Script Reading Stills For Answer Me PD’s Next Drama Wise Prison Life with Jung Kyung Ho, Park Hae Soo, and Krystal

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There seems to be a mild surge in prison or prisoner K-dramas in the last two years, I recall Bad Guys and Defendant and now the Answer Me series PD Shin Won Ho is jumping into the fray with Wise Prison Life (Smart Prison Living). As the title suggests, the drama centers around the lives of the prisoners and the prison staff, a male character centric work with the female cast being supporting characters. PD Shin has selected solid actors Jung Kyung Ho and Park Hae Soo the headline, and the casting of idol-actress Krystal as the female lead garnered the understandable headlines this week. This will be PD Shin’s first K-drama outside of the Answer Me series so it remains to be seen if his humanistic touch translates over to the darker world of prison life, and also whether the viewers will tune in for a story not about the dated era daily lives of relatable South Koreans. Continue reading

Jeon Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho Attend Press Conference for Legend of the Blue Sea Premiering Wednesday

It’s T-minus one day before the arrival of high profile and highly anticipated fantasy K-drama Legend of the Blue Sea. Unless one has been living in a cave the last few months it’s no surprise that You From Another Star … Continue reading

Answer Me 1988 Confirms Final Casting with Leads Park Bo Geum, Hyeri, and Go Kyung Pyo

The casting has been finalized for Answer Me 1988, the third installment of the popular tvN Answer Me series, and it basically boils down to one rotten apple potentially stinking up what would otherwise be a perfectly fine dish. The production … Continue reading

The Chinese-language Movie Contingent Beautifully Descends on the Busan Film Festival

It’s early October which means Busan International Film Festival time! There were sooooo many K-stars in attendance my eyes crossed trying to write up something about dresses and suits. How about highlighting the small but impressive Chinese-speaking contingent attending Busan … Continue reading

It’s Okay It’s Love Holds Two Press Conferences and Releases Intriguing Comedic Long Preview

It’s pretty middle-of-the-road for me with respect to the switch over on the SBS Wed-Thurs slot. I didn’t dislike You’re All Surrounded enough to wish it off my screen immediately, nor am I dying with excitement for It’s Okay, It’s … Continue reading

Gong Hyo Jin and Jo In Sung Lead the Cast of It’s Okay, It’s Love in Prayer Ceremony

The Wed-Thurs primetime slot is always the buzziest in K-drama land and the upcoming Summer face-off is going to be a doozy indeed. There is action sageuk Joseon Gunman, rom-com hijinks in Fated to Love You, and currently the drama … Continue reading