Veterans Choi Min Soo and Lee Hye Young Join Lee Jun Ki in tvN Drama Lawless Lawyer

It’s now statistically proven that legal/procedural and medical themed dramas have dominated the last five years of subject matter on Korean shows. Many still bring in the views as¬†Misty and Return are both leading the pack of currently airing dramas. I’m mostly tuned out now when it comes to these two genre dramas unless the cast hits my sweet spot and upcoming tvN Lawless Lawyer does so in every way. Leads Lee Jun Ki and Seo Ye Ji are a fantastic and fresh combo, and now joining them are veteran heavyweights Choi Min Soo and Lee Hye Young. These two make my toes curl in a good way when they act with such experienced intensity. Lee Jun Ki plays a former gangster turned lawyer to avenge his mother through legal means, and Lee Hye Young will be a top judge while Choi Min Soo will be Lee Jun Ki’s adversary, a former gangster now corporate head honcho. Continue reading

International Viewers Upset Over Depiction of Middle Eastern Culture and Muslim Faith in MBC Drama The Man Who Dies to Live

Holy epic fail on the part of MBC with it’s latest Wed-Thurs offering The Man Who Dies to Live, a drama I wasn’t even planning on watching until the uproar over the first two episodes elevated interest. Now I still … Continue reading

Drama Posters and New Preview for Jackpot Ramp Up the Battle for the Joseon Throne

A long and relatively successful run ended today for the SBS 50-episode sageuk Six Flying Dragons, the ratings leader in the Mon-Tues time slot but never high enough in ratings to bring back the days of yore when serious longs … Continue reading

Daebak with Jang Geun Seok and Lim Ji Yeon Holds Script Reading and Starts Filming for Late March Premiere on SBS

It was a mere hop skip from casting to production for upcoming SBS Mon-Tues drama Daebak (Jackpot). The drama premieres at the end of March on the 28th so with less than two months to go it’s a good sign … Continue reading

Third Preview for Pride and Prejudice Ups the Interest Level Despite Lackluster Drama Posters

I think the Korean drama Pride and Prejudice about a bunch of prosecutors fighting crime is turning out alright based on the previews and stills. It’s definitely not a romantic story about singles navigating the marriage mart but using the … Continue reading

Pride and Prejudice Delivers Visually Arresting Noir Character Posters and Second Teaser

Watching the just released second teaser for Pride and Prejudice, there’s actually a whiff of the Hero vibe from the J-dorama starring Kimura Takuya about an oddball but brilliant prosecutor working with equally odd prosecutorial colleagues. That’s not a bad … Continue reading

Pride and Prejudice with Choi Jin Hyuk and Baek Jin Hee Looking Good in First Preview and Stills

The first preview for the upcoming bickering prosecutors¬†MBC drama Pride and Prejudice arrives for me like a cat sniffing nip. My interest is piqued and my appetite whetted. Starring Choi Jin Hyuk and Baek Jin Hee, both actors I like … Continue reading