Kim Hye Soo Gets Mad Praise From Western and Korean Critics in Newly Premiered Netflix Legal Drama Juvenile Justice

The Netflix experiment has not done a straight up legal drama until now and it’s getting great reviews if not as much buzz as some other recent Netflix offerings like All of Us are Dead, Hellbound, and Squid Game. This weekend saw the drop of 10-episode legal drama Juvenile Justice on Netflix, starring a veritable four-some of heavy hitting critically acclaimed actors led by Kim Hye Soo, Kim Moo Yeol, Kim Sung Min, and Lee Jung Eun. The four all play judges in the Korean juvenile court systems but with differing methods and beliefs around how to deal with young offenders: rehabilitation, punishment, or a combination of both. Kim Hye Soo is apparently in top form, K-netizens are singing her praises in her enunciation, presence, and delivery while Western critics are seeing her for the first time and commending such a strong female character and performance. Also getting praise the ripped from the headlines child crime cases with solid performances from the teen and young child performers.

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Kim Hye Soo Tussles with Jo In Sung in First Still from K-movie Smuggling with the Director of Escape from Mogadishu, Veteran, and The Berlin File

Last year in 2021 there were actually quite a few decent movies and one of the biggest hits (in a pandemic impacted box office) was Escape from Mogadishu. We will never know how much money this movie would have taken … Continue reading

2021 Blue Dragon Film Award Nominations Led by Leads and Films Escape From Mogadishu, The Book of Fish, and Space Sweepers

The nominations are out for the 2021 year end Blue Dragon Film Awards, which only fetes the big screen works and remains the most prestigious of the cinematic only prizes in South Korea. This year the nominations are a mix … Continue reading

IU, Kim Yuna, and Gong Yoo Top the 2020 Advertising Association Poll of South Korean Consumers Favorite CF Models

The year end is also a good time to look back and see which stars really connected with consumers, as in South Korea actors, singers, sports stars, and even variety show hosts all make even better living endorsing products. The … Continue reading

2020 Baeksang Award Nominations Out and Popular Dramas Crash Landing on You, The World of the Married, and When the Camellia Blooms Lead Drama Side

The 2020 Baeksang Awards held on June 5, 2020 will take place without an audience for the first time in its history but at least it will take place and be broadcast. The nominations were released today on May 8th … Continue reading

Kim Hye Ja and Jung Woo Sung Take Home the Drama and Movie Daesangs at the 2019 Baeksang Arts Award

The 2019 Baeksang Arts Award was actually good for once, the winners moreso than the fashion which remains an uninspiring and safe sea of black and white gowns. Veteran queen Kim Hye Ja deservingly took home the Daesang (Grand Prize) … Continue reading

2017 Blue Dragon Awards Rewards Hit Movie A Taxi Driver and Shares Tearful Remembrance of Actor Kim Joo Hyuk

The just held more elite Blue Dragon Awards this weekend in Seoul celebrated the cinematic achievements of South Korean cinema in 2017 and also memorialized the life and acting works of deceased actor Kim Joo Hyuk. There were basically three … Continue reading

Many K-stars Attend Memorial Service for Kim Joo Hyuk Including Song Joong Ki From His Own Wedding

Its with a heavy heart that K-ent’s top celebrities and many more stars trickled in one after the other to pay their respects to their deceased colleague actor Kim Joo Hyuk who passed away in a car accident on October … Continue reading

Ladies Steal the Red Carpet at the VIP Premiere for A Taxi Driver with Song Kang Ho, Yoo Hae Jin, and Ryu Jun Yeol

Ladies ruled the red carpet, with a surprising easy on the eyes green movie poster background, at the VIP premiere of K-movie A Taxi Driver. This movie pairs veteran Song Kang Ho with German actor┬áThomas Kretschmann for a real life … Continue reading