jTBC Confirms K-drama Insider with Leads Kang Ha Neul and Lee Yoo Young

Winning the Baeksang Best Actor in a Drama Category in 2020 means industry eyes are on Kang Ha Neul to see what television projects he picks next and whether it’s another success. He’s confirmed to go with cable network JTBC drama Insider, which has gotten a first half of 2022 time slot. It’s described as a personal growth thriller story with the male lead being a law student who goes deep into an investigation and falls down an abyss, he ends staking his life on a gambling ring in a penitentiary and wins the biggest hand of his life which starts his return. Joining Kang Ha Neul will be actress Lee Yoo Young, who remains one of the underrated and under-hyped actresses of her gen group but that was sorta like Kang Ha Neul before he broke out. The drama is from the PD of Miss Ma and Missing: The Other Side with the screenwriter of Priest penning the script.

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Park Seo Joon Lead the Industry Insider Casting Number 1 Choice of Male Lead, Followed by Gong Yoo and then Hyun Bin

The competition to be the most sought after K-actor in casting calls is intense and this week K-ent industry insiders shared their view in an article on which actors are currently the most coveted among industry casting agents. Casting agents … Continue reading

Park Bo Gum, Shin Hye Sun, Park Seo Joon, and Kang Ha Neul Lead the Latest Release for the K-Actor 200 List

Seeing the actors and actresses featured in the KOFIC K-Actor 200 List continues to impress me with the confirmation that South Korean entertainment is packed with talent. Very few idol-turned-actor/actress made this list so on just the actors and actresses … Continue reading

KBS Sageuk River Where the Moon Rises Premieres to Ratings of 6.5% and 9.4% as it Starts the Journey of Warrior Princess Kim So Hyun and Loyal Fool Ji Soo

A nice start to the lunar year of the ox so far with no big bad news around the world and for the first K-drama to premiere in this metal ox year KBS sageuk River Where the Moon Rises is … Continue reading

KBS Sageuk River Where the Moon Rises Releases Teaser Poster and New Striking Action Stills

I hope the production has enough footage in the bank when KBS sageuk River Where the Moon Rises premieres next month in February because I can see delays due to COVID-19, the winter weather, lunar new year and the like … Continue reading

K-actor Childhood Photos Show Progression into Hallyu Stars of Today From Hyun Bin, Kim Soo Hyun, Lee Min Ho, Ji Chang Wook, and More

Come one, come all, come get all your oppa and dongsaeng childhood pictures galore and marvel at how everyone grew up into the hotties we know today. It’s impossible to deny that many a K-actress got some surgical help to … Continue reading

Top Stars Kim Hee Ae, Hyun Bin, Gong Hyo Jin, and Kang Ha Neul Receive Commendations at the 2020 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards

The 2020 Korean Popular Culture and Arts Awards took place this week in Seoul with an actual ceremony though very understated as it’s a government sponsored function. It’s organized by the government’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the … Continue reading

Sageuk Moon Rising Over the River Confirms Cast of Kim So Hyun, Ji Soo, Lee Ji Hoon, and Choi Yu Hwa with Guest Appearance by Kang Ha Neul

This is going to be a large scale sageuk so it’s reassuring to have the main cast confirmed this year. The drama Moon Rising Over the River has settled on it’s main cast and one high profile special appearance. Ji … Continue reading

When the Camellia Blooms and Crash Landing on You Cast Takes Home Prizes at 2020 Seoul International Drama Awards

The 2020 Seoul International Drama Awards will take place remotely this year due to travel limitations. It’s the 14th year for this ceremony and it awards both Korean dramas and shows around the world. Focusing on the Korean drama winners, … Continue reading

When the Camellia Blooms Wins Best Drama at the 2020 Korean Broadcasting Awards and Kang Ha Neul Wins Actor Award

This year’s 2020 Korean Broadcasting Awards is actually the 47th annual so is quite a long running and established critical body. This year’s live ceremony will be cancelled due to COVID-19 but next week the winners will record their acceptance … Continue reading