D.O. Establishes Himself in the Pantheon of Romantic Young Crown Princes in 100 Days My Prince

I know plenty of drama viewers have been impressed enough with idol-actor D.O. (Do Kyung Soo) since his debut in It’s Okay, That’s Love, myself included. That was four years ago and he really has maintained the high expectations in his first leading man role in currently airing tvN romantic sageuk drama 100 Days My Prince (Husband for 100 Days). What’s even more impressive is that this role of romantic and principled young Crown Prince has two earlier versions that garnered rave reviews and high ratings, namely Kim Soo Hyun in The Moon Embraces the Sun and more recently Park Bo Gum for Moonlight Drawn by Clouds. D.O. certainly joins vaulted company with 100 Days starting off with high ratings on cable and his incarnation of the emotionally devoted and intense arrogant prince really feels fleshed out and solely his own impression without triggering my flashbacks to the other popular incarnations of past. He also looks both regal and derpy in his sageuk garb as needed, but put back in modern wear he’s all cool boy next door in Marie Claire Korea. Continue reading

Seo In Guk and Jung So Min Go About Their Lives in New Stills from Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky

Some actors and actors take a long time to grow on me, and until that happens I’m quite dismissively flippant towards them. Seo In Guk is one of those where even after dramas I’ve loved such as Answer Me 1997 … Continue reading