Three Huge Age Gap Korean Projects Coming in 2018 with Mr. Sunshine, My Ahjusshi, and Love Sling

I’m amused by the hand wringing by K-netizens on the coming 2018 romance (or romance-adjacent) K-dramas with huge age gaps. Like this hasn’t happened before, and enough times to make it just a meh reaction from me. I even loved one particular such pairing the Lee Bum Soo and younger than him by 20 years Yoona in Prime Minister and I. It never felt squicky in that drama and their chemistry was just pitch perfect. I’ll keep an open mind for the upcoming three bigs in 2018, all with big name casts and production teams. There is Mr. Sunshine by screenwriter Kim Eun Sook with Lee Byung Hun romancing Kim Tae Ri who is 20 years younger than him in real life. The screenwriter of Another Oh Hae Young is doing My Ahjusshi with also age gap of 20 years Lee Seon Kyun paired with IU. And last but not least there is K-movie Love Sling where college age Lee Sung Kyung has a crush with her college classmate Kim Min Seok‘s dad played by Yoo Hae Jin, which kinda sounds like a K-version of Taiwan drama An Innocent Mistake. Continue reading

Byun Yo Han and Kim Sa Rang Join Kim Eun Sook’s Period Romance Mr. Sunshine in Supporting Roles

I normally would tag any Kim Eun Sook drama a ratings sure thing, she’s never had a flop unlike many of her successful peers who toggle success and failure equally. Especially with her last two dramas Goblin and Descendants of … Continue reading