Jin Se Yeon Turns Down Scholar Who Walks the Night, Search Still on for Leading Lady

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 had accepted, it would not be her first sageuk as she was the child actress in the sageuk The Duo when she first started acting, but the role would require her to cross-dress for the majority of the drama as the leading lady pretends to be a male bookseller to earn a living and stay safe. As of now, Scholar has now gone through two potential leading lady candidates, first Han Groo and now Jin Se Yeon.

Kim So Eun is the latest actress name to be in talks for this drama but it’s reportedly for the second female lead role. If I were MBC I would just switch it now and offer Kim So Eun the leading lady role, a no-brainer choice and saves the headache of starting the search from scratch. The production has said, however, that it plans to keep looking for a leading lady and wants a fresh face newcomer. Buh? It’s hard enough to find experienced actresses who can cross-dress convincingly, much less do it in a sageuk setting. To expect a newbie to deliver is shooting for the moon. Folks at MBC needs to take their meds. Continue reading

Jo In Sung Wins the Daesang at the 2014 APAN Star Awards

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 Good and Weird Drama Acting Nominations from the 2014 APAN Star Awards

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

Spoilers for Hilarious Repackaging as Additional Filming Starts for the C-movie Version of Dr. Stranger

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

Dr. Stranger Planning C-movie Release with the Leads Filming Additional Intro and Ending Scenes After the Drama Wraps

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