Lee Se Young Blossoms in Blue for Versace Spread in May 2022 Edition of Marie Claire Korea

How does one follow up on arguably the biggest role and drama to date, and one that was twenty years in the making. Lee Se Young was a true child actress, starting very young and one of her first roles was as the younger version of a female lead in Dae Jang Geum in 2003. So sageuks are part of her repertoire and it feels beyond apropos that she gets her biggest validation and success in a sageuk, and help the continued revitalization the genre. The Red Sleeve Cuff was half carried by her but alas she didn’t get as much attention as her male lead Junho, his role was flashier and broader in scope as a crown prince to king whereas she evinced the delicate nuanced emotions in a smaller pond that was the palace as a serving lady. I will personally remember her performance more, especially the final few episodes, Junho was the beating heart of the drama but Lee Se Young was the stirring soul. I’m so excited for her next role in the modern romance Love by Law as she continues her acting journey.

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Junho, Kim Tae Ri, Squid Game, and D.P. are the Big Television Side Winners at the 2022 Baeksang Arts Awards

The annual Baeksang Arts Awards was held this Friday night in Seoul and the 2022 edition totally dropped some surprises and some expected wins. In a first, the winner of the Popularity Awards Junho and Kim Tae Ri also won … Continue reading

K-ent Discusses How Currently Popular Stars are Doing Back-to-Back Dramas Including Ahn Hyo Seob, Lee Se Young, Song Kang, and Kim Se Jung

I knew it wasn’t just me that so many articles I write in the last year or so keep including the same stars frequently. A recent K-ent post (article click here) discusses what is going on right now – there … Continue reading

The Cast of The Red Sleeve Cuff Led by Junho and Lee Se Young to Film One-off MBC Variety Program Airing During Lunar New Year 2022

Those still missing the talented cuties in MBC sageuk The Red Sleeve Cuff will have a treat coming up, the network has re-assembled the cast for a one-episode variety program to film this month on January 20th. It’s a talk … Continue reading

Screenwriter of Critically Acclaimed MBC Sageuk The Red Sleeve Cuff Says in Post-Drama Interview that This Drama Was Written to Pay Respect to the Lives of Court Ladies ala Dae Jang Geum

This was one post-drama interview that felt intimate, meaningful, and adds additional depth to the drama. The screenwriter of The Red Sleeve Cuff, who also wrote Ruler: Master of the Mask and Gyebaek, shared her thoughts and insights on this … Continue reading

Namgoong Min Takes Home the Daesang at the 2021 MBC Drama Awards for The Veil and the Cast of The Red Sleeve Cuff Wins Big Across Multiple Categories

The first of the three network drama awards was the 2021 MBC Drama Awards which was less about the depth and breadth of offerings (slim pickings this year) but about the veteran versus the youngster for Daesang. It was a … Continue reading

Ratings Tighten as Episode 3 of SBS Romance Now, We are Breaking Up Gets 7.3% With MBC Sageuk The Red Sleeve Cuff Going Up to 7.0%

This is such a great time to be a K-drama viewer with so many actually decent to good dramas out there to watch across various genres. The Fri-Sat battle between same day premiered dramas Now, We are Breaking Up on … Continue reading

Friday Competition Takes Off with SBS Romance Drama Now We are Breaking Up Premiering to 6.4% and MBC Sageuk The Red Sleeve Cuff to 5.7% Ratings

I feel like the lede for this article about ratings is less the competition and more whether the drama has the allure to bring in its own respective set of viewers. This Friday the SBS Fri-Sat time slot started Now, … Continue reading