tvN Fantasy Exorcism Drama Island Confirms Cast of Kim Nam Gil, Lee Da Hee, Cha Eun Woo, and the Return of Sung Joon Playing the Big Bad

This was always going to be an ambitious drama production, with many CGII elements needed and a dark tone that would needed to be balanced for the majority K-drama viewing populace. That it’s initial leading lady pick had to bow out due to her poor real life behavior scandal was enough to delay everything. Now it’s back on track and tvN drama Island is slated to start filming soon for a 2022 airing. Male lead Kim Nam Gil will be paired with Lee Da Hae, and joining the leads are Cha Eun Woo as a fellow good character with Sung Joon making a splashy return after military service and hiatus to play the Big Bad. I’m plenty psyched and also think all four central leads have much to gain from stretching their performance skills in this big budget production.

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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

jTBC Drama The Beauty Inside Wraps with Decent Acting and Disengaged Narrative

This week concluded the airing of jTBC Mon-Tues drama The Beauty Inside, an adaptation of the movie of the same name but with a gender switch and also tweaked body morphing logic. Female lead Seo Hyun Jin changes once a … Continue reading

Mystery Queen 2 Confirmed for February 2018 with Choi Kang Hee and Kwon Sang Woo Back Together Solving Crime

Fans of the quirky KBS drama Mystery Queen (Queen of Mystery) can rejoice now that all elements are confirmed for the sequel. Mystery Queen 2 is coming to KBS February 2018 taking over the Wed-Thurs time slot from currently airing … Continue reading

Joo Won Takes Home the Daesang for Yongpal at the 2015 SBS Drama Awards

The SBS 2015 Drama Awards wraps up the trio of year end big K-drama awards shows, and while network was the overall ratings winner for the year the selections for its awards were somewhat underwhelming. Joo Won took home the … Continue reading

Lee Min Ho and Moon Chae Won Lead the K-stars Attending the 19th Annual Bucheon Film Festival

This is one of the smaller film festivals in Korea but the Bucheon International Fantastic Film Festival (BiFan) actually celebrated it’s 19th year holding the event this week. Not bad for a film festival held in one of the smaller … Continue reading