SBS Drama While You Were Sleeping Wraps Up in Tidy Bow with Plenty of Could Have Been Betters Regrets

I’m not angry or upset that SBS Wed-Thurs drama While You Were Sleeping didn’t end up meeting expectations. Unlike other K-dramas which vexed me so, this one was just placid enough I watched with increasingly detached interest and was even pleasantly surprised that the final two episodes managed to wring a tear out of me. But it was never about the two leads, their characters or chemistry, that elicited any connection for me. This drama’s sole winning ways were for the supporting cast, namely Jung Hae In and even more so Kim Won Hae‘s character.

The foretelling dreams lost its hook quickly and the OTP were so decent there wasn’t any angst, so in the end it was the side characters with their secrets, regrets, and unexpectedly losses that made me shed a tear when the central story left me clinically following along. Lee Jong Seok and Suzy were a flat line that didn’t blip up or down, and that’s really the summation of the entire drama except for the fantastic first episode. I don’t know what Park Hye Ryun could have done better because the narrative was cohesive, so maybe the dreams of the future conceit just doesn’t work any way you dream it. Continue reading

Jung Kyung Ho and Park Hae Soo Cross Paths in First Drama Poster for Answer Me PD’s Smart Prison Living

Hit K-drama PD Shin Won Ho keeps making successes out of every day South Korean neighborhood and school life as he did with three Answer Me dramas for tvN in the past five years. Now he’s taking his talents to … Continue reading

While You Were Sleeping Starts Off with Fantastic Storyline and Acting From Leads Lee Jong Seok and Suzy

Sorry for the late post on newly arrived SBS Wed-Thurs drama While You Were Sleeping but in between watching the first episode and then having tickets to Hamilton last night, it was a sensory and entertainment awesomeness overload. I love … Continue reading

Press Conference and Final Set of Previews for While You Were Sleeping with Suzy and Lee Jong Seok

This Wednesday is the arrival of highly promoted SBS pre-produced drama While You Were Sleeping, teaming up for the third time screenwriter Park Hye Ryun with her most often used male lead Lee Jong Seok. Even if this drama is … Continue reading

First Drama Stills of Lee Jong Seok and Suzy for While You Were Sleeping Along with Script Reading Session

September is here which means the countdown to the arrival of SBS Wed-Thurs drama While You Were Sleeping is less than 30 days away. This is one pre-filmed drama that I’ve been following along with consistently since it was announced … Continue reading

While You Were Sleeping Gets Big Name Guest Stars Kim So Hyun, Yoon Kyun Sang, and Lee Sung Kyung

Now that Reunited Worlds has premiered on the SBS Wed-Thurs time slot it means the pre-filmed While You Were Sleeping is on deck. The drama will take over from Reunited Worlds in early September and with it show whether screenwriter … Continue reading

Guest Stars and Supporting Characters Shine in Goblin as the Drama Integrates All Characters Seamlessly

Everything feels connected in Goblin in ways both substantive and logical within its fantasy narrative. Supporting characters tug at the heartstrings or make one seethe with anger, and guest starring roles are memorable and meaningful. The leads have the lions … Continue reading

Three Musketeers Holds Bromance Press Conference and Releases Long Preview

Hot on the heels of cable network tvN announcing that it would hold its own year end awards, the network trotted out the cast of its upcoming sageuk Three Musketeers for the obligatory press conference. If this drama is as … Continue reading