MBC’s Monster Gets Ready to Dish Out Revenge and Redemption

There is a major sense of deja vu when I look at anything related to upcoming MBC Mon-Tues drama Monster (Tyrant). Thankfully it’s not a negative emotion but some fondness for positives from the past. There’s leads Kang Ji Hwan and Sung Yuri working together for the third time after Hong Gil Dong and Runway Cop, both moderately successful projects in their resume so here’s hoping the third strike follows the same pattern. The posters and vibe for Monster immediately harken to the revenge K-dramas of yore with the dark background and broody vibe, be it East of Eden or Giant or Triangle or Nice Guy and many more such yarns. I think there is only so much the production team can do to package revenge melos so visually I tend to focus on the how the cast looks visually and chemistry-wise. This one continues to interest me, and it does’t hurt that male leads Kang Ji Hwan and Park Ki Woong are the da bomb as actors who immerse themselves into every role and always create a memorable performance. Continue reading

MBC Plays Up Male Lead Bromance and Rivalry in New Stills for Monster and Goodbye Mr. Black

MBC is going to face tough competition when it premieres two new prime time dramas in the coming weeks. First is Goodbye Mr. Black on Wed-Thurs, going up against runaway hit Descendants of the Sun and lowly rated but getting good … Continue reading

MBC’s Upcoming 50-episode Drama Monster with Kang Ji Hwan and Sung Yuri Releases Script Reading Stills

Filming is underway for the next MBC mega drama, the Mon-Tues slated 50-episode Monster (Tyrant), which really can do with a better title if you ask me. My gut tells me MBC is trying to harken back to the glory … Continue reading

Cosmo Korea Rounds Up 13 Rising Male Stars To Discuss Love and Dating

Sometimes fashion magazines send famous stars to far flung places for a photo shoot, spending lots of travel moolah but forgetting to actually incorporate the pretty location into the pictures. Cosmopolitan Korea decided to focus on the flower and not … Continue reading

A Star-studded Premiere for K-movie Secretly, Greatly

This might be one of the most star-packed K-movie premieres I’ve seen in a long time, which goes to show that Kim Soo Hyun’s star is incredibly high and his agency Key East Entertainment has lots and lots of A-list … Continue reading