Park Se Young Replaces Han Chae Ah for MBC Weekend Drama Money Flower Opposite Jang Hyuk

I’m a tad surprised to hear of another leading lady casting carousel situation particular for a drama that sounds primed to do solid ratings and get plenty of exposure. Han Chae Ah has turned down the leading lady role in MBC drama Money Flower and stepping in as the confirmed female lead is Park Se Young. Apparently she received the script earlier as well and passed, and after reviewing it again ended up saying yes. I would give a kidney to act opposite leading man Jang Hyuk but then again having a good script matters so maybe Money Flower was less compelling for the ladies in the way the role was written. I’m happy the leads are set and Park Se Young is as good as any to hanker down for a weekend long run. Money Flower is set to premiere the first week of November taking over for Bad Thief, Good ThiefContinue reading

Kim Soo Hyun Leads the VIP Attendees at Jang Hyuk and Son Hyun Joo’s New Movie Ordinary People

The movie Ordinary People is certainly a forgettable cinematic title used more than once before, but at least the cast of the upcoming K-movie isn’t ordinary in the least. Starring Jang Hyuk and Son Hyun Joo, it’s a twisty psychological … Continue reading

KBS Releases Teasers and Stills for Medical Mystery Drama Beautiful Mind with Jang Hyuk and Park So Dam

K-ent is calling it the battle of the doctors for Mon-Tues night ratings supremacy but the substance and tone are so different I can’t see it appealing to the same group of viewers. SBS premieres Doctors on June 20th after … Continue reading

Jang Hyuk Confirmed for KBS Drama Beautiful Mind Alongside Yoon Hyun Min and Park Se Young

KBS can finally start rolling on upcoming Mon-Tues medical mystery drama Beautiful Mind (formerly known as Dr. Frankenstein) now that it has a leading man confirmed. Jang Hyuk is inked for the role of the brilliant but cold physician who undergoes … Continue reading

Competing Neuro-medical Dramas: Beautiful Mind with Jang Hyuk and Lee Hee Joon Up Against Doctors with Park Shin Hye and Kim Rae Won

Casting matters a big deal not just in assembling certain audience favorites onscreen, but it also makes a big difference in setting the mood for the drama or movie. For example, the exact same storyboard may suddenly look different if … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun and Go Doo Shim Split the Daesang at the 2015 KBS Drama Awards

Just because KBS is the ratings pits all year doesn’t mean it can’t throw a fun awards party and reward the acting talent that has attempted to infuse some excitement and life into the network’s drama. Things were going swimmingly … Continue reading

TV Report Discusses the Anticipated K-actor Returns for Fall 2015 Dramas

Thanks to TV Report running an article this week about the Korean actor male gods returning to drama land this fall, specifically naming five profile actors in So Ji Sub, Jang Hyuk. Song Joong Ki, Park Hae Jin, and Song … Continue reading

Naver Ranks the Top 7 Ratings Champions for K-dramas Aired From 2010-2015

With K-drama ratings so woefully low these past two years, and probably starting the general downward spiral even earlier than that, it’s still worth taking a look at which actors and actresses are the current crop of ratings leaders. One … Continue reading