I believe South Korean movie theaters are open and still following the every other seat blocked out method of social distancing. The summer movie season is over and school is back so we’re going to see more serious and feel good movies now and the first up premiering next week is Pawn (Korean title Collateral). Starring Sung Dong Il, Ha Ji Won, Kim Hee Won (good time this time hahaha, I always need to check), and child actress Park So Yi, the movie is kinda like Miracle in Cell No. 7 with a kid getting raised right by so-called criminals.
Sung Dong Il is a debt collector who is given a small girl by her mother a collateral for her debt, she literally pawns her daughter to delay repayment sheesh what a candidate for worst mom of the year. Instead of being mistreated, the daughter is raised well and grows up to be Ha Ji Won (and Park So Yi is the child version). It doesn’t sound complicated and the satisfaction will be seeing the cute and meaningful interactions between a gruff unwitting guardian dad and his new ward. Aside from the movie, Ha Ji Won sported a Celine black dress from the Fall 2020 collection that feels like a coincidental and fitting homage to RBG on the week of her passing, her supreme court robes with her trademark lace collar.
I knew there was a reason I love Ha Ji Won, aside from her awesome acting and bevy of great drama and movie roles I’ve enjoyed under her belt. She’s the latest guest star to the trio of actors traveling … Continue reading
Viewers better get used to working hard and likely never reaching the goal because the upcoming jTBC drama Sisyphus: The Myth is about to start rolling. The drama adds veteran actor Sung Dong Il to the cast of confirmed leads … Continue reading
This year is shaping up to be the lookalikes drama genre year, with both humans and robots doing double duty in swapping identities. SBS is doing it twice in the same time slot and same legal drama context, first with … Continue reading
The monthly K-drama actor and actress buzz rankings are out and June 2018 has the fast surging jTBC drama Miss Hammurabi place leads Sung Dong Il and Go Ara in the top 1 and 2 spots. Good for them! Coming … Continue reading
Whatever casting gripes I had with upcoming jTBC judicial drama Miss Hammurabi has been tempered by how much I love the promo materials. The official drama poster for the full cast above is full of camaraderie and warmth, like a … Continue reading
I really love the official drama poster for jTBC drama Miss Hammurabi. It delivers a scene full of emotional and life as Go Ara drags along her more stodgy and senior judges L and Sung Dong Il in a local … Continue reading
A big thanks to upcoming jTBC legal drama Miss Hammurabi for the Monday chuckles as the drama released the first official still showing the three leads exactly in character. Starring Go Ara, L (Kim Myung Soo) and Sung Dong Il, … Continue reading
The idea of young judges is not an impossibility in the South Korean legal system since a graduate of law can take the exam to become a judge straight out of school. With that said, it’s still going to make … Continue reading
Looks like cable network jTBC is also jumping on the legal drama trend, as if there wasn’t a surfeit of such dramas over in the big three networks already. jTBC has picked up the K-drama adaptation of novel Miss Hammurabi … Continue reading
Congratulations is in order for PD Shin Won Ho of the Answer Me drama series in achieving yet another drama success and one that is outside his most famous franchise. PD Shin’s latest tvN drama Wise Prison Living (Prison Playbook) … Continue reading
Hit K-drama PD Shin Won Ho keeps making successes out of every day South Korean neighborhood and school life as he did with three Answer Me dramas for tvN in the past five years. Now he’s taking his talents to … Continue reading
Smar 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 … Continue reading