Leave it up to K-ent to once again drama cast to my consternation, well maybe that’s too pessimistic but it’s to my concern for sure. The casting is set for the upcoming K-drama remake of hit J-dorama Rich Man, Poor Woman, not a recent work but still has a fond spot in my heart and relatively high name recognition among fans. The original was in 2012 and starred Oguri Shun and Ishihara Satomi, a pairing that was rather out-of-the-blue for me back then and ended up a winning from the first episode on.
It’s a modern Cinderella story set in the fast-moving IT world and posits that even a super smart and well-educated female lead needs a lucky break with an eccentric rich guy, but done in way that isn’t icky or old-fashioned. The K-drama Rich Man, Poor Woman will headline Suho of EXO and Ha Yeon Soo as the leads, with Oh Chang Suk and Kim Ye Jin confirmed to play the brother-sister set of second leads. The drama doesn’t have a network or production team announced yet but on the casting alone I’m really iffy, this one needs electric leads who spark off each other like no other and Suho and Ha Yeon Soo are both rather lukewarm in the onscreen chemistry department. Continue reading
Remaking a beloved J-dorama is a K-drama staple and to date the results remain mixed. There are too many to list one by one but currently airing This Life is Our First is clearly heavily inspired by hit rom-com We Married … Continue reading
The high end couture house that is Louis Vuitton hasn’t stage as many celeb filled events in recent months in Seoul but hit a motherlode of top star sightings with this week’s store exhibition opening. Mega popular actor Gong Yoo … Continue reading
SM Entertainment was just slapped by the Korean government for tax evasion and required to pay a chunky back tax. That’s not really a big deal as corporate tax fraud is about as prevalent as plastic surgery is over there. What’s getting … Continue reading
January has been a busy news month for Lee Yoo Bi, a relatively newbie actress that I’ve been keeping my eyes on since she made a decent turn in Nice Guy followed by a stunning performance in Gu Family Book. … Continue reading
Um, should I be worried that a member of the latest and greatest K-boyband EXO is making a cameo appearance in my beloved Prime Minister and I? Will so-called EXOtics show up and start waving their brand of crazy around … Continue reading