This is a solid start for SBS Fri-Sat fantasy romance drama The King: Eternal Monarch starring Lee Min Ho, Kim Go Eun, Woo Do Hwan, Jung Eun Chae, Kim Kyung Nam, and Lee Jung Jin. The first episode took in 10.1% and 11.4% ratings and is clearly primed to go up what with the fresh story and big name cast and screenwriter. My opinion what that I wanted to like The King more than I actually liked The King after episode 1, the story was more mood than actual substance and too much of the fantasy elements were kept obtuse as to make the “huh” overtake getting sucked into the world created. Some Kim Eun Sook dramas take episodes to get started, my favorite K-drama of all time is her City Hall and it wasn’t until episode 4 that I got wrapped into the drama and loved it forever more.
Her other fantasy drama being Goblin its hard not to complain and Goblin started off so much stronger all around, both character building (My General!) and world building (death, reincarnation, and the in-between). The strongest impression from episode 1 was baddie Lee Jung Jin, and as hot as Lee Min Ho is his character has zero presence (so far). I’m sure this drama was coalesce as it goes along but it’s not Kim Eun Sook’s home run start and as far as fangirling goes I’m way too jaded to love a drama just because someone looks suitably Kingly in character heh.
It’s finally here woo hoo! Finally the wait is over and something interesting to watch is only a day away to look forward to. The cast of SBS Fri-Sat drama The King: Eternal Monarch attended the obligatory press conference today … Continue reading →
This drama continues to look more and more promising, and makes me remember that I enjoyed the source manga when I read it years ago. tvN‘s youth music drama The Liar and His Lover (She Fell in Love with His … Continue reading →
Casting proceeded rather quickly from when tvN announced that it was adapting music themed manga She Fell in Love with My Lie into a K-drama She Loves Lies. The manga had a successful J-movie adaptation The Liar and His Lover … Continue reading →
The stellar cast of tvN‘s next Fri-Sat drama The K2 has assembled for script reading, but one pretty young face is conspicuously missing. Present for the table read is leading man Ji Chang Wook, making his K-drama return after the … Continue reading →
Things are locked and loaded for upcoming tvN political thriller drama K2, or more specifically now title The K2. I wonder if adding The lends it more gravitas, or less association with the second highest mountain in the world since … Continue reading →
There’s a drama casting news dump to liven up a Monday, and this one has all the signs of hitting the spot for me. Upcoming tvN thriller K2 is drumming up additional big name actors and actress to join Ji … Continue reading →
There is nothing wrong with the upcoming SBS Mon-Tues drama Temptation, other than it’s dull as beans title as the fact that it looks dark and therefore guaranteed depressing. There might be nuggets of human nature wisdom to glean from … Continue reading →
My feelings about the barreling makjang train that is Temptation is totally mixed. On one hand a good makjang is a rare indeed and such a decadent treat when it appears I slurp it up with no regrets. Makjang has … Continue reading →
Looks like Temptation isn’t tempting enough for the lovely Yoon Eun Hye and ultimately she’s passed on the upcoming SBS drama. I keep wanting to call it a melodrama but the production hasn’t officially called it such. It’s the story … Continue reading →
It’s past mid-May which means the full blown Summer movie season is just ramping up in a low key way. Kicking things off a bit early for the K-box office is the Song Seung Heon explicitly-rated affair movie Obsessed. I’ve posted … Continue reading →
Nothing screams dead heat of Summer than a nighttime VIP movie premiere in Seoul where all the stars attending were glistening with the combination of BB cream and sweat. Blotting paper for all! It was a parade of actors and … Continue reading →
Wonderful Radio with Lee Min Jung and Lee Jung Jin released it’s full length movie trailer this week. I still find it underwhelming solely based on the trailer, even if the cast seems like it’s having fun and creating great … Continue reading →