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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Lee Sung Min to Play the Chaebol Patriarch Opposite Song Joong Ki in the K-drama Adaptation of Revenge Novel The Youngest Son of Sunyang

Wow, what a powerhouse duo of male leads, this can only get better from casting onward. Lee Sung Min has been confirmed as another male lead in the upcoming K-drama adaptation of the novel The Youngest Son of Sunyang (The … Continue reading

Lee Sung Min, Han Ji Min, Nam Joo Hyuk, and Joo Ji Hoon Take Home 2018 Korean Film Critic Acting Awards

Another K-awards ceremony came and wen t and this one was decided low key being from the Korean Film Critics Association¬†but the winners merit a mention. It’s pretty serendipitous and likely a good sign that upcoming K-drama Brilliant costars Han … Continue reading

2018 Grand Bell Awards Fetes Burning as Best Film and Departed Kim Joo Hyuk Wins Best Supporting Actor

I can’t say the 2018 Grand Bell Awards (Daejong Awards) were all that exciting mostly because K-movies haven’t really excited me in recent years. There is still envelope pushing and creativity for sure but the days of Old Boy and … Continue reading

Suzy Leads High Profile Star Attendees at the VIP Movie Premiere of Horror K-movie The Piper

I’m starting to wonder if Suzy and Lee Min Ho went the candid route in admitting their relationship three months ago when outed by Dispatch because they basically couldn’t hide their rosy romance glow. The stars were out in full … Continue reading

Cha Seung Won is Intensely Riveting in First Teaser for Splendid Politics

I’ve totally got my serious hat on to prepare myself for the upcoming 50-episode MBC sageuk Splendid Politics (Hwajung). I’m glad MBC stuck with the original title of Splendid Politics rather than the alternate Princess Jungmyung, based on the storyboard … Continue reading

Drama Script Reading Double Dose: The Girl Who Sees Smells and Splendid Politics

With winter wrapping up, spring-like warm weather is a-coming and so are two new prime time K-dramas. To save me the hassle of doing separate posts on them, MBC‘s upcoming 50-episode long sageuk Splendid Politics (Hwajung) held its first cast … Continue reading