Jeon So Nee Cast as the Female Lead Opposite Park Hyung Sik in the K-drama Adaptation of The Golden Hairpin

Okay, there’s a lot to unpack here. Despite the K-netizens going on an anti-Chinese culture in K-dramas attack earlier this year which played one part in the cancellation of Joseon Exorcist and concerns over Chinese PPL in K-dramas so some were removed, one of the big name Chinese novel adaptation into a K-drama appeared to also be in jeopardy of not happening. I’m taking the adaptation of The Golden Hairpin which Park Hyung Sik wanted even before his military discharge and indeed was cast as the male lead. Things were quiet for a few months after the JE brouhaha and now the casting cycle is back on as Jeon So Ni has been cast as the female lead. She’s just okay for me, I liked her supporting role in Encounter (Boyfriend) but not so much as the younger version in When My Love Blooms, and I feel like K-ent is trying to “make her happen” but if that’s indeed the case then this is a coup casting for her. The adaptation is getting a totally different name called Youth, Talking to the Moon (literal translation) and is still about a educated smart yanban lady falsely accused murdering her entire family who goes on the run and ends up working for the crown prince who is suffering from a curse and together they help each other’s problems out. The drama will head into production later in 2021 and Park Hyung Sik will go from filming K-drama Happiness when it’s done to this drama.

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Han Hyo Joo, Park Hyung Sik, and Jo Woo Jin Confirmed for tvN Drama Happiness and Filming Begins this Month in May 2021

It felt like this production came together quick and hopefully it portends a quality product with how quickly the leads signed up. Today the production team of tvN drama Happiness confirmed the leads are for sure Han Hyo Joo, Park … Continue reading

Park Hyung Sik in Talks for tvN City Intrigue Drama Happiness Opposite Han Hyo Joo and Still Planning to do Saguek Drama Next But No Longer The Adapting Golden Hairpin

K-actor Park Hyung Sik is recently out of the army and he’s already got not one but two dramas lined up. K-ent is reporting that he’s in talks as the male lead of upcoming tvN drama Happiness, which has already … Continue reading

Park Hyung Sik Indeed the Offered Male Lead of K-drama Adaptation of C-novel The Golden Hairpin Currently Being Adapted to C-drama with Yang Zi and Kris Wu

It’s nice to see a casting rumor come true if it’s someone I think is a really good fit for the project. K-actor Park Hyung Sik is finishing up his military service and all eyes are on his comeback project. … Continue reading

K-ent Reportedly Adapting The Golden Hairpin Historical C-novel into K-drama With Reports That Park Hyung Sik Wants to be the Male Lead

Well this is juicy and interesting K-drama development news. There is an adaptation being prepared to turn the period C-novel The Golden Hairpin (Tale of a Hairpin) into a K-drama. It’s already been adapted into a period C-drama starring Kris … Continue reading

K-ent Discusses the Dearth of 20s and 30s Line of Lead Actors for 2021 Dramas, Hope Return of Lee Jong Seok, Park Hyung Sik and More as Rain in a Drought

K-ent had an article this week about the “drought” in the drama industry with lead actors in the 20s and 30s age range. All that are considered experienced with successful hit dramas under their belts are all unavailable for various … Continue reading

Kim Soo Hyun Posts New SNS Picture and Netizens Swoon Over His Small Face and Other Top Actors With Such Facial Proportions

Until I watched K-dramas I never realized an entire population would be captivated by a physical trait known as “small face”. Like, what? Years later it’s clear that having a small face remains frequently used in netizen comments and even … Continue reading

Popular Dramas and High Profile Stars Like Lee Byung Hun and Son Ye Jin Lead 2018 APAN Star Award Nominations

Following behind the nominations for the Korean Drama Awards come the nominations for the 2018 APAN Star Awards which is on its 6th year now. It’s skewed towards the popular more than elite selection metrics but as always an interesting … Continue reading