Food, Music, and Tears Mix into the Beautiful Slow Burn that is jTBC Drama Chocolate with Ha Ji Won and Yoon Kye Sang

Apologies for the delayed post on jTBC drama Chocolate, a combination of my own impressions not yet fully formed until this week’s episodes 5-6 and also due to work travel. This is simply one sloooooooooow burn drama, and takes a long long time to really get going. Imagine a vintage vehicle that doesn’t show it’s incredible depth until you’ve left the stop and go traffic of the city environs and is cruising down the winding roads hugging the ocean to one side and the mountain to another. Chocolate is like it’s name, a deep and complex drama and that causes it to really confuse and confound for the first 4 episodes as to where it’s all coming together at. This week’s episodes 5-6 opened the drama up like a flower, with enough tears and narrative flow to tell us clearly – this is a drama about love in all its forms and the delicate connections between people whether by fate or by luck that need to be treasured. Ratings are a solid 4% for a jTBC cable drama so kudos for the cast and crew, I can’t wait to cry even more than I have so far and love every minute of it. Continue reading

First Stills of Han Suk Kyu, Lee Sung Kyung, and Ahn Hyo Seob in SBS Medical Drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim 2

Han Suk Kyu doesn’t look either either a doctor or a teacher in his first stills for SBS medical drama Romantic Doctor, Teacher Kim 2, more like he’s auditioning for the fisherman killer in I Know What You Did Last … Continue reading

Park Bo Gum Offered K-drama Record of Youth with Park So Dam After Jang Ki Young Declines Due to Scheduling Conflict

Leave it to K-drama casting agents to still manage to surprise me. There’s a one-two news break with 2020 K-drama Record of Youth – originally confirmed male lead Jang Ki Young has declined due to scheduling conflicts and the production … Continue reading

Cheeky Smiles and Coordinating Outfits at the Press Conference for Crash Landing on You with Hyun Bin and Son Ye Jin

This weekend is the landing of Crash Landing on You, and we’ll see then if it reaches an audience thirsty for gorgeously filmed romance or lands like a thud for the farfetched set up. I think it’s the former, so … Continue reading