Song Seung Heon and Go Ara in Talks for Grim Reaper Themed OCN Drama Black

This casting is certainly eye brow raising for reasons that will entail a bit of poking fun at the leads. K-net is reporting that upcoming cable network OCN drama Black, which got news coverage last month due to it’s subject matter being about the grim reaper, is courting as leads Song Seung Heon and Go Ara. My first thought wasn’t the age different, at 13 years between 40 year old Song Seung Heon and 27 year old Go Ara, but about their similar acting trajectories as very insanely beautiful people who have a reputation of being completely unable to act. Go Ara managed one good drama with Answer Me 1994 but since then she’s underwhelmed in You’re All Surrounded and Hwarang. I don’t recall ever seeing Heon oppa do a single decent drama performance and his last with Lee Young Ae‘s comeback drama Saimdang: Light’s Diary was by all accounts pretty blah. I always fret when acting talent with a bad track record get cast, and that unease is magnified here in a the blind leading the blind trainwreck to come. Continue reading

SBS Delays Lee Young Ae’s Drama Saimdang to January 2017 After Not Getting Chinese Simulcast Approval

The fallout from the Chinese spat with South Korea over THAAD is clearly continuing even after news coverage has died down since the heated summer months. The next casualty is the highly publicized fully pre-produced sageuk drama Saimdang: Light’s Dairy, … Continue reading

K-actor Hairstyle Preferences: Up with Forehead or Down with Fringe

I don’t think this will end up being some great debate as much as a fun time to share personal visual preferences. While Korean actors are well known for being intensely easy on the eyes, sometimes their styling onscreen and … Continue reading