Jung Il Woo Discharged From the Military and Accepts Lead Role in SBS Sageuk Drama Hatch

Another boy (now man) is back in town after a stint in the military, though I confess I didn’t really feel his time away much. K-actor Jung Il Woo was discharged from the military today, capping off nearly 2 years of mandatory service and returning in time for the holiday season. He’s also returning with a drama offer accepted in his pocketed for the male lead of upcoming SBS weekend sageuk Hatch. He’ll play the role of a Joseon era fictional prince opposite rumored leading lady Go Ara playing a capable damo (female detective). Jung Il Woo is no stranger to sageuks with his breakout role in The Return of Iljimae and subsequently more period dramas including The Moon Embracing the Sun and The Night Watchman’s Journal. Good to see him back and hopefully he can seamlessly transition back to his acting career, but please ditch that spotted maroon shiny shirt lol. Continue reading

Korean Male Stars Show Off their Height with Sexy Dorky Manner Legs

Manner legs, or when a super tall entertainer stands in an open-legged stance to lower himself, is such a unique Korean thing. I don’t recall seeing tall stars in other entertainment industries doing the pose to adjust for height differentials … Continue reading

Poster and Teaser for tvN’s Cinderella and Four Knights Throws Back Old School Harem Romance

If Uncontrollably Fond harkens back to the early Hallyu style of melodrama, then tvN‘s Cinderella and Four Knights reminds of the mid-Hallyu male harem romance dramas such as Boys Before Flowers, You’re Beautiful, which even branched out to sageuks like … Continue reading

K-actor Hairstyle Preferences: Up with Forehead or Down with Fringe

I don’t think this will end up being some great debate as much as a fun time to share personal visual preferences. While Korean actors are well known for being intensely easy on the eyes, sometimes their styling onscreen and … Continue reading

tvN Picks Up Jung Il Woo and Park So Dam’s Cinderella and Four Knights for Latter 2016 Airing

This is one pre-produced K-drama that is filming so far off the radar it definitely benefits from the periodic news update. Manhwa to drama adapted Cinderella and Four Knights¬†has been scooped up by cable network tvN, which at this point … Continue reading

Park So Dam and Jung Il Woo Lead the Pretty Brigade at Cinderella and Four Knight’s Script Reading

There have been a few script readings recently but with this new addition comes the reminder that viewing trends are changing and cable may have been the new thing a few years past but now it’s onward to online dramas. … Continue reading

Cinderella and Four Knights Finalizes Casting of Leads Park So Dam, Jung Il Woo, and Ahn Jae Hyun

Casting is complete for upcoming web drama Cinderella and Four Knights, and is way more promising that I initially thought. Thanks to locking down K-movie actress Park So Dam, this fluffy drama adaptation of a manhwa merits a look even … Continue reading

K-movie Actress Park So Dam is the Female Lead of Cinderella and Four Knights with Jung Il Woo and Ahn Jae Hyun

Casting is complete in a really surprising yet promising way for an upcoming online drama based on a popular webtoon. Cinderella and Four Knights, which already cast the two main male leads in Jung Il Woo and Ahn Jae Hyun, … Continue reading