An Irregular Update - 5/3/2021
COVID, Cancellation, and Commendation
So some have asked me what happened to this Substack. Well, the short of it is that I stopped updating due to an apparent lack of interest. My last post, from March 17th, couldn’t even scrounge together twenty pageviews, at least until today. I’ve been up to a lot since then, so I figured I’d offer a report.
I’ve started writing for Book and Film Globe. My profile is here. Not all of my articles are about Korean entertainment news and culture. Right now it’s about half. These include a piece about COVID-19’s effect on the South Korean film market, another one about cancel culture as related to several South Korean dramas, and the most recent one gets into the domestic career of Youn Yuh-jung, who won the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress.
For those of you interested in learning more about the South Korean film market, these general interest pieces are probably a better way of going about it than the weekly updates I used to do. Maybe I’ll change my mind later, but for now this Substack seems better suited to just offering links to my writing in more traditional venues. Incidentally, if anyone has had trouble just trying to follow me on HanCinema, we recently changed our layout in such a way to be much more easily browsed.
I can’t necessarily promise you’ll find my writing there interesting, as it’s more straight entertainment news than broader analysis and film reviews. But it should at least give you a glimpse of the many South Korean media properties and names that make up the broader market. Which is, presumably, why you’re following this Substack to begin with. If I do write more analytical stuff on HanCinema, I’ll irregularly link that here too.