Su Ae and Kim Kang Woo Sign on for jTBC Thriller K-drama Working City

Well this is a nice pairing and a drama genre that works well for both. Kim Kang Woo and Su Ae will be the leads for mid year 2021 jTBC drama Working City, a thriller about covert actions and sacrifices to maintain society, and the scheming people who covet more power and wealth. I’ve really enjoyed the more tense thrillers this year such as Kairos and Awaken (Night and Day) but eschew the makjang melo thrillers like Penthouse as it’s just too over the top for me. I think jTBC continues to do well in the serious hand with their darker dramas and this one looks promising. Directing will be the PD of Mystic Pop-up Bar, What Happens to My Family, and Queen of the Office, with the script by the writer of Neighborhood Lawyer, Jo Deul Ho 2.

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Big Name Stars Descend on the Red Carpet Opening Night of the 2018 Busan Film Festival

If this week’s sad showing of mostly second and third tier K-stars at the Korean Drama Awards, then it was the exact opposite at the opening night red carpet of the 2018 Busan International Film Festival where I felt so … Continue reading

2017 Blue Dragon Awards Rewards Hit Movie A Taxi Driver and Shares Tearful Remembrance of Actor Kim Joo Hyuk

The just held more elite Blue Dragon Awards this weekend in Seoul celebrated the cinematic achievements of South Korean cinema in 2017 and also memorialized the life and acting works of deceased actor Kim Joo Hyuk. There were basically three … Continue reading

Posters, Stills, and New Teasers Develop the Rom-com Feel for KBS Drama The Man Living in Our House

It’s goodbye adorable young love sageuk Moonlight Drawn by Clouds, which ended this week, and hello cohabitation rom-com The Man Living in Our House, which takes over the Mon-Tues time slot on KBS. Starring Su Ae as a bumpy in … Continue reading

Kim Tae Hee, Lee Young Ae, and Jeon Ji Hyun Top the Netizen’s Ranking of the 20 Most Beautiful Female K-stars

Kim Tae Hee is having a very good August 2015, that’s for sure. Her new drama Yongpal with Joo Won is a major hit (relatively speaking in this day and age of depressed television ratings), and now she’s garnered another … Continue reading

Naver Ranks the Top 7 Ratings Champions for K-dramas Aired From 2010-2015

With K-drama ratings so woefully low these past two years, and probably starting the general downward spiral even earlier than that, it’s still worth taking a look at which actors and actresses are the current crop of ratings leaders. One … Continue reading