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 the prison world, crafting a drama described as light and humorous view of the daily life of prisoners and guards. The drama was initially scheduled for October but the network slotted in Avengers Social Club first so Smart Prison Living (Wise Prison Life) will now premiere on November 22nd in the Wed-Thurs time slot. Starring Jung Kyung Ho, Park Hae Soo, Sung Dong Il, Jung Woong In, Jung Hae In, and Krystal, with a further sprawling cast of recognizable character actors, the drama is less about the concept then about how PD Shin executes it with such heart, warmth, and understanding of how to relate his unique tale to the emotions of ordinary viewers. And this time there won’t be a “who is the husband” fan fight, lol! Continue reading

Script Reading Stills For Answer Me PD’s Next Drama Wise Prison Life with Jung Kyung Ho, Park Hae Soo, and Krystal

Smar There seems to be a mild surge in prison or prisoner K-dramas in the last two years, I recall Bad Guys and Defendant and now the Answer Me series PD Shin Won Ho is jumping into the fray with … Continue reading

Yongpal Holds Press Conference and Readies for Wednesday Premiere with Long Trailer

This Wednesday is the premiere of new SBS Wed-Thurs drama Yongpal (Yongpalyi), taking over for the ratings leader Mask and giving audiences a different type of dish to sink their teeth into. Instead of inheritance and identity hijinks, Yongpal goes … Continue reading

SBS Completes Casting for Yongpalyi with Kim Tae Hee, Joo Won, Jo Hyun Jae, and Choi Jung Ahn

Upcoming SBS Wed-Thurs drama Yongpalyi just firmed up the casting and production details, and then promptly went from intriguing to likely miss for me. I’m not rendering an early judgment on the drama’s potential quality or lack thereof, just that … Continue reading

Cha Seung Won is Intensely Riveting in First Teaser for Splendid Politics

I’ve totally got my serious hat on to prepare myself for the upcoming 50-episode MBC sageuk Splendid Politics (Hwajung). I’m glad MBC stuck with the original title of Splendid Politics rather than the alternate Princess Jungmyung, based on the storyboard … Continue reading

Cha Seung Won’s Intense Gwanghaegun Makes His Debut in First Stills From Splendid Politics

With MBC starting off promotions for upcoming 50-episode sageuk Splendid Politics (Hwajung) with official filming stills of Cha Seung Won as Gwanghaegun (Prince Gwanghae), it’s pretty clear that his anti-hero leading man will be the lynch pin of this series. … Continue reading