I now like Shin Se Kyung, so it pains me to hear her getting cast in a new drama that serves to bring back memories of one of her biggest flop projects (and performances) to date. Shin Se Kyung just wrapped The Girl Who Sees Smells for SBS but must love the grueling drama shoot and the network because she turned around and signed on as the leading lady for upcoming SBS sageuk drama Six Dragons Flying. She’s taking on the role that was initially offered to Baek Jin Hee, but Shin Se Kyung‘s casting seems even more apt since the Dragons production team worked with her already in Tree with Deep Roots.
Six Dragons Flying already has its male-centric cast of six dragons, with male leads Kim Myung Min and Yoo Ah In holding down the method acting fort. Shin Se Kyung’s character will have a love line with Yoo Ah In, which immediately flashes me back to the craptastic SBS drama Fashion King where they first worked together to terrible awful results. The chemistry was all wrong, the acting was over-the-top from everyone, and the writing in that drama was the absolute pits. It was all capped off by the most ass-backwards WTF drama ending in the history of bad drama endings. May or may not be THE worst but is definitely one of the worst. Maybe Dragons will finally wash this stinker off their plates. Continue reading
Another year, another year end review. For me the year end review contextualizes the dramas watched on three levels – its own merits, how it stacks up against its compatriots, and how the year measures up against previous years. If … Continue reading
I was wondering if I should do this post next month but I know I’ll get too busy with year end work crunch plus the holiday prep not to mention this year I’m traveling again back to Asia the last … Continue reading
Things I’m looking forward to in the upcoming Fashion King with Yoo Ah In, Shin Se Kyung, Yuri, and Lee Je Hoon: the fashion, NYC, and Yoo Ah In’s return to television after over a year break since Sungkyunkwan Scandal. … Continue reading
If Fashion King is one-tenth as hot as this poster of leads Yoo Ah In and Shin Se Kyung, I’ll probably be over in the corner giggling like a school girl. Talk about rawr. The first teaser is out for … Continue reading
The upcoming cable K-drama Fashion King continues filming to prepare for its March premiere. It can be a big ole hot mess or surprisingly entertaining, though the track record of fashion-themed dramas have been woefully bumpy. New stills have been … Continue reading
The upcoming K-drama season is going to be littered with Kings and Princes, as if the current runaway hit The Moon that Embraces the Sun didn’t already have enough of an angsty King plus and angsty Prince. I remember K-dramas … Continue reading