starring Lee Jin Wook, Lee Si Young & Song Kang
The announcement made on November 18 will see the prized director wielding his brilliance yet again to a new original series, Sweet Home, which will be exclusively released on Netflix.
- “My Holo Love” To Kickstart Netflix’s 2020 Season Of Korean Original Series With A Sweet Bang
Announced on December 16 in Seoul, My Holo Love, a unique love triangle story will be released globally on Netflix starting February 7, 2020.
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