jTBC Signs Go Ara, L, and Sung Dong Il for Legal Drama Miss Hammurabi

Looks like cable network jTBC is also jumping on the legal drama trend, as if there wasn’t a surfeit of such dramas over in the big three networks already. jTBC has picked up the K-drama adaptation of novel Miss Hammurabi chronicling the judicial legal profession. Sounds a lot like Nothing to Lose (Judge v. Judge) where all the leads are judges. The drama has confirmed the casting of Go Ara, Infinite‘s L (Kim Myung Soo), and veteran Sung Dong Il, with the drama being pre-produced with a scheduled airing in May. I remained very disappointed with Go Ara especially after Black, where even Song Seung Heon showed vast improvement and she was firmly rooted in basic acting expressions 101. Having her play a passionate idealistic judge in Miss Hammurabi sounds like a recipe for eager overacting, not to mention L is way to baby-faced to convincingly pull off a judge as well. Poor Sung Dong Il seems like the lone firm leg in this three-legged casting stool. Continue reading

Tzuyu of TWICE is Highest Ranked East Asian Star in 3rd Place on the TC Candler Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 List

The TC Candler website list of the Most Beautiful Faces of 2017 is out and congrats is due to Taiwanese idol singer Tzuyu (Chou Tzu Yu) of TWICE for being the highest East Asian star on the list at number … Continue reading