Episode 1 of Yumi’s Cells is Surprisingly Well Done But Ultimately the Webtoon Does Not Work as a Live-action Adaptation

The low(er) premiere ratings of tvN Fri-Sat drama Yumi’s Cells is sadly aptly earned. I watched the first episode and came away with opinions that were the opposite of what I thought I would think when I saw the casting and promos. I thought the webtoon would be perfect for a live-action drama but was not feeling the casting of Kim Go Eun as the petite and emotionally wary Yumi. After watching the first episode, my impressed is the reverse – Kim Go Eun is doing a great job as Yumi conceptually, not the same Yumi visually as the webtoon but captures her demeanor and hesitation, but the drama is so schizophrenic to watch due to the toggling between live-action story and the animated cells in their little cell world. Unlike Inside Out, the switches take me out of the story either way and it doesn’t help that the cells are so kawaii and don’t fit the real world mood. The director is handling it with as much deft as possible and the directing in either world scenes are wonderfully laid out, but ultimately it feels like two different dramas mashed together in atmosphere even if both separately have their own charm.

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SBS Zombie Sageuk Joseon Exorcist Releases Movie Quality Character Posters and New Gory Action Preview

I’m so looking forward to SBS sageuk Joseon Exorcist less for the zombie aspect but solely for the amazing cast and to find a good sageuk. I’m super sad my most anticipated River Where the Moon Rises didn’t have a … Continue reading

Namgong Min Wins First Daesang at the 2020 SBS Drama Awards for Stove League

The 2020 SBS Drama Awards are in the bag and boy was it a stuffed bag. The stars didn’t do the red carpet, only hosts Kim Yoo Jung and Shin Dong Yeop was masked and met the media. The attendees … Continue reading

Jang Dong Yoon, Kam Woo Sung, and Lee Yoo Bi Confirmed for Sageuk Joseon Exorcist with Park Sung Hoon Playing the Big Bad

Yay, a legit big budget action and palace intrigue saguek to look forward to in 2021, with a dash of fantasy. The casting for Joseon Exorcist has been firmed up and my #1 excitement is seeing Jang Dong Yoon return … Continue reading

Lee Yoo Bi in Talks for 2021 Sageuk Drama Joseon Exorcist with Male Leads Jang Dong Yoon and Kam Woo Sung

There’s a whole lot of new casting news around upcoming SBS K-drama Joseon Exorcist which had earlier confirmed male leads Jang Dong Yoon and Kam Woo Sung, with Park Sung Hoon as the third male lead. Lee Yoo Bi has … Continue reading

School-aged Pictures of Popular Hallyu K-actresses Show the Before and After

I did a post awhile back on the school age before and after pictures of Korea’s male stars. It’s time for the ladies counterpart post and who better to top it off than the three renowned prettiest actresses in Korea. … Continue reading

Ji Sung Wins the Daesang at the 2015 MBC Year End Drama Awards

 A big thanks to MBC for starting off the year end drama awards procession off right. The network was first of the big three to hold it’s drama awards and this year managed to not screw things up or piss … Continue reading

Yoo Ah In the Man of the Night Winning Best Actor at the 36th Blue Dragon Film Awards

It’s a nice time to be Yoo Ah In right now, what with a ratings leader sageuk drama in Six Flying Dragons and now just crowned as the Best Actor winner at the 36th annual Blue Dragon Film Awards for … Continue reading

Scholar Who Walks the Night Slays with Romance and Thrills in Awesome Long Preview

I’m going to preemptively thank Scholar Who Walks the Night for releasing the most riveting long K-drama preview this year, for me at least but really that’s all I personally care about since I’m the one looking for some drama … Continue reading

Official Drama Posters for Scholar Who Walks the Night Dazzles with Dramatic Flair

Feel free to have your own opinions regarding upcoming vampire sageuk Scholar Who Walks the Night as its certainly been one of the most eventful K-drama productions this year. I find the not too serious and a tad over-the-top style charmingly … Continue reading