진짜?!: KDrama Buzz for Thursday, April 14, 2016

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The first poster for Train to Busan is out. In case it’s not clear, Gong Yoo is on a train with zombies. Of course you’re going to watch it.

Gong Hyo Jin and Jo Jung Seok? I’d fight over this drama too. SBS, KBS fight over rom-com Jealousy Incarnate

Liv Hewson of Viki’s “Dramaworld” gives an interview, looks super cute. Liv Hewson Calls American-Korean Mashup Series ‘Dramaworld’ a “Korean Narnia”

An educational press release for Hallyu North. New Asian dance wave phenomenon coming to Toronto

Author Euny Hong’s take on Conan O’Brien and Steven Yeun in Korea. Conan O’Brien accidentally exposed the culture gap between Koreans and Korean-Americans. And here they are with eyeliner, in their video with JYP. Meet the New K-Pop Stars: Conan O’Brien and Steven Yeun

I’m not totally convinced, but Ji Sung looks good. Ji Sung and Hyeri Make Your Heart Race With New “Entertainer” Stills

“Descendants of the Sun” is still everywhere:
Example 1: “Descendants of the Sun” fever is leading the Korean wave, says the Financial Times. China awash with Korean Wave fever.
Example 2: Skift weighs in on a Chinese tourist boom for Korea, thanks to Song Joong Ki’s abs. China’s Love of TV War Drama Poised to Bring Tourists to South Korea
Example 3: Hanging out with Song Joong Ki was not enough to save Park Geun Hye’s party from losing the elections. Song Joong Ki Attends Korean Cuisine Event with South Korean President Park Geun Hye
Example 4: Since “Descendants of the Sun” is taking over the world, there’s money to be made in silly merchandise. KBS Starts Accepting Pre-orders for ‘Descendants of the Sun’ Cookies
Example 5: Mashable is now reporting on SNL’s parody of “Descendants of the Sun”, in case their coverage of the show itself got boring. SNL’s parody of hit Korean drama ‘Descendants of the Sun’ is spot on

Post-“Misaeng”, Im Si Wan makes a prison movie, and Kang Ha Neul might be the lead of a drama set on a deserted island. Kang Haneul offered lead in MBC castaway drama

Tackling serious issues can also lead to good ratings. Take note! ‘Ms. Temper & Nam Jung Gi’: Direction Supporting Feminism Makes K-Drama Very Popular On JTBC

To be honest, I’m still not sure what this drama is about, but whatever! It looks like fun. Jo In-sung and Go Hyun-jung’s whirlwind romance in Dear My Friends

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