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8 of the best new K-drama series in September 2023: A Time Called You and Song of the Bandits on Netflix, The Worst of Evil on Disney+ and more

Ahn Hyo-seop leads timeslip drama A Time Called You on Netflix, while Ji Chang-wook and Squid Game’s Wi Ja-hoon star in Disney+ thriller The Worst of Evil On Netflix, Song of the Bandits is a Western set in Manchuria and starring Seohyun and Kim Nam-gil, and mythical series Arthdal Chonicles returns There are a number of K-drama productions launching in September, among them some high-concept shows, including a Manchuria-set Western

Meet Andy Lau, artist. Actor and Cantopop star shows off a new string to his bow in an exhibition in Hong Kong of collaborations with other artists

The Hong Kong movie star and singer turned to art during his enforced downtime amid the Covid-19 pandemic. It has led to collaborations with other artists The fruits of their labour is on show in Hong Kong. Lau admits to being a mere ‘student’ of art and ‘open to criticism’. Just as well – some of it is awful Andy Lau Tak-wah, one of Asia’s biggest movie stars and one

Netflix K-drama midseason recap: The Uncanny Counter season 2 – superhero drama show signs of improving, but subplots are a distraction

Season 2 is finally showing signs of improvement, although its superhero characters still lack the charm and camaraderie that drew us to them in season 1 A romantic subplot sees the series devolve into a sappy drama – one of several examples of the show attempting to appeal to everyone when it does not need to This article contains spoilers. Lead cast: Jo Byeong-gyu, Yu Jun-sang, Kim Se-jeong, Yum Hye-ran

Who is Han Hyo-joo, Korean actress and star of Moving who’s appeared in a wide range of movies and K-drama shows in the past 20 years?

Since her screen debut in 2005 Han Hyo-joo has never shied away from a challenge, playing a variety of roles in romances, action series, comedies and melodramas Her strength of character makes her ideal for thriller and action roles such as those in Happiness and Cold Eyes, and upcoming series Dominant Species Korean screen siren Han Hyo-joo is celebrating 20 years in the entertainment business after being discovered in a

Aaron Kwok, dancer, singer, actor, husband to Moka Fang, and father – how he went from being one of the ‘Four Heavenly Kings of Cantopop’ to all-round star

Aaron Kwok began his entertainment career in Hong Kong almost four decades ago as a teenage dance trainee, then became a Cantopop star and actor His fame grew in the 1990s along with the wealth to indulge his passion for car racing. Nowadays his focus is his family with wife and model Moka Fang This is the fifth instalment in a biweekly series profiling major Hong Kong pop culture figures

SBS Transit registers 1.6% revenue growth, higher energy prices hike operating costs

Operating profit showed a 16.1% fall to $6.9m. In the first half of 2023, SBS Transit’s revenue rose by 1.6% year-on-year (YoY) to $744.4m.  This increase was primarily driven by higher rail revenue due to increased ridership, although it was partially offset by reduced bus revenue resulting from lower service fees. Operating costs for the group grew by 2.7% or $18.9m, mainly due to higher energy prices, increased other operating

‘You can’t look at me this way’: Chinese woman’s emotional reply to mother’s claim she looks like ‘prostitute’ with dyed purple hair attracts sympathy

Woman says she always dyes hair ordinary colours but was shocked by mother’s reaction after it was accidentally dyed purple at a salon She asks in the video why men can go out bare to the waist but women are called ‘prostitutes’ for wearing camisoles A filmed exchange between a young Chinese woman and her mother, who said she looked like a “prostitute” with dyed purple hair, has resonated with

Netflix’s The Uncanny Counter star Jo Byeong-kyu offered lead in period K-drama, Ji Chang-wook eyed for webtoon adaptation – Korean drama casting latest

Shin Min-a is in talks to star in romcom series I Don’t Want to Lose You. Ji Chang-wook is looking at the lead role in a maritime K-drama based on true events Jo Byeong-kyu’s career is back on track with an offer to star in a period drama, and Beyond Evil’s Shin Ha-kyun is set to lead a thriller with Kim Young-kwang Despite the high heat and humidity in South

‘Precious to me’: Chinese singer thanks fans for help accessing deceased mother’s WeChat account chat history to remember her

Liu Wei asks for help from his followers on Weibo after WeChat messaging app on his late mother’s iPhone kept crashing App has idol’s chat history with mother before she died and he was frantic not to lose precious transcripts A popular Chinese pop singer has expressed his gratitude after accessing his deceased mother’s WeChat account with help from his millions of online fans. On July 30, singer and talk

‘Curse people without dirty words’: China singer lauded for satirical song packed with coded lyrics mocking corruption in showbiz and wider society

Hashtag for song by singer-songwriter Dao Lang, which refers to ‘horses’ and ‘pigs’ gets 6.4 billion views on social media platform Douyin Online observers say lyrics take aim at influential figures in China’s entertainment industry, problems in wider mainland society A new song by mainland pop musician Dao Lang has become a viral phenomenon on social media because its lyrics have been interpreted as being a biting satire on the