Kim Hye Soo Gets Mad Praise From Western and Korean Critics in Newly Premiered Netflix Legal Drama Juvenile Justice

The Netflix experiment has not done a straight up legal drama until now and it’s getting great reviews if not as much buzz as some other recent Netflix offerings like All of Us are Dead, Hellbound, and Squid Game. This weekend saw the drop of 10-episode legal drama Juvenile Justice on Netflix, starring a veritable four-some of heavy hitting critically acclaimed actors led by Kim Hye Soo, Kim Moo Yeol, Kim Sung Min, and Lee Jung Eun. The four all play judges in the Korean juvenile court systems but with differing methods and beliefs around how to deal with young offenders: rehabilitation, punishment, or a combination of both. Kim Hye Soo is apparently in top form, K-netizens are singing her praises in her enunciation, presence, and delivery while Western critics are seeing her for the first time and commending such a strong female character and performance. Also getting praise the ripped from the headlines child crime cases with solid performances from the teen and young child performers.

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First Teaser for Star-studded Ensemble Drama Our Blues Showcases the Down to Earth Rural Charms of Jeju Island

I feel like K-actress Shin Mina just went from one beach to another, but I don’t think her second beach sojourn she’ll be sporting that many Hermes bags lol. The teaser is out for tvN ensemble drama Our Blues which … Continue reading

K-drama Our Blues Finalizes Cast with Lee Byung Hyun, Shin Mina, Cha Seung Won, Lee Jung Eun, Han Ji Min, Kim Woo Bin, and Uhm Jung Hwa

While Netflix is understandably getting all the buzz recently in the K-drama sphere, there remains plenty of quality talent and projects proliferating elsewhere and in 2022 none is more star-studded than the Noh Hee Kyung penned K-drama Our Blues. It’s … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

jTBC Wed-Thurs Drama Law School with Kim Myung Min, Lee Jung Eun, Kim Bum, and Ryu Hye Young Release Studious Posters and Teasers

Ratings in the 4-5% for jTBC cable drama isn’t bad at all but for the fact that the drama cost like multiples what the network spends compared to its usual fare so then that type of reception is less than … Continue reading

Twenty More Actors/Actresses Join the KOFIC Korean Actors 200 List in Second Release

The KOFIC assembled Korean Actors 200 list (consisting of both actors and actresses) is already fodder for discussion with fans wondering why their faves may or may not have been included. This is definitely a movie (Chungmuro) driven list so … Continue reading

2020 KBS Drama Awards Gives Veteran Actor Chun Ho Jin the Daesang for Weekend Hit Once Again

The 2020 KBS Drama Awards was a free for all as well, and a mix of face masks, social distancing, and still walking the red carpet. The bulk of the awards went to the various cast members of weekend drama … Continue reading

Bong Joon Ho’s Parasite Wins Golden Globe Best Foreign Picture with Stars Song Kang Ho, Jo Yeo Jung, and Lee Jung Eun in Attendance

What another victory and another high profile celebration of South Korean film. Director Bong Joon Ho‘s critically acclaimed and box office topping social commentary film Parasite won the Best Foreign Film prize at last weekend’s 2020 Golden Globe Awards. It’s … Continue reading

2019 Asia Artist Awards Lines Up Top K-stars Yoona, Park Min Young, Ji Chang Wook, Jang Dong Gun, Jung Hae In and More

The Asia Artist Awards started only three years ago in 2016 created by a few cable networks. This year it’s going to be held in Vietnam and announced as the MCs are singer Leeteuk and actress Lim Ji Yeon. The … Continue reading

Third Time’s the Charm as Knowing Wife Wraps Drama Run and Cast Attend Party

The conclusion of tvN time-travel and do-over drama Knowing Wife (Familiar Wife) frees up on Wed-Thurs again after being fairly addicted for the past eight weeks. I tried to watch on the days it aired but wasn’t so engrossed that … Continue reading