Im Soo Jung and Lee Do Hyun Confirmed for Teacher-Student Romance Drama Melancholia

Hoo boy, now this is a drama casting I wish the male lead didn’t accept, even if it turns out to be good all the early signs are that it won’t be my cup of tea. Im Soo Jung and Lee Do Hyun are confirmed and will head into filming for romance drama Melancholia, depicting the love story of an older woman and younger man, and she happens to also be his former teacher. She’s a math teacher at a private high school and he’s a math genius who got into MIT at 12. She taught him when he’s 18 years old and four years later they reunite when he’s now 22. This sounds like the Doctors set up but gender reversed, and ultimately whether you think it’s fine probably depends on whether this is pure fiction or just not palatable even in a fictional world. I fall in the latter but it’s a taboo that K-dramas love returning to time and again, not sure the fascination. The drama is from the PD of Extraordinary You and True Beauty, with the screenwriter of Doctor John and Cheondamdong Alice doing the script. The drama is scheduled to air late in 2021.

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K-netizens Discuss on Popular Pann Post on the Acting Limitations of Popular 20 Something Actors and Who Should be Getting Cast Instead

I think getting cast in tons of high profile stuff does indeed mean one has to weather any criticism that may come your way, and it’s pile on time for 20-something actors Song Kang and Jang Ki Yong. Both are … Continue reading

Screenwriter of KBS Romance Youth of May Discusses How the Ending was Pre-planned and Her Commitment to Storytelling Consistency

Recently concluded KBS period romance and political drama Youth of May is only screenwriter Lee Kang‘s second full length drama, after Spy and also doing drama specials. I love love love male lead Lee Do Hyun but didn’t like the … Continue reading

2021 Baeksang Awards Releases Votes Received and Informative Behind the Scenes Discussion

Well this will put naysayers and conspiracy theorists to rest (I hope). The 2021 Baeksangs Awards released tons of behind the scenes information related to the voting for the winners and hold your horses because this stuff is super illuminating. … Continue reading

Beyond Evil Wins Best Drama at 2021 Baeksang Awards with Shin Ha Kyun and Kim So Yeon Taking Home the Best Acting Awards

A nicely laudatory ceremony for the 2021 Baeksang Awards wrapped up tonight in South Korea and I’m pretty happy with the results. The Daesang went to Yoo Jae Suk for his continued exemplary work as a variety star and host, … Continue reading

K-netizens Share More Great Future Pairings of Actor and Actress They Want to See Together in a Drama Including Park Bo Gum-Kim Ji Won, Park Seo Joon-Jung Yumi, and Kim Sun Ho-Seo Hyun Jin

The K-netizens GIF abilities and great pairing intuition once again delivers a treat for the eyes and food for thought. A new post circulating shares more potential K-drama pairings, mostly modern drama styles, that the netizens think need to work … Continue reading

Suzy and Lee Dong Wook Picked as Actor and Actress Winners at the 2021 First Brand Awards

The 2021 First Brand Awards, celebrating the 19th year of giving out prizes for consumer faves, will forgo a ceremony this year but still announced the winners of the various category daesang prizes. The Actress Award goes to Suzy while … Continue reading