It’s been exactly a year since the biggest budget K-drama of all time arrived with Arthdal Chronicles, and I can still remember my family members snerking when they randomly walked by as I was watching episode 1 because they wondered why it was so bad even catching snippets of it. It was ambitious and nowhere near the worst drama ever made, but for the budget and the A-list cast it was inexplicably dull and dreary. Kim Ji Won was primed for her big break landing the female lead but I think it’s pushed pause on her career ambitions which accelerated after Descendants of the Sun. I would like to see her focus on roles that work to her strengths, a steely charm of a strong woman with a next door neighbor vibe. For the June 2020 edition of Bazaar Korea she’s the good girl grown up with so much soft classy elegance I’m sure she’s still in the running for name brand actress in her own right one of these days.