Charismatic Character Posters Drop for Liar Game as Filming Begins on tvN Thriller

I’m simultaneously impressed and concerned with the first tidbits to come out from the production of the Korean adaptation of Liar Game. I’m currently enamored of My Secret Hotel on tvN so am in no rush for that drama to get off the air so that its follow up Liar Game will arrive. For folks not into MSH then maybe Liar Game is the drama that can kick tvN up a notch in the recent so-called ratings slump for the network. I find domestic Korean ratings to be pretty random and rarely indicative of quality. tvN is abruptly cutting short its Thursday one episode a week drama Surplus Princess (The Mermaid) from fourteen down to ten episodes so the network might be taking all the down ratings naysayers seriously. I still find tvN dramas by and large more creative and envelope pushing in genre and execution than the prime time big three networks, my approach is if the drama has stars I don’t like (High School King of Savvy) or stories I’m not interested in (Three Musketeers) is the only reason I skip a tvN show. Continue reading

Angel Eyes Starts Filming Childhood Portion and Confirms Cast of Lee Sang Yoon, Gu Hye Sun, and Kim Ji Suk

SBS weekends have been pretty lackluster for me for a long time. The last weekend drama I enjoyed (somewhat) was Cheongdamdong Alice. The ones after that like Birth Secret, Goddess of Marriage, and Thrice Married Woman have all been singularly … Continue reading

Lee Dong Wook and Lee Da Hae for Hotel King Up Against Lee Sang Yoon and Gu Hye Sun for Angel Eyes

With the weekend dramas Golden Rainbow and Thrice Married Woman well into its airings, the networks are finally getting down to business of locking down the main leads for the follow up dramas. Today both MBC and SBS dropped casting … Continue reading