Jang Hyuk and Han Chae Ah in Talks for KBS Joseon Merchants Drama The Innkeeper

I had a feeling Jang Hyuk wasn’t going to let 2015 sail off to the sunset without squeezing in another drama. His hardworking ethos is less veteran A-lister, which he is, and more rising actor wanting to keep challenging himself. K-news is reporting that Jang Hyuk and Han Chae Ah are in talks to headline the fall KBS Wed-Thurs drama called The Innkeeper. The drama is adapted from the same name novel by writer Kim Joo Young chronicling the lives of merchants and tradesman in the late Joseon period.

The novel was actually adapted into a drama already by KBS thirty years ago in the 80’s, which is long enough to merit an updated take for this generation of drama viewers. Jang Hyuk works equally with all three networks but one of my favorite dramas is his sageuk with KBS Chuno (The Slave Hunters) so this potential casting makes me optimistic that lightning can strike twice when Jang Hyuk heads to KBS for a gritty sageuk. I also like Han Chae Ah the most of all Jang Hyuk’s recent leading ladies which doubles the thumbs up from me if she signs on. Continue reading

Oh My Ghost Readies for Friday Premiere and Looks Funny and Soulful in Long Preview

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I’m quite looking forward to upcoming tvN Fri-Sat night spiritual possession romantic comedy Oh My Ghost. It’s the first horror-tinged K-drama this year and airing a bit earlier than the usual lunar new year 8th month of ghost month, which usually falls … Continue reading

Official Drama Posters for Scholar Who Walks the Night Dazzles with Dramatic Flair

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Feel free to have your own opinions regarding upcoming vampire sageuk Scholar Who Walks the Night as its certainly been one of the most eventful K-drama productions this year. I find the not too serious and a tad over-the-top style charmingly … Continue reading

Dispatch Gets Peevish with Lee Jong Seok and Park Shin Hye Dating Denial, Releases Torrent of Rendezvous Pictures

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Today’s lesson comes courtesy of K-tabloid Dispatch – don’t piss it off otherwise it’ll act like a spurned mistress. After Dispatch rattled the mid-week hump with a breaking story about Pinocchio costars Park Shin Hye and Lee Jong Seok secretly dating … Continue reading

Scholar Who Walks the Night Continues the Parade of Pretty Drama Stills

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MBC released tons of new Scholar Who Walks the Night  drama stills this past weekend so continue to feast your eyes on the pretty, and boy is there an unending stream of pretty. I’ll be candidly honest with my approach and expectation … Continue reading