I haven’t written about jTBC drama 18 Again since it premiered but I’ve been watching weekly, addicted and totally won over by this underrated gem. The feels it delivers is similar to the second chances sincerity in Thirty But Seventeen and the catharsis of Knowing Wife, with the entire cast giving it their all and bringing to life this complete story with no weak link in acting, directing, and writing. Lee Do Hyun was the transformative heart of the series, as young again Da Young, and he’s fulfilled the promise I glimpsed when he stole the male lead thunder in Hotel Del Luna. It’s not taking away from adult leads Kim Ha Neul and Yoon Sang Hyun as older but not yet wiser Da Young, at least until he has a chance to be 18 again and realize that he wouldn’t change anything and in fact appreciated his hard knock life that was filled with more joy than sorrow, more satisfaction than resentment.
The high school kiddos were excellent as well, this was like a mini-School series where the kids got lots of character development and even their own arcs, I’m looking forward to seeing Hwang In Yeop flourish as the next It Boy to come and the others including Noh Jeong Eui, Choi Bo Min, and Ryeo Un are all quite promosing. The supporting cast was phenomenal, funny without too much slapstick, with their own quirky personalities to add color to the central family dynamic of a man and a woman forced to grow up too early but actually doing a great job of it but for feeling like they didn’t. I love dramas that allow a what-if do-ver because its like a nice reminder that we should all pause and appreciate the things we have. 18 Again = HIGHLY RECOMMEND.
The official poster for jTBC drama 18 Again elicits so many thoughts from me, the main one being WHERE THE HECK is Yoon Sang Hyun’s hand trying to grab?!? Did the photoshopper not realize that he’s literally going from Kim … Continue reading →
Bwahahahaha, OMG wiping away tears here. The first teaser is out for upcoming jTBC second chance drama 18 Again and its come out of nowhere level funny. Like, was not expecting this. The first half of the teaser has leads … Continue reading →
The casting of Kim Ha Neul as the female lead for the K-drama adaptation of Hollywood movie 17 Again feels so perfect and it’s not because she’s vibing off original female lead Leslie Mann. Kim Ha Neul’s two decade career … Continue reading →
When I first heard the synopsis of K-drama 18 Again it sounded just like the Hollywood movie 17 Again and lo and behold it’s totally a remake so yay for confirming that. 17 Again was surprising good and I think … Continue reading →
The US movie 17 Again was surprisingly good and I can totally see K-dramas doing so much more with the longer running time that I’m excited for this upcoming remake. 18 Again has confirmed leads Kim Ha Neul and Yoon … Continue reading →
I feel like K-drama producers think that it’s been too long since a weird pairing and throw one out there to remind us. We have Joo Sang Wook and Kim Bora together in an upcoming drama, and now Kim Ha … Continue reading →
The older I get the less incline I am to even watch a drama or movie that just sounds supremely depressing right off the bat. Yes yes, I know it may herald an uplifting and meaningful story but goodness it … Continue reading →
Two weeks prior to the epic fashion debacle at the Salvatore Ferragamo event, a bunch of top K-stars did the opposite in a rare occasion of stepping out in various pretty and different fashion looks at the Alexander McQueen event … Continue reading →
I thought the K-actresses baby juggernaut train of 2017 was over as the babies have started to arrive and there are plenty of known buns in the over nearly delivery. Looks like we have a late passenger on the train … Continue reading →
Fashion is subject and I totally accept others liking outfits I find fugly and vice-versa, but what interests me more is dissecting why something works for me or doesn’t. Its similar to the qualitative commentary over acting performances which is … Continue reading →
The 2016 year end K-drama awards for the big three networks came and went last weekend, smack dab in the middle of me heading off for my trans-pacific flight, taking said long flight, traveling back home from long flight, and … Continue reading →
All signs point to upcoming KBS Wed-Thurs drama On the Way to the Airport as residing squarely in the gimmick free adult life issues category of dramas. Starring Kim Ha Neul, Lee Sang Yoon, Shin Sung Rok, Jang Hee Jin, … Continue reading →