Misaeng PD’s Next Drama Signal Signs on Lee Je Hoon and Jo Jin Woong as the Male Leads

This upcoming cable drama doesn’t interest me but is certainly screaming quality fare. tvN has lined up its dramas starting in 2016, with the first one to drop being Signal in January after Answer Me 1988 wraps up. Signal got loads of attention even before casting began as the drama is the first directorial project from the PD of the critical hit drama Misaeng (he also directed Monstar and Sungkyunkwan Scandal) collaborating with the screenwriter of investigative thrillers like 3 Days, Sign, and Phantom.

I was on the fence about checking it out but for now will comfortably park myself on the not watching side after learning about the casting of the two male leads. Lee Je Hoon and Jo Jin Woong are confirmed to headline signal, the formerly playing a flower boy criminal profiler and the latter a weary murder investigation detective. The signal part of the title comes from them communicating via a two way walkie-talkie to solve cases together. I don’t dislike either actor but neither interests me to give this one a go unless the female lead turns out to be one of my faves. For those looking for something different or still have the warm and fuzzies from Misaeng, this might be worth keeping an eye on. Continue reading

Sensible Film and Acting Nominees List Released for 51st Annual Grand Bell Awards

The nominees are out for the 51st annual Grand Bell Awards, the Korean equivalent of the Academy Awards to honor the industry’s best and brightest films and movie stars for the calendar year. This year the only K-movie I watched from … Continue reading

Love Fiction with Gong Hyo Jin and Ha Jung Woo Holds Star-Studded Movie Premiere

It’s nice to be well established movie stars in Korea, because when they pair up and have a movie premiere, all your pretty and talented colleagues show up to support you. Love Fiction with Gong Hyo Jin and Ha Jung Woo … Continue reading