The Moon Embraces the Sun Writer’s Latest Sageuk Romance Novel Hong Cheong Gi Gets K-drama Adaptation

Woo hoo, this is such great news! A new romance sageuk is headed our way in 2020, with SBS picking up the K-drama adaptation of the latest novel by writer Jung Eun Gwol who also wrote The Moon Embraces the Sun and Sungkyunkwan Scandal. She’s like the Tong Hua of Korean period romance novels and her prior two novel adaptations were big hits on Korea, especially The Moon Embraces the Sun which was the career establishing hit for Kim Soo Hyun and Sungkyunkwan also was the career starting points for Song Joong Ki and Yoo Ah In. The new novel is titled Hong Cheong Gi which is also the name of the female lead. She’s Joseon’s first female painter and the drama is a love triangle with a blind but capable astrologist who works for the royal family and also the dashing playboy crown prince. The drama will be directed by the PD of Wanted and Secret Mother. Continue reading

2012 Year End Drama Reviews: Something Fun for Everyone

Another year, another year end review. For me the year end review contextualizes the dramas watched on three levels – its own merits, how it stacks up against its compatriots, and how the year measures up against previous years. If … Continue reading

A Countdown and Poll of the Best and Worst K-drama OTPs of 2012

I was wondering if I should do this post next month but I know I’ll get too busy with year end work crunch plus the holiday prep not to mention this year I’m traveling again back to Asia the last … Continue reading