Seo Hyun Jin in Talks for 2021 K-drama You Are My Spring Day

Cools beans, I love this casting news! K-actress Seo Hyun Jin is in talks to make a K-drama comeback in early 2021 with the show You are My Spring Day. It’s from the screenwriter of Bubblegum and the PD of The King: Eternal Monarch and Mr. Sunshine. I had problems with PD-nim in The King but ultimately chalked it up to him having nothing to work with other than PPL and bad writing. The drama will have Seo Hyun Jin playing a hotelier concierge who is as smart as her dad and as driven as her mom. She doesn’t have a prestigious schooling but she got a college scholarship and a hotel job from her own hard work. Her life hits a bump when she meets a trash guy who nonetheless resembles her parents. I love Seo Hyun Jin so so much because she is the textbook actress who is a chameleon, she disappears into any role and makes it believable. She went from utterly ordinary Oh Hae Young into extraordinary Han Se Kye, just brilliant technique and drive. I will watch her read from a phone book.

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K-viewers Select Lee Byung Hun and Kim Tae Ri as Top K-drama Actors in 2018 Gallup Poll

The cast of tvN period drama Mr. Sunshine continue to win accolades and this time the two leads top the just released Gallup poll of Korean audiences’ favorite K-drama stars. Lee Byung Hun came in first followed by his costar … Continue reading

jTBC Drama The Beauty Inside Wraps with Decent Acting and Disengaged Narrative

This week concluded the airing of jTBC Mon-Tues drama The Beauty Inside, an adaptation of the movie of the same name but with a gender switch and also tweaked body morphing logic. Female lead Seo Hyun Jin changes once a … Continue reading

Who Are K-dramas Best Ugly Criers – Past, Present, and Future

Kisses and tears are two of the more memorable aspects of K-dramas because the early Hallyu dramas piled on romance and misery in equally measure to create the world of K-drama melodramas as we know it. Over the years the … Continue reading