Namgoong Min Appears Stylish and Snazzy in BTS Pics for SBS Drama Thousand Won Lawyer and Awaken Costar Lee Chung Ah to Guest Star for Reunion

This is totally night and day for Namgoong Min, to borrow the Korean title of Namgoong Min’s sci-fi tinged thriller drama Awaken which had the title Day and Night. He looked so serious and dare I say it a bit morose looking in his early filming stills for his last dram The Veil (Black Sun), and who can blame him when he pumped up to bodybuilder physique and had to endure grueling physical shoots. Now for this drama Thousand Won Lawyer, he looks like he’s having a blast filming and dressed in one ostentatious suit after another. It bodes well that the comedy factor is high. His female lead is Kim Ji Eun who already worked with him in The Veil, but his Awaken female lead Lee Chung Ah is also making a guest appearance here for another reunion. Awaken was the first time I’ve ever liked Lee Chung Ah in a drama and everyone shipped her with him until we learned they were test tube baby fraternal twins. Oopsie there for the accidental incest shipping lolol.

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Lee Chung Ah, Park Kyu Young, Jeon Hyeoseong, and Kang Min Hyuk Sign on for 2022 Netflix Drama Celebrity

I’ve seen folks asking about the 2022 Netflix produced K-dramas and there hasn’t been that many announced yet. So here’s one more to start expanding that short list – Netflix is producing the 12-episode K-drama Celebrity which is called a … Continue reading

tvN Mon-Tues Drama Awaken Finishes with Excellent Episode 16, Another Indelible Performance by Namgong Min, and Solid Average Ratings of 4.543%

It’s weird, after watching both Kairos and Awaken (Night and Day) back to back, Kairos is a better written and executed drama but I’m way more emotionally invested in Awaken due to the jaw dropping acting show put on by … Continue reading

tvN Thriller Drama Awaken with Namgong Min Heads into Final Stretch with Interesting Idea and Flawed Execution

After MBC underrated gem Kairos ended, I’ve migrated to tvN thriller Awaken (Night and Day) to satiated the who-dun-it craving in me. When I’m in the mood for procedures then I’m all in, and thankfully Awaken has been there to … Continue reading

The Cast of tvN Mon-Tues Procedural Thriller Drama Awaken Hold Press Conference Ahead of November 30th Premiere

Cable network tvN pulled a switch up this month, airing Birthcare Center in the Mon-Tues slot after Record of Youth but it was only an 8-episode drama. My mental scheduling was thrown off track but it’s back on my radar … Continue reading

Namgong Min, Seolhyun, Lee Chung Ah Lead Script Reading for tvN Drama Awaken

tvN’s final Mon-Tues drama of 2020 is ready to start filming and the time slot is going to go from aspirational Record of Youth to medical miracle heartwarming Birthcare Center to dark procedural Awaken (Night and Day). The leads of … Continue reading

Namgong Min, Seolhyun, and Lee Chung Ah Confirmed as Leads for tvN Procedural Drama Awaken

This is one casting combo where I think the two female leads should be swapped. tvN has confirmed the main cast of upcoming Mon-Tues procedural mystery drama Awaken (Korean title Night and Day) with Namgong Min, Seolhyun, and Lee Chung … Continue reading

Kim Nam Gil, Kim Dong Wook, and Jang Nara Win Best Acting Prizes at the 2019 Seoul International Drama Awards

I can’t believe it’s been 14 years now since the then upstart and rather random Seoul International Drama Awards started. The 2019 ceremony was held this week in Seoul, of course, and the winners from the K-drama side was Fiery … Continue reading

K-stars Collectively Awkward with Giant Phallic Lipstick at Giorgio Armani Event in Seoul

I’m pretty sure the creative folks at couture brand Giorgio Armani, which has successfully branched out into skincare and makeup the last decade, thought through the optics of bringing a giant gold lipstick statue on the red carpet for this … Continue reading