This upcoming drama may or not may interest most viewers, but it’s happening come hell or high water so my take is to see what comes of it. Filming has commencing on Korean-Chinese joint production web drama High Class One-sided Love (High End Crush), or something like that because the original title was The Greatest One-Sided Love No One’s Ever Seen Before and it’s not always evident which title gets the final nod of approval. Starring Jung Il Woo, Jin Se Yeon, and Bora of Sistar, the drama is about an entertainment agency head honcho played by Jung Il Woo who spots raw talent in country bumpkin girl played by Jin Se Yeon, and ends up falling head over heels for her in an unrequited crush.
The drama is being co-financed by Chinese web portal Sohu, and will premiere there this October, along with a Korean production company putting in the man power and K-drama filming expertise. I know how many folks dislike Jin Se Yeon, and she’s mostly terrible based on what I’ve seen from her, but I did really like her in Dr. Stranger when she has a good costar and exhibits good chemistry, so who knows if this pairing will end up being a decent and entertaining watch. She’s actually decently popular in China, as is Jung Il Woo, so their casting seems to hit the sweet spot of second tier Hallyu name recognition coupled with being really pretty and maybe roping in new viewers who like what they see.
The steady cross-over of Korean actors and actresses into Chinese acting projects, whether dramas or movies, continues unabated and might now even include certain folks audiences might be happy to see migrate to China. Filming is starting on a new … Continue reading
This casting news will make a lot of people happy, though I was personally indifferent either way. Jin Se Yeon has officially declined the offer to be Lee Jun Ki‘s leading lady in Scholar Who Walks the Night. If she … Continue reading
When the casting news first broke Wednesday morning about Kim So Eun joining the upcoming MBC vampire fantasy sageuk Scholar Who Walks the Night, the details were unclear as to whether she was up for the leading lady role or … Continue reading
I feel like this is the other shoe dropping, after hearing that Jin Se Yeon was planning a drama comeback sometime this year and then having all these casting issues with dramas since 2015 began. A news report claims Jin Se … Continue reading
Hhhhmmmm, what is going on with upcoming SBS drama Sensory Couple? It was formerly called The Girl Who Sees Smells and is based on a popular webtoon of the same name. The drama got a new title but hasn’t gotten … Continue reading
I posted two weeks ago about the nominees for the 2014 APAN Star Awards and how some choices were pretty legit while others strangely unfathomable. Pretty much the usual when it comes to acting awards in Korean drama entertainment. Last … Continue reading
The nominees are out for the 2014 APAN Star Awards, yet another glittery awards ceremony and this one in particular is a recent new arrival on the awards scene in the last few years. It’s connected to the Daejeon Drama Festival … Continue reading
Recapping a drama from start-to-finish is a genuine commitment. It’s not like dating and requires a break up since eventually the drama will finish on its own. But if the drama derails then the process takes on a a surreal … Continue reading
Now that the torrents of frustration and/or vitriol towards Dr. Stranger has been unleashed, I’m rather curious to hear from folks who actually enjoyed the drama. I honestly have no jeers for anyone who liked it, the enjoyment of media … Continue reading
The door closes on one project and opens on another. Park Hae Jin showed up at the drama wrap party for Dr. Stranger as news broke that he was headlining the upcoming cable network OCN drama Bad Boys. Woo hoo … Continue reading
We can all safely agree that we need more Dr. Stranger like we need a collective outbreak of syphilis. Or a mass food poisoning with violent diarrhea. You get my drift, and if you’re bored you can have great mad … Continue reading
I remain so utterly perplexed by the ship wars in Dr. Stranger. Unlike last year’s flaming death match in Answer Me 1994 between Trash and Chilbong, I really don’t see any narrative support for the existence of a ship war … Continue reading