Lee Byung Hun, Shin Mina, Kim Woo Bin, Han Ji Min, Cha Seung Won, and Lee Jung Eun Offered the New Noh Hee Kyung Drama Our Blues

Looks like Here is out and Our Blues is in. Award winning screenwriter Noh Hee Kyung was prepping a new drama announced last year called Here based on people working overseas in NGOs but the production and filming continued to get pushed back due to travel restrictions during the pandemic. Vincenzo got around that by making the Italy scenes very brief, around 15 minutes in episode 1, and filmed it all on green screens in South Korea with deft CGI. But Here was set solely overseas so that’s not going to work, and now writer Noh Hee Kyung has announced a new drama titled Our Blues and cast is some of the same names signed on earlier to Here. Lee Byung Hun and Shin Mina will be playing a couple, as will Kim Woo Bin and Han Ji Min, and I’m dying of laughter over the two pairings. The first played a brother-sister pair in classic Hallyu hit Beautiful Days, not to mention Kim Woo Bin is dating Shin Mina in real life but they won’t be in this drama. Also cast are Cha Seung Won and Lee Jung Eun, and I expect the main cast to add 1-2 more big names as well as this is an ensemble work. With that, I’ve loved so many Noh Hee Kyung dramas I will watch this no matter what.

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Kim Soo Hyun, Song Joong Ki Among Selection of Male Actors in First Release From the KOFIC Korean Actors 200 List

The Korean Film Council (KOFIC) is assembling a list call the Korean Actors 200 (includes both actors and actresses) to represent the top acting talent from the industry with an express aim to raise further international recognition of the breadth … Continue reading

It’s Many Weddings and a Funeral for the Attendees at the 2020 Grand Bell Awards

A woman wearing wedding white ball gowns can’t all be going to the same wedding, unless I suppose it’s a Reverend Moon officiated one. But the funeral black can definitely be attending the same one funeral, and honestly the general … Continue reading

K-movie Emergency Declaration Adds Park Hae Joon and Kim So Jin to the Already Star Studded Cast

Goodness this is a wild and wildly impressive casting land for the production of upcoming action K-movie Emergency Declaration. Starring leads Song Kang Ho, Lee Byung Hun, and Jeon Do Yeon, the movie added Im Shi Wan and Kim Nam … Continue reading

Action Thriller K-movie Emergency Declaration Confirms Cast of Song Kang Ho, Lee Byung Hun, Jeon Do Yeon, and Kim Nam Gil

This cast is so star-studded and collectively award winning that the most junior member is an A-list leading man in his own right. K-ent is reporting that the upcoming action/disaster/thriller movie Emergency Declaration has completed lead casting with a veritable … Continue reading

Bong Joon Ho, Song Kang Ho, Lee Byung Hun Tops Sports Chosun 2020 Power People Poll For Film and Kim Soo Hyun Only Actor to Make Both Film and Drama Lists

The Sports Chosun 30th Anniversary poll of South Korean entertainment insiders on the Power People within the industry is definitely worth discussing especially in the drama category. For the film category it’s harder to have biases as movies remain a … 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

K-viewers Select Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri as Top K-drama Actors in 2018 Gallup Poll

The cast of tvN period drama Mr. Sunshine continue to win accolades and this time the two leads top the just released Gallup poll of Korean audiences’ favorite K-drama stars. Lee Byung Hun came in first followed by his costar … Continue reading