First Look at Jang Hyuk in MBC Weekend Drama Money Flower Premiering November 11th

I’m ready for MBC new weekend drama Money Flower to dump a load of intensity and makjang on the time slot, and maybe with it do better in ratings that currently airing Bad Thief, Good Thief. The only drawback is a sense of deja vu with lead Jang Hyuk cast in this drama because it comes across as a redux of his Midas, with a smart man driven by greed to succeed in a world controlled by the rich and powerful. Jang Hyuk works so consistently I’m no longer compelled to watch a drama just because he’s in it but reassured that he’ll do a bang up performance no matter what, a ringer in the world of K-drama leading men who can wake up and deliver. This time his leading lady is Park Se Young and he’s surrounded by the usual coterie of talented veterans with Lee Soon Jae and Lee Mi Sook. The drama premieres next weekend and from the first teaser below will surely be bathed in visual intensity. Continue 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