tvN Drama Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky Captures Original J-dorama Moody Vibe

The tears in a melodrama can at times feel forced, or at least contrived due to a wholly unrealistic set of circumstances that all aggregate together to manufacture a tragedy. That’s the narrative premise behind upcoming tvN drama Hundred Million Stars Falling From the Sky (The Smile Has Left Your Eyes) and yet the tears if forthcoming will likely not feel artificially elicited. The brother-sister relationship of Park Sung Woong with Jung So Min will have to be beautifully delivered to create the core humanity of this story, and build upon it the romance she has with male lead Seo In Guk to layer on the tension. I love how the production team has modernized the visuals for this version from the original J-dorama but captured the same shadowy mood, like a slow burn for when the shit is going to hit the fan. Continue reading

Park Sung Woong and Seo Eun Soo Round Out Cast of K-version of A Million Stars Falling From the Sky

This drama has the potential to be so good that it hurts to watch, and for a remake also feels remarkable suited to be done because the original is so long ago now that it visually looks dated. The J-dorama … Continue reading

Press Conference for KBS Weekend Drama My Golden Life Has Park Shi Hoo Apologizing for Scandal from 2013

Scandal is a loaded word, for some K-netizens it connotes something as inconsequential as a star dating news, yet in recent years there have been a series of male star scandals of the serious variety involving accusations, police investigations, and … Continue reading

Her Legend with Choi Jung Won and Kim Jung Hoon Release First Stills and Teaser

Fashion is like the sinkhole of K-dramas. I seriously cannot think of a single K-drama that centered around the fashion world or even tangentially related to fashion where it wasn’t either a hot mess of epic proportions (Fashion King, Cinderella … Continue reading