Arthdal Chronicles Releases Four Character Previews Running Gamut from Cutesy to Coolly Dangerous

I’m getting this stark dichotomy after watching the just released four character teaser preview for tvN drama Arthdal Chronicles. It actually helps me make sense of the wildly varied previews so far. Leads Kim Ji Won and Song Joong Ki seem to be acting in a Disney version of a sageuk complete with perfectly applied face paint, artfully curled hair, and bucholic innocent interactions. While second leads Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ok Bin are acting in the HBO version of a sageuk with dark night scenes of danger and intrigue, dark eyeliner paired with sexy interactions, and seething intensity to survive or die in a world seeped in danger. I’m so onboard with the latter while the former should be the emotional core of the story but so far it’s not hooking me one bit. Continue reading

tvN Sageuk Arthdal Chronicles Releases Drama Poster and Confirms Airing in Season Segments

It’s a bold gamble for tvN to break from the continuous airing nature of K-dramas for an entire story line and announce that it will air upcoming early era fantasy sageuk Arthdal Chronicles in seasons. This follows the Netflix zombie … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki, Kim Ji Won, and Jang Dong Gun Radiate Different Charismas in New Drama Stills From Arthdal Chronicles

Those who haven’t watched K-dramas since the early Hallyu days (2000 onward) when it started the Pan-Asia spread probably don’t realize that sageuks are a HUGE part of the entire industry. Dae Jang Gum isn’t the most popular K-drama of … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki and Jang Dong Gun Duke it Out to Become Legend in New Preview for Arthdal Chronicles

tvN dropped a new teaser this weekend for epic warrior sageuk Arthdal Chronicles (Asadal Chronicles) and my guts me it’ll be a rollicking ride because of the budget and the fact that we haven’t had this type of epic sageuk … Continue reading

Song Joong Ki, Jang Dong Gun and Kim Ji Won Kick Off Filming for Epic Sageuk Drama Asadal Chronicles

We’re off to the races for 2019 as this year winds to an end, with filming commencing for the massive scale sageuk drama epic Asadal Chronicles. Starring Song Joong Ki, Jang Dong Gun, Kim Ji Won, and Kim Ok Bin, … Continue reading