The Female PD of The Red Sleeve Cuff Discusses Using the Female Gaze to Create a Different Sageuk and Wants to Try Out a BL Sageuk Next

MBC PD Jung Ji In has been with the network for 10 plus years but her breakout with her most recent drama the sageuk The Red Sleeve Cuff has been so worthy of the praise and success. In a recent media discussion, she shared how she brought the female gaze to the drama which made it distinctly different than the traditional sageuks of yore directed by famed male PDs. Taking a female writer’s source book coupled with also a female screenwriter on this project, the all lady led production absolutely showcased that the male dominated world of Joseon politics could be seen through a different, softer and still as sad and realistic lens. Of course now interest will be on PD Jung will do next and she laughingly said that she wants to do a BL sageuk, and K-netizens all clamor for it since the BL genre is really on the up and up in K-drama land thanks to the breakout success of Semantic Error.

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The Red Sleeve Cuff and Two Other 2021 K-dramas Selected for Best TV Drama Nomination at the 34th Annual Korean PD Awards

I mention The Red Sleeve Cuff specifically because I think it’s a shoo-in to win but seeing what industry insiders pick as the best K-dramas of 2021 definitely validates the critical acclaim these three dramas received during their runs. In … Continue reading

Veteran Top Actor Lee Seo Jin Says in New Interview that He Passes the Mantle of Iconic Drama King Jeongjo to Junho Now After The Red Sleeve Cuff

Wow, what a wonderful mentoring and magnanimous thing to say, but so true that as time passes whatever is THE BEST will be supplanted in ways that show growth and evolution. Top actor Lee Seo Jin came back to drama … Continue reading

The Cast of The Red Sleeve Cuff Led by Junho and Lee Se Young to Film One-off MBC Variety Program Airing During Lunar New Year 2022

Those still missing the talented cuties in MBC sageuk The Red Sleeve Cuff will have a treat coming up, the network has re-assembled the cast for a one-episode variety program to film this month on January 20th. It’s a talk … Continue reading

Screenwriter of Critically Acclaimed MBC Sageuk The Red Sleeve Cuff Says in Post-Drama Interview that This Drama Was Written to Pay Respect to the Lives of Court Ladies ala Dae Jang Geum

This was one post-drama interview that felt intimate, meaningful, and adds additional depth to the drama. The screenwriter of The Red Sleeve Cuff, who also wrote Ruler: Master of the Mask and Gyebaek, shared her thoughts and insights on this … Continue reading

Jang Hee Jin Gets Praise and Seo Hyo Rim Gets Criticism for Different Levels of Sageuk Acting in MBC Drama The Red Sleeve Cuff

Not only are ratings rising for MBC Fri-Sat drama The Red Sleeve Cuff, it feels like viewers are actually watching the drama intently to the point of being able to solidly critique. Male lead Junho has been getting tsunami levels … Continue reading

MBC Sageuk The Red Sleeve Cuff with 8.8% Ratings Vaults Over SBS Competitor Now, We are Breaking Up with 7.0% in Episode 5

In the least surprising news ever, really just when and not if, episode 5 broke apart the competition in the Fri-Sat time slot between two direct prime time drama competitors. Both MBC sageuk The Red Sleeve Cuff and SBS romance … Continue reading