Jo In Sung in Talks for New Noh Hee Kyung Penned Drama After Doing It’s Okay, It’s Love and That Winter, the Wind Blows with Her

Three time will once again be the charm, I’m confident of it, with the reported reunion of K-actor Jo In Sung with his now drama muse screenwriter Noh Hee Kyung. Or maybe he’s her muse, because the two have done two well-received dramas together already and is in talks for another collaboration. They first worked together in That Winter, the Wind Blows, and adaptation of a Japanese dorama and also earlier made into a K-movie. My fave was their second go-around in It’s Okay, It’s Love, perfect in every way and so beautifully crafted as a normalization of people with mental illness in a society that still doesn’t talk about it like it does with a physical condition. No word yet on what this upcoming drama is about but I’m all ready to “take my money and gimme!” with these two, and also in talks is supporting actor Bae Seung Woo to join the cast. Continue reading

TV Report Releases Industry PDs Vote on Best Dramas in Recent Years

I often get asked to recommend dramas but its so hard to gauge what others like or are in the mood for, whereas I watch what floats my boat sometimes in line with the consensus on quality and other times … Continue reading

K-viewers Pick Male Leads of I Hear Your Voice, It’s Okay, It’s Love, and You From Another Star as Fave Characters

Stickiness has long been used as yet another barometer to assess a drama, performance, or character. Some successes vanish soon after while other less immediate wins steadily remain for much longer. It’s hard to say which one is preferable, ultimately … Continue reading

You From Another Star and Misaeng Top CPI Rankings for Most Influential K-drama of 2014

Television boxtop ratings are still important but less so now that online streaming of television shows, not to mention the ease of DVR recording and other alternate forms of consumption. The changing landscape means the unlikelihood of K-dramas garnering 50% … Continue reading

2014 Drama Reviews: Enjoyment in the Good and the Inexplicably Bad

Year end drama reviews always starts off like a looming chore, telling me to wash the dish one more time even though I’ve washed it thoroughly already. But then I grow to appreciate it, the added step may yield a … Continue reading

The Hardworking Cast of It’s Okay, It’s Love Attend Wrap Party to Celebrate the Final Episode

Never have I felt so happy with the decision to stick with It’s Okay, It’s Love. When I hit the cross roads of whether to continue watching or not, right around the time Hae Soo got over her intimacy aversion … Continue reading