The 2021 Baeksang Arts Award nominations came out five days ago but I didn’t have a chance to write about it since the news was overshadowed by the hullabaloo that was the production of MBC drama Time and things surrounding it. This year’s nominations were solid but still plenty to discuss especially with real life scandal with one nominee. The Best Drama category has Beyond Evil, It’s Okay to Not be Okay, Flower of Evil, Extracurricular, and My Unfamiliar Family. I think it goes to Beyond Evil as It’s Okay is now tied up with Seo Ye Ji‘s scandal, so she can kiss her Best Actress chances goodbye as well. I loved Kim Soo Hyun’s performance but the Best Actor nomination will go to Shin Ha Kyun unless he wins the Daesang (high chance) then I think Lee Jun Ki is long overdue but both Uhm Ki Joon and Song Joong Ki could be the dark horse here. Like I said, a murderer’s row of nominees, and the same in the Best Supporting Actor category.
Anyone can win and deserve it, but Oh Jung Se won last year for When the Camellia Blooms so he’s out this year, Kim Sun Ho was wonderful in Start Up but the drama feels too light, so it’s really a three way race between Park Hee Joon, Kim Ji Hoon, and Choi Dae Hoon. The Best Actress award is going to Kim So Yeon, and Shin Hye Sun could have given her a real run for the money but for the controversy around Queen Cheorin distortion of history stuff. I find the nomination for Kim So Hyun here and Na In Woo for Best New Actor rewards for their hard work in River Where the Moon Rises moreso than actually a nomination worthy performance. I think Moon Chae Won was robbed of her Best Actress nod this year as was Yeo Jin Gu not getting a Best Supporting Actor nom. As for Best Supporting Actress, it’s probably Yeom Hye Ran winning and K-ent is also talking about how the drama and male lead Jo Byung Gyu didn’t get noms after his bullying controversy when earlier he was seen as a lock for a nom.
There are so many accolades deservingly heaped on recently concluded tvN drama Flower of Evil and one of them is definitely lead actor Kim Ji Hoon taking on a surprising villainous role. He’s not done a true baddie before, even … Continue reading
There is one more week and one more episode left of Flower of Evil and I am going to miss the bloom off this incredibly assembled drama. From writing, directing, to acting, the entire piece hums strongly and despite a … Continue reading
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I have to commend the casting director of Flower of Evil, to convince a male lead like Kim Ji Hoon to join the cast as the big bad was a stroke of genius because you need an actor that’s able … Continue reading
This week there is only 1 episode of tvN drama Flower of Evil and by the drama gods was it a dooooooozy of a ride. So much happened and I was tensed up through nearly the entire hour, at least … Continue reading
This is a wonderful surprise and the production is intentionally keeping it mysterious. K-actor Kim Ji Hoon will be joining the cast of tvN thriller drama Flower of Evil starring Lee Jun Ki and Moon Chae Won. His role is … Continue reading
The return of Park Shi Hoo back to the small screen has not gone from who would cast him to a certain nonchalance that he’s getting another project. Basically K-ent made it frequent enough that now it feels normal that … Continue reading
All the attention on weekend dramas right now is centered around KBS drama My Golden Life, which almost hit 45% AGB nationwide ratings in its latest episode and netted itself a two episode extension as well. I love the works … Continue reading
This weekend is the arrival of new long weekend drama Bad Thief Good Thief, adding a thriller-esque element to the traditional weekend family drama fare. There’s a long childhood portion so those wanting to watch leads Ji Hyun Woo, Seohyun, … Continue reading
Filming is underway for MBC‘s next long weekend drama Bad Thief, Good Thief, intriguing both for breaking out of the typical family stories mold for weekend fare and for the nice mix of main leads. Starring Ji Hyun Woo, Seohyun … Continue reading
I still rarely watch K-variety shows and the ones I do check out are invariably due to the cast consisting of an actor or actress I like. Cable network jTBC is celebrating the biggest drama hit to date with Strong … Continue reading
The first stills are out for upcoming MBC 50-episode weekend drama Bad Thief, Good Thief, which has a synopsis that doesn’t sound like a typical family K-drama which has dominated that time slot. The drama is about a band of … Continue reading