This is a perfect throwback Thursday post but the weekend is still suitable to take a present day ride into the heyday past. Three early Hallyu wave Korean stars showed up bright and bubbly to attend a recent Skincare brand event in Seoul and reminded me so much of why the first wave of K-dramas managed to be so addicting with star power. Jang Dong Gun, Kim Tae Hee, and Han Ji Min wowed with their unique style and aura, aging beautifully since their arrival on the Hallyu stage more than a decade ago.
I still remember Kim Tae Hee’s crazy turn in Stairway to Heaven, Han Ji Min as the younger Song Hye Kyo in All In, and who can forever Jang Dong Gun in All About Eve. Each has surpassed and improved on their initial success even as K-dramas have been taken over more and more by idols and young whippersnappers. I hope all three find suitable next projects to bring some classic star shine back to television.