Taecyeon and Kim Hye Yoon Sparkle with Comedic Chemistry in New Posters and Preview for tvN Sageuk Inspector Joy

Every time I see the title of tvN sageuk Inspector Joy I read it as Inspector Gadget which totally dates me but ah those were the idyllic times of after school cartoons. A good hearted bumbling inspector is what I also expect from this sageuk which combines Taecyeon as the titular inspector and Kim Hye Yoon as a woman named Jo Yi who thinks and acts ahead of her time. I do worry a small minority crazy Korean male viewers will be offended at this Joseon era feminist who married young and is seeking to divorce her ne’er-do-well husband but it’s a great reversal of sageuk trope with the capable at her job female and the not suited for his job male. I tease that Taec is going to comedic overkill us out of the sageuk mood but honestly a drama that skews towards hijinks could work better with his rubbery myriad of befuddled expressions to come. I do love the two new drama posters, so charming and colorful and the one on top is a new visual I’ve not seen before used in a K-drama poster.

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Taecyeon Prepares for Impending Job Death After Receiving His Imperial Summons in New Drama Teaser for Inspector Joy

Okay, this could actually work, because it’s a sageuk that’s definitely not trying to be on the traditional path. And that non-traditional element allows male lead Taecyeon, who is beyond modern man in the vibe he gives off and lacks … Continue reading

Taecyeon and Kim Hye Yoon Unflappable in a Changing Joseon World in First Teasers for tvN Sageuk Drama Secret Royal Inspector and Jo Yi

Remember when I said the upcoming fall/winter season was going to be sageuk Heaven? It’s coming fast and furious – we have Lovers of the Red Sky airing, then comes The King’s Affection (Yeonmo) in October, followed by The Red … Continue reading

Vincenzo and Its Four Leads Song Joong Ki, Jeon Yeo Bin, Kwak Dong Yeon and Taecyeon Top the End of April 2021 Good Data TV Buzz Rankings

I find Vincenzo a hearty dish and it’s going to be one of those dramas where upon re-watch my opinion may shift and that’s the hallmark of a good series. The tvN hit drama ended with the 6th highest single … Continue reading

Taecyeon Offered Male Lead Role Opposite Jung So Min in Sageuk Tale of the Secret Royal Inspector and Jo Yi Replacing Jo Byung Gyu After Bullying Scandal

The fallout of the February spate of bullying allegations continues albeit less fast and furious. Young actor Jo Byung Gyu was on the verge of total breakout after three consecutive hit dramas Stove League, Sky Castle, and The Uncanny Counter … Continue reading