I’ve watched K-dramas for so many years I’m almost inured to how insanely good looking the actors are and many who have equal talent to boot as well. Recently two dramas had me doing double takes and marveling at how those actors really filled up the screen with their height in ways that captivated my attention more than before. I’ve always dated tall guys and Mr. Koala is nearly 5’11” but I think anyone taller than me personally would be fine. As actors, I find any actor over 6′ really commanding onscreen and over 5’10” is plenty enough height to use that as an asset when acting. With that said, 6’2″ Nam Joo Hyuk went FULL VISUAL in Start-Up, it started when he dressed up to pretend to be letter Nam Do San and then the last four episodes his glow up after the time jump had me totally giggling like a school girl he was so ridiculously good looking.
On Kairos, Shin Sung Rok and Ahn Bo Hyun are killing it in their roles but their equal 6’2″ height makes their antagonist conflict so equally powerful onscreen that wouldn’t work nearly as well if they weren’t so tall together. So I decided to do a full assembly of the tallest K-actors working right now and capped it at 6’2″ because there is already over a dozen that height and taller, since there is like 2 dozen more in the 6’1″ and 6′ category. The tallest three are 6’4″ tall Kwang Soo, Lee Ki Woo, and Yoon Kyung Sang, then comes 6’3″ Ro Woon, and finally all those tall dudes below the jump. Among the group the only two I couldn’t believe were 6’2″ were Ahn Hyo Seop and Joo Ji Hoon, both are models when they debuted but for some reason (maybe because they are so skinny) they don’t seem that tall.
I didn’t know the casting wasn’t “confirmed” confirmed until this week since the whole cast has been filming already. But here goes, alongside leads Kim Yoo Jung and Ahn Hyo Seob in sageuk romance Hong Chun Gi, the drama will … Continue reading
The trauma of watching SBS drama Alice is gradually fading but not my renewed appreciation for second male lead Kwak Si Yang. He was perfect in an imperfect drama and that’s always worth picking such a role. He’s been doing … Continue reading
If I try to think even one brain cell more on the whys/hows/whats of SBS drama Alice I think my brain would cave into its own black hole the way the writing did in that drama. As awful was it … Continue reading
Yeah, I freaking hate SBS drama Alice and definitely regret spending 16 episodes with it. The upside is learning to love male lead Joo Won, re-energizing my love for Kwak Si Yang, and meeting fresh face Lee Da In as … Continue reading
I won’t regret watching SBS Fri-Sat drama Alice despite its horrific levels of insanity and shark jumping in the last few episodes but goodness is this going down in flames. This Friday’s episode 15 just had me laughing and making … Continue reading
I paused writing about SBS time travel drama Alice because while I am still watching the inexplicable flourishes the production insists on adding that adhere to K-drama tropes. I really wish this drama aired on OCN instead, alas it doesn’t … Continue reading
Okay, I checked out new SBS Fri-Sat drama Alice because why not, don’t love any of the leads but also none of them annoy me and I was curious if another time-traveling parallel worlds topic genre would handle this subject … Continue reading
This is the year of time-travel and/or parallel universes, it has been done before in K-dramas but seems lumped together this year with Train, 365: Repeat the Year, The King: Eternal Monarch, and now Alice. This past weekend felt a … Continue reading
This drama feels like a reverse version of Knowing Wife (Familiar Wife) and that’s both a good and potentially bad thing. Last year’s hit tvN drama Knowing Wife was made incredible and utterly perfect by the acting and chemistry of … Continue reading
Casting has quietly finished up for the main leads of upcoming pre-filmed K-drama Four Men which was announced as the next Park Hae Jin drama vehicle with a story that is the prequel of sorts to his last drama Man … Continue reading
Not following a drama means being slightly out of the loop on timing, which is why I’m surprised that tvN Fri-Sat drama Tomorrow With You is ending next week and Chicago Typewriter is premiering two weeks from Friday. I doubt … Continue reading
Last week was the 2016 Asia Artist Awards, which was by all accounts a giant steaming mess with ceremony glitches and a hodge podge of categories that made the very award seem superfluous. With that said, this awards ceremony managed to … Continue reading