The end of 2017 feels bittersweet to me, with nary a K-drama or performance that truly touched me like previous years past. In particular some of my faves rather let me down and I’m primarily talking about Lee Jong Seok in SBS drama While You Were Sleeping. He didn’t put in a bad performance but conversely it was like all prior performances with screenwriter Park Hye Ryun‘s work and that makes me even sadder. I also was meh with his antagonist serial killer turn in K-movie VIP, he basically played himself but evil with the smirking and posing. One can’t coast on familiarity alone even if it bred success and I want his 2018 to start with a reboot of his project choices or else go into military enlistment and come back two years later with a brand new maturity. It’s also disappointing to see his visuals in WYWS being the same look as before, he has great fashion sense and lots of playfulness, I love this December 2017 Elle Men pictorial studded with a chic Parisian vibe.