Kim Yoo Jung the First Pick of Netizens for Female Lead of Sageuk Drama Hong Chun Gi with Ahn Hyo Seob by the Writer of The Moon Embraces the Sun

I always felt that Han Ga In was not right for the female lead role in hit sageuk The Moon Embraces the Sun, the age gap with Kim Soo Hyun, her acting limitations (he was acting circles around her), and that the age of the character really suited a early 20s actress. There’s a chance to cast right for Hong Chun Gi, the upcoming K-drama adaptation in the works by the same novel writer who wrote The Moon Embraces the Sun, so think romance and mysticism and lots of palace angst and intrigue. The male lead is already confirmed to be Ahn Hyo Seob so of course chatter is on who will play the female lead, the only female royal painter in the Joseon era. Unsurprising and also topping my own pick is Kim Yoo Jung, who fulfilled all her potential and then some in her first sageuk lead actress role in Moonlight Drawn by Clouds in acting, chemistry, and visuals. Also good choices for the female lead based on successful sageuk track records and being age/visual matching with Ahn Hyo Seob are Kim So Hyun, Nam Ji Hyun, Kim Sae Ron, Kim Tae Ri, Shin Se Kyung, and IU. What’s your pick?

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Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung Debuts with Low Ratings as K-netizens Eviscerate Cha Eun Woo’s Limited Acting

Oh bummer, I was hoping new Wed-Thurs sageuk Rookie Historian Goo Hae Ryung would get positive reviews, and definitely improved opinions on the acting ability of relative rookie actor Cha Eun Woo making his second drama lead appearance. I don’t … Continue reading

First Look at Shin Se Kyung and Cha Eun Woo in MBC Drama Rookie Historial Goo Hae Ryung

There hasn’t been a sageuk on my radar in awhile, and I’m not really counting upcoming Arthdal Chronicles since it’s mining pre-written history and has fantasy elements. I’m jonesing for a classic Joseon-era sageuk with romance and the requisite amounts … Continue reading