The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days Adds Lee Joo Seung as Ha Ji Won’s Brother

The K-remake of TW-drama In Time With You keeps looking more and more promising. There is always the chance that SBS can still manage to combine promising into crap but I’ll take initially promising any day if only to keep my hopes up. The upcoming SBS weekend drama The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days continues to add talented and charismatic actors to the cast. In addition to already signed on leads Ha Ji Won, Lee Jin Wook, and this week Yoon Kyun Sang also joined, movie actor turned drama familiar face Lee Joo Seung is also continuing his drama long stay by hopping over to this cast.

The Time I Loved You, 7000 Days will be directed by the PD of Pinocchio so it’s not surprise that two Pinocchio alums in Yoon Kyun Sang and Lee Joo Seung have reunited here. While Yoon Kyun Sang may be playing the second male lead, a character described as a third generation chaebol hiding his wealthy identity, Lee Joo Seung has signed on to play Ha Ji Won’s little brother in the drama. This I can’t wait to see, I can already picture how Ji Won is going to be so annoyed by her lazy bro with plenty of sibling bickering in store. Lee Joo Seung may not look leading man material but as a character actor he’s one of the shining talents of his generation, as proven by his many movie roles prior to moving into drama land last year. Continue reading

Original Screenwriter of In Time With You Picks Her Ideal Korean Leads for the Remake

I’ve always found famed Taiwan screenwriter Mag Hsu an intelligent and thoughtful scribe. Her most famous drama is likely In Time With You, but over the years she’s written many well-received works such as Mars, Silence, An Innocent Mistake, and … Continue reading

In Time With You Leads the Drama Nominations at the 2012 Golden Bell Awards

The best TW-drama of the Oct 2011-Oct 2012 season has been validated by In Time With You sweeping through all the major categories at the just announced nominations for this year’s Golden Bell Awards (Taiwan’s Emmy’s). Already a Golden Bell … Continue reading

A Koala Reminisces: 2011 Year End Drama Reviews

Going into this year end review, I wasn’t nearly as enthusiastic as I was last year. I can’t pinpoint why, other than perhaps I simply wrote so much I wore myself out. All my drama writing in the 365 days … Continue reading